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Best Mexican Food on the River Walk

If you’ve been looking for the best Mexican food on the River Walk, then the search is over. Visit Iron Cactus for authentic eats and gorgeous views this spring. As one of the premier destinations for contemporary Mexican food and drinks, we provide bold and flavorful dishes that stand apart from the rest. That’s why we’ve been named “Best of the River Walk” for six years running. 

Check out our revamped menu to find exciting new items to taste and sample. Not only will you discover unique dishes you can’t find anywhere else, but you can also dine on classic favorites. From vegan tacos and ahi tuna ceviche to quesadillas and tableside guacamole, we have you covered when it comes to San Antonio Mexican food. In fact, these are just a few of the amazing lunch and dinner options we offer!

Additionally, Iron Cactus has delicious Sunday brunch full of your favorite brunch staples and Mexican classics. Sip on mimosas, Bloody Marys, or our signature margaritas while you spend a beautiful afternoon on the River Walk. Located in the heart of the district, our patio provides clear views of the River Walk boat cruises alongside the Selena Bridge where Selena got engaged. When you’re finished eating, swing by the popular Instagram spot for commemorative photos.

For the best Mexican food on the River Walk, Iron Cactus is second to none. When you visit the River Walk, don’t forget to stop by for a deliciously authentic meal you won’t forget!

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Austin Restaurants with Rooftop Patios

Now that spring is here, the weather is perfect for visiting Austin restaurants with rooftop patios. Stop by Iron Cactus for gorgeous scenery this season! Located in the heart of historic 6th Street, we’ve been providing a picturesque look at one of the most iconic Austin streets for over two decades. Here, you can enjoy the happenings from above as you dine on our 3rd floor rooftop patio. Combine that with the clear sight of the downtown skyline, and you have the best viewing spot in the city!

Our rooftop patio is complete with a bar, so you can savor drinks as you dine on our contemporary Mexican food menu. There are over 100 premium tequilas to sip or mix into drinks! Iron Cactus is one of the top tequila bars in the country, so you’re sure to find something amazing to sip on. Happy Hour runs Monday through Friday from 3pm-6pm, so stop by for deals and specials you won’t want to miss.

Start with our famous tableside guacamole and refreshing cocktails then choose from our array of lunch and dinner options. From Mexican food favorites like fajitas and tacos to specialty items like Three Chile Pork Loin, Camarones, and Southwest Paella, our menu is full of the best eats in the city.

If you’ve been searching for Austin restaurants with rooftop patios, come visit Iron Cactus this spring. We have everything you need for a delicious meal to remember!

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Spring Break on the River Walk

Iron Cactus is a must-see destination for spring break on the River Walk! Our establishment is a city staple, and your trip to San Antonio isn’t complete without a visit. With a menu full of contemporary Mexican eats, you’re sure to experience a meal that’s delicious and authentic. Not only are we known for our amazing food, but we also provide a tequila bar that’s been recognized nationally. In fact, USA Today rated Iron Cactus as one of the Top 10 Tequila Bars in the country. Also, we’ve been voted “Best on the River Walk” for 6 straight years!

If you’re searching for one of the best restaurants on the River Walk, then check out Iron Cactus. Because we’re located right next to the historic Aztec Theater and across from the rustic La Mansion Hotel, you’ll be right in the middle of the River Walk. As you relax and enjoy your break, take a seat outside on our beautiful patio. This is a great stop to rest your feet and get the most out of the warm spring weather. Savor our warm and friendly atmosphere alongside the fresh-squeezed lime margaritas, sizzling fajitas, and specialty menu items.

For a perfect vacation, add Iron Cactus to your list of destinations for Spring Break on the River Walk today!

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Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here, and we couldn’t be more excited. Whether you’re planning on an ultra-romantic dinner for two or a round of Galentine’s Day margaritas, Iron Cactus is the place to go for a very happy holiday. This Mexican restaurant and tequila bar has everything you need to celebrate. Visit our Austin location and catch the gorgeous views from the scenic rooftop patio, or head to our San Antonio restaurant for a beautiful experience overlooking the River Walk. What could be more romantic than that, especially if you add in a refreshing tequila cocktail like our signature Black Heart and Passion Fruit drinks?

