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Mexican Restaurants Near Me In Austin

When you close your eyes, do you picture a piping hot plate of sizzling fajitas? During the workday, does your mind drift to images of ice cold margaritas made with the finest tequilas? If this sounds like you, then it’s high time to get those images out of your mind and on to a plate at the Iron Cactus! Other Mexican restaurants near me in Austin can promise a great meal, but the Iron Cactus delivers dining redefined!

Our downtown location offers diners an amazing meal with the best ambiance in town. Nestled in the heart of Downtown Austin’s historic Sixth Street, the Iron Cactus will supply fantastic atmosphere and a first-class meal. All you need to do is come down and enjoy! One of the best Mexican restaurants near me in Austin, the Iron Cactus offers the best people watching on weekend nights. And with all the touring bands coming through town and film productions taking place in the area, you may just catch a glimpse of one of your favorite stars! Just don’t be surprised if they end up at the table next to you! The delectable food and thirst-quenching drinks at Iron Cactus are some of the worst-kept secrets in town, but we don’t mind.

You will find dazzling new takes on old favorite dishes as part of our redefined dining experience. Imagine mom’s meatloaf, but with Iron Cactus’s signature spin. And while mom’s old recipe might be great, it doesn’t hold a candle to our Mexican Meatloaf, stuffed with chorizo and bacon and draped lovingly atop a bed of green chile bacon mashed potatoes. It’s the way we redefine comfort food classics at Iron Cactus.

So, if what you seek is a remarkable experience and world-class dining rolled into one of the best Mexican restaurants near me in Austin, then the place to visit is the Iron Cactus! Join us at one of our two Austin locations, downtown at the corner of Sixth Street and Trinity and in North Austin at 10001 Stonelake Boulevard. Menus maps and more are available at www.ironcactus.com.

Tequila Tour 2017 at Iron Cactus North Austin

Click to purchase tickets for the Tequila Tour!The agave gods have spoken! Pay your respects with live music, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and of course, tequila. There are over 75 to choose from!

When: September 28th, 6pm–10pm
Where
: Iron Cactus North Austin
Address: 10001 Stonelake Blvd, Austin, TX 78759
$25 in advance, $30 at the door—buy your tickets now!

Guests enjoy 10 samples of your choice from renowned and up-and-coming tequila brands, delectable appetizers, live music and the famous Iron Cactus tequila snifter—the only way to sip tequila. Brand representatives will be available to answer any questions about tequila as you sample their products. Guests can learn more about the different types of tequila, how it’s made, its history, among other fascinating facts the distinctive agave spirit. 

The annual Tequila Tour at the Iron Cactus is best experienced with a group of friends so be sure to bring them with you. It has become one of the most popular events in Austin, and with limited space available, please make sure to get your tickets in advance

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Yes, all attendees must be 21 years or older in order to enter the event.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There will be a valet service.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please reach out to Mark Fleming, General Manager, or Meredith Hill, Director of Events, at (512) 794-8778

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, you can either print your ticket, or show proof of purchase on your mobile device.

Can I update my registration information?
Yes.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Yes.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
Yes.

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Tableside Guacamole on National Guacamole Day

HAPPY NATIONAL GUACAMOLE DAY!

One free tableside guacamole only per table and/or party. May not be exchanged for cash. Cannot be combined with any other offer or used multiple times. First come, first serve. No rain checks. Iron Cactus is not responsible if unable to serve due to ingredients running out before end of day. Servers not required or responsible for informing guests of promotion. Dine-in only. Valid only on September 16, 2015. Additional restrictions may apply.

Print or show this image to your Iron Cactus server on September 16th to get ONE FREE TABLESIDE GUACAMOLE!

Iron Cactus National Guacamole Day Promo

11 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Miss This Year’s Iron Cactus Tequila Tour

The kids are back at school and the air is becoming cool. That means it’s that time of the year, the annual Tequila Tour is finally here!

Let’s be honest. We can all agree that every happy memory begins and ends with tequila. So buy your tickets now by clicking HERE! A ticket is only $25 (in advance–buy now! it takes one click), $30 (at the door–why wait? be smart), and gets you 10 tequila pours, complimentary appetizers made by Executive Chef James Blanton, a true artisan and powerhouse (literally) in the kitchen, live music and entertainment, free merchandise/swag to take home, the famous Iron Cactus tequila snifter and most important, a night to create new happy memories. Bring all your friends and do the only tour where the guides pour you tequila.

If you’re still not convinced why you shouldn’t miss the annual Tequila Tour on Sept 10th at 6 p.m. at the Iron Cactus in North Austin (10001 Stonelake Blvd.), here are 11 reasons that should do the trick.

