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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar

#130 of 3 344 Restaurants in Dallas
RR - RRRMexican, ,
1520 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201-4801
+1 214-749-4766
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1520 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201-4801
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an upscale restaurant with upscale prices. The food is SUBPAR, the service is TERRIBLE, the bathrooms are DISGUSTING, the waiters look like...listen management or HR clearly do not care who they hire nor their upkeep. I am African American and an upscale server/bartender...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Peacepoppin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As with most of our trips, we stop at the Iron Cactus generally twice. Once for a great Tex-Mex dinner and once to enjoy their Sunday brunch. We did both on this trip and both times were delicious. We were lucky enough to have the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LynnetteM239
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were pretty happy to be seated quickly on a busy night with a major convention in town. As we were waiting for the food, some dinners around us got their food and it smelled really awful. I mentioned to my party that someone was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank brascan
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Don't be fooled: this is Tex-Mex, not authentic Mexican. Our server was trained to push hard on "the best margaritas anywhere" (they were fine), appetizers, desserts, etc. The food was tasty enough. Nice tortilla chips with two different salsas

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mrsirin
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

I should have known how this was gonna go when I heard “Chasing Cars” being played in the restaurant. I guess we were sat at a table of a server who wasn’t expecting/wanting another table. The tortillas aren’t made in house. The rice was not...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Yorlive
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Service was incredible, food was fresh and amazing. The double barrel margarita was also made with fresh lime juice not a margarita mix. It was excellent. The Mexican donuts for dessert was fantastic

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jimcudo
Reviewed 3 October 2018

While teaching in Dallas a colleague and I had dinner at the Iron Cactus. The salsas served with chips were wonderful, the salsa that was served warm in particular. It was hot, but really flavorful with peppers and other spices. The queso was also delicious....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Georgesec
Reviewed 1 October 2018

I love Mexican flavor! When I travelled to Dallas for work, I wanted to try some new TexMex. I am so glad that my hotel referred me to the Iron Cactus. I ordered Pollo Relleno (chicken breast stuffed with roasted corn, poblano peppers, onions, and...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank reneereid2018
Reviewed 27 September 2018

First Restaurant we ate in on our first Trip to Texas.. It has to be said it was one of the Best Mexican Restaurants we’ve tried. Staff were so nice and friendly, we had a Great Waiter who made Fresh GAUCAMOLE at our Table it...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank annemacmillan
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

I love eating here, I always have a great time. The atmosphere, the food, the drinks. There’s never been a time when I come to eat here and I don’t enjoy it. They also have the best happy hour specials!!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank kareemkamal
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
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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