Iron Cactus Mexican Restaurant and Margarita Bar

★★★★☆
  • 1520 Main Street

    Dallas, TX 75201

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  • 214-749-4766

About Iron Cactus Mexican Restaurant and Margarita Bar

Categories
  • Mexican Restaurants
Details
  • $$
  • Bar Scene
  • Business Dining
  • Date Spot
  • Dine At The Bar
  • Group Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • People Watching
Hours
M-W 11am-10pm, Th-Sa 11am-11pm, Su 10am-10pm (Bar Hours Sunday–Wednesday 11 AM to 11 PM Thursday–Saturday 11 AM to Midnight Daily Specials and Happy Hour Specials: Monday - Friday 3 PM to 6 PM)
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Food

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                Desserts

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                  I always leave satisfied. The chicken stuffed avocado are amazing! I will be back.

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                  ★★★★☆

                  I always leave satisfied. The chicken stuffed avocado are amazing! I will be back.

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                  I haven't gone to this place without leaving satisfied. The chicken stuffed avocado are amazing! I will be back.

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                  ★★★★★

                  I haven't gone to this place without leaving satisfied. The chicken stuffed avocado are amazing! I will be back.

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                  I invited eighteen of my family member to enjoy Mother's Day Brunch! I had been here on my anniversary and it was fabulous. Well Mother's day was awful. No food, improper seating didn't seat at reservation time. This was the most embarrassing experience, I really talked up the restaurant and my family was so disappointed. You should not go in a large group they do not know how to accomdate large capacity crowds. The wait staff was fine. My husband called to complain the manager Alfredo credited our part of the bill. However he has yet to credit the other two checks from our party! This was a BIG MISTAKE!

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                  ★★☆☆☆

                  I invited eighteen of my family member to enjoy Mother's Day Brunch! I had been here on my anniversary and it was fabulous. Well Mother's day was awful. No food, improper seating didn't seat at reservation time. This was the most embarrassing experience, I really talked up the restaurant and my family was so disappointed. You should not go in a large group they do not know how to accomdate large capacity crowds. The wait staff was fine. My husband called to complain the manager Alfredo credited our part of the bill. However he has yet to credit the other two checks from our party! This was a BIG MISTAKE!

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                  The Sunday brunch from 10am-3pm is a perfect way to spend a sunny Sunday. We sat on the patio and had the best view. Our server kept our $5.00 bottomless mimosas coming. My favorite food items were the biscuits and spicy gravy, omlets, crispy bacon, prime rib, and waffles. Everything was freash and tasted great. It was $13.95 for adults and $7.95 for kids. It was worth it.

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                  ★★★★★

                  The Sunday brunch from 10am-3pm is a perfect way to spend a sunny Sunday. We sat on the patio and had the best view. Our server kept our $5.00 bottomless mimosas coming. My favorite food items were the biscuits and spicy gravy, omlets, crispy bacon, prime rib, and waffles. Everything was freash and tasted great. It was $13.95 for adults and $7.95 for kids. It was worth it.

                  Pros: bottomless mimosas for five bucks/ all you can eat

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                  The Iron Cactus is a Mexican food restaurant in downtown Dallas. I was excited to eat there because of my experience at the location in San Antonio. The food was good, but I was annoyed by the flies that kept trying to get to my food!

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                  ★★★☆☆

                  The Iron Cactus is a Mexican food restaurant in downtown Dallas. I was excited to eat there because of my experience at the location in San Antonio. The food was good, but I was annoyed by the flies that kept trying to get to my food!

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                  I do not ever write reviews but I had the best birthday at the Iron Cactus. First of all, thank you for not singing. Nothing is more embarassing than ten people you do not know trying to remember your name while singing happy birthday. They even brought a free birthday mousse. The service was good, Mexican Martinis delicious, the patio amazing. Highly reccomend the lobster tacos and fajitas. All around perfect place to celebrate with friends without spending an arm and a leg.

                  2
                  ★★★★★

                  I do not ever write reviews but I had the best birthday at the Iron Cactus. First of all, thank you for not singing. Nothing is more embarassing than ten people you do not know trying to remember your name while singing happy birthday. They even brought a free birthday mousse. The service was good, Mexican Martinis delicious, the patio amazing. Highly reccomend the lobster tacos and fajitas. All around perfect place to celebrate with friends without spending an arm and a leg.

                  Pros: Great for large parties, free birthday mousse

                  Cons: None

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                  I've been to two happy hours on the second and third floors of this restaurant. Hostesses seem to have some type of memory loss because they always direct us to the wrong floor. Bartenders are very courteous and helpful, but sometimes butt into conversations they aren't welcome in. Drinks are pricey, but it's Dallas.

