Austin: Located at The Heart of Historic 6th Street

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6th Street Iconic Austin Mexican Restaurant

Iron Cactus has been a local favorite Austin Mexican restaurant for over two decades. Our contemporary Mexican cuisine menu includes Mexican food favorites like fajitas and margaritas, but also specialty items like our Three Chile Pork Loin, Camarones (jumbo Shrimp) A La Parilla, Southwest Paella and Stuffed Avocados. Dine in the restaurant or on our rooftop patio. Don't forget the table-side guacamole!

Rooftop Patio

Enjoy the happenings on 6th Street without having to join in the fray from our 3rd floor rooftop patio, overlooking the 6th Street district and the downtown skyline. There is a bar on the patio as well as our full menu so you can take in dinner, drinks and the view. This is the spot the TV stations visit when it’s time for New Year’s, Halloween or Mardi Gras celebrations. We’re at the intersection of fun and Austin.

Top Tequila Bars in the U.S.

Iron Cactus has been voted one of the Top 10 Tequila Bars in the country by multiple publications. We offer over 100 premium tequilas to sip or have mixed into margaritas and martinis. Be sure to try a specialty tequila cocktail from our drink menu. Our bars also offer a variety of frozen drinks, wine and a local and international beer selection.

UPDATE: Iron Cactus Austin will be closed on Wednesday, February 1 due to inclement weather.

Austin Location

Iron Cactus is a great choice if you’re in the Austin Downtown area and are looking for a unique Mexican food restaurant experience!

606 Trinity Street
Austin, TX 78701

(512) 472-9240

Austin Hours

Join us everyday for lunch and dinner.
Brunch is served every Sunday from 11am–3pm*.
Happy hour runs Monday–Friday from 3pm-6pm*.

Monday - Thursday
11AM - 10:30PM
Friday & Saturday
11AM - 11PM
11AM - 10:30PM
Bar hours
open to 11pm every day

*Happy Hour and Sunday Brunch will not be available during special events, including SXSW, Pecan Street Festival, ACL and Formula 1.

2023 Holiday hours



For parties larger than 10, please call 512-692-8059 to speak to our event coordinator Mark Fleming.

The entire party must be present to be seated.
Table will be held for 15 minutes past reservation time.
Seating area will be determined by host at time of arrival.

Private Dining Spaces For Events

Does your Iron Cactus experience include the need for a private dining room or events space? Iron Cactus offers a variety of private rooms, an outdoor patio space or even the entire restaurant as options. 

Private Party Spaces

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Austin Mexican Restaurant

Austin is famous for many things. Live Music, The University of Texas and of course – food! You cannot come to visit without eating at an iconic Austin Mexican Restaurant like Iron Cactus. Located in the heart of Downtown Austin on historic 6th street, the location cannot be beat.

Open every day for lunch and dinner, you can dine inside our restaurant or on the rooftop patio with views of 6th street and the downtown skyline. Start off your meal with a refreshing cocktail from our extensive drink menu. Featuring hand-crafted tequila cocktails and over 100 premium tequilas – there is a reason we were voted one of the top tequila bars in the United States.

Certainly, every meal should begin with an appetizer. Enjoy traditional favorites like Chile Con Queso and our famous Tableside Guacamole hand-tossed to perfection. Or try some of our more innovative options like the Pork Tamale Pops. Made with moist pork, flavorful tamale masa, jalapeños, and pepper jack. It is a fun, unique twist on a classic!

Moving onto the entrée – there are so many to choose from! Undeniably, you cannot go wrong with one of our Sizzling Fajitas. Choose from Angus beef skirt steak, tequila-marinated chicken, shrimp, or herb-grilled veggie fajitas. Other house favorites include the Stuffed Avocado, Mexican Meatloaf, and Baja Fish Tacos.

Additionally, we even have options for your vegan friends and family – our Vegan Tacos! Made with portabella mushrooms, black beans, lettuce, fresh avocado, sun-dried tomatoes, and pico de gallo.

Lastly, make sure to leave room for dessert! Enjoy the vanilla bean expresso crème brulee with fresh whipped cream and seasonal berries. Also, try our twist on a classic dessert – the margarita key lime tartlet.

With a deep passion for creating flavorful Mexican dishes, Iron Cactus stands apart as the premier Austin Mexican Restaurant. Check out the full lunch and dinner menu here and make your reservation today!

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