Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

Mexican Restaurant, Breakfast Spot, and BBQ Joint
606 Trinity St (at East 6th St), Austin, TX 78701, United States
Hours:
Open until 10:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–10:30 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–10:30 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Established in 1996 on historic Sixth Street the Iron Cactus has been serving contemporary Mexican cuisine for over 13 years.

8.1/10

Based on 736 votes

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    Julie H.
    "Lobster tacos, Texas peach, table side guac"(11 Tips)
    Cheri 🍓 B.
    "The lobster taco appetizer is melt-in-your-mouth delicious."(21 Tips)
    Jason C.
    "Rooftop can't be beat for historic 6th Street"(9 Tips)
    April M.
    "Cactus Juice is a MUST here!"(7 Tips)
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  • margaritas
  • rooftop
  • 6th street
  • tequila
  • happy hour
  • enchiladas
  • Tex-Mex cuisine
  • fajitas
  • Mexican martinis
  • good for groups
  • steak
  • balcony
  • gluten-free food
  • buffet
  • guacamole
  • liqueurs
  • quesadillas
  • beer
  • wifi
  • trendy
  • Caffery P.

    Solid tequila bar. They have a decent Sunday brunch for cheap too

    Caffery Penn · 2 weeks ago
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  • Rachel G.

    Delicious! Good view from the rooftop!

    Rachel Guidry · June 21
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  • Monika M.

    Perfect rooftop bar to people watch on 6th during SXSW. The queso is a great app to share and the margaritas will keep you cool on a hot day.

    Monika McMahon · May 17
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  • Andrea B.

    Avoid the queso compuesto. It's literally melted velveeta cheese. Gave me a tummy ache all day!

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  • Alex G.

    Bland, overpriced food, some of it was cold and other parts were rubbery and overcooked. The drinks promised to be strong, but did not deliver. Only real positive was the pleasant, attentive staff.

    Alex Glover · April 12
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  • Pedro C.

    Very good margaritas, nice atmosphere despite the noise, but then again, I was there during SXSW, maybe it's quieter the rest of the year.

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  • Dylan B.

    The tacos and chips are the best.

    Dylan Boyd · March 22
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  • Tim M.

    Amazing Mexican food. You've got to try the fresh Guacamole! Liked the lobster tacos, too!

    Tim Messerschmidt · March 20
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  • Alice H.

    Everything is good, but those nachos with steak... 😍

    Alice Hu · March 20
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  • Paul C.

    Great food and a fantastic tequila menu!

    Paul Canterbury · March 19
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  • Brent G.

    Baja Fish Tacos were good, but the fish pieces were too big. Make them smaller and put in a couple. Not one big one. House Margarita was excellent. Good chips y salsa.

    Brent Gatewood · March 18
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  • Ashley R.

    Margaritas!!

    Ashley Rudolph · March 14
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  • Tanya B.

    Margaritas

    Tanya Barrow · March 12
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  • Dianey S.

    Great food! The carne guisada was great...

    Dianey Sandoval · March 2
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  • Colin

    Mexican food is nothing special but located right on Sixth Street.

    Colin · February 18
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  • Bruna C.

    Get The Lobster Tacos. They are amazing! Also their sangria is pretty unique with a touch of cinnamon. ;)

    Bruna Calheiros · January 2
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  • Matt L.

    Shrimp tacos.

    Matt Lucht · January 2
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  • Moe D.

    Best Mexican food around these here parts.

    Moe Dexler · December 4, 2014
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  • Mercedes C.

    Here with daughter her hubby ,grandson me and my Kenny

    Mercedes Cas · November 29, 2014
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  • Amanda B.

    Fajitas are the bomb!

    Amanda Burkett · November 28, 2014
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  • Chris J.

    It's not too busy on weekdays. Good place to eat some chips and drink while passing the time.

    Chris J · November 25, 2014
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  • Roger W.

    Awesome all you can eat brunch. Consider it a challenge.

    Roger Willis · November 21, 2014
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  • Kelly B.

    This is the only restaurant I've been to where the gluten free menu is already on the table when you sit down. Kudos!

    Kelly Briley · November 19, 2014
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  • Jamie L.

    Best margaritas in Austin. Great good and table side guacamole.

    Jamie Locklin · October 10, 2014
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  • Dot A.

    GREAT Sunday brunch and reasonably priced!

    Dot Ammons · October 5, 2014
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  • Ricardo M.

    Beef fajitas

    Ricardo Marchesini · September 28, 2014
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  • Dave Y.

    If you're here for Mexican Martinis, save your money. They are not well balanced, too acidic. Try Trudy's, their original is far better.

    Dave Yeti · August 10, 2014
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  • Tony B.

    Guac guac guac guac tequila

    Tony Blank · August 7, 2014
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  • Craig E.

    Favorite recovery spot in Austin

    Craig Elimeliah · August 6, 2014
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  • D I.

    Here is another tip the manager is an asshole if you have a complaint don't bother speaking with him first & last time here!

    D I-heart · July 6, 2014
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  • D I.

    For Sunday Brunch it's $15 the waitress lied to me & told me that the bottomless mimosa was included it's an additional $7 salty ass bacon too many other good restaurants in Austin to eat here again

    D I-heart · July 6, 2014
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  • Christa C.

    This place is wonderful! Free chips and salsa. Have the salmon and fried avacado. Sit on the rooftop.

    Christa Campbell · June 12, 2014
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  • Joseph H.

    Get the refried pinto beans.

    Joseph Holguin · May 14, 2014
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  • America D.

    The guacamole is to die for. You must try it! They make it right before your eyes!

    America De · April 27, 2014
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  • Patrick M.

    Not amazing service. Also awkward seating if not at the bar.

    Patrick Madigan · March 27, 2014
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  • curt

    do not try to get seated with one missing from your party .. do not try to bring in water - they think it's vodka .. this is a business dyk .. good meatloaf good queso nice patio

    curt · March 19, 2014
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  • Jason P.

    I just ordered a "top shelf" margarita for $6. San Francisco this is not!

    Jason Putorti · March 14, 2014
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  • cj r.

    Order the guacamole. A guy comes over with a variety of ingredients and makes the guacamole to your standards the entire time. Excellent and yummy.

    cj rooney · March 11, 2014
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  • Jarmo L.

    Love you Juha ! ;)

    Jarmo Laakso · March 8, 2014
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  • Jasmine L.

    Strawberry cactus margarita and ahi tuna ceviche. Amazing. Right in the middle of the busiest block on 6th street. This place kicks ass

    Jasmine Leitzel · March 2, 2014
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  • Ashlynn O.

    Margaritas are not GREAT. But $3 at happy hour so go for it!

    Ashlynn Owen · February 28, 2014
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  • Morris C.

    Very disappointed with this place. Managers treated us bad, food it's not even good as it used to be. But everything else was awful. Not coming back ever, and would not recommend this place at all.

    Morris Ceseña · February 2, 2014
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  • Alex P.

    Drinks are cheap and strong. Very strong.

    Alex Polianskaia · January 5, 2014
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  • Diego V.

    Gluten Free Menu, Exc !

    Diego Valerio · January 2, 2014
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  • MeeHee

    Get the guacamole

    MeeHee · January 1, 2014
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  • Erik S.

    Don't leave there without trying the cucumber jalapeno margaritas.

    Erik Smith · December 5, 2013
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  • Julie H.

    Lobster tacos, Texas peach, table side guac

    Julie H.C. · October 14, 2013
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