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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 158
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
1 Tequila, 2 Tequila, 3 Tequila, FLOOR!

We dined here one evening while meeting up with some friends. We went the tapas route and only ordered the tableside guacamole, queso, and brisket quesadillas. The brisket quesadillas stole the show! They come with a spicy raspberry sauce that I loved but my wife didn't care for. Also, the Iron... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Jeremy L
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Weatherford, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Margaritas are freshly made and service was outstanding. We had the fajitas and they were tender and tasty. Great service in the bar area!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The atmosphere was wonderful, right on the lush and tropical River Walk. We sat outside and enjoyed the liveliness and sounds of all the activity. The meal itself was pricey, but the food was delicious, custom made guacamole made table side and very tasty Margaritas. There was a great selection of desserts, in particular I loved the chocolate mousse. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My wife and I love tex-mex food and went here on recommendations from a local. It's in the river walk which automatically makes it busy and over priced but does give a good vibe and scenery to it. I got the pork loin and my wife got brisket enchiladas. She was not impressed! She didn't like the Sauce which was... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We dined here one evening while meeting up with some friends. We went the tapas route and only ordered the tableside guacamole, queso, and brisket quesadillas. The brisket quesadillas stole the show! They come with a spicy raspberry sauce that I loved but my wife didn't care for. Also, the Iron Cactus carries some ridiculous amount of various tequilas (105,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

If yo are planning on eating here, note that the restaurant is on the river, but there is some construction...so better too dine indoors here, at present. Food was usual offerings of some Tex-Mex. We had the chicken atop a salad. Very watery.and nothing mainly but a pile of "rabbit" lettuce for 12.00. As usual on the Riverfront.....nice wait staff,... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Just happened to stop in this bar/restaurant to cool off before our river tour. According to our server Anthony they are known for their plethora of margaritas all made from scratch with agave nectar ... No sweet and sour mix here. Cheri made us the 100% El Agave Margarita and the Elder Margarita - YUM!!! (The elder was my favorite)... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Give this place a try, you won't be disappointed . This was my second visit and the meal (veggie enchiladas) was even better than the first (Baja Fish Tacos). Considering the location and quality of the food, I wouldn't consider it over-priced but expect to pay around $25/person but again, worth every penny!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Try this drink, its powerful and tasty! Cucumber Martini had super hot salt on the rim which tingled your lips and gums, also tasty and very fresh! Finished off with a Titos Texastini, also powerful but good! Right beside the Aztec theater, bartender mixes em well!

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Chatham, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had good food, great service and reasonably priced evening. The dishes were authentic mexican with great sauce and beans. Only disappointment for us was that they only serve bottled beers, no draft. While the restaurant was crowded, we took a seat at the bar and enjoyed great service.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Food was OK but not fantastic. A little overpriced. A reasonable Tex-Mex restaurant but nothing exceptional

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?