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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

#552 of 3,049 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Northwest Austin
Mexican, Bar, Southwestern, Pub
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10001 Stonelake Boulevard, Austin, TX 78759
+1 512-794-8778
10:00 - 22:30
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Sun 10:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I can't tell you how many times I've had drinks with friends on the large patio out front. But I can tell you that you don't go back over and over if the atmosphere isn't good or the food isn't good.

Thank J-R R
Austin, Texas
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193 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We visited in between lunch and dinner with only two other dinners in the restaurant and it took us 1.5 hrs to eat our meals (not by our design). Every step of the process (ordering drinks, ordering appetizer, ordering meails, etc.) was at least 15 minutes. Our waiter, while nice, was not very observant (we had to ask for every... More 

Thank AustinEEE
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Fair food with limited selection and pricey. Rude manager and waitress. Few customers compared to years ago. Noise from banquet room can destroy your dinner experience. Owners need to take note what was happened to this place in recent years. But it does have a nice Brunch.

Thank EL F
Houston, Texas
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150 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Went to brunch with my son when I was in Austin. We went to the Stone Lake location. Did not know they had more than one in Austin. We were greeted warmly and shown to our table. The buffet was plentiful and had a Mexican flair.. Food was good/ food at right temp / nice variety of dishes. There is... More 

Thank Traveling_Lady_2004
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Our waiter told us that the restaurant is a tequila bar first, and a restaurant second. This was backed up by the drink menu that was bigger than the food menu. The food was ok. The donuts dessert was the best part of the meal, but even the fudge dipping sauce was laced with alcohol. Not a place for kids.

Thank CandC727
Suffolk, Virginia
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110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The decor here is beautiful in both the bar and the dining room. I was extremely impressed with the amazing selection of tequila available at Iron Cactus. Our entrees were delicious and the service was prompt and very friendly. I would definitely return on my next visit to Austin.

Thank DocChesapeake
Dallas, Texas
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I took my family to Iron Cactus to see if we wanted to hold a rehearsal dinner there in a few months. We went on a Saturday for the brunch, for $15 a person its not a bad value as there was pretty decent selection of breakfast and lunch items. The food was average Mexican nothing that would make me... More 

Thank Marine03
Orlando, Florida
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Ambiance was OK. The salsa was excellent. The entree was a sort of avocado concoction (with very little stuffing). The flavor was mysterious. The dessert was reasonable. Server was a bit over powering. Was expecting more of a modern TexMex approach.

Thank 81JCL
Auburndale, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and food....loved the patio area...we ate mid afternoon and loved the quiet atmosphere and gentle breezes... if we return to the area we would definitely stop here again

Thank cutiesplace
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Nice resturant with great drinks. The brisket had a bit too much smoke or something added to it to be great..it overpowered it. The queso was excellent but the chips seemed like the bottom of the sack. The only other odd thing was the wait staff all seemed nervous..I noticed the manager walking around frequently.. maybe he was a tough... More 

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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
US$7 - US$19
Mexican, Bar, Southwestern, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10001 Stonelake Boulevard, Austin, TX 78759
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Northwest Austin
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-794-8778
Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar in North Austin serves delectable Mexican dishes and award-winning margaritas. Iron Cactus North Austin offers an attractive outdoor patio dining, private dining, a fantastic Saturday and Sunday Brunch Buffet, among many other features. It is home to the annual Iron Cactus Tequila Tour.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?