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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

#649 of 3,045 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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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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245 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was so surprised that this large restaurant with lots of empty tables greeted us with a 10 minute wait. That should have been a warning...staffing issue? Kitchen problem? Other than a very sweet waitress, everything continued to go downhill. The chips were extremely greasy and upon request, the waitress replaced them with slightly less greasy chips that she was... More 

Thank jbla1951
Tabernash, Colorado
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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We sat on the patio which had great Hill Country scenery. The food was pretty good - not stellar - but good. It is overpriced, but I would return here for the great indoor and outdoor atmosphere.

Thank TravelAgentAmyZ
Roseville, California
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246 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really liked this place. Great chips and salsa. I had wonderful, hickory smoked salmon with vegetables and rice. Everything was fresh and delicious, and my waitress was very attentive.

Thank Anne G
Stephens City, Virginia, United States
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The worst experience ever. Eight people at the bar on Saturday at 1 PM. The tap beer was flat and poured two inches below the rim. The shot of 1800 silver was poured from the coconut flavored bottle (not what was ordered) and it took 33 minutes to receive bad in correct drinks after we ordered. The bartender was the... More 

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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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151 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 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 47 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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?