11. Be On the Iron Cactus Tequila Tour Kiss Cam.

 
 

 10. Meet a cast member from the hit show Friends (depending on how much tequila you’ve had).

 
 

9. Who doesn’t love tequila?

 

 

8. There is a Patron Saint of Tequila and it’s not Patrón.

 

 

7. No Meme Necessary.

 

 

6. A double entendre that only Texans and Tequila lovers get.

 

 

5. Live music by an awesome Austin band or singer (American Idol Finalist, Kendall Beard, performed last year).

 

 
 

4. Dance! Dance! Dance! While holding your precious Iron Cactus snifter.

 

 

3. Spot future America’s Got Talent finalist

 

 

2. The Whip was invented at last year’s Tequila Tour…

 

 

 

1) …So was the Nae Nae.

 
 

 

Click HERE now and buy your Tequila Tour tickets!

(All photos used on this blog post were taken from last year’s Tequila Tour.)

20 Reasons to Play the 20th Annual Iron Cactus Charity Golf Tournament on June 1st

We’re celebrating our 20th year hosting the Iron Cactus charity golf tournament. In the past 19 years, we’ve raised close to $500,000 for various charities and causes. With your generosity and participation, we will be able to surpass the half million dollar mark.

We hope that after reading the list below, you will sign up for this year’s charity tournament. However, if you can’t make the tournament, you can still help make a difference by donating at www.youcaring.com/ic4heroes. This year’s funds will support our wounded heroes to participate in Staurolite’s Foundation Mountain Top Safaris and Elk Hunt.

1) Jordan Spieth may not show up, but the Don Julio girls will.

Don Julio girls

 

2) You can finally stop and smell the flowers (be sure to take your allergy meds first).

Flowers in bloom at Grey Rock Golf Club

Flowers in bloom at Grey Rock Golf Club

3) You can channel Fast & Furious with these carts. Just remember you crash it, you buy it!

Empty Carts

4) You can show off your Tiger-esque golf swing.

golfers at the range

golfers at the range

5) Chance to meet Don Pepe Zevada of Z Tequila.

Don Pepe Zevada with Z Tequila Girls

6) Win one of several door prizes

Prizes

7) Watch this golf swing live (eyes on the ball!).

Chick Swinging Club Collage

8) Play golf with your buddies.

golf buddies

 

9)  Get a hole in one, win a great prize, not have to buy anybody drinks.

Hole in One

 

10) Drink while driving with an open container (please drink responsibly and see no. 3)

Cart girl with beer

 

11) See a demo on how a natural blow dryer works.

Dulce Vida girls

 

12) Wear a Sombrero (or any funny hat you want).

Sombrero

 

13) Sport a Hornitos Bandana Ese!

Hornitos Bandana

 

14) Close million dollar deals before even teeing off.

Mark N Close Major Deals

 

15) Food. Lots of Food from Iron Cactus. Where else?

Buffet

 

16) Meet the Dynamic Dudes behind Iron Cactus.

Gary and Mike

 

17) Proof that 1800 Tequila is a brand not a toll free number for free tequila.

1800 tequila girl

 

18) Pose for photos with the lovely tequila pourers.

Strike a Pose

 

19) Win a Z Tequila gift box while getting photobombed by Don Pepe Z.

Z tequila photobomb

 

20) Have Big Smiles all day long knowing you made a difference in someone’s life while sampling tequila and playing golf.

Big smiles

 

Print and fill-out the form below to guarantee your spot at the 20th Annual Iron Cactus Charity Golf Tournament.

 

Golf Registration Form Back Golf Registration Form Front

Farewell Jimmy Kimmel! How to Make the Kimmelrita!

Now that Jimmy Kimmel fever is over and Austinites are recovering from his visit during SXSW. We wanted to share with you as a way to keep Jimmy Kimmel’s spirit (no pun intended) alive how to make the Kimmelrita. But first, we want to thank Jimmy Kimmel for the shout out on Jimmy Kimmel Live. It’s our honor to name a margarita after you highlighted by George Clooney’s Casamigos Tequila and Independence Brewing Co.’s Stash IPA, just because you love beer!

Since the Kimmelrita was only available while Jimmy Kimmel was in Austin, our guests have asked how to make the popular margarita at home. You can click the video below to learn how to make the unique margarita the way Jesse, our head bartender, makes it. He recommends having a few Kimmelritas while watching Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The $30,000 Margarita from Iron Cactus is a real Vision for Valentine’s

Express your love to your significant other in a creative and unforgettable way this Valentine’s Day by buying the $30,000 Vision for Valentine’s Margarita. It features Patrón Platinum Tequila, Grand Marnier Centenaire, fresh squeezed lime juice, and 100% organic agave Nectar highlighted by a pair of dangling earrings with 260 D-color, flawless diamonds weighing 3.75 carats, hand crafted by renowned jewelry designer, Zoltan David. Email info@ironcactus.com or call (512) 692-8059 if you’re interested in buying this sophisticated, glamorous, one of a kind drink. Our “romance expert” will gladly plan out your Valentine’s dinner date…

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10 Awesome Things About Iron Cactus in 2014

You may be overwhelmed with all the year end lists, but there’s no denying we all love reading them. So here’s our list of ten awesome Iron Cactus related things in 2014. In other words, our year in review:

10.  Upon seeing Sofia Vergara throwback tequila at the Golden Globes with five lime wedges, we offered tequila Sofia Vergara Style for a limited time.

