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The Iron Cactus

The Iron Cactus

Mexican Restaurant and Taco Place$$$$
SoMa, San Francisco
  • Liz C.
    "Mmm, the Mexican spicy shrimp salad is tops!"(2 Tips)
    The C.
    "few beers before a SF Giants game!"(2 Tips)
    Marcus D.
    "Super veggie burritos is a really good, quick and cheap meal."(3 Tips)
    Sarah B.
    "Fair warning if you don't."(2 Tips)
63 Tips and reviews
  • burritos
  • shrimp salad
  • giants game
  • tacos
  • happy hour
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  • Yin L.
    Yin Li1 week ago
    Get your taco fix for $1 each on Tues from 3pm to close!
  • Sarper E.
    Sarper ErelSeptember 23
    Been here 5+ times
    Quesadillas are my favorite! Good spot for watching soccer over lunch : )
  • Dave D.
    Dave DeVisserSeptember 7
    Decent Mexican for soma
  • David R.
    David RApril 3
    Decent Mexican food spot, esp the fajitas plate. Honestly it's all about the spacious outdoor patio on a nice day.
    Upvoted Sep 1
  • Smoochella S.
    Turn around and leave this place is disgusting! The chips were stale the Chile Verde chicken flavorless...and just gross, best thing there was the Tapatio! I feel bad for the people who work here.
  • The C.
    The CreameryApril 22, 2016
    Great place for lunch/dinner and a few beers before a SF Giants game! Or stay and watch the game they have several big screen TV's and offer Happy Hour every Mon-Fri 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Wilson F.
    Wilson Favre-DelerueMarch 14, 2016
    Passable food at best, and the whole order station doesn't really work well. Convenient neighbourhood joint but not much more.
  • Marcus D.
    Marcus DerenciusJanuary 26, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Super veggie burritos is a really good, quick and cheap meal. Service is nice.
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew AnderOctober 20, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Happy Hour cheap and kind of old tacos for ya, after about 3pm
  • Team S.
    Team SlobbrAugust 26, 2015
    dog-friendly, dog friendly
  • JJ V.
    JJ VenturiniJanuary 31, 2015
    Tacos, burritios & ceviche are good but pricey. Go to mission for better value & better mexican food
  • Tom M.
    Tom MaxwellJanuary 10, 2015
    Decent quesadillas.
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HolcombJuly 3, 2014
    The food and drinks r soooo good, but the people could be nicer😉
  • Austin S.
    Austin SpiresMay 21, 2014
    Fast easy burritos
  • Alexandra L.
    Alexandra LathropMay 19, 2014
    Just nothing special. The spicy on the burritos was not spicy in any way at all.
  • Wolfgang W.
    Great place! Burrito was awesome! Thanks for the recommendation Apple Store guy!
  • Humpfree L.
    Humpfree LowGartApril 24, 2014
    This place has a dope happy hour. Go here of you can!
  • Ximena V.
    Ximena VFebruary 3, 2014
    Generous tofu portions in their veggie burritos, but otherwise nothing to write home about.
  • Anne A.
    Anne Ahola WardNovember 5, 2013
    The soup is awesome
  • John R.
    John RichardsSeptember 20, 2013
    Great food and atmosphere. Big patio area.
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah Bruning MeronJuly 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Good idea: back patio on a sunny Friday afternoon. Shade, terrible 80's music, beer AND wifi. Not sure what else you can ask for.
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah Bruning MeronJune 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They put pineapple in the al pastor. This is fine if you like pineapple. Fair warning if you don't.
  • Bennett W W.
    Bennett W WongJune 18, 2013
    Nice spot for a Taqueria across from Caltrain Station!
  • Scott S.
    Scott SymondsJune 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a burrito and a beer and watch a Giants game.
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MMay 26, 2013
    Food was terrible! I told them I'm allergic to onions and there's still onions on my stuff. Friend is allergic to lettuce and they still put it on hers and then they tried to pick it out afterwards.
  • Chris 🍻 M.
    Chris 🍻 MakarskyApril 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    OK for a beer if you're in the area, but there are so many places with better mexican food in SF
  • Chipper N.
    Chipper NicodemusApril 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Mrs. said the women's bathroom doesn't lock. Have someone stand guard.
  • Luke L.
    Luke LosinJanuary 8, 2013
    Super meh. Hit up Dos Hermano's down the street instead.
  • Gopinath D.
