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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

#58 of 3,044 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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606 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701-3331
+1 512-472-9240
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11:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:30
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Grandview, Texas
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yes, go to a Mexican Restaurant for a top 5 burger in the State of Texas. The poblano burger is outstanding. I debated between the burger and Mahi Mahi fish tacos and when the waitress suggested the burger, I took her advice. Juicy, perfectly cooked. You will enjoy.

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Los Angeles, California
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161 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wanted some tex-mex and this place was close to my hotel. Went in to grab a late lunch (had to order off the dinner menu). Service was friendly but clumsy and a little too chummy. Got the pork which was dry. I forget what my co-worker ordered but she was disappointed as well. Would not go again and would not... More 

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Monte Sereno
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When in Austin, I think BBQ and Tex-Mex. I tried Iron Cactus looking for Tex-Mex, which was recommended to me. It is the heart of the historic entertainment and music district on 6th street. The Iron Cactus Double Barrel Margarita was among the best. Plus the chips and salsa were great, especially the smoked tomato salsa. I also ordered the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

3/17/17 Iron Cactus review What a disappointment to an exciting day! We were excited to go to Iron Cactus for a nice dinner on the balcony over 6th street. We went upstairs to get our name on the waiting list. Informed that the wait would be an hour, we were told we could wonder about and wait for a text.... More 

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Springfield, Ohio
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253 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in at the Iron Cactus for dinner. Service was so-so. Very, very slow. Don't know if our waiter was just new or over-whelmed. Several tables of people who came in AFTER we did were served before we were. The food - once we got it - was good, and moderately priced. Nothing to brag about though. Tex-Mex. We were... More 

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Rockport, Texas
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoyed an excellent dinner at the Iron Cactus on a recent weekend trip to Austin to visit my daughter and her boyfriend. We experienced 6th street, the parental version (LOL), earlier than all the revelers, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We decided to drop in for dinner at the Iron Cactus and are so glad we did.... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended by an area chef and it was well worth the trip. The food was moderately priced for Austin and there is a good selection that covers a lot of preferences - beef, chicken, fish, vegetarian, gluten-free. The waiter was very attentive and made the guacamole right at table side. There is inside and outside dining.

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NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was good. Food was so so. Nothing to brag about. View is nice. Drinks are good. They can accommodate larger groups.

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Freeland, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ended up here as the restaurant I was heading to on a recommendation was closed for cleaning. The upstairs patio intrigued me so I gave it a try. I had a 20 minute wait so I enjoyed a small margarita which was tasty. Just the right size. Chips and salsa were served which were delicious. The warm spicy salsa... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I sat at the bar and ordered a tortilla soup, a BBQ brisket enchilada and a drink. Within 5 minutes I had all three in front of me. The soup was outstanding. Just the right amount of kick. The enchiladas were equally delicious. Very good meal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 606 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701-3331
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-472-9240

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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?