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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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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: 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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Visitor rating
  • 147
    Excellent
  • 168
    Very good
  • 74
    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
Great restaurant and food

The food was incredible and great menu choices. Friendly service. Nice location with outdoor seating.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Eric F
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The food was incredible and great menu choices. Friendly service. Nice location with outdoor seating.

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Midland, Texas, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Excellent flavor to whatever you choose to eat. The bar is fun to drink in and no overly intoxicated patrons. The outdoor eating with good weather is very pleasant in the downtown scene.

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Monroe, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Friendly wait staff could not make up for mediocre performance from the bar and kitchen. The place was almost empty but the drinks arrived well after the appetizers. Crab fritter nachos were good but chips salsa and deep fried avocado all uninspiring.

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Aspen, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This yummy tex-mex restaurant was right around the corner from the hotel; I ate here twice, once with a group, once by myself. The food was what I expected, the margarita was good and the service was great - both times. I would recommend this place if you are staying downtown, nice atmosphere, friendly staff.

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Canberra, Australia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Went to this restaurant twice in the week we stayed in Dallas, the food was great and exactly what we were looking for, (good Tex Mex) very comfortable booths, great menu and attentive and friendly staff.

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Charleston SC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We went here primarily because the location was convenient to our hotel and has positive TA reviews. The frozen margaritas were just the right blend of tart and sweet (I detest sicky sweet margaritas). We ate at the upstairs bar and the bartender was very attentive. The highlight of the meal was the fajitas. We ordered the steak and chicken... More 

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Livingston, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

hotel dropped me off here for dinner. Was able to get a table quickly and service was very good. Nice menu selection as well as mexican drinks. Had a mexican beer and the guacamole was outstanding. Food portions were larger than they needed to be and hotel living doesn't afford keeping leftovers. Priced reasonably for a downtown Dallas restaurant. It... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We ate here Saturday for dinner and it was wonderful. Loved the guacamole. The waitress made a suggestion for me on what to order and it was spot on and delicious. Great service!

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Sturgis, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The host was very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. Wait staff were very prompt and professional.

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Frisco, Texas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?