Mexican Restaurants in Dallas

If you’re looking for Mexican restaurants in Dallas, then don’t look further than Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar. We’re located in the heart of Downtown Dallas, right on Pegasus Plaza. Iron Cactus officially serves “Contemporary Mexican Cuisine infused with Traditional Mexican Flavors.” That sounds fantastic, but what does it really mean?

It means we have redefined Mexican dining.

If you’re in Texas, you probably love Tex-Mex and Mexican food. In fact, you likely eat Mexican food every week! So try Iron Cactus when you’re ready for a new twist on your favorites, or for something totally unexpected. Here are a few examples from our menu showing how Iron Cactus is so different, so new, and such a twist for your taste buds when it comes to Mexican food in Dallas.

First, start with a traditional Mexican appetizer – Citrus Ceviche. If you’re looking for healthy food alternatives, this could be the dish for you. It starts with fresh shrimp and mahi mahi, a blend of triple citrus fruit juice, tomatillo, mango, and crisp radish for a crunch. This isn’t your typical Mexican fare, but if you’ve been to a resort in Mexico, you will know what we’re talking about. Fresh, healthy, delicious, but not what you find at your typical Mexican restaurants in Dallas.

Next, you might choose from a seafood entrée or a classic Mexican food dish, again with a twist.

Paella is the national dish of Spain, so of course, Iron Cactus made it Mexican by adding additional flavors. Our Southwest Paella combines jumbo shrimp, fresh mussels, and bay scallops for the seafood component. Then added roasted poblanos and jalapeno Texas sausage to make it our own, topped with a lobster cream sauce and cilantro-lime rice. Its Spanish, Mexican, and Texan, all in one big pan.

If you love Mexican food, then you know trying the chile relleno is the litmus test for expertise in the kitchen. At Iron Cactus, try the Chile Relleno Rustico – peppers stuffed with chicken, sun-dried cranberries, pepitas, pepper jack cheese and toasted pecans, topped with a verde (green) sauce. We don’t know of any other Mexican restaurants in Dallas that have tried that. Cranberries? Yes, a sweet fruity taste to make these chile rellenos like no other.

Top your meal off with our signature Mexican Donuts – including a homemade sweet cream filling, powdered sugar, and Kahlua fudge sauce.

In Dallas, you’ll only find this one-of-a-kind menu at Iron Cactus. 1520 Main Street in Downtown. See our full list of entrees, appetizers and more on our Dallas Menu.


Austin, Dallas, San Antonio Private Dining Rooms

Regardless of the size of your party, or the reason for your celebration, the Austin Dallas San Antonio private dining rooms at  Iron Cactus Mexican restaurants are perfect for your event. Whether you are in Dallas, Austin or San Antonio, we’ve got you covered.

Austin Dallas San Antonio private dining rooms offer variety and come in all shapes and sizes.

austin dallas san antonio private dining rooms outdoor settingNorth Austin at Stonelake has four different options for party rooms. Our Agave Room is a large open space radiating from our curved bar and includes a large stage in the center. This is perfect for a ‘happening’ company party, or most any event, and can fit parties of 50 to 150 guests. Our Cactus Room is a completely enclosed room great for private dinners, lunches and corporate meetings, accommodating up to 50 guests. The Loft is a small area off the main private dining room for a small gathering. And of course, you can host an amazing outside party on our patio for up to 100 guests.

Downtown Austin at 6th Street and Trinity has four options for Austin private dining rooms and private parties. If it’s a big corporate event, rent the entire restaurant accommodating up to 500 people! Or pick the best roof top patio in Austin, right above 6th Street, for a party of up to 250 in a cocktail setting. You can also choose the Cactus Room, a unique space including a private bar fitting up to 120 guests. Or finally, throw a casual get together in our Mezzanine for up to 40 guests.

