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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar

#30 of 2,964 Restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown Dallas
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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1520 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201-4801 (Akard St.)
+1 214-749-4766
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had the Cabo chicken sandwich (pictured) it was ok. The fries were kind of bland. My friends had chicken enchiladas and they were small and pricey. The Travis burger was decent. Not sure that I'd recommend this place for Mexican food. Restaurant was clean and cozy. Service was good.

Thank Linda C
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by a tour guide and it did not disappoint. The food is very fresh and not too heavy and the waiter makes the guacamole at your table. Good food and service.

Thank carolcalangjones
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heads up to everyone who wants to come here for thier birthday, iron cactus doesn't allow birthday cakes. I guess they don't appreciate people's birthdays. Not gonna come back here to celebrate any events.

Thank An N
Brentwood, TN
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ask for Augustine. A very good waiter, very friendly and helpful. He as a good sense of humor and was a pleasure to have helping us. The food here is quite good. Generous helpings of authentic Mexican with a gourmet flair. Great drinks, too.

Thank jdg8354
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dine here each time we visit Dallas and we are always very happy with the food and service. The menu has a lot of choices with variations of texmex and some really good seafood options. Try the pescado del Mar and the paella. Best of all they have tres Leches cake on the dessert menu!

Thank John L
Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has too many drawbacks to mention - starting with very expensive valet service with no warning on the valet stand. Do not get seated upstairs (although I think it's better) because you will have to use the stairs or elevator to get back to your seat. They only have buffet and the drinks are expensive. Dallas has to... More 

Thank DallasYankee0125
Fort Worth, Texas
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I met my husband downtown, as he was working late on a project. He works just blocks from the restaurant and has been there before for lunch. I ordered the pollo verde, and it was delicious. I also order the tres leches for dessert. It was delicious too. The chips and salsa appetizer was delicious as well. The service was... More 

Thank Deneen W
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233 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the great tortilla soup, full of vegetables, hot and very tasty. A great solution of you're trying to warm yourself up in cold weather. The other portions are also good (just not as outstanding as the soup). The complimentary table tortilla chips are fresh and tasty, with an excellent spicy red salsa dip. Service was also very friendly.

Thank B B
Oregon, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I ate like queens at this restaurant! The tableside quacamole with a squeeze of orange was delicious. And salsa served warm...yes, please! The shrimp enchiladas were quite tasty (they could've had a few more shrimp in them...but really, I can't complain). My daughter enjoyed her chicken tacos. Oh, and the blood orange margarita was just the right... More 

Thank MelisWis
Denver, Colorado
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135 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

I ate dinner at the downtown location and was pleased with the steak fajita. It was served hot, the ingredients were fresh and tasty, and the service was good. It is not a cheap Mexican restaurant so expect to spend some money. But I felt it had good value.

Thank Richard M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $19
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?