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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar

#31 of 2,940 Restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown Dallas
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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1520 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201-4801 (Akard St.)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went with clients for dinner and was expecting better. It was just average food. Nice location but the food was just not up to it. We ordered Fajitas for the table and as we were told later by our Hotel barman there are a lot better in Dallas.

Thank Doug G
Henderson, Nv
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91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a lunch here during our reunion in Dallas, it was catered for 49 people, food was ok, but not we expected, we were thinking mexican food, enchiladas, tacos, etc, but instead we had fish, chicken and some kind of beef. Service was slow, hard to get refills of drinks.

Thank USNRetired1980
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here for my birthday dinner while staying at the Joule hotel. Loved it so much we came back the next night. The food is amazing and love how they make the guacamole at the table. Great service and excellent location.

Thank moglib
Liberty Lake, Washington
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely dinner on an outdoor terrace, just steps away from the magnolia Hotel. The enchiladas where excellent as where the chips and salsa. There are many Mexican restaurants, this one was is better than most!

Thank cdfinck1
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from the third level deck is great! I would go just for the view and drinks personally but the food is great too. I ate there twice in the month of September while I was in Dallas for a month with work. The Mahi Mahi protein dish on the menu was great, it was lite but filling at... More 

Thank Dexter W
Peyton, Colorado
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kind of disappointing. Expected good Mexican food. Got a so-so buffet with dirty dishes and dirty silverware. I think this has potential if attention was paid to the food. BTW, the waitress was very good.

Thank Jeff M
octeville sur mer
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best guacamole I've been eating ! nice place, close to the Joule Hotel in dallas downtown. I've been there several times and I will come back next time I'm in Dallas !

Thank lalanneval
Toledo Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The choices here are good and the food pretty good; the service is slow however, and it is especially bad if you are in a larger group. But all in all, an ok choice

Thank TravelerONE2468
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a keeper😍 waitress very attentive. Food excellent, chocolate dessert was to die for delicious👍🏽👍🏽👏🏾👏🏾

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bexleyheath kent
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in crowne plaza our first night in dallas. Went for a walk along main street and came across this restaurant. We had a lovely meal very hot served on hot plates. Lovely margarita. Not too expensive either. Well worth a visit

Thank bignells

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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, 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, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?