On the River Walk in San Antonio, Iron Cactus features 5 San Antonio private dining rooms or party spaces, starting with the entire restaurant for large events of up to 500 guests. The Upper Dining Room option features floor to ceiling windows looking out onto the Riverwalk, and can accommodate 40 to 60 depending upon whether it is for a cocktail event or sit down dinner. The Patio is right on the Riverwalk, and can very casually be set for 85 to 120 people. Finally, a unique party option is to take a Tequila Dinner Cruise, enjoying fine Mexican cuisine and of course, tequila, on the river itself.

Last but not least, our Downtown Dallas Iron Cactus is an amazing venue that will turn heads at your next corporate event or private party. Our Dallas private dining rooms include the Cactus Room, including a birds-eye view of Main Street and room for parties of up to 110 guests. The Tapas and Margarita Bar is a sophisticated spot on the second floor featuring a Tapas bar for show cooking entertainment, plus a full bar, tequila wall and margarita machines, fitting parties up to 150. The Plaza Dining room opens onto Pegasus plaza for dinner parties of 70 and cocktail receptions up to 125. Move the party outside on the patio and plaza for groups of up to 2,000 people – so your closest friends and family only! Or rent the entire 3-level restaurant for up to 500 guests.

Regardless of the size of your group, or your need to gather, the Austin, Dallas and San Antonio private dining rooms at Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar are always a hit.


Iron Cactus Holiday River Parade Dinner and Viewing

Make your reservations now to the Iron Cactus Holiday River Parade Dinner and Viewing to guarantee the best seats with views of the annual holiday tradition at the River Walk.

The Holiday River Parade is on November 25th. Seating starts at 6 PM. Parade starts at 7 PM.

Please click HERE and fill out the form to reserve your spot now before we are sold out!




Iron Cactus Dallas Red River Rally on Friday, Oct. 7

The 13th Annual Iron Cactus Dallas Red River Rally is on Friday, October 7th, 6 PM – 10 PM. The annual event at Iron Cactus Dallas is for Texas Longhorns fans to support their team as they face their arch rival, Oklahoma Sooner, in what is known as the Red River Rivalry on Saturday.

The Horn Radio, Austin’s sports radio station, is going to be broadcasting live from the Iron Cactus Dallas that day. Starting at 6 PM, Van Gogh’s Ear, performs live for fans.

Furthermore, the Iron Cactus Dallas will be giving away Iron Cactus gift cards to lucky guests that night, but they will have to like Iron Cactus on Facebook and Instagram to find out how they can win.

In 1996, the first Iron Cactus opened in 1996 in historic 6th St. in downtown Austin. Since then, Iron Cactus has grown to four locations. There is an Iron Cactus in North Austin, downtown Dallas and San Antonio River Walk. Iron Cactus serves Mexican dishes featuring bold flavors and fresh ingredients as well as award-winning margaritas. It is one of the Top Ten Tequila Bars in the United States.



Buy Your Tickets to the Iron Cactus Tequila Tour

Buy Your Tickets HERE to the Iron Cactus Tequila Tour on Thursday, October 20th at 6 PM for only $25. That’s $5 off than buying at the door! The Iron Cactus Tequila Tour is one of the most popular events in Austin. It is held at the Iron Cactus North Austin location.

The Iron Cactus Mexican Restaurants, Grill and Bar has four locations in Texas. They can be found in Iron Cactus Downtown Austin, North Austin, Downtown Dallas and San Antonio River Walk. Each location offers private dining for corporate events, wedding receptions, wedding rehearsals, holiday parties, graduation parties or for any special occasion.

Please contact Iron Cactus Catering and Private Dining Events Directors directly for any event at Downtown Austin, North Austin, Downtown Dallas or San Antonio River Walk.

We recommend purchasing your tickets in advance to guarantee your entry since there are limited tickets available. Your admission receives ten tequila samples of your choice from famous tequila brands, appetizers, live entertainment and the famous Iron Cactus tequila snifter — the only way to sip and enjoy tequila!

Here five reasons why your should buy your ticket now if you are not convinced:

  1. You will finally meet Moderation.
  2. You can be one of the people in any of these photos having the time of their lives.
  3. The “Doctor” prescribed it.
  4. You’ll be able to see better.
  5. You save $5 off if you buy your Iron Cactus Tequila Tour tickets now and guarantee entry.