 

 

9. We were prepared to give away free fajitas if the Dallas Cowboys won the Super Bowl last year.

Dallas Mexican Restaurants

Dallas Cowboys Head Coach with Roy Figueroa, Iron Cactus Dallas GM

8. We introduced the Avocado Margarita made with Dulce Vida organic tequila. And it was delish!

avocado margarita dulce vida

 

7. And there was this promise made by SXSW attendees.

 

6. Our co-owner and general partner, Gary Manley, was featured on the cover of Cheers Magazine’s April issue and described as one of the nation’s tequila experts

Gary Manley Cheers Cover April

 

5. We celebrated a Cinco De Mayo Fiesta for our Facebook Fans by giving away one $10 coupon.

4. We helped raise funds to set up a college fund for the two children of Austin, Texas-based Nancy and Mark Clifton, who had been battling various forms of cancer for more than a decade, through an online fundraising and our annual charity golf tournament.

(L-R) Mark Nevarez, COO, Mike Pottorrff, co-owner/General Partner, Mark Clifton, Gary Manley, co-owner/General Partner

(L-R) Mark Nevarez, COO, Mike Pottorrff, co-owner/General Partner, Mark Clifton, Gary Manley, co-owner/General Partner

3. We hosted our 17th Annual Tequila Tour. It has truly become the most unforgettable Austin tradition.

2. We gave away free tableside guacamole on National Guacamole Day. ICYMI, there always 2015.

tableside guacamole

 

1. We made sure Black Friday retail workers were rewarded for their hard work with a free lunch at our North Austin and Galleria locations.

Retail Worker Meme Dreaming

There were other awesome things that about Iron Cactus, but who wants to read more than 10 things on any list. That said, feel free to share with us your awesome moments at Iron Cactus. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter , on Instagram and on Google+ for entertaining posts and to win Iron Cactus gift cards.

Thanks for 2014 and we’ll see y’all in 2015. We’ve got tons of awesome things cooking!

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Three Reasons Why Iron Cactus Gift Cards Should Be on Your Christmas List

1. They make great stocking stuffers!

xmas stockings

 

 

2. It’s as good as cash at all Iron Cactus locations

 

cash2

 

3. For every $100 gift card you buy, you get one free $25 gift card. And for every $50 gift card you buy, you get one free $10 gift card. Click on photo to purchase.

Iron Cactus gift card

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11 of the Funniest High School Senior Yearbook Quotes

In recent weeks, Iron Cactus in Stonelake and Hill Country Galleria have been speaking with a few parents who are active with their Project Graduation. So we decided to launch a program that will help local Austin high school Project Graduation groups raise much needed funds throughout the year. Therefore, we have declared ourselves as the Official Sponsor of Project Graduation for the graduating class of high schools in Austin. [Note: If you’re Project Graduation would like to be considered for a fundraising effort, please email projectgraduation@ironcactus.com . Open to Austin-area high schools only for now.]

From October 26 to October 30, we are donating 10% of food sales after 5 p.m. at Iron Cactus North Austin (10001 Stonelake Blvd.) to Westwood High School’s Project Graduation. Log in to Facebook and see details here.

Since we’re talking high school graduation, we thought it fitting to compile 11 of the funniest high school senior yearbook quotes we found on the interwebs. [Editor’s note: Hopefully, none of these are your kids.]

1. Kevin Chang

Kevin Chang Yearbook Quote

 

 

2. Jason Avina

Jason Avina

 

 

3. Donnie Vaught

Donni Vaught

 

 

4. Joanna Clark

Joanna Clark

 

 

5. Amanda Taggert

Amanda Taggert

 

 

6. Katia Perez

Katia Perez

 

 

 

7. The O’Keefe Brothers

OKeefe Brothers

 

 

8. Diane Cuyno

Diane Cuyno

 

 

9. Raza

Raza

 

 

10. Lucas

Lucas

 

 

 

11. Sean and Stephanie

Sean and Stephanie

 

 

If you’re planning a graduation party for your high school senior, please contact our catering and events director, Rhyann Bull, at (512-692-8059).