Iron Cactus

1520 Main St.
Dallas, TX 75201
Best Of


  • Sun 10am-10pm, Mon-Wed 11am-10pm, Thu-Sat 11am-11pm
  • $$$
  • Business Dining, Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Metered Parking, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
Like many business that found success in Austin, this Austin standby now has branch in Dallas. Here, you'll find the same slick, modern trappings down to the neon glow and clean decorative lines. Iron Cactus offers gussied-up Tex-Mex (lobster tacos, anyone?), which can be paired with more than 75 tequilas. Perhaps you'd like tequila in your food? Then order the Yucatan fish tacos with tequila-marinated whitefish. Or just go for one of the margaritas on a rooftop patio.

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    4 years ago by Whitney Filloon

    Bust out the sombreros (and whatever other ethnically irrelevant garb you might have), because the second-annual Margarita Meltdown is coming to the Bishop Arts District. Last year's event drew more than 2,500 people, and founders N...

  • Iron Cactus Lawsuit Illuminates Why You Were Probably Screwed If You Ever Waited Tables
    4 years ago by Scott Reitz

    Early this February, Iron Cactus got served. Literally. The Austin-based Tex-Mex chain, with a location in downtown Dallas, became the subject of class-action lawsuit alleging that it failed to comply with federal employment laws re...

  • Prickly Seat
    11 years ago by Mark Stuertz

    Iron Cactus is the kind of place you reflexively rally around if you have even the tiniest traces of civic pride in your veins. Iron Cactus is just the sort of temple to healthy urban eating that Dallas needs in its endlessly fussed...

  • Getting the Blues
    12 years ago by Mark Stuertz

    Next Tuesday, our celebrated urban core will be needled out of its tequila-addled mind when the Dallas version of Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar debuts. The three-story, 14,000-square-foot restaurant, imported from Aust...


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