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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar

#136 of 3,243 Restaurants in Dallas
$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
1520 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201-4801
+1 214-749-4766
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“fajitas” (57 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1520 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201-4801
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, atmosphere, and service. Within walking distance of The Adolphus and the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center.

Thank Ray G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chips & salsa while you wait to order. Fajitas were generous and delicious. Service was good - kept our drinks filled. Would certainly go back.

Thank AlwaysOnTheGo24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my all time favorites downtown Dallas! The atmosphere is great. The staff is always friendly & the food & drinks are phenomenal!

Thank andawn72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got there just before the crowd..5:30-6. Had to wait just a few minutes. Service was great. Food was very good. Highly recommend the steak and chicken fajitas. They did not disappoint!

Thank Wesley S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So it looked so good on arrival I didn’t remember to get photos. But trust me the steak is lean and tender. We enjoyed every bite and even planned on getting the donuts but we ran out of room. The fajitas for one filled two...More

Thank Brandon C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visited for dinner, choice of seating inside or out which was nice as it was so hot during the day the mist spray is a nice touch as it cools you off as you sit and talk etc, so the food very nice and filling...More

Thank Adylayton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun place to go, even though the top patio was too full. They make good margaritas and offer chips and salsa when ordering dinner. I was a little disappointed we didn’t get to go up on the patio, we went two nights...More

Thank Kyleodey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we went to the Mexican Restaurant while on a conference in Dallas, the service was terrible. We waited at the main door for over 35 minutes, we were never acknowledged by staff despite them clearly seeing us and eventually we gave up and walked away...More

Thank Gail C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the chicken fajitas and fish tacos. All food was decent, but nothing special. Worth trying if you’re looking for something new.

Thank RCM3716
Reviewed May 10, 2018

My boss (a Texan) enjoys making fun of me for liking "North Carolina Mexican Food". He said, "Stop eating that nasty stuff, and try some Mexican food in Dallas." So on my business trip to Dallas, I decided to follow his advice. When I checked...More

Thank TerraLupin
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Pauline M
April 3, 2017|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
Parking is hard. There is street parking but scant. We just used valet at hotel and u can pay by the hour. Adolphus magnolia and Jewel all right there. Don't know about birthday thing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1520 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201-4801
    (Akard St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas>  > Downtown Dallas
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Dallas
  • Phone Number: +1 214-749-4766
  • E-mail
Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar serves delectable Mexican dishes and award-winning margaritas. Its trendy yet cozy atmosphere combined with its delicious food, variety of margaritas and cocktails, and friendly service, makes it one of the popular places to visit in Dallas. It was listed by USA Today 10 Best List as one of the best Mexican restaurants in Dallas in 2014.
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