See you and your friends at the Iron Cactus Tequila Tour on Thursday, October 20th at 6 PM.


Half Price Margaritas – Iron Cactus Mexican Restaurants North Austin

Iron Cactus Mexican Restaurants, Grill and Bar with locations in Downtown Austin, North Austin, Dallas and San Antonio River Walk makes award-winning, handcrafted, margaritas. Its location in North Austin is now offering half price margaritas on Mondays.

Half Price Margaritas

Half price margaritas at Iron Cactus North Austin taste even better with Mexican dishes from our new menu that will liven up your palate with every bite. So take your taste buds for a joy ride by driving to Iron Cactus North Austin today.

Iron Cactus serves contemporary Mexican dishes and premium, award-winning handcrafted margaritas. The original Iron Cactus Mexican Restaurant opened on historic 6th Street in downtown Austin in 1996. Since then, we have grown to four locations including restaurants in North Austin, downtown Dallas and San Antonio River Walk. You can find Iron Cactus on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .




North Austin Two For One Enchilada Dinner Tuesdays


Two fantastic enchilada dinners for one terrific price every Tuesday (4PM-10PM) at Iron Cactus North Austin (10001 Stonelake Blvd.)

Free enchilada dinner applies to equal or lesser value of enchilada dinner purchased at regular price. No cash value. Dine in only. May not be combined with any other offer. Tax and gratuity not included. Valid at Iron Cactus Stonelake only.


Iron Cactus Tableside Guacamole Giveaway on Guacamole Day

On September 16th, Guacamole Day, all Iron Cactus Mexican Restaurant locations (Downtown Austin, North Austin, Downtown Dallas and San Antonio River Walk) are giving away ONE FREE Tableside Guacamole (a $12 value) to guests who show the official image from our Facebook Page or Instagram Feed with a purchase of two entrees.

Our Tableside Guacamole is served using the freshest ingredients and made tableside (hence, the name) by your server. If you’d like to learn how we make our Tableside Guacamole at our Mexican restaurant locations, click here.

The free Tableside Guacamole on Guac Day is available throughout the entire day. Please read the following fine print:

“Dine-in only. One free Tableside Guacamole per table and/or party. Guest must show official image from Facebook or Instagram to receive the free Tableside Guacamole for their table or party. No screenshots. Server is not responsible for informing guest of this promotion. No cash value. No substitutions allowed. May not be combined with any other offer or promotion. May not be used multiple times. First come-first serve. Iron Cactus is not responsible if it cannot serve Tableside Guacamole in case ingredients run out before the end of the day. No rain checks. Iron Cactus reserves the right to refuse serving free Tableside Guacamole for any reason. Guests may need to register for a Facebook or Instagram account to access image. Facebook and its holdings are not associated with this promotion. Additional restrictions may apply.”

Happy Guac Day!


Book Your Holiday Parties Today


Unless you work at Santa’s workshop, there is no reason to have your holiday parties in your office. Book your holiday party by September 30th and receive 20 percent off.

Book your Holiday Parties Online

Click a link below to book your party online for the following locations:

Call Us!
Austin: 512-692-8059
Dallas: 214-748-7482
San Antonio: 210-224-9846

The season of giving begins at Iron Cactus. We will give you 20 percent off when you book your holiday party by September 30th. Call now to reserve a wonderful venue to celebrate the holiday season!

Event must be confirmed with deposit by September 30 for discount. Valid for Sunday – Wednesday parties only.


Back to School Brunch Special at Iron Cactus Dallas

Iron Cactus Dallas is offering a Back to School Sunday Brunch Special with Buy One Adult, Get the Second Half Off promotion available this Sunday on August 28th only. You can view our Sunday Brunch menu here.

Sunday Brunch hours:


Brunch Special Price:

Adults: $17.99
Seniors: $13.99
Kids 12 to 5: $8.99
Kids 4 & under: Free

Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar has four locations in Texas including Downtown Austin, North Austin, Downtown Dallas and San Antonio River Walk.