    Gopinath DesamNovember 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Tried the veggie burrito and it does taste really good. You sure wanna give it a try.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BraniganSeptember 4, 2012
    The salads are big enough to share, they will even give you an extra plate. Sitting out back is pleasant, many of the tables are in the shade
  • Rita P.
    Rita ParadaAugust 11, 2012
    they are open late and the spicy prawns are great.
  • Greg N.
    Greg NeeJune 21, 2012
    At least they have Lagunitas IPA on tap.
  • Björn J.
    Björn JefferyJune 21, 2012
    One guy didn't get his order at all, the food was mediocre, and a staff member threw paper at me(!) aiming for the waste basket. He looked at me as if it was my fault and didn't apologize. Game over.
  • Raul K.
    Raul KeallyMay 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get it wet!
  • Jingting W.
    Jingting WangApril 9, 2012
    Is it good?
  • Satindar
    SatindarFebruary 21, 2012
    The other tips are correct. This place blows. Never again.
  • Raj S.
    Raj S.February 1, 2012
    Try the Chorizo Super Taco - Great spice. Fresh guacamole and sour cream. Perfect portion. Only thing I wish is that it was served hot, was somewhat lukewarm.
  • Christine F.
    Christine FontaineJanuary 6, 2012
    Watch for the chips. They taste stale.
  • Petko M.
    Petko MinkovJanuary 4, 2012
    Mexican chicken salad is the best one.
  • Sanji F.
    Sanji FernandoSeptember 13, 2011
    Carnitas nachos are pretty good
  • Bert D.
    Bert DiVietriSeptember 4, 2011
    Not at all the best burrito in the city. There are such other better quality and reasonably priced Taqueria's. Skip this place and get full somewhere better.
  • Phillip K.
    Phillip KidwellAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    A great alternative to Victors if you want to sit down for lunch and watch the Giants Win!
  • Kelsey W.
    Kelsey WAugust 16, 2011
    Fair warning: the mexican spicy shrimp salad is INSANELY spicy...good, but crazy spicy.
  • Enia T.
    Enia TitovaAugust 8, 2011
    Get 2 tacos, not 3. They're kinda giant.
  • Leslie H.
    Leslie HitchcockAugust 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're going to eat in, make it on a nice day and head straight back to the outdoor patio.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MaximilienJune 10, 2011
    Get the spicy Mexican Shrimp Salad... awesome combination with avocados, black beans, and great dressing. Pure pleasure with a kick.
  • GG
    GGMay 25, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Service is horrible. Food is worse. But it's convenient. So here I am again. Damn.
  • Michael Y.
    Michael YouensMarch 11, 2011
    The green salsa is the hotter of the two.
  • Michael Y.
    Michael YouensMarch 11, 2011
    The deep fried pork chimichanga is DEElicious!
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan StullFebruary 26, 2011
    Crispy tacos were poor.
  • Liz C.
    Liz C.February 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Mmm, the Mexican spicy shrimp salad is tops!
  • Sharda R.
    Sharda RekhaJanuary 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ceviche is amazing, get that with Cola in a glass bottle or better yet, a Corona.
  • Tony O.
    Tony ObregonDecember 8, 2010
    Tuesdays get you $1 tacos and $2 coronas. FTW!
  • Alan P.
    Alan PursellAugust 24, 2010
    At happy hour, get a taco of each meat.
  • Laura G.
    The throes of mediocrity. The only thing worth a damn on this menu is the spicy shrimp salad, which is quite tasty. Otherwise... Meh.
  • Ben C.
    Ben CabangunAugust 1, 2010
    outdoor patio on a sunny SF day is great!
  • Jany X.
    Jany XuJune 29, 2010
    Love the food. Service is awesome. Super delicious and affordable. Oh and grab an orchata and skip the white sangria.
  • Jamie
    JamieMay 9, 2010
    lunch break? get a salad and red sangria and go sit in the sun on the back porch for an hour.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SingerApril 8, 2010
    Mediocre food at best. Horrible service. People stand around doing nothing while you wait to order. Been here 4 times & they have never got my order right. My tip, don't go here.
  • Sankar P.
    Sankar PatelMarch 10, 2010
    Amazing Mexican Joint! Diced bell pepper in the spanish rice, who would have though
  • Marc M.
    Marc MagnoneDecember 3, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    ask for rocile.....she is great!
  • Jaered C.
    Jaered CroesOctober 27, 2009
    go through the bathroom hallway door and sit in the back. it's hidden and looks like a smoking area but is really an awesome eating area.
  • Volkan T.
    Volkan TugrulMarch 15, 2014
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