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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

#48 of 3,047 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Downtown
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
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606 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701-3331
(512) 472-9240
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
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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Post, Texas, United States
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited on a Tuesday evening .:) we were sat quickly down stair , a wait was for the upper level. Our server was nice but not amazing . But the food was outstanding ! We got the brisket enchaladas , I loved them wish I could make something so tasty ! The shrimp fondue simply perfect... More 

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Thank Shana C
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is really decent however, the service detracts from the overall experience. The server (Iris) seated us and provided drinks and 59 minutes later we are waiting for food and drinks. We were the first seated and 5 other tables around us received their food first and by about 25 minutes. We won't be back.

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Thank Woody H
Frankfurt, Germany
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lucky to get a table here before the wait got pretty long. Good, swirled margarita and a delicious pan of "Texas style" paella. My husband's fajitas came with plenty of chicken.

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Thank emmkmm
Union City, New Jersey
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55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for Tex Mex based on hotel recommendation. Could have gotten this level of food in any city in America. Had higher expectations for Texas. Sangria was horrible and tasted like it was just juice and fruit. Service was okay but not great! So many rooftop bars in the area and much better food options to go to.

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Thank michellef16
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was extremely slow, but it was labor day weekend and UT home football weekend crowded. They chicken sandwich was tasty. Margs were pretty solid too.

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Thank nealon321
Bloomington, Minnesota
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was alone on business and stopped for happy hour. Pretty quiet evening. I sat in the upstairs patio and enjoyed the warmth and view. The margarita choices looked fabulous and I settled on the skinny margarita. Great flavor, not overpowered by juiced. Also ordered the crab tortillas. I am a tough critic and they were fabulous. Great blend of seafood... More 

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Thank MNH20view
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am giving an average review only because of the staff. The food was good and the Margarita was great! When it comes to the staff...or at least our waitress, I was not impressed. I don't think she smiled one time. She ignored us even when we were speaking directly to her at times. It was not loud so...I am... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the maui veracruz. The fish was grilled and dry. The fish was not cooked in the sauce but rather it was placed on top after grilling. Not a good choice. My son had the pescado del mar and it was much better. We like the location, and could look out over 6th street. We had dinner about 6:30... More 

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Thank beenthere12
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408 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The address says Trinity, but it is on Sixth. Sixth Street is a real, gritty, grimy area of Austin. It reminded me of Bourbon Street. There are a lot of bars and saloons. This restaurant was almost out of place. It was nice and clean inside with AC. The service was good. The menu look,Ed like some different takes on... More 

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Thank L D
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, service, and atmosphere. This is the second time I've been here and it's probably the best place to eat on 6th Street.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: (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?