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“Everyone was happy”

Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar
Ranked #56 of 3,728 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Mexican
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Everyone was happy”
Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Four of us went to the Iron Cactus for dinner while on a recent business trip in Austin. Not everyone was a Mexican cuisine fan but, everyone left dinner happy. The fajitas were delicious and the steak and mashed potatoes was great for my buddy who doesn't dig on Mexican. The server was nice kid who was attentive and courteous. Also had the opportunity to try some of the local brews. Overall a successful dinner.

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“Best Tableside Quacamole!”
Reviewed August 23, 2014

This place has great food and drinks! I came with co-workers and we ordered several appetizers before our main course. We had a variety of quesadillas - my favorite were the spinach quesadillas. The queso was good and the quacamole was amazing! The margaritas were on point also. I wish there was a location in Houston. I will dine here again when I return to Austin.

  • Visited April 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Gluten free”
Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were searching desperately for gluten free dining. Gluten free options were available. We enjoyed this very much!

Visited August 2014
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atlanta
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed August 2, 2014

Firstly, not kid friendly. We were here from out of town and sat outside. Still not kid friendly. Second, went there for great Mexican and because they have a GF menu. Our server was clueless about gluten free. Kept having to run and ask the kitchen questions and she brought corn tortillas mixed with the gluten filled flour ones. Really? Educate your staff if you're going to offer GF menu. My husbands beef fajitas were overdone and the meat was so chewy. Almost inedible.
I will not return.

  • Visited July 2014
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Magnolia, Texas
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4 reviews
“Surprised”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

We went on a Sunday morning for grinch. The food was really good and the service was good as well.
Didn't think the reggae music fit the restaurant, but it IS Austin

Visited July 2014
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