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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar

#178 of 2,904 Restaurants in Dallas
#184 of 3,173 Places to Eat in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
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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 - 10:00 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 155
    Excellent
  • 177
    Very good
  • 76
    Average
  • 18
    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
Great Mexican-inspired food

I was in Dallas for a conference and had lunch at Iron Cactus. The food is not traditional Mexican food. Maybe it would be called TexMex? The food was very good and the service excellent. I had the enchilada plate with one cheese and one vegetable enchilada which was very good. I had a

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Susan S
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Sacramento, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Des Moines, Iowa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

After visiting the Iron Cactus in San Antonio and being so pleased, had to try the one in Dallas. Experience the same excellent service and food in Dallas. The atmosphere not as nice as the Iron Cactus on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, but nice.

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Hallsville, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have been to the Iron Cactus in Dallas for both lunch & dinner and found the food, drinks, ambience, & service all to be top notch on both occasions. Dinner here on the weekend has a very lively & fun atmosphere, and the drinks are poured with extra love (wink wink!). Lunch is a great bargain with the same... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Nice restaurant.... We were a party a party of 9. The bad: After walking 2 1/2 blocks w/ a heavy birthday cake, I was told we could not bring it in the restaurant. They did, however, store it in their fridge until our lunch was over. Food portions were very small. The host and/or manager wouldn't seat us together unless... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I was in Dallas for a conference and had lunch at Iron Cactus. The food is not traditional Mexican food. Maybe it would be called TexMex? The food was very good and the service excellent. I had the enchilada plate with one cheese and one vegetable enchilada which was very good. I had a

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Ballwin, Missouri
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Had lunch on a Saturday. Overall was happy with what we got. If anything we probably ordered too much food. Excellent margaritas.

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Washington Twp, NJ USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Huge selection of food, everything was hot and delicious! Custom omlettes, home made tortilla chips and salsa was excellent. There was food for every palate! great selection of light desserts as well. Bottomless mimosas!! Outdoor seating, cheerful service.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Excellent wait staff and outdoor seating. The Table-side guacamole was great - very fresh. There is a part just next door so it's a relaxing place to dine.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I was part of a large group of sixty and we had our own area. Why management choose not to open the bar in our area made no scene. Our servers ran back and forth all evening for drinks so the remaining portion of service suffered. That being said and the only issue I saw, the meal was fine and... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Nothing to write home about. Decent Mexican food. Great outdoor seating areas. Slow service when busy, but all staff is very friendly

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My coworkers and I came to this restaurant to celebrate "Administrative Professionals Day" and had a wonderful experience. We loved the atmosphere and the food! Our server Dalin made the experience that much better! He was very knowledgeable of the menu & gave great suggestions. He was absolutely awesome!! From the time he greeted us til the time we left... 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: Local cuisine, Large groups

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?