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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

#52 of 3,013 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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606 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701-3331
+1 512-472-9240
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very open, fun space. Our server, Adam, makes a mean table side guacamole (a bit pricey at $12, but that's two avocados in it, not the usual one). Chili rellenos fairly good--interesting to have cranberries and pumpkin seeds in the stuffing. Mahi mahi one of the best we've had. Good margaritas.

Thank jaz79h
Holbrook, New York
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382 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great patio that overlooks the street. Our group had drinks and shared a bunch of apps. Drinks were good but the food was average. Service was a bit rushed. On the good side it was a welcome oasis from the dive-y 6th street.

Thank sneakyright
Houston, Texas
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Ok, I had ankle surgery and I can't put weight on my foot for 6 weeks. I'm like a former smoker that turns into a critical anti-smoker. Now that I have had to hobble, I FEEL FOR YOU WITH MOBILITY CHALLENGES. I understand the upstairs is cool here, but stairs only. Lots of stairs. So you have limited options. The... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking to have the requisite tacos in Austin and happened upon Iron Cactus. A nice find. Food was quite good. Drink selections were plentiful. Service was excellent. Also the upstairs covered patio is a terrific place to dine on a nice day.

Thank Lynne S
Cincinnati, OH
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221 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The server was very pleasant and always there when you needed him. The tableside guacamole was a miss because the avocados weren't quite ripe enough and I don't think any salt was added at all. The cheese sauce for the nachos congealed almost instantly into plaster. The fish tacos were good, although it was the cojita, crema, etc., that saved... More 

Thank MrFrump
Magnolia, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to other Iron Cactus restaurants, but this one only survives and perhaps prospers on the back of the location. 2 Stars was generous Food... not so much Service.. not so much Location... Much!! If you are an adult who will not be participating in the 6th street $1 Well drinks, a word of advice, eat before you... More 

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Cleveland, Oh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a popular place with a good location and a nice upstairs open patio. We went twice for lunch. The Sunday brunch was worth it if one prefers quantity over quality. The ordinary menu the second day was a little better but not great. The service was slow, adequate but a bit uncaring.

Thank marcopolo111
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my third time at the Iron Cactus - I try to go every time I'm in Austin and it hasn't disappointed yet. I had the shrimp enchiladas and they were to die for! The server was extremely attentive and I love sitting out on the balcony. I will be back!

Thank Amfts
Parkersburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the queso appetizer, combo fajitas, and of course a margarita. Everything was really good and not too expensive. Definitely a higher end Mexican place but well worth it.

Thank Mark M
Richmond, Virginia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heard about this place so gave it a go. Ordered two of their specialty margaritas. One seemed spicy and after drinking half of it decided to inquire about it. Found out that drink was made wrong. They took responsibility for the error by making the right drink. And yes, they charged us for it!!!! We asked the server and he... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 606 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701-3331
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-472-9240

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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?