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Nine Iron Cactus Instagram Pics Worthy of #ThrowbackThursday

DeAndre Jordan of the Clippers got a little preseason workout at the Iron Cactus Riverwalk last year. Unfortunately, it didn’t help since the Spurs went on to win the NBA Championship. Anyone say REPEAT?

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Several Los Angeles Clippers players were at our San Antonio Riverwalk location. Here’s Center DeAndre Jordan with Iron Cactus team member Rene Gonzales. We think we had something to do with the Clippers success in the NBA playoffs.

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Rosario Dawson checks out the Iron Cactus Downtown.

 

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#ironcactus team members pose with the beautiful Rosario Dawson! #SXSW celebrities love the Iron Cactus! View on Instagram

 

 

Sofia Vergara sparked a tequila drinking trend at the Golden Globes. Iron Cactus served tequila Sofia Vergara style for a limited time after that.

 

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thanks to @therealsarahhyland for snapping a pic of @sofiavergara drinking #tequila at the #goldenglobes. she started a new trend in drinking tequila. be glam and order your next tequila Sofia Vergara style with five lime wedges. View on Instagram

 

 

 

Miley Cyrus enjoyed a few margaritas at our downtown Dallas location. She didn’t Twerk or swing on a Wrecking Ball.

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Manager Roy Figueroa with #Twerk queen @MileyCyrus who enjoyed a lil #IronCactus at our #Dallas location. #Celebs #WreckingBall #Tequila

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We turned our Marquis into an Instagram Feed during #SXSW Interactive and made a special request. There were no hugs given so thanks.

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we know our toilets are so huggable, but they don’t hug back! 🙂 #sxsw

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The 70’s called they want Disco back. We brought back Disco Dancing every Saturday night while Friday nights are Salsa Nights (the Latin Dance not the awesome, delicious, fresh and addictive dip we serve with your tortilla chips, but you can have those too.) at the Iron Cactus North Austin in Stonelake.

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“Play that #funky music…” With our bartenders Danny, Andrea and John at North #Austin tonight! View on Instagram

 

We greeted the New Year with simul-parties at all five locations. Our New Year’s Eve parties are legendary so plan on closing out 2014 with us.

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Things are getting hot at #ironcactus simul-parties in #Austin #Dallas #SanAntonio! Share your #rockineve pics with us! Happy New Year! View on Instagram

Pucker Up! We redefined the tradition that happens under a mistletoe.

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The #ironcactus mistletoe is up at our downtown #dallas restaurant. Bring your better half tomorrow and snap a photo during the City Lights Holiday Fest. Share it with us by hashtagging #ironcactus for a chance to win a $25 gift card. Pucker up!

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Forget Dracula Untold, our Dracula and his Mrs. know how to mix margaritas and they won’t suck your blood!

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Meet Count Dracula and his wife. The lovely couple are #IronCactus bartenders, Jesse and Jenny, and they are married. They found love behind the bar at Iron Cactus. #HappyHalloween!

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Be sure to Follow Us on Instagram and hashtag #ironcactus on any Iron Cactus pics. We’re still randomly giving away $25 gift cards to our favorite #ironcactus Intagram pics.

ICYMI: Nine Entertaining Scenes Spotted at The Iron Cactus Tequila Tour

To those who made excuses not to attend last Thursday’s Tequila Tour, here’s what you missed:

 

American Idol Season 8 contestant Kendall Beard rocking the stage…and yes, the judges made a mistake in not selecting her to be in the top 12. Like her Facebook page here.

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A barrel of Dulce Vida Tequila

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This bucket that you could’ve used for your #icebucketchallenge. Yes, we just hashtagged on a blog post. 

Paradise with a twist

 

 

This dude juggling limes.

Juggling Limes

 

The original three amigos!

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Kisses!

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Food! Food! and more Food!

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A whole lot of tequila!

Mezcal1 Don Julio El Jimador with Chef Espolon Cazadores1 Casamigos

 

and Big Will!

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11 Things You’ll Likely See at This Year’s Tequila Tour in North Austin

We’re counting down the hours until it’s time for the 17th Annual Tequila Tour at the Iron Cactus in North Austin located at 10001 Stonelake Blvd. Map it here.

If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, you better buy them now because it is more expensive at the door by $5. Click here to purchase tickets. Now, that you’ve bought your tickets, here are 11 things you’ll likely see at this year’s Tequila Tour.

 

11) Tables with tequila bottles for you to sample.

 

Tequila tables

 

 

10) A crowd of tequila afficionados inside…

 

Crowd Inside 

 

9) …and outside.

Crowd shot outside

 

 

8) Jesse, our head bartender who comes up with unique margarita recipes.

 

Jesse, Iron Cactus Head Bartender

 

 

7) Happy guests.

 

Happy Guests at Tequila Tour

 

6) More happy guests…

 

More happy guests

 

 

 

5) Guests sniffing their dates after sniffing tequila. 