This Valentine’s Day, dine on sizzling fajitas, enchiladas, and more from our delicious menu then finish your meal with a delectable dessert. From Mexican chocolate to dulce de leche, our treats are perfect for the sweetest day of the year. The best part of an Iron Cactus Valentine’s Day is one important detail. We still have plenty of last-minute reservations available at our Austin location in the evening, so there’s no need for procrastinators to worry. For those who want a spontaneous date night out, we have you covered. If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect Valentine’s Day reservation in Austin, then the search is officially over. Come to Iron Cactus for the best Valentine’s Day you’ll ever have!

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Fajitas on the River Walk in San Antonio

Come to Iron Cactus and delight in our delicious fajitas on the River Walk in San Antonio. Because of the fun atmosphere and mouthwatering food, it’s a must-see stop when you visit the River Walk. Located in the heart of the city, our Mexican restaurant and tequila bar is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat after working up an appetite exploring all this amazing destination has to offer. As you overlook the gorgeous view from our scenic patio, sip on refreshing margaritas, savor yummy appetizers, and dine on sizzling fajitas. In fact, for the best fajitas in San Antonio, Iron Cactus is the place to go.

Choose from high-quality options such as certified Angus beef® skirt steak, tequila-marinated chicken or shrimp, and herb-grilled vegetables. Each platter contains everything you could ever want in a fajita, including your choice of flour or corn tortillas. Not only do they come with Mexican rice and beans, but they’re also accompanied by shredded lettuce, cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream at no extra cost. As an added bonus, our mouthwatering fajitas can accommodate gluten-free alternatives.

When you’re finished eating this plentiful spread, you can go right back to strolling through the picturesque scenery. So be sure to stop by Iron Cactus when you’re in the mood to enjoy the best fajitas on the River Walk in San Antonio.

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Best Margaritas in Austin

There’s a reason why Iron Cactus is known for offering the best margaritas in Austin. From the unique flavors to the top-notch tequila used in each drink, this Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar goes above and beyond with their signature margaritas. Whether you prefer mouthwatering original or an extra hot mango habanero margarita, they’re always perfectly refreshing thanks to the most talented bartenders in the city.

Choose from the offered flavors, such as Frosé and Cactus Juice. Also, you can mix, match, and create your own showstopper from the Iron Cactus drink menu options. Just swirl your margarita with a fruity twist or top it off with a tasty liquor.

Located on historic Sixth Street, these tequila margaritas taste the best when enjoyed on our scenic patio as you overlook the exciting street. This warm and lively environment is perfect for grabbing a drink with friends after work or celebrating a special occasion with a yummy toast. When you pair them with the chile con queso and other amazing Mexican food options, you’re certainly in for a delicious and fun-filled time. For the best pairing to match your meal, ask our friendly servers.

What’s the best part? If you stop by during happy hour on weekdays from 3PM-6PM, you can sip on our house margaritas at a discounted price. When you want the best margaritas in Austin, Iron Cactus is the way to go!

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Celebrate the New Year with Iron Cactus

Come celebrate the New Year with delicious Mexican food and refreshing margaritas at Iron Cactus! We are open New Year’s Eve from 11 am – 11 pm and New Year’s Day 11 am – 10 pm. The atmosphere is lively and fun, and the food and drinks are always top-notch. Experience the best of both worlds at our Austin and San Antonio locations. At our Austin location, you’ll enjoy the lively atmosphere of historic 6th Street in the heart of downtown. At our San Antonio location, you’ll have stunning views of the River Walk, boats and the famous Selena Bridge.

