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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

Iron Cactus

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Main Street District, Dallas
  • Andrew L.
    "Lobster tacos are a must order."(9 Tips)
    Ron K.
    "100% margarita and Yucatan fish tacos"(2 Tips)
    Lexi K.
    "Margaritas! Their salsa and queso are delicious as well!"(12 Tips)
    Jessica Q.
    "I love the pollo relleno!"(2 Tips)
84 Tips and reviews
  • margaritas
  • good for dates
  • happy hour
  • trendy
  • lively
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  • Lauren P.
    Lauren PattersonJanuary 1, 2015
    Everything is AMAZING! Seriously try their specials. Everything I've ever had always has a great flavor and is perfectly cooked. Service is always great too. Plus there is a good atmosphere!
  • That M.
    That MarikaApril 18, 2012
    Went to this place in Dallas three times I loved it so much. The guacamole was fantastic and healthy tasting. They make it in front of you. Their drinks are great. Great food menu too. Very unique.
  • Arianna R.
    Arianna RojoJune 11, 2013
    Best brunch I have ever had! Heck best buffet, breakfast, etc. I've ever had. A bit pricey at $20 each person, but worth it!
  • Jessica Q.
    Jessica QuirozFebruary 22, 2015
    I love the pollo relleno! I get it every time! The cocktails are amazing too! I love this place for dates, group hangouts, girls night out, etc! I highly recommend it!
  • Danielle L.
    Danielle LewisJune 26, 2016
    The Avocado and Portabello fries were great, the Paella was wonderful and my waitress Teri was awesome!
  • LogoTV
    LogoTVJuly 6, 2011
    Amazing happy hour and some delicious half price appetizers to go with it. Have one (or six) and sober up all in the same place. –James, The A-List: Dallas
  • Mark P.
    Mark PaulsonSeptember 20, 2012
    I haven't gone to this place without leaving satisfied. The chicken stuffed avocado are amazing! I will be back.
  • Andréa M.
    Andréa MicheleAugust 7, 2013
    Parking Is a problem. $10 is a bit steep to come to Happy Hour. Too much sun at window and flies. But good side is JP and Alex are great bartenders.
  • K K.
    K KNovember 10, 2013
    Love the 2nd floor balcony outside. You can smoke out there and has a great view.
  • Alex G.
    Alex GruzenApril 15, 2013
    Hour and a half wait for a "table", but no wait at all for a table on the 2nd floor terrace. Full service, full menu. On a nice evening, hard to beat.
  • K K.
    K KNovember 10, 2013
    Had a spiced rum and coke 3 different times from the same 2nd floor bar, served in 3 different glasses, with varying amounts of alcohol. It wasn't that busy but the bartender seemed out of it.
  • Ron K.
    Ron KarimJuly 4, 2013
    Had the 100% margarita and Yucatan fish tacos, tacos were amazing but dish is a bit small. Margarita, a bit too sweet.
  • Davin G.
    Davin GallegoNovember 8, 2010
    eat at the bar and chat with jason. great bartender and hasnt steered me wrong yet. get the pork enchiladas with the fried egg...epic.
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverAugust 19, 2014
    Like many business that found success in Austin, this Austin standby now has branch in Dallas. Read more
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick FogartyJune 19, 2011
    I agree with Scott P. the half moon booths are horrible, bit the guac and pork enchilada made up for it.
  • Colin N.
    Colin NelsonJanuary 25, 2015
    Skirt steak is unreal. And you HAVE to get the Chocolate-avocado Cake!
  • K K.
    K KNovember 10, 2013
    No decent parking nearby on Saturday night. You must valet. It's only $10 when you leave.
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa Michaud NishanAugust 22, 2014
    The view and tacos are amazing.
  • Adam W.
    Adam WhiteNovember 11, 2015
    Double Bartle Margarita is perfect. Steak and chicken fajitas hit the sport after a long day.
  • @concepcion__g
    @concepcion__gAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for their gluten free menu! lots of yummy choices.
