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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

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  • 74
    Average
  • 18
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Next level Mexican food

I call this next level because this isn't your run of the mill Mexican food. You can get enchiladas and fajitas (the normal Mexican fare), but they also have some more foodie type dishes. I had the stuffed avocado, which is a whole fried avocado, cut in half and stuffed with shredded chicken and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
kseis
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Fort Worth, Texas
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I'm Hispanic and the guy was really rude at first I guess he thought we did not have money to pay cause of our race.....and the service not so good to slow...

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Georgetown, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Food was great but the service was very poor - our original waiter never showed up after he took our drink order and we had to ask the other waiter twice for our check and ended up having to walk up to the bar and literally beg for him to give us our check so we could pay and leave... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I call this next level because this isn't your run of the mill Mexican food. You can get enchiladas and fajitas (the normal Mexican fare), but they also have some more foodie type dishes. I had the stuffed avocado, which is a whole fried avocado, cut in half and stuffed with shredded chicken and drizzled with a verde cream sauce.... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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69 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We visited this restaurant one day for lunch and had a magnificent service and magnificent food. I had the cockles and wasn't quite expecting such a large serving of this usually expensive seafood. That was the highlight of my meal but the other items I had were equally nice. My wife also enjoyed her food a lot. We liked it... More 

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Loved this restaurant - we were lucky enough to have a good night so we sat outside - the staff were lovely and the food was fantastic! Don't over order though - servings are very big!

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Good food, good prices, good service - what's not to like. We started with the table guacamole - made by the waitress using 2 avocados and other ingredients - very good and super fresh. I had the chili rellenos which were very good. Next time, I'll try the fajita which look great too. Service was fast and food came within... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I found this spot on google street view while browsing the streets of Dallas and trying to figure out what to do during our one night layover before flying to Florida. We were pretty tired after two flights, but still wanted to have something to eat - so we took a ride from DFW to downtown Dalls and gave it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My family and I were there in late March 2015 visiting Main Street in Dallas with no particular agenda. We just to take a break from our daily routines. On the day we were there, the weather was very cooperative and of course, when we were at this restaurant, we asked to be seated outside to enjoy the weather and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I truly love trip advisor. It seems like this group of travelers help guide each other to good places and away from the bad. The service here was great. The waiter even brought me a chair to the patio from the second floor do to my bad back. They have an extensive tequila selection and one of the best margaritas... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?