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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar

#214 of 2,950 Restaurants in Dallas
#227 of 3,225 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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10:00 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, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, 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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  • 168
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  • 193
    Very good
  • 84
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Convenient Location & Good Food

I ate dinner here with some co-workers while in Dallas for training. It was close to the hotel so we could walk. I don't remember the specific name of my dish, but it was a stuffed poblano. I tried it because it had interesting ingredients (like craisins). I loved it! It was more than I could eat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Mary Katharine G
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Enid, Oklahoma
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I want to preface this review by saying that I went to this restaurant a few years ago with a friend and ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. It has taken me two years, but I finally got to take my husband and kids here last Saturday night. First, I really wanted to be seated on their outdoor balcony because the weather had... More 

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Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Sunday brunch buffet was phenomenal!! So many options! omelette station and tonsss of breakfast and lunch items! huge dessert section! Very impressed! Gabe was my server and he was also great - ask for him if you go! fun guy and perfect service!

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Ft Worth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Ate here for a wedding party so I don't know how much everything cost but I will defiantly eat here again. A cool restaurant with a nice setting. The food was great, service was good, and being in the middle of downtown makes it better. Great job guys!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I ate dinner here with some co-workers while in Dallas for training. It was close to the hotel so we could walk. I don't remember the specific name of my dish, but it was a stuffed poblano. I tried it because it had interesting ingredients (like craisins). I loved it! It was more than I could eat, so I finished... More 

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Fairfax
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great place! We went in with a group of 12 on a weekday and it wasn't crowded. Their policy (sign on a desk by reception) read they would not seat parties larger than 8. The manager can over and explained that large groups complained about asking for separate checks and cashing out took to long. Not a problem we were... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Ate dinner here one evening. Food was very average. The bar menu was very large. Large assortment of tequila and tequila flights. Nice atmosphere and service was good.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The real draw here is their accommodation of large parties. They have many private rooms and offer special menus for groups. Food is average quality. Price is avg.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is m second visit to the Iron Cactus. Absolutely the best chili rellano I have ever had. The pecans and cranberries give it a little extra something that I have yet to find anyplace else.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were looking for a quick (and not large) bite to eat after visiting the Perot museum (and having stayed there a little longer into the afternoon then we should have given our early dinner reservation). I had been to the Iron Cactus once before for dinner and recalled it had a variety of plates that might hold us over.... More 

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We attended a group dinner upstairs. Food was good, not above average. But, we are sure that when creating food en masse, it isn't as tasty.

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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

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