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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar

#29 of 2,904 Restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Dallas
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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1520 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201-4801 (Akard St.)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Windsor, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great little outdoors area for drinking cocktails. Get given some kind of nachos on seating which was amazing. Food was good, had one of the burgers 👌🏻 seems to be in the middle of a financial district so the atmosphere was very work like however I'm sure of s weekend it would be bustling

Thank Paul G
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had a company mixer at Iron Cactus it has tons of room for a business event. We also had a buffet and the food was very good

Thank bball37
Little Rock, Arkansas
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Valet service available if you are not staying within walking distance. The service was perfect, as was our server. We had drinks, tableside guacamole and there were complimentary hot and cold salsa's. Two in our party ordered fajitas with flour tortillas. The steak was cooked perfectly. My seafood paella with lobster sauce was so delicious! I definitely recommend it!

Thank ALA007
Frisco, Texas
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273 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Iron Cactus is a unique place to eat in downtown Dallas. We ride Dart down to eat there (couple of block walk). Third floor bar outside is a great place to eat if the weather is good. There queso is amazing - great to add meat to it. Brisket and tacos were excellent. We have eaten there many times and... More 

Thank Laurence M
Fort Worth, Texas
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tableside guacamole was outstanding. Unfortunately I really didn't like my pan seared tuna. I just ate off of my daughter's plates. We ate outside on the patio and enjoyed the atmosphere.

Thank curiouselizabeth
Plano, Texas
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is one of Dallas' best Mexican restaurants. Their queso is amazing and the menu has several other great options to choose from. There is an incredible rooftop bar/patio area that is great when the weather is nice.

Thank Mark H
Lexington, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Iron Cactus is a fun restaurant with wonder food! The Tortilla Soup is some of the best in Dallas! It is a great place to go with friends that is reasonable for great food!

Thank Sherry H
Clearwater, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Mother-in-law and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the Iron Cactus when we were in town for the annual Mary Kay Seminar. The seafood trio of shrimp, scallops and mahi mahi was spectacular as was our margarita choice!

Thank Robin F
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my 1st time eating at this restaurant. The food is really good and reasonably priced! I will be definitely eat here soon.

Thank Scorpio30331
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and beverages here were delicious and well priced. The convenience to our hotel was our primary reason for choosing this place, but we were not disappointed. The portions were large. Service was great.

Thank Vinnie D

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Restaurant Details

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