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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar

#29 of 3,015 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.)
+1 214-749-4766
10:00 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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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Get the table side guacamole too! Looks like a great rooftop patio for warm weather...unfortunately we were here in January.

Thank STGChardonnay
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2016

My first trip in dallas my coworkers and I ate here so much Mint made it its own section in my budget. Couldn't get enough of it. Last time I came with my coworkers I was disappointed with the food. Hoping this was just a fluke.

Thank Petersmc
Burleson, Texas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited on a Tuesday evening during happy hour. Our waiter was very informative and prompt in his service. The food was excellent, specifically the Tamale Pops. Highly recommend.

Thank Jsgd1234
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I visited here on a date night in Dallas. Our excellent waiter, Jordan was incredibly knowledgable and kind. He pointed us in the right direction toward delicious drinks and continuously checked on us and made sure we were doing well. We ordered fajitas and chicken enchiladas. Both were top notch! To top it off, the manager supplied... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2015

We were looking for a place to eat outside so we almost left when they said that their upper floors were closed. I'm glad we didn't. We had the queso as an app. served with excellent salsa..one cold and one hot (they were both very good). The chili rellenos is my go- to dish so I ordered it, despite an... More 

Thank DJT326
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

We were visiting from out of State and were invited to join friends/family for brunch during our trip. We were quite impressed with the variety of dishes served, and even more impressed with the quality of the food. We especially enjoyed the traditional Mexican items like corn tortillas, the rice, tamales, and enchiladas; but the fish was our ultimate favorite.... More 

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Graham, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

We are here for my mom's birthday. It was our first visit, and I usually judge TexMex restaurants by their cheese enchiladas. I ordered those and was not disappointed. Everything was good including the chips, salsa and queso. We will definitely return!

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British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed November 12, 2015

Ate lunch here. My friend had a salad and I had one of the chicken sandwiches. Both were delicious! The lime cilantro dressing was excellent. The chips n salsa also very good. Unfortunately we were both too tired totes any of the margaritas. Very accommodating with my friend's food allergies. Our waiter was excellent.

Thank Tracey Lynn M
Athens, Georgia
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed November 6, 2015

Great venue for a corporate cocktail reception. Staff was on top of every order and very friendly. Venue is classy.

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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Best reason to go to the iron cactus is the atmosphere in the roof top bar. The food is pretty good usual text mex stuff. It's nice to kick back with a friend at the bar and eat some tapas.

Thank zestrax

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, 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
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?