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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

Iron Cactus

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Main Street District, Dallas
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  • Andrew L.
    "Lobster tacos are a must order."(8 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)
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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.
  • 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
    Downvoted 2 days ago
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Danielle L.
    The Avocado and Portabello fries were great, the Paella was wonderful and my waitress Teri was awesome!
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Downvoted 2 days ago
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
    Downvoted 2 days ago
  • 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.
    Downvoted 2 days ago
  • Kristina K.
    Kristina KerseyNovember 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.
  • Kristina K.
    Kristina KerseyNovember 10, 2013
    Love the 2nd floor balcony outside. You can smoke out there and has a great view.
  • Heather T.
    Heather TOctober 17, 2014
    Walk up or ride the elevator up to the roof top deck. They have live music and a bar.
  • 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.
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverAugust 19, 2014
    Like many business that found success in Austin, this Austin standby now has branch in Dallas. Read more
  • Colin N.
    Colin NelsonJanuary 25, 2015
    Skirt steak is unreal. And you HAVE to get the Chocolate-avocado Cake!
  • 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.
  • @concepcion__g
    @concepcion__gAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for their gluten free menu! lots of yummy choices.
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa Michaud NishanAugust 22, 2014
    The view and tacos are amazing.
  • justin l.
    justin lilesJanuary 26, 2014
    Gil is my go to person when I'm there. Gotta love the street tacos.
  • Nicolette M.
    Nicolette MarieFebruary 26, 2012
    They serve a Sunday brunch - great for those living downtown
  • Lexi K.
    Lexi K.April 10, 2013
    Margaritas! Their salsa and queso are delicious as well! :)
  • Adam W.
    Adam WhiteNovember 11, 2015
    Double Bartle Margarita is perfect. Steak and chicken fajitas hit the sport after a long day.
  • Kristina K.
    Kristina KerseyNovember 10, 2013
    No decent parking nearby on Saturday night. You must valet. It's only $10 when you leave.
  • 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.
  • favian
    favianFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Chicken Poppers! The roasted salsa is the best
  • Fernando S.
    Fernando SerranoSeptember 18, 2015
    Good tex mex food, service was ok and prices affordable
  • Chris ..
    Chris .December 27, 2014
    They put tons of salt on the rims of their margaritas. I crave that mineral.
  • Chris M.
    Chris McNeeseJuly 6, 2013
    Chicken popper appetizer is a great choice.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Jessica
    JessicaJuly 27, 2013
    The Third Floor Patio is the best place to sit!
  • Nik
    NikNovember 2, 2011
    The lobster tacos are smothered and covered in butter--deeeelish!
  • Tony E.
    Tony EdwardsSeptember 5, 2012
    One of the best Tuna Ceviche's in the world!
  • Lee L.
    Lee Lowry GunnFebruary 8, 2013
    If you need Gluten-free menu, Iron Cactus has one.
  • Kristin B.
    Kristin BentonJuly 1, 2015
    Good service, loved the nacho appetizer.
  • 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. .
  • 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.
  • Scott E.
    Scott EOctober 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Pollo Relleno and a Moonshine Margarita!
  • Brian W.
    Brian WilliamsOctober 19, 2012
    Great service, but come prepared for Nats/Fruit-flies.
  • 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.
  • Darrell H.
    Darrell HendersonMarch 18, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't understand how they roll their silverware. It seems complicated.
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