Our menu is full of mouthwatering Mexican favorites, such as tacos, enchiladas, and fajitas. We also have a huge selection of classic and specialty margaritas, made with the freshest ingredients and premium tequilas. The Iron Cactus Double Barrel is a must-try, made with Herradura Double Barrel Reposado, Cointreau, fresh lime, and agave. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert! If you love chocolate, try the Mexican chocolate mousse or the Mexican chocolate torte.

Whether you are a long-time loyal customer or a first-time visitor, we look forward to helping you celebrate the New Year and have you dine with us in 2023. Happy New Year from Iron Cactus!

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Best Sunday Brunch

Grab your friends, bring your appetite, and get ready for Sunday Brunch at Iron Cactus. Brunch is served every Sunday between 11am–3pm at our Austin location and 11am-2pm at our San Antonio location. This gives you and your crew plenty of time to join us for a meal, whether you’re an early bird to brunch or prefer to sleep in late. No matter what time you arrive, we have all your favorites on the menu.  From omelets to Belgian waffles, migas to pancakes, and more. We have a variety of omelets to choose from such as the vegetarian omelet, iron omelet, and egg white omelet. The vegetarian omelet includes spinach, red and green bell pepper, mushrooms, onion, and cheddar cheese, and is complete with avocado slices and verde salsa.

You can never go wrong with satisfying your sweet tooth and going with Belgian waffles or pancakes for brunch. The Belgian waffles are topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries and served with bacon or sausage and a fruit cup.

No Sunday brunch is complete without a fantastic brunch cocktail. Our drink menu includes mimosa, Bloody Mary, Mexican Coffee, ginger beer margaritas, and more fun cocktails. View our delicious brunch menu online. We hope to see you soon at Iron Cactus for Sunday Brunch!

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Holiday Event Rooms Austin

Iron Cactus has the best holiday event rooms in Austin. Our holiday event rooms have everything to fit your needs: flat-screen TVs, white tablecloths, and the fun atmosphere of Sixth Street. Delicious Mexican food and tequila cocktails are the best way to celebrate the holidays with your friends and family.

Want your own private room with a private bar? The Cactus Room is an amazing choice that can seat up to 90 people, or 120 people cocktail-style. If you want to still enjoy the atmosphere of the restaurant, then the 2nd floor Mezzanine is perfect for your guests. The 2nd floor Mezzanine is a semi-private room that overlooks the restaurant. This event room seats up to 40 people, or 50 people cocktail-style. Go all out this holiday season and rent the whole roof-top patio! There is an incredible view of Sixth Street and heaters are available to stay warm while celebrating.

Really impress your guests and rent the entire restaurant! You get to enjoy all the holiday event rooms: the Cactus Room, 2nd Floor Mezzanine, and roof-top patio. There is room for 500 of your closest friends! With the fun atmosphere and contemporary Mexican cuisine, your party is destined to be a blast. Hurry, we are filling fast; reserve your private event date online today.

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Holidays at the River Walk

Celebrate the holidays at the River Walk with Iron Cactus in San Antonio! We have an amazing view of the River Walk from our patio. You and your family can enjoy the holiday lights all season while enjoying contemporary Mexican cuisine, tequila cocktails and margaritas. Stay warm with our delicious tortilla soup, made with chicken, vegetables, spicy chicken stock, avocado, cheese, and tortilla strips. Nothing is better during the winter than a sizzling hot fajita platter. Choose from Angus beef, herb-grilled vegetables, tequila-marinated chicken, or shrimp fajitas. Fajitas are served with Mexican rice and beans. View our entire lunch and dinner menu online.

Join us for the annual Ford Holiday River Parade on November 25, 2022 – this is a San Antonio tradition that offers a spectacular one-hour parade along the San Antonio River Walk. Enjoy the spectacular view, delicious food, and tequila cocktails. Iron Cactus is offering a special holiday river parade menu. Tickets include appetizers, entrées, and dessert. For dessert, adults get Mexican Donuts, and kids get a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum! Don’t miss out on this fun holiday event – reserve your spot now! We can’t wait to celebrate the holidays at the River Walk with you!