 

Snifter literally or Kiss cam

 

 

 

4) Iron Cactus Snifters. (They’re called Snifters not Sniffers).

 
Iron Cactus Snifters

 

 

3) Our smart, lovely and creative events team members, Meredith and Rhyann. Call them to plan your private, corporate onsite or off-site catering events. The number to call is: 512-692-8059

 

 

Meredith and Rhyann

 

 

2) A guy caught enjoying tequila samples.

 

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1) Folks lining up to get in, you’ll think the iPhone 7 has arrived…

 

Lining up to get in

 

We’ve been known to run out of tickets, but never tequila, so buy your tickets now. See y’all this Thursday for the Tequila Tour 2014 for another unforgettable evening of tequila, food, entertainment and a ton of swag you can bring home. Drink moderately and tour responsibly.

 

5 Reasons Why You Should Be at the Iron Cactus Galleria for Happy Hour Tonight (5 PM – 7 PM)

You get to meet Mix 94.7 DJ, fashion icon, the stud of afternoon drive-time radio, and (sorry ladies!) newlywed, Jay Styles.

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You get Z Tequila Palomas and Z Best Margaritas for $5.oo

Disclaimer: Photo is a depiction, actual drink may look and taste better in real life

Disclaimer: Photo is a depiction. Actual drink may look and taste better in real life

You can cross off meeting the famous Don Pepe Zevada off your bucket list.

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You can dress up in your favorite 80’s outfit, dance the Carlton and be part of the Best #ThrowbackThursday Party Ever!

You can buy advance tickets to the 17th Annual Tequila Tour on September 25th at Iron Cactus North Austin! $25 gets you 10 tequila samples, free appetizers, merchandise and an unforgettable night you can tell your future grandkids about.

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Free Tableside Guacamole at Iron Cactus on September 16th, National Guacamole Day

Iron Cactus Celebrates National Guacamole Day by Giving Away One Free

Tableside Guacamole per Table on September 16th

 Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar is giving away one free tableside guacamole on National Guacamole Day, September 16th, per table and/or party only if the guest shows their server the official tableside guacamole photo from Iron Cactus’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ironcactusfan.

“Iron Cactus is not only known for our wide selection of tequilas and award-winning margaritas. Our tableside guacamole is one of the most popular dishes for our guests and Facebook fan as they regularly share images and videos of it on their social networks,” said Gary Manley, General Partner at Iron Cactus. “There is no better way to celebrate National Guacamole Day than to have our guests enjoy one tableside guacamole on us.”

 

Priced at $11.99, the free tableside guacamole is made fresh right at the guest’s table using only the finest ingredients. Guests may only avail of one free tableside guacamole per table and/or party if the guest shows the official Facebook photo. It may not be redeemed in exchange for cash and must be used at the time of visit. It may not be combined with any other offer or used multiple times. It is only valid for lunch or dinner on September 16, 2014. Additional restrictions may apply.

Guests are encouraged to share photos of their free tableside guacamole on their social networks and hashtag #ironcactusguacaholics.

About Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

Iron Cactus serves contemporary Mexican dishes and premium, award-winning handcrafted margaritas. The original restaurant opened on historic 6th Street in downtown Austin in 1996. Since then, Iron Cactus has grown to five locations including restaurants in downtown Dallas, San Antonio River Walk and two additional Austin-area locations in North Austin and Hill Country Galleria. You can find Iron Cactus on Facebook , Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Google+ .  More information about Iron Cactus can be found at www.ironcactus.com.

Remembering the Heroes of 9/11

It’s been 13 years today since the Twin Towers in New York City crumbled to the ground and forever changed our way of life. As we commemorate 9/11, we, at Iron Cactus, salute our own brave firefighters.

Iron Cactus Firefighting Crew

Iron Cactus Firefighting Crew

 

Last Sunday, we sponsored a team of firefighters, who honor their fallen brethren by climbing the equivalent of 110-stories at a building in downtown Austin. What is known as the Memorial Stair Climb for Texas Firewalkers, our team and the rest of the firefighters who participated, carried their full firefighting gear walking up 110-stories. They do this Memorial Stair Climb every year to honor the 343 brave heroes of the FDNY. Say thank you and hug a firefighter today. Never Forget!

 

 

Iron Cactus Celebrates Cinco de Mayo All Month Long with $10 Off Coupon Exclusively Available at Facebook.com/IronCactusFan

Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar is celebrating Cinco de Mayo all month long by giving away $10 off coupon to its current and new Facebook fans. Facebook users can only avail of the special coupon by visiting Iron Cactus’ Official Facebook Page at https://facebook.com/ironcactusfan using Facebook’s desktop version and clicking on the tab labeled, $10 Off Iron Cactus.

“Cinco de Mayo is a huge event for Iron Cactus and we wanted to give our Facebook fans an exclusive offer to celebrate with us,” said Gary Manley, General Partner at Iron Cactus. “We have some of the most active and supportive Facebook fans. This is also our way of saying Thank You for liking us on Facebook.”

