Established in 1996 on historic Sixth Street the Iron Cactus has been serving contemporary Mexican cuisine for over 13 years.
I knew a wrestler by this same name. Sadly, when his special move, “Hug of a Thousand Needles,” proved a little too effective, he was forced to become the markedly less fearsome “Satin Willow.”
Order the table side guacamole. Yummay!
Tequila, SXSW style!
Great deck. Better margaritas. -mb
If you're into sipping tequila, this is a great place to go. We recommend trying a tequila flight, and if you're feeling adventurous, the pomegranate margarita is to die for.
Guacamole!!! Not to be missed! +1
Great service, tasty food.
Great food and drinks. They are in a perfect location to start the night.
Steak nachos are amazing
Stuff your SXSW face with some tacos and feel it for the next few hours.
get some awesome breakfast
Get the Baja fish tacos !!
Fantastic food and service. Try the fajitas. Next time going to try the lobster tacos. Cold salsa better than the warm.
For lunch, the buffet-style restaurant upstairs will get you food faster, but the restaurant-style downstairs is better. Try the fish tacos.
This Mexican restaurant has a great balcony upstairs, perfect for catching some sun while relaxing and watching 6th Street activity. Guacamole made table side, don't skip it!
Grab a table on the rooftop, enjoy an Austin sunset with a nice, large Cactus Juice!
Try their brunch on Sundays. They have a good all-you-can-drink mimosa and Mexican buffet.
Cactus Juice. Cactus Juice is a MUST here!
The goat cheese quesadilla + chicken= the bomb diggity
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Guacamole suitable for a king
May be a wait for dinner if you go on a weekend, but the amazing margaritas will make the wait feel a whole lot shorter :) Check out what's going on during SXSW here at do512.com
Guacamole. Table side. Do it.
Love the rooftop deck & of course the margaritas. Try the La Muerte
Service is horrible. Pass
great place for a drink. Check out the roof terrace and have a la muerte margarita with pomegranate juice.
Ask the hostess for the WiFi password.
Sunday brunch is a great deal. Get a bottomless mimosa for $5.
With options like Lobster Tacos and Texas Peach Margaritas accompanied by a misted rooftop 6th Street view, what else do you need in life?
Some very tasty food! We got the lobster tacos and pollo flameado. Both dishes came out perfect! Our waitress Audrey, was awesome! She made us feel welcomed, and had fast accurate service!
Lobster tacos = wow
get the lobster tacos. looked awesome!
Service is awesome even tho its busy! Margaritas are amazing and the food was fantastic!
Don't miss the guacamole.
It awesome you know it. Get the guacamole and the award winning margarita!!! Boomshakalaka
Have a Margarita of course!
Make sure to have your complete party with you because they won't seat you if everyone is not there!
Stop in for lunch/dinner and some margs! House salsa is awesome! Get the queso to go with it! Chicken/Jalepeno poppers are a must! Wide tequilla selection and great menu options!
Tequila on tap and all the texmex menu options a girl can dream of!
Chicken relleno is awesome
Chicken balls are the bomb.com!!!
When I'm at the jackalope and I have to shit I come to the Cactus! Best place to poop on dirty 6th!
Definitely give the queso a shot.
Rule: Eat on the roof. (Not a rule, but a good idea: Order the grilled shrimp tacos.)
great discount if you work on 6th Street
Great Happy Hour with 1/2 price appetizers and $3 beers