  • justin l.
    justin lilesJanuary 26, 2014
    Gil is my go to person when I'm there. Gotta love the street tacos.
  • Lexi K.
    Lexi K.April 10, 2013
    Margaritas! Their salsa and queso are delicious as well! :)
  • Scoutmob
    ScoutmobNovember 28, 2011
    The frothy goodness that is the frozen margarita machine was invented in Dallas in 1971.
  • Mark E.
    Mark ElrodJune 1, 2012
    Do not put the Lobster Tacos on your head - your tongue will slap your brains out trying to get to them.
  • Nicolette M.
    Nicolette MarieFebruary 26, 2012
    They serve a Sunday brunch - great for those living downtown
  • Courtney K.
    Courtney KleinSeptember 28
    Interesting drink options, considering. Lots of vegetarian-friendly options.
  • favian
    favianFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Chicken Poppers! The roasted salsa is the best
  • Chris M.
    Chris McNeeseJuly 6, 2013
    Chicken popper appetizer is a great choice.
  • Scott P.
    Scott PMarch 2, 2011
    Try the meatloaf and avoid the half-moon booths. The seats are worn and make any person need a booster.
  • Fernando S.
    Fernando SerranoSeptember 18, 2015
    Good tex mex food, service was ok and prices affordable
  • Cecil W.
    Cecil WintersFebruary 10, 2012
    Fire Grilled Salmon was great! Somewhat limited menu though.
  • Makayla M.
    Makayla MadduxNovember 27, 2011
    Very extensive gluten-free menu, and the best Mexican food I've ever had!
  • Jessica
    JessicaJuly 27, 2013
    The Third Floor Patio is the best place to sit!
  • Gina
    GinaJuly 23, 2015
    Brought a party of 11 to the restaurant. They would not seat us together. They were not helpful at all and made rude comments that were over heard by our group. We went across the seat.
  • Alan L.
    Alan LesselyongFebruary 20, 2011
    After dinner on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, take the elevator to the basement and dance away some of those calories!
  • Robert F.
    Robert FurrAugust 5, 2011
    Ditto, the moon booths suck. The stuffed avocado is great!
  • Tony E.
    Tony EdwardsSeptember 5, 2012
    One of the best Tuna Ceviche's in the world!
  • Kristin B.
    Kristin BentonJuly 1, 2015
    Good service, loved the nacho appetizer.
  • Nik
    NikNovember 2, 2011
    The lobster tacos are smothered and covered in butter--deeeelish!
  • Lee L.
    Lee Lowry GunnFebruary 8, 2013
    If you need Gluten-free menu, Iron Cactus has one.
  • Bartley W.
    Bartley WilliamsMarch 31, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    I work the valet, come see me if you need your car parked on main st. .
  • Les Z.
    Les ZmolikDecember 3, 2016
    They do NOT have lobster tacos here or Yucatan tacos.
  • Scott E.
    Scott EOctober 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Pollo Relleno and a Moonshine Margarita!
  • Chris ..
    Chris .December 27, 2014
    They put tons of salt on the rims of their margaritas. I crave that mineral.
  • Scott S.
    Scott SingerFebruary 26
    Rather than charge us a set price per person, they roped us into a contract (over the phone) that forced our group to end up paying $43.75 per person for a fajita buffet. Beware #NCA Cheerleaders!!!
  • Lori A.
    Lori AllenDecember 5, 2013
    Stuffed Avocado is very good.
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LicariNovember 30, 2014
    Lobster tacos are a must order.
  • Brian W.
    Brian WilliamsOctober 19, 2012
    Great service, but come prepared for Nats/Fruit-flies.
  • Michael R.
    Michael RyanOctober 19, 2013
    The Lobster tacos are out of control. Nice environment and really good food. Finish strong with the Tres Leches. It's sick. Awesome service from Cora. She took care of us and super cool
  • Darrell H.
    Darrell HendersonMarch 18, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't understand how they roll their silverware. It seems complicated.
  • Charles R.
    Charles RussellApril 13, 2013
    Brilliant view from rooftop.
