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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar

) #37 of 3,060 Restaurants in Dallas $$ - $$$ Mexican, ,
1520 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201-4801
+1 214-749-4766
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“fajitas” (56 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1520 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201-4801
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1 - 10 of 729 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Best ever deep fried avacado & portabello fries!!! Incredible Mexican food dishes and great staff...a yearly tradition for us!

Thank kostnerfamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is good/average. The drinks are great and so is the staff, but it is very pricey. We had two adult buffets and two adult beverages that totaled about $70. Do not forget to add in the parking fees for downtown Dallas.

Thank Adam C
Reviewed 1 week ago

When our food arrived, my refried beens were soggy and running all over the plate. I pointed it out to the server, and he said since it was getting late they probably added more water to the beans to freshen them up. A good server...More

Thank maceyryan
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited this restaurant with friends and was impressed with the friendly staff. It was a busy Friday night and only one bartender was having trouble keeping up. Getting our drinks took quite a bit of time, but our waiter recognized this and kept...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worst experience I have ever had a restaurant. Customer service was terrible. I have worked in the restaurant industry for far too long and cannot believe the way they treat their customers. They force you to pay a minimum of $350 for a group of...More

Thank Nichelle L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Drawn by the sounds of a live singer on the upstairs patio, family had dinner here one Sunday evening. Seating was limited so we ended up by the service door, close to the huge air fan used to cool the place and the left speaker...More

Thank Oscar515112
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Delicious. Plentiful, and great value. This place is in the middle of downtown and walking distance from many hotels. The variety of the food on the brunch was plentiful and amazing. I'll be back to this place when in Dallas on a Sunday.

Thank NWPackerBacker
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Cool outdoor rooftop bar with live music (they had a new girl there who was Latina and played some oldies, new stuff and a little Latin music too - she was great). Great vibe on the third floor. Tons of people enjoyed the outdoor venue....More

Thank marksG8460EI
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We went to iron cactus with an expectation of great food and atmosphere! While there was a mixup with our waiter/waitress, we waited patiently for someone to finally help us. Place wasn't too busy, but the waiting staff seem to have some discrepancies amongst one...More

Thank Corey E
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Very good margaritas here :) food is good too very filling and huge portions and price isn't too bad either! Fans are there to keep you cool!

Thank kbconway06
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Pauline M
4 April 2017|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
Parking is hard. There is street parking but scant. We just used valet at hotel and u can pay by the hour. Adolphus magnolia and Jewel all right there. Don't know about birthday thing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail
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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