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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar

1520 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201-4801 (Downtown Dallas)
214-749-4766
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Ranked #180 of 3,027 restaurants in Dallas
Price range: $9 - $21
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown Dallas
Cross street: Akard St.
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Tacoma, Washington
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

This place was great to have afternoon drinks and snacks with friends. I had never been to Dallas before and this was in walking distance of my friends apartment right on main street. Some nights they also have live music from a guy named Colin and he is fabulous! The happy hour food is great and good pricing. Margaritas were... More

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Granbury, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Love going to the Iron Cactus, great smoke flavor. Have tried about everything on the menu and love it all. Great downtown location and great abiance.

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Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is one of the best Tex-Mex we've ever had. The salsa and the queso are amazing I had the shrimp enchiladas and they were incredible. All homemade. Very reasonably priced and the kids loved it too! Highly recommended. Adrianna was our waitress and she was very impressive, attentive and friendly. :)

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Non- Existant Customer Service. Had an issue with waiting extra for a rail side table upstairs on the patio vs being seated immediately at a non rail table. I chose to wait. When I was finally called they sat me at a non rail table. When I explained to the host what happened he only offered to make me wait... More

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Hightstown, NJ
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I enjoyed the steak fahitas, which were cooked perfectly with lots of onions and served with good guac, cheese, sour cream and salsa. The waiter was competent and made good recommendations for our group. My only complain was that the drinks were small and served with to much ice. At 7:00 p.m. on a Friday night, the restaurant was busy... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My coworkers and I had lunch here and we all thought the food and service was wonderful. Most of us had the stuffed avocado from the lunch menu, which is very popular. I had a tasty dish (I think it was called "The Cancun") of white fish covered with a yummy sauce/diced peppers, with rice and steamed broccoli. We all... More

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Dallas, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Will not accept reservations! We had a party of 45 originally but since they would not accept reservations, we broke into smaller groups and went at different times. Our group was 8 and they attempted to seat us in a booth for maybe 6. Some of the group were large and no way we could fit. I sat done first... More

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New Hope
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Went on one night and it was so full (including upstairs bar) that we were turned away. Next time went earlier to meet friends at the upstairs bar, and had a variety of margaritas and some other cocktails with a really nice bartender. Even when I suggested he replace the Patron silver with Patron reposado on one particular cocktail, there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

So my fiance had been saying she wanted to eat at a restaurant downtown Dallas and have drinks so after reading reviews about this place it was a go. I love this place it was really nice the view the service and atmosphere equalled a good time for us both. The food was a little pricey and there was a... More

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We really enjoyed the Iron Cactus for both cocktails and dinner on two separate occasions. Seems that all the Dallas restaurants have very good cocktail menus and this is on par. The Frozen Margarita was said to have been invented in Dallas and you can get the most extensive list in choices of them at this location. Food was great... More

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