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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar

#26 of 2,998 Restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked to this restaurant from the Hyatt Hotel, we were just looking for a place to eat and was told by one of the local police officers that this would be a great place. It sure was, the food was amazing and the waiter was totally awesome, he did a great job explaining what the the food was and... More 

1 Thank Theresa S
Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was an easy walk from my hotel, so I tried it on the first evening of a two-night trip. I went early (having read about the popularity). I sat at the bar, and felt welcomed immediately. Great bartender and waitstaff. The cocktail menu is varied and describes the ingredients nicely. The tequila choices are insane (in a good way),... More 

Thank ClamSauce
Wilmington, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I walked here because it was close to my hotel. Lucky me! Delicious!! The food and margaritas were amazing. My waiter so helpful and kind. Best salsa I've ever had!

Thank amberdp94
Midland, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

From the moment we entered the restaurant, management and staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and taken care of. The manager personally greeted us with a smile and and with an encouragement to the staff to take good care of us. They certainly did so. The people who seated us, waited on us and even... More 

Thank Russ H
Lewisville, Texas
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Other TA reviewers had great things to say about Iron Cactus so I felt it was a risk worth taking. Ya'll were R🌯GHT ON! From ambience to service to drinks and finally food, they were consistently high achievers! Queso is NOT bright orange, nor is it rubbery. It was a creamy queso blanco. MMMM 💚mmm! Mahi fish tacos were perfectly... More 

1 Thank Vino D
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Get the blood orange margarita while you enjoy incredible food. Quick service and friendly, great place for lunch.

1 Thank Kevin L
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were sightseeing downtown Dallas and came across this place. The staff was great, nice and serviceminded. The food came out quite fast and it was delicious. We both had margueritas and they tasted so jum! Would definitely recommend this place!

1 Thank Elin H
Atlanta, Georgia
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612 reviews
433 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I attended a business lunch at this restaurant. The chips and salsa were a great way to start. The chicken enchiladas are off the charts tasty. I highly recommend the fajitas as well Great place to host a business lunch or have a romantic date

Thank ddmullis
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thea reviews are great, which made out group decide to visit. If you need to house a larger group at a reasonable price, this is a good choice...but very average food. The venue is very cool. The location is good. The service was very good...table of 14 with one server who did an excellent job. The menu is slightly limited,... More 

Thank Fretboard
Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food & margaritas were delicious! We didn't need to wait for a table and the service was excellent.

Thank TravelinMom23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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?