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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar

#146 of 3,279 Restaurants in Dallas
$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
1520 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201-4801
+1 214-749-4766
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (34 reviews)
“fajitas” (59 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1520 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201-4801
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My cousins were in town for a shower, so we met at this restaurant for a reunion. The food was great! We had 3 little ones. They set us upstairs and the kids had plenty of room to walk around and not disturb others (even...More

Thank Momofthre3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't sit outside - they completely forgot about us. I had to walk inside to find the manager after our waitress deserted us after a 1.5 hour total wait. My kids were hot and thirsty and they would not refill our water glasses even after...More

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the salmon which was very nice, personally would prefer potato not rice with it but it was cooked well not over cooked which I have found a lot in the states. Hubby had the pork loin with mash. We were given free appetiser...More

Thank rhondasixty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to the Iron Cactus after a day of working nearby. We were seated quickly and our margaritas came out fast (and delicious)! Chip and salsa were a little better than your standard, so that was good. The menu has a lot of different...More

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the shrimp enchiladas and they were excellent! Margaritas were good. Manager gave us a free appetizer sample since we were first time customers. Mexican donuts were good too. Wait staff was very nice and provided a lot of info about the menu.

Thank stacie914
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived early Sunday evening to be told roof top bar closed but we could sit downstairs. When asked if the roof top bar would be open tomorrow we were told by our slouching non commits server .. well who knows.... can’t promise because if...More

Thank Deirdre T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The upstairs bar is a great place to sit, enjoy a drink in the evenings or at Happy Hour (3-6 pm). Bar is well shaded by tall buildings around the area and the next door park provides relaxing scenery.

Thank N3877KGB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Poor (very slow) service and low quality food. I had the fajitas which were marginal at best and my companion had the ceviche, which was basically inedible. For a Mexican place I was also very disappointed in the margaritas. Tried again for Drinks on the...More

Thank Dawn N
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Not my place. Dirty. Food just maybe. Staff is good and care. I don’t see this place surviving another 2 years

Thank TravelDain
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Found this restaurant next to a colorful park area behind our hotel (Magnolia) and across the street from the Giant Eyeball (photo op!). The waiter gave us a small appetizer for free as we were first timers! The chicken fajitas ($14) were delicious, the chicken...More

Thank illini G
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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
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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