                  2
                  ★★☆☆☆

                  I've been to two happy hours on the second and third floors of this restaurant. Hostesses seem to have some type of memory loss because they always direct us to the wrong floor. Bartenders are very courteous and helpful, but sometimes butt into conversations they aren't welcome in. Drinks are pricey, but it's Dallas.

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                  My husband and I had our engagement party there and it went great. They did a great job setting up and keeping our guests happy. The smiles were always there and drinks full. The food was amazing! Recomending it to you for large parties.

                  2
                  ★★★★☆

                  My husband and I had our engagement party there and it went great. They did a great job setting up and keeping our guests happy. The smiles were always there and drinks full. The food was amazing! Recomending it to you for large parties.

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                  OH MY GOSH! Our rehearsal dinner was WONDERFUL-- Everything was just perfect and I can't think of anything I could tell you that could have been changed for the better...Everything was just how we wanted it, from the pictures being displayed to the passed hor' dourves to the main course to the dessert...It was even quiet when Bob was giving the toast! Our waitress had the music turned down right at the perfect moment...everyone was able to hear him. That was a plus! The food was perfect...my fish was outstanding and all I heard all night was how wonderful and great the food tasted. (It was so much better than the reception food!) The service was exceptional and the wait staff went over and above what was expected. THEY did an amazing job of organizing the evening and making sure we had everything we needed! I have told friends about Iron Cactus and hopefully they will use your services for their dinners in the future. We love this restaurant and can't wait to come back and enjoy a relaxing dinner together.

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                  ★★★★☆

                  OH MY GOSH! Our rehearsal dinner was WONDERFUL-- Everything was just perfect and I can't think of anything I could tell you that could have been changed for the better...Everything was just how we wanted it, from the pictures being displayed to the passed hor' dourves to the main course to the dessert...It was even quiet when Bob was giving the toast! Our waitress had the music turned down right at the perfect moment...everyone was able to hear him. That was a plus! The food was perfect...my fish was outstanding and all I heard all night was how wonderful and great the food tasted. (It was so much better than the reception food!) The service was exceptional and the wait staff went over and above what was expected. THEY did an amazing job of organizing the evening and making sure we had everything we needed! I have told friends about Iron Cactus and hopefully they will use your services for their dinners in the future. We love this restaurant and can't wait to come back and enjoy a relaxing dinner together.

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                  I have been 3 times to this location, and each time the food has been amazing, the service was great, and it was just a nice relaxing atmosphere. I even took my family here for my dad's birthday, and we were treated like we were the only people there. I definitely will keep going back because of the food. I love great mexican food, and they definitely have it.

                  2
                  ★★★★★

                  I have been 3 times to this location, and each time the food has been amazing, the service was great, and it was just a nice relaxing atmosphere. I even took my family here for my dad's birthday, and we were treated like we were the only people there. I definitely will keep going back because of the food. I love great mexican food, and they definitely have it.

                  Pros: Atmosphere, Food

                  Cons: only that it is downtown

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                  I recently came to Dallas for a few weeks on a company trip. On one of my first days in Dallas, I went over to the Iron Cactus to have something to eat, and I sat at the bar. While I was waiting on my food and having a drink, I was trying to figure out my way around downtown with this map I recieved from my hotel. The bartender took it upon herself to help me figure out which ares to go to, and which areas to stay away from. I didn't know where to begin looking, and immediately I was given a handful of stuff to do. Not only was their food great, but so was the friendliness of their staff. I will definitely be eating there a lot while I am here in Dallas.

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                  ★★★★★

                  I recently came to Dallas for a few weeks on a company trip. On one of my first days in Dallas, I went over to the Iron Cactus to have something to eat, and I sat at the bar. While I was waiting on my food and having a drink, I was trying to figure out my way around downtown with this map I recieved from my hotel. The bartender took it upon herself to help me figure out which ares to go to, and which areas to stay away from. I didn't know where to begin looking, and immediately I was given a handful of stuff to do. Not only was their food great, but so was the friendliness of their staff. I will definitely be eating there a lot while I am here in Dallas.

                  Pros: Nice views and surroundings, friendly staff.

                  Cons: Not having one where I live.

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                  The drinks are acceptable but the food is really bad and overpriced. I definitely don't recommend this place but if you want to try anyways do it on weekdays when the grown-ups are around downtown; on weekends the place gets crowded with teenagers screaming and trashing around.

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                  ★☆☆☆☆

                  The drinks are acceptable but the food is really bad and overpriced. I definitely don't recommend this place but if you want to try anyways do it on weekdays when the grown-ups are around downtown; on weekends the place gets crowded with teenagers screaming and trashing around.

