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Established in 1996 on historic Sixth Street the Iron Cactus Mexican Restaurant, Grill and Margarita Bar has served contemporary Mexican food for over 18 years. They draw their inspiration for their cuisine from various regions in Mexico. Named one of the top 10 tequila bars in the country, they feature over 100 different types of tequila. With a deep passion for creating bold, unique and flavorful Mexican dishes the Iron Cactus stands apart as a premier Mexican restaurant and drinking destination.

While serving delicious Mexican food is a passion for Iron Cactus, they are also passionate about helping the environment, which is why they are one of the latest sponsors with the Texas Sponsor A Highway ® program. This program is just one more way that helps keep the Texas highways litter free.


The Iron Cactus can be found in 4 locations across Texas. Locations include:

Austin Downtown Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar

The flagship of our company, their Austin downtown Mexican restaurant, and tequila bar is located in the heart of historic 6th Street. The turn-of-the-century building was remodeled in 1995 to include its famous Rooftop Patio which offers a fantastic view of Austin. This three-level restaurant has become the standard to which locals, tourists, university students, and business people compare the rest so much so that it is the number one choice for incredible food, refreshing fresh lime juice Margaritas and atmosphere on 6th street making it very different than the majority of Mexican food restaurants in the Austin area.

Iron Cactus’s North Austin Mexican Restaurant

This modern 11,000-square-foot restaurant, situated in chic north Austin, was designed to highlight the area’s elegance. The Iron Cactus Mexican Restaurant features a posh bar/lounge called the Agave Room which is open late with nightly drink specials and adorned with art glass.

Downtown Dallas Mexican Restaurant

Located in the heart of Downtown Dallas, this breathtaking 14,000 square foot restaurant stands 3 stories over the famous Pegasus Plaza. With a Rooftop Patio that boasts a fantastic view of downtown our Dallas Restaurant is an oasis amid the hustle of the big city. As you enter the first floor the smell of homemade tortillas give the restaurant a truly traditional Mexican feel.

Often you find yourself in the dilemma of deciding not only what type of food you want to eat, but where you want to go. Dallas has hundreds of Mexican restaurants, so how do you choose? Think about what Mexicans call your “antojo”. It’s that voice inside that says, “I’m hungry for” or “I’d like to experience something different”. Make today’s “antojo” Iron Cactus, your place for a different experience than any other downtown Dallas Mexican restaurant.

In the open air patio at Iron Cactus, you’ll enjoy a view of downtown Dallas as you dine on a fusion of traditional and contemporary Mexican dishes.  Our Chefs are experts at combining native Mexican vegetables, such as corn, tomatoes, squash, avocados and tomatillos into new taste adventures. Indulge yourself by trying something new, like Pollo Verde, Chipotle Pork Chop, or Crab Nachos. There’s a choice of over 100 tequilas to sip or have mixed into tasty margarita combinations. The chefs at Iron Cactus truly bring a new definition to Mexican restaurants in Dallas. The tortillas are hot and fresh and a friendly staff is ready to make sure your dining experience will be one-of-a-kind.

San Antonio Riverwalk Mexican Restaurant

The Iron Cactus San Antonio Riverwalk Mexican restaurant is one of the best downtown restaurants. Located on the Riverwalk across from the rustic La Mansion hotel, the Private Patio is a great place to relax. Watch the boats accompany the family and let them give you a Mexican dining experience you’ll never forget.

Iron Cactus is one of few award-winning Mexican restaurants in San Antonio, and is known for unique tequila-infused creations and over 100 premium tequilas you can sip or have mixed into margaritas and Mexican martinis. Their Riverwalk location and beautiful outdoor patio make Iron Cactus’ Mexican Restaurant a San Antonio tourist destination. Iron Cactus takes advantage of San Antonio’s unique cultural and geographic positioning to create traditional Mexican-inspired cuisine with contemporary flavor combinations.


Iron Cactus can help you with your next office luncheon, party, or training event. They’ve catered many types of personal events such as weddings, birthdays, graduations and anniversary parties. When the event is in your space, it’s all about the infusion of flavors and pleasing your guests. Iron Cactus catering services in Austin is committed to making your event a success.

You have a large variety of menu options to choose from and can request full-service catering or delivery only. If you decide on full-service catering they will provide:

  • Buffet setup
  • Buffet table linens
  • Service station
  • Two hours of buffet service

If you would like, they can also arrange for the following:

  • China and silverware
  • Table, chair or tent rental
  • Bar and cocktail service
  • Linens
  • Cake cutting service

From Pollo Verde and Pescado del Mar to Southwest Paella and Shrimp Parilla, you’ll love what you choose for your guests. It doesn’t matter whether you opt for a modest delivery or full-service; they pay attention to details and promise to give you the Iron Cactus experience with off-site catering services.

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Visit Iron Cactus today on their website to learn more and see what delicious dining experiences are waiting for you.

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