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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
200 River Walk St, Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78205
+1 210-224-9835
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“mexican donuts” (80 reviews)
“guacamole” (219 reviews)
“stuffed avocado” (36 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
200 River Walk St, Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78205
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a really nice Mexican restaurant right on the riverwalk in San Antonio. It has both outdoor and indoor seating. Outdoor is better for people watching, but if it is, or is going to be, cool or downright cold in the evening, go inside....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sgtshan
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our party of six visited this restaurant after an afternoon theater performance nearby. Our waiter was extremely customer friendly and made for very pleasant visit. I truly believe Joey made the difference with his service and attentiveness.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 642JanM
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We ate here on the advice of trip advisor reviews. Everything went smoothly and our server was attentive. Our food arrived quickly and was fresh and delicious. We were given refills of corn chips twice to allow us to enjoy the guacamole made at the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank deborahbC3444RB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the Iron Cactus on December 28, the same day as the Alamo Bowl. To say that it was busy would be an understatement, as thousands of Iowa State football fans invaded the Riverwalk where Iron Cactus is strategically located. If...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were seated promptly and served with chips and salsas. The spicy salsa was tangy but not hot at all. When I asked for hot sauce they had none other available. We had the vegetarian enchiladas and fajitas. The enchiladas were somewhat flavorful but the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ardi61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chose the Iron Cactus after reading reviews here on Tripadvisor. We had reserved a table, so were seated quickly even though it was a busy night. Unfortunately everything went downhill from there. Service was unbelievably slow, it took almost 2 hours to get our food....More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had Mexican food and burgers. The food was as great! The staff was excellent! (Cheyenne) we went I New Years Eve and the riverwalk was hopping! The place was very busy but we only had to wait ten minutes. Food was hit and great....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bigchuck68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waited 45 minutes for a table at the bar - a wait that may have been less had it not been for the college bowl game travelers all around. I ordered a Hot Iron Mule during the wait and it was a spicy smooth delicious...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank yvettea173
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ll start by saying that our main dishes were fantastic and for that I applaud the restaurant. Otherwise - a strange dining experience for sure. We went on the evening before the Alamo bowl. We had reservations and the whole river walk area was packed....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 910johnk910
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very pleasant meal the food was really tasty but the margaritas were excellent. A number of choices I loved the top of the line margarita can’t remember the name sorry! It’s in a nice spot the patio is walled off from the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 210vickyg
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February 25, 2017|
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Response from StaceyNDevo | Reviewed this property |
It has a very nice patio area with heaters for the chilly times of year. I recommend dinner on the patio after the sun goes down and all the lights come on. Beautiful!!
January 5, 2017|
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Response from BillC447 | Reviewed this property |
There are non meat items, but can't say if they use lard to fry etc. I'm sure if you call or email they will tell.
November 19, 2016|
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Response from 119carminec | Reviewed this property |
Casual but not sloppy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 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 - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 River Walk St, Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78205
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-224-9835
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