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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 #181 of 3,033 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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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The Marigold Hotel was across the street from this place and it never disappointed. We ate there twice and the food was amazing and we had a drink there every night of our stay. The entertainment was top notch and the service great. Would go again on our next visit to Dallas.

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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went for the Sunday brunch which we do about every 6 months. It was good, but the food was downstairs so after you serve yourself off the buffet you either have to climb the windy staircase or take the elevator. The food selection wad greatly reduced from the past times we went.There was also alot of flies! The staff... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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
Top Contributor
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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