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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

#55 of 3,045 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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606 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701-3331
+1 512-472-9240
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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Dallas, Texas
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We called ahead that we had 20 people. They said come on over! Hour and a half of waiting and most of us had to take food to go. I had fish tacos and they lacked flavor. I ordered blackened but they weren't. Almost no alcohol in the drinks. I think they are better equipped for lunch and smaller parties.... More 

Thank NeverStopReaching
Huntsville, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our son was married this past weekend at the Driskill Hotel. We were looking for a location that was close to the hotel for our 65 guests to walk and we really wanted a fun and lively atmosphere. The Iron Cactus was perfect from start to finish! We scheduled the event with Rhyann Bull, Director of Events Downtown Austin. She... More 

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Grandview, Texas
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Koga57
Los Angeles, California
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161 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank rdizzle2015
Monte Sereno
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75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Jay F
Austin, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 

Thank Jeana R
Augusta, Georgia
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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.

Thank Jenn54
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank llmama

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
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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DeSoto, Texas
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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?