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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar

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Downtown Dallas
Mexican
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1520 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201-4801 (Akard St.)
214-749-4766
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar serves delectable Mexican dishes...
Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar serves delectable Mexican dishes and award-winning margaritas. Its trendy yet cozy atmosphere combined with its delicious food, variety of margaritas and cocktails, and friendly service, makes it one of the popular places to visit in Dallas. It was listed by USA Today 10 Best List as one of the best Mexican restaurants in Dallas in 2014.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 144
    Excellent
  • 161
    Very good
  • 73
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awesome Mexican food

Third floor outside is an awesome view when weather is good. Stacked enchiladas with an egg on top is to die for. We ride Dart to downtown Dallas and walk to Main Street.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Laurence M
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Frisco, Texas
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Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Frisco, Texas
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Third floor outside is an awesome view when weather is good. Stacked enchiladas with an egg on top is to die for. We ride Dart to downtown Dallas and walk to Main Street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Friendly, helpful waitstaff and a great menu of different tequilas. We chose this because it was near our hotel, but I would definitely go there again.

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Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food here is phenomenal. They mix fresh guac right in front of you, with a twist of orange. The margaritas are some of the best I have had, and the meals are excellent as well. I had fajitas last time that were well done. My only drawback in my few visits has been the service. They don't come around... More 

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Longview TX
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went for an engagement party and ordered appetizers and drinks. It was all good but service was a little slow.

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Sherman, TX
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We ate here at 3:00 in the afternoon on a Saturday, so there was no wait. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful, as this was our first visit. We sat outside and enjoyed the view and awesome weather. I had the shrimp tacos, which were delicious and light. The tequila menu is extensive, and the margaritas were superb!

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Dallas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The Iron Cactus has a really cool layout in a neat location. Being right in downtown Dallas the skyline is pretty. The restaurant has a very trendy feel and decor. The drinks are unique and good. The food was great! We will definitely come again with a group so we can enjoy it with more people!

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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Stayed next door at the Joule and just walked next door. Great location but not the place to go for a quiet dinner. Food was ok, had the chicken it was a bit dry. But would like to try it again under different circumstances. Service was excellent.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We enjoyed libations from the second level and had a nice alcove to visit in while we looked out over downtown Dallas. Drinks were average at best and pricey. Not exactly what we were looking for but a nice place and excellent queso.

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Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Typical TexMex but really good food. Queso is creamy, guacamole is super fresh. Our tilapia was delicious and light. Margaritas were hand made and very good. Service was good, not great. They were timely and quick to respond but I think our server tried to scam us by ringing in top shelf alcohol when we didn't specify but when I... More 

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League City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We had 29 in our party on a Saturday night reservation. Brenda helped me organize everything for our evening and was so amiable and professional. Our table was ready, the hostess was expecting us. Our server, Dowlin was AMAZING!!! He was so fast, exact and totally entertaining. We could not have asked for better food and service. The restaurant had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1520 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201-4801
    (Akard St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas>  > Downtown Dallas
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Dallas
  • Phone Number: 214-749-4766

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 19
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

Description

Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar serves delectable Mexican dishes and award-winning margaritas. Its trendy yet cozy atmosphere combined with its delicious food, variety of margaritas and cocktails, and friendly service, makes it one of the popular places to visit in Dallas. It was listed by USA Today 10 Best List as one of the best Mexican restaurants in Dallas in 2014.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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