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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

#144 of 3,320 Restaurants in Austin
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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2016, 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Crab-Stuffed Jalapeños
Panko-crusted fresh jalapeños, jumbo lump crabmeat, lobster cream sauce
Fresh Mussels
Caramelized onions,‏ charred tomato butter sauce, serranos, grilled flatbread
Chile con Queso
Hatch green‏ chiles, pico de gallo, roasted jalapeños
Queso Compuesto
Guacamole, pico de gallo, choice of grilled chicken or steak
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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All reviews brunch table side guacamole fajitas chips and salsa margarita's tapas beans shrimp beef burger salad upstairs patio sixth street great table downtown austin great drinks happy hour
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We love to eat at Iron Cactus when we take Capital Metro Rail to Downtown Austin Texas. It is not far to walk from the Downtown Austin Train Station to the Iron Cactus. Then we go to Esther's Follies. We had various items to eat...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TexasTravelorR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a large group of about 70 people for a dinner buffet. The chicken and steak fajitas were excellent. Outdoor patio with the heaters was a nice addition. Service was good. Buffet with nachos, rice, beans, etc was very flavorful. Would come back again.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mike R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Are here for lunch today. Had the veggie fajitas. Very good. Server was not the best. His name was Roman and we hardly saw him. Another lady had to get our checks cause he was nowhere to be found. Otherwise the food was good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank joshuac127
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good cocktails. Top noche margarita. Decent food. Fun for group events or girls night out. Great ambience

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank shrutis1989
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, good service. Lots of activity. Great upper story outdoor patio overlooking the street. Will go back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Garry M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great, in the middle of 6th street, serves is super nice, pricey little bit, but the moment you order a drink a big bowl of chips and dip is with it on the house.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank samiz190
Reviewed November 8, 2018

We took a chance on this place for lunch and loved it. The upstairs patio area is gorgeous with a nice view of surrounding 6th Ave district. The food was unique and excellent. Service was good. Waiter was super friendly and helpful with advise on...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TacomaDawn
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

First started coming here in 2001 when traveling weekly to Austin for work. Excellent then and excellent now. Great rooftop patio. Great food and drinks. Definitely a bright spot on 6th street!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We went there because it was the only place on a quiet Monday night where there was a crowd. Well now I know why! The server was excellent. The beer choices were great. But mostly, the camarones were amazing!!!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PSL1111
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is an attractive restaurant with a lot of light and and two levels. My friend and I ate on the upper outside deck and even though it was chilly we were fine with the heaters they have in place. Service was very good especially...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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April 26, 2018|
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Response from 505janp | Reviewed this property |
Not required but reccomended
Judd K
August 23, 2016|
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Response from TaxMel | Reviewed this property |
We parked at a garage parking at the building behind Iron Cactus, apologies I'm not sure what building was it.
Pamela V
January 30, 2015|
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Response from FloridagirlP-cola | Reviewed this property |
Based on the website for the Truluck's Austin Arboretum showing open from 5-9 or 10pm I would guess no. You posted this question on the Iron Cactus question area.
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