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Iron Cactus

200 River Walk St, Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78205 (Downtown)
210- 224-9835
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Ranked #130 of 4,109 Restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $8 - $19
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

There are many Mexican restaurants on the Riverwalk in San Antonio that are more mass-market, and they are fine, but this one stands out as especially unusual. Excellent, imaginative bar menu and food selections that put a creative twist on traditional Tex-Mex favorites. A great recommendation for out-of-towners.

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Makakilo, Hawaii
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We have been to the Iron Cactus in Austin years ago and this visit for a group dinner was super. The food is not franchise quality! In both locations, the food is fresh and well presented.

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Long Beach, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Excellent service; fabulous food and beverages; all at a reasonable price. Located right on the River Walk. Outside or inside dining.

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Coppell, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We will definitely be back to the Iron Cactus on our next trip to San Antonio. We had an excellent server, Danny, who treated us like guests in his home. He was attentive and friendly. He has a gift that should be used to help train others. Danny recommended the cactus juice with mango swirl and he was spot on,... More

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Chicago
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118 reviews 118 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Definitely on the better side of OK, but not a "I want to go back next time in town." Above average. Food is a bit more Mexican than Tex-Mex which is a good thing. Expansive menu and even has burgers if you need that. Nice Margarita list. In spite of their "Margarita/Tequila Bar" credentials (top 10?) not on a par... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We were going to broudros but the 1:45 wait was not worth waiting for. Came to Iron Cactus and was seated right away. Ordered drinks and table side guacamole. They were as good or better then the other place. We ordered fajitas for one to share the steak and chicken were just right. Would go back any time.

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Mesa, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I was in hardcore search of Rita's on the River and a lady at the juice bar said forget Rita's and try Iron Cactus - we always trust the locals so we went for it. We were seated promptly and we had a great server by the name of steven. He was attentive but not a hoverer. I ordered the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I've takin my friends out to this place twice now and I've had wonderful service from a waiter named Mac. This guy gives amazing service as well as a good laugh. I never had to ask for refills. It's because of his service tht I come back here

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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Good food, friendly service but slow service. We had a late lunch. When we arrive at the restaurant, the lunch crowd was gone. We were seated immediately, but it took nearly 20 minutes for a server to take notice of us and come to our table. Once there, she was very friendly and efficient. The food was good and well... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

my waiter danny was an excellent server. Great service and food! It was definitely good food and a show. The food was made to perfection!

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