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Iron Cactus

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Mexican
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200 River Walk St, Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78205
+1 210-224-9835
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 395
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  • 281
    Very good
  • 132
    Average
  • 61
    Poor
  • 75
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Everything we were hoping for in a reasonable restaurant on the Riverwalk

This restaurant was ideally located on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, and we were expecting the same lax service and indifferent quality we had experienced elsewhere in this popular area (for both visitors and locals). So we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, the reasonable prices... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Judy C
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Guelph, Canada
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Guelph, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was ideally located on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, and we were expecting the same lax service and indifferent quality we had experienced elsewhere in this popular area (for both visitors and locals). So we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, the reasonable prices and especially the attentive and friendly service from Stevie V. The... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This was our first stop after a rather long trip to the San Antonio area. We were pleasantly surprised to find such tasty margaritas, and very good, nicely prepared food. After all the restaurants we visited during our stay, I would rate Iron Cactus as our favorite. The only reason I did not give it a 5 was slow service.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Great meal, not so good waiter. He seemed very impatient with us...not very nice but the food was excellent

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Food came out cold twice, so we left without having dinner. The manager was very nice about it. The outdoor view of the riverwalk is completely obstructed from our seating . Great location but I would never recommend this place.

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were happy to try the Iron Cactus when it was recommended by a resident of San Antonio. They have a great menu, great service, great food and a lot of it...one warning, the meat portion of fajitas is huge! I say "Give it a try, you will not be disappointed!"

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Iron Cactus is located right on the Riverwalk and while maybe not in the fine dining category, we enjoyed the table side prepared guacamole, the citrus ceviche and the smoked chicken quesadilla very much

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Sacramento, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Reading the mixed reviews on TA I was not sure what to expect. However on our last day of travel, we meandered over to the Iron Cactus for lunch before heading to the airport. It was a little early for lunch but they were open and got sat right away, right on the river, so the view was lovely. We... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We went there because the food and service was so great last year when I went to ACHA conference. I wanted to take my daughter, son and husband there and some friends. The food and service did not disappoint. It was excellent.

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Grain Valley, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were at the Iron Cactus late on Good Friday. The Riverwalk was busy however Iron Cactus had a table for us. Excellent service and the guacomole served tableside was excellent. Also suggest the various tapas -- we had the seafood nachos and those were great.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We waited quite a while to get seated at the first restaurant we dined at in San Antonio. Even though it was late for lunch, everyone wanted to sit outside (including us) so it probably took about 40 or 50 minutes to get our outdoor table. Once we were seated our lunch proceeded in a timely fashion. I have to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 River Walk St, Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78205
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-224-9835

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 19
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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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?