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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.