  • Jason V.
    Jason ValeriusSeptember 14, 2015
    Chorizo burger is awesome
  • Ipek B.
    Ipek BereketNovember 20, 2012
    Mean margaritas!! Get 100 percent or moonshine;)
  • Melissa L.
    Melissa LambMay 21, 2010
    Go to Iron Cactus and get the fish tacos. They're one of the best things I've ever eaten.
  • Chris M.
    Chris McNeeseSeptember 7, 2013
    Get the chicken poppers. That's why we love this place.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LeeDecember 1, 2012
    Try the Pumpkin Crusted Chicken
  • Chay D.
    Chay DiggsAugust 23, 2015
    I recommend the brunch!
  • KERRY P.
    KERRY PROKUPFebruary 18, 2012
    Brunch Buffet on Sundays is GREAT
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PaulDecember 20, 2014
    I love myself some tortilla soup!!!
  • Marianthe V.
    Marianthe VerverJune 29, 2010
    Ask for Alberto he will take good care of you!
  • Denise
    DeniseAugust 18, 2011
    The balcony is the best place to sit.
  • Cassidy P.
    Cassidy PratherDecember 8, 2011
    Fish tacos are phenomenal!
  • Jessica E.
    Jessica EngleMarch 21, 2015
    Didn't eat here because food looked just okay but had an amazing avocado margarita.
  • Hanoi V.
    Hanoi VargasMay 8, 2016
    The food is ok but the service was horrible! I totally don't recommend this place. You can't accommodate more than 8 people on a table
  • Lc T.
    Lc ThatsitJanuary 3, 2014
    2 words lobster tacos
  • Julie M.
    Julie McGowanNovember 10, 2013
    Good house margarita. ..
  • Vonda R.
    Vonda RansomDecember 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Tim is awesome! Get him if you can
  • Sterling R.
    Sterling RaphaelMarch 19, 2011
    Great balcony view!
  • Marques M.
    Marques MackeyAugust 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    See Norell, or Davidimoso and tip them very well. Great bartenders.
  • Karen L.
    Karen LopezMay 10, 2012
    Get a tequila flight. Nice
  • Franklin G.
    Franklin GNovember 2, 2013
    Don't set your expectations too high. The food was good but the service was slow and the margaritas not worth the wait
  • The FaFa 🥃🔫🥓👙
    The meatloaf really IS better that Grandma's!!
  • Ben M.
    Ben MartinMarch 19, 2011
    Try the food. If you DARE!
  • Terri B.
    Terri BApril 13, 2010
    Order the guacamole. It's made fresh at your table.
  • Derricka D.
    Derricka DialsDecember 1, 2013
    DO NOT go here for Brunch!! The food is hard, cold and lacks seasoning.
  • Chris K.
    Chris Konecny4 days ago
    Ticked I wasted a dinner in Dallas on this place. Terrible relative to Mexican food available in Dallas. Followed a recommendation but should have known
  • Joseph V.
    Joseph VasquezApril 26, 2012
    Try the Lobster Tacos - @Iron_Cactus lobster tacos are just as good up in Dallas as in Austin. Consistency is key.
  • Dallas Food N.
    Dallas Food NerdMarch 2, 2013
    we split the Yucatan Fish Tacos so we'd have room for Tres Leches and both were OMG good!
  • Fernando F.
    Fernando FloresMarch 1, 2012
    Go for the margaritas! Any place that uses processed cheese on lobster tacos should be scolded! And not tipped.
  • Danwen
    DanwenJune 2, 2015
    Empty in cinco de mayo :/
  • Rob O.
    Rob OrtizFebruary 20, 2011
    A notch below TGIF'S... Pretty mediocre Tex Mex
  • Sara J.
    Sara JJanuary 1, 2013
    Food tastes bland, no flavor. Avoid.
  • Gabe M.
    Gabe MarshallJanuary 1, 2014
    the worst NYE party
  • Oleksiy V.
    Oleksiy VyalykhDecember 30, 2016
    Кухня и сервис
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