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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar

#27 of 3,018 Restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
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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
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went late on the middle of he week; locale was not full and a party from a local consulting company was on going. Attention was quick and efficient. I had heard that the fish tacos were superb, but did not measure up to a "real" San Diego one....maybe I'm spoiled. Margaritas were quite good but not spectacular as I... More 

Thank mjolk
Plano, Texas
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153 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is good! The service is excellent! Last time I ordered their sour cream enchiladas. Wonderful! Please visit if you're in the area.

Thank SRobinson2
Navarre, Florida
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113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Title says it all. If u like Mexican food a lot like I do then give this place a try. Got the fajitas and I'd recommend for sure. Great waiter as well as friendly staff. Will go back if in area and would recommend.

Thank Mags boy S
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294 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Iron Cactus for dinner one evening and decided to sit at the outdoor patio. Very nice atmosphere in a plaza like area. Wait staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the drink and food menu. My dinner came out quickly, hot and fresh. It was so good, I wish the portions were a bit more! Free chips and... More 

Thank Cincybearcatfan
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here with 5 coworkers on a business trip. Had the chicken stuffed avacado and it was fantastic. The cheese dip was also very good. The server was overly friendly and made the experience that much better. The service was also very fast which was appreciated!

Thank KathrynAnneH
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great hangout place. You would love the rooftop patio and the view. The location is in Dowrown Dallas where you can walk around the area after a fulfilling dinner. Don't forget yo try the iron cactus Cadillac margarita.

Thank carolinaaaa2017
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I find little on menu that jumps out at you here. Perhaps it is more of a drinks place. I would drive elsewhere to Mexican food.

Thank briensmith
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in for lunch and ordered Beef Skirt Steak fajita and it was good. It was served with rice, beans and stack of tortillas and 2 kinds of salsa with chips.

Thank daryalmurat
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 24 dropped by without reservations during off peak hours. The hostess and staff were phenomenal in accommodating our large group. Food came out fast and the staff were on top of every request. Shawn was especially amazing, he did not miss a step. Top notch experience in downtown Dallas! Thank you for a great meal!

Thank travelinggringo
Coppell, Texas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went to the Iron Cactus as a recommendation from friends. We waited some time to be seated outside only to be disappointed as it started to rain. The staff quickly bustled us inside and continued their excellent service. I ordered the Mahi-Mahi Tacos and truly believe they are the best fish tacos I've ever had. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 19
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1520 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201-4801
    (Akard St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas>  > Downtown Dallas
  • Neighbourhood: 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?