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!

Mexican Food Downtown Austin

Mexican Food Downtown Austin

There are a few things that stand out as truly “Austin,” like watching the bats fly from Town Lake, taking a dip in Barton Springs and catching a taping at Austin City Limits. And among the wonderful things considered the best bits of Austin is a little place known for its fantastic Mexican cuisine. Nestled in the heart of historic Sixth Street, you’ll find the Mexican food Downtown Austin raves about… that’s the mouthwatering dining experience you’ll enjoy at the Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar.

Mexican Food Downtown AustinJust thinking about a great meal at the Iron Cactus gets folks excited. Because when you walk in, you’ll be greeted by sights, sounds, smells and most of all tastes of amazing Mexican food Downtown Austin diners have loved for almost 25 years. Whether it’s the sizzle of steak or chicken fajitas or sight of your server hand-making table-side guacamole, an Iron Cactus dining experience will tantalize each of your senses. Why not start your experience with the taste of a cool, refreshing, sweet and sour margarita? Nothing cools the fire of jalapeños like a delicious Iron Cactus Double Barrel Margarita, made right before your eyes with Herradura Double Barrel Reposado tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime juice and natural sweet agave syrup. Just one taste and you’ll agree that your day just got a LOT better! Follow that wonderful beverage with one of our amazing appetizers, like our brisket quesadilla or crab-stuffed jalapeños. Your mouth will be in food heaven if you start your dinner just like this!

Mexican food Downtown Austin diners have loved for almost 25 years is right here waiting for you at the Iron Cactus. Find your next world-class Mexican meal in historic Downtown Austin at 606 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701. Oh, and happy dining! All of your five senses will say thank you after a great night of food!