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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 #144 of 4,100 restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $8 - $19
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
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659 reviews from our community

67% Recommend
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English first
San Antonio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Tried the restaurant after it was recommended to me by a local, I was not disappointed. The Baja fish tacos are amazing, the table side guacamole is a must have appetizer, and the jalapeño cucumber margarita was a hit. As good as the food was, the service was even better. Calvin was our waiter and was a superstar. He was... More

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San Dimas, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were recently in San Antonio for the weekend. We browsed the menu on Saturday night, decided to give it a whirl, and the wait was 45 minutes long. Decided against it for the night, but tried again for lunch Sunday. We ordered lobster tacos for a starter, enchiladas and chicken taco salad for entrees. The lobster was overcooked (fibrous)... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

As a qualifier, I haven't been to every restaurant on the River Walk, but so far this one is my favorite. I have been here for date night, a birthday dinner, and a business lunch. We chose Iron Cactus for someone's 21st birthday because they have a wonderful drink selection, especially when it comes to tequlia. The service for the... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The food was absolutely delicious. Very unique menu. Appetizers were fantastic, large marguerite menu, entrees were fabulous. Would highly recommend. Only down side was server was not friendly at all. Only time I have ever left minimum tip. Other then that well worth the trip!

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McAllen, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

David Martinez (special events) was the biggest help. We started our search nearly a year before our son's graduation from med school. We tested 3 restaurants on the River, traveling the four hours from our home. When we tasted the food and spent time in this restaurant, we knew this was the one we wanted. David was very helpful from... More

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East Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit while we were at the River Walk. The fajita tacos, tortilla soup and chicken taquitos were outstanding. The prices were reasonable and the service was very good. If you are in the mood for Tex-Mex this places is for you!

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Spring, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This is easily the best place on the Riverwalk. We went with a group of 8 people and ordered dinner and drinks. Gilbert was our server and we had the BEST service. Dinner was plentiful and delicious. I know I will definitely return to this place next time I'm in town. Try the chicken fajitas- so moist and flavorful. Gilbert... More

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Livonia, Michigan
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104 reviews 104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wow. What a find on the RiverWalk. Try the table side guacamole and a flight of tequila. Great menu selection for every appetite. Will be back for sure!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We had an excellent meal here. Our waiter was very attentive but not overbearing. We had the tableside guacamole and now I know what I have been doing wrong all these years.

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Savannah, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Nice, clean atmosphere, good margaritas. Food was great. Only complaint I had was that our server did not tell us about the Happy Hour margaritas at all, but did make margarita suggestions (and questionably left out margaritas that were on happy hour.....)

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