                  Pros: downtown area is very nice

                  Cons: food is bad and overpriced, way too loud and smoking allowed

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                  My complaint about this restaurant could go on forever, but I'll keep it as brief as possible. Made reservations over a month in advance for a large bachelorette party here for dinner & drinks - hostess tried to seat us on the patio, despite the fact that it was RAINING. She claimed we would have to wait an hour for seats inside, so we tried to manage outside, until it started pouring and we were soaked. We ended up waiting for an hour while dripping wet, were finally seated. Because of the change of location, our orders were wrong and many people's dinners were cold. Management never approached us to apologize or compensate us in anyway. I finally asked to speak to the manager, who simply said "sorry" and walked away. I am very sad that I contributed so much money to this establishment. I wrote a complaint to corporate offices in Austin and received no word back. Do not take a large group here, ever!

                  0
                  ★☆☆☆☆

                  My complaint about this restaurant could go on forever, but I'll keep it as brief as possible. Made reservations over a month in advance for a large bachelorette party here for dinner & drinks - hostess tried to seat us on the patio, despite the fact that it was RAINING. She claimed we would have to wait an hour for seats inside, so we tried to manage outside, until it started pouring and we were soaked. We ended up waiting for an hour while dripping wet, were finally seated. Because of the change of location, our orders were wrong and many people's dinners were cold. Management never approached us to apologize or compensate us in anyway. I finally asked to speak to the manager, who simply said "sorry" and walked away. I am very sad that I contributed so much money to this establishment. I wrote a complaint to corporate offices in Austin and received no word back. Do not take a large group here, ever!

                  Cons: Management, customer service

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                  I've been there a couple times and enjoyed it. Not many combinations of ways to put together rice, meat, cheese and beans but, they've got a few variations and creative dishes (chicken stuffed w/ corn and corn bread for example is pretty good). Pretty cool layout and has 3 floors w/ a nice rooftop section. Margaritas are good...go for the halepeno pepper margarita, pretty interesting. Good to go w/ a group before a night out on the town.

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                  ★★★★☆

                  I've been there a couple times and enjoyed it. Not many combinations of ways to put together rice, meat, cheese and beans but, they've got a few variations and creative dishes (chicken stuffed w/ corn and corn bread for example is pretty good). Pretty cool layout and has 3 floors w/ a nice rooftop section. Margaritas are good...go for the halepeno pepper margarita, pretty interesting. Good to go w/ a group before a night out on the town.

                  Pros: good food, good service, fun place.

                  Cons: Can get loud so if you're a couple...ask to be seated away from the larger crowds.

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                  I have been to the Iron Cactus quite a few times recently. Being a downtown resident I can't express what a plus it is to have the "Cactus" as part of our neighborhood! The management team is outstanding as the consistently GREAT food and service proves. They recently started a new Sunday Brunch which is the best kept secret in Dallas. I highly suggest checking out the Iron Cactus for any occasion! Ask for Captain Tom (GM) when you get there as he truly understands what great food and service is all about.

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                  ★★★★★

                  I have been to the Iron Cactus quite a few times recently. Being a downtown resident I can't express what a plus it is to have the "Cactus" as part of our neighborhood! The management team is outstanding as the consistently GREAT food and service proves. They recently started a new Sunday Brunch which is the best kept secret in Dallas. I highly suggest checking out the Iron Cactus for any occasion! Ask for Captain Tom (GM) when you get there as he truly understands what great food and service is all about.

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                  well service was very good and a very cool place to have drinks and hangout, but food was just average

                  2
                  ★★★★☆

                  well service was very good and a very cool place to have drinks and hangout, but food was just average

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                  Went there for Saturday brunch. The food was good and at first the service was good but twords the end as they got busy the witer disapered. It took 20 minutes to get a check. I probaly will go back to check out hte night scence. Great spot to watch people if your on the patio or near front of restuarant.

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                  ★★★★☆

                  Went there for Saturday brunch. The food was good and at first the service was good but twords the end as they got busy the witer disapered. It took 20 minutes to get a check. I probaly will go back to check out hte night scence. Great spot to watch people if your on the patio or near front of restuarant.

                  Pros: food

                  Cons: wait

                  Message from Iron Cactus Mexican Restaurant and Margarita Bar

                  Established in 1996 on historic Sixth Street the Iron Cactus Mexican Restaurant, Grill and Margarita Bar has been serving contemporary Mexican food for over 20 years. We draw our inspiration for our cuisine from various regions in Mexico. The Iron Cactus can be found in 3 locations across Texas. Named one of the top 10 tequila bars in the country, we feature over 100 different types of tequila. With a deep passion for creating bold, unique and flavorful mexican dishes the Iron Cactus stands apart as a premier Mexican restaurant and drinking destination.

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