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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

#52 of 3,028 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
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606 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701-3331
+1 512-472-9240
11:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:30
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Long Beach, California
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little spot to eat and to chill with drinks. If you can go up top and sit on the upper patio where you can overlook the streets and chill. Definitely a fun place.

Thank Rene C
Winchester, Virginia
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing excellent but nothing terrible. No table cloths or ambience. The bar is nice but the upstairs and rest of the restaurant is barren. The outside seating area upstairs is alright but again nothing special. The food- table side guac, peccado del mar, and a salmon dish were only average. Oh, and no draft beer..

Thank HuntCon
Thunder Bay, Canada
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221 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Iron Cactus is a Mexican-style restaurant on West Sixth Street in downtown Austin, which is a hub of restaurants and bars that feature live music. The address is listed as Trinity but there are entrances on West Sixth. This area is sometimes described as 'dive-y'. It seemed perhaps a little raunchy but still ok. I went for dinner on a... More 

Thank SeanOden
Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You call that Mexican food -really ? And -in Texas -SHAME "Store bought" Tortillas ? -SHAME And the prices -SHAME ! ! With this said -the restaurant was very busy - tourists ?

Thank 2dragon2
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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133 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Iron Cactus has locations is Austin, Dallas and San Antonio. The owners restored a historic building on 6th Street in Downtown Austin and was their original location. We were here in January and was way too cold to check out the scenic rooftop patio so dined inside. They make all of the margaritas with fresh lime juice and feature... More 

Thank Meritage101
Pearland, Texas
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service, right on 6th street, lots of people watching, awesome guacamole made fresh at the table, this fish was amazing.

Thank cagle971
Calgary, Canada
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96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here a couple of times while on a conference. This restaurant is well known for its huge tequila selection, and this is way better than Jose Cuervo... Be prepared to spend some time and sip premium tequila. For food we started out with the queso compueso, it's so good you just have to try it. Melted cheese, chicken... More 

Thank TheDude1974
Belmar, New Jersey
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143 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Lunched here with my wife. We sat at the bar. Jordan the barman was great. My wife had a loaded hamburger. Because of the load in it, it had to be cooked a little more to her liking but she did enjoy it. I had a veggie fajita which was great.

Thank Billy R
Evanston, Illinois
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306 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Very open, fun space. Our server, Adam, makes a mean table side guacamole (a bit pricey at $12, but that's two avocados in it, not the usual one). Chili rellenos fairly good--interesting to have cranberries and pumpkin seeds in the stuffing. Mahi mahi one of the best we've had. Good margaritas.

Thank jaz79h
Holbrook, New York
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382 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Great patio that overlooks the street. Our group had drinks and shared a bunch of apps. Drinks were good but the food was average. Service was a bit rushed. On the good side it was a welcome oasis from the dive-y 6th street.

Thank sneakyright

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 606 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701-3331
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-472-9240

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?