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200 River Walk St, Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78205 (Downtown)
+1 210-224-9835
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Ranked #89 of 4,157 Restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $8 - $19
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Hartselle, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was excellent at Iron Cactus but the service was slightly off. There was some confusion as to what station was served by what waiter/waitress and the order ended up wrong. The waiter/waitress were fairly new and were very apologetic for the confusion. Management did reduce the cost of the 4 meals. It was a very busy weekend with... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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255 reviews 255 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Nice friendly service, food was a decent but thankfully not 'gut filling' size although you are paying for location probably above overall quality. That said, really enjoyed it and it made a great first night in SA.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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109 reviews 109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Had great expectations for this restaurant after reading about it in a magazine at the Hyatt Resort. The margaritas were good and the queso was exceptional. The food was a little disappointing due to my high expectations. It was just another Mexican restaurant with a great view along the San Antonio River Walk. If you are looking for a view... More 

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Bodrum City, Turkey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

It was good food and the drinks flowed nicely in my group when we visited. It wasn't the best food but it got the job done

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Concord ma
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We had a terrific evening… And I'm not sure I would go back if I were looking for something REALLY distinctive. Eating outside by the river on a comfortable night: fantastic! Tableside guacamole with lovely, ripe avocados: terrific! Woodfired salsa: excellent. Menu overall, not distinctive, could probably find the same food in any major city Mexican restaurant, more upscale than... More 

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Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We ate here twice while staying at the Omni La Mansion, as we were looking for great Mexican food & the restaurant is just over the Riverwalk from the hotel. The table side prepared guacamole and the chips/salsa were amazing (one salsa was served warm and had a rich smoky flavor). Other than that, the food was mediocre, as was... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

After looking at the menu online I was eager to dine here because of the variety and reasonable prices. And I was not disappointed! I ordered the Spinach Artichoke & Grilled Portobello Mushroom Enchiladas and they were perfect in every way. Also presented beautifully. Our attentive server Orlando offered additional information about the choices. He was personable yet professional and... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The Iron Cactus exceeded our expectations! When we first arrived, there was confusion as to who our server was, but once figured out our server more than made up for it! He was passionate and made several food and drink recommendations including their famous margaritas. We ordered dessert to go, the Mexican donuts were amazing, especially with the chocolate dipping... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Stopped in at Iron Cactus while on a business trip.. Very convenient to the Omni La Mansion and Mokara hotels.. Food came out super fast.. Waiter, Daniel, was great.. White cheese dip, salsa, margaritas, and quesadillas were all excellent.. What more could you ask for? I've tried several Mexican restaurants in the area and this is my favorite so far..... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Our last night in San Antonio and we wanted more good Tex-Mex food before heading home where it's not so available. (We're talking Florida) So we tried Iron Cactus on the Riverwalk. The guacamole made table side was fabulous as was our server who prepared it. Prickly pear cactus margaritas were just delish. Our main course of fajitas and enchiladas... More 

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Additional Information about Iron Cactus

Address: 200 River Walk St, Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: +1 210-224-9835
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 19
Cuisine: Mexican

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