To receive the $10 off coupon, users must have a Facebook account and follow the simple steps once they click on the $10 Off Iron Cactus tab on Iron Cactus’ official Facebook page. Once users have followed the process, the coupon will be delivered directly to their email address. Guests who want to use the coupon must inform their server that they will be using it. They must show the email or print the coupon with the QR code visible so it can be scanned.

The $10 off coupon can only be used once at any of the five Iron Cactus locations in Austin, Dallas and San Antonio. The special Facebook Fiesta coupon is valid for lunch and dinner any day of the week including weekends. However, the coupon is not valid for Happy Hour prices, Sunday Brunch Buffet, alcohol purchase and may not be combined with any other offer. It expires 30 days from the date the Facebook user goes through the steps to receive the coupon. Additional restrictions may apply.

If users experience any technical errors from its $10 Off Coupon app, they can email socialmedia@ironcactus.com for support.

Exclusively for Iron Cactus Facebook Fans. Click Now for $10 Off. [Facebook Desktop version only]

Exclusively for Iron Cactus Facebook Fans. Click Now for $10 Off. [Facebook Desktop version only]

About Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar
Iron Cactus serves contemporary Mexican dishes and premium, award-winning handcrafted margaritas. The original restaurant opened on historic 6th Street in downtown Austin in 1996. Since then, Iron Cactus has grown to five locations including restaurants in downtown Dallas, San Antonio River Walk and two additional Austin-area locations in North Austin and Hill Country Galleria. You can find Iron Cactus on Facebook , Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. More information about Iron Cactus can be found at www.ironcactus.com.

Kiss 2013 G’Bye and Greet 2014 Iron Cactus Style!

KISS 2013 G’BYE, GREET 2014 IRON CACTUS STYLE!

When it comes to kicking off the New Year, no other venue does it better than Iron Cactus.

We’re hosting New Year’s Eve parties at four of our locations simultaneously! Whether you want to rock the New Year in downtown Austin, North Austin, downtown Dallas or on the San Antonio River Walk, we got you covered.

So Kiss 2013 G’Bye and Greet 2014 Iron Cactus Style!

For more details and to purchase tickets on the New Year’s Eve party in your city, click on the image below:

Downtown Austin (6th St. corner Trinity St.)

North Austin (10001 Stonelake Blvd.)

Downtown Dallas (1520 Main St.)


San Antonio River Walk (200 River Walk, Suite 100)

Chef Chozet Shows You How to Mexify Your Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Iron Cactus Style

Mexify Your Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey

It’s been days after Thanksgiving and you’re still serving that Thanksgiving Turkey to your family just because you don’t want it to go to waste. But the real reason is you spent hours slaving away prepping and cooking that delicious Turkey so why shouldn’t it be served on more than one occasion.

If you’re tired of turning your leftover Thanksgiving Turkey into soup, salad, wraps, sandwiches, or just tired of microwaving that same Turkey for your family, then this blog post will make sure your family continues to thank you even after Thanksgiving.

Iron Cactus Executive Chef, Chozet (pronounced Sho-zay), and yes, he goes by one name like Prince or Oprah, recently appeared on Good Day Austin to showcase how to Mexify Iron Cactus style leftover Turkey. He reinvented our Stacked Pork Enchiladas by creating Stacked Turkey Enchiladas. Follow the recipe below to turn your leftover Thanksgiving Turkey into a dressed-up Mexican dish.

Iron Cactus Stacked Turkey Enchiladas recipe by Chef Jaime Chozet

5 oz. prepped Turkey Meat (pulled)
1.5 oz. Green chiles
1 oz. cooked Rajas
3 oz. shredded Monterrey cheese
4 oz. prepped Verde sauce
3 ea. oiled Corn tortillas
0.25 oz. chopped Cilantro
1 ea. whole Egg
4 oz. prepped Mexican Rice
6 oz. prepped Choice of Beans

Cooking Instructions:

– Sauté rajas and green chiles with the shredded turkey in a small amount of oil.

– Once hot, add 2 oz. of the verde sauce and stir in the Monterrey cheese. Once the cheese is melted, stack the enchiladas in this order: one red corn tortilla on the plate and put half of the turkey mixture on top, then top with the second tortilla.

– Then spread the remaining mixture on top of that tortilla and top with the third tortilla. Ladle the remaining 2 oz. of verde sauce on the enchilada stack and sprinkle 1 oz. of Monterrey cheese on top.

– Broil until the cheese is melted.

– Cook the egg over easy and place on top of the finished enchilada.

– Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with choice of beans and rice mold.

To see how Stacked Turkey Enchiladas are made, just click on the YouTube video below:

 

Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar Debuts Own Tequila at Its Annual Tequila Tour on September 26th at the North Austin location

AUSTIN, TX, September 24, 2013 – Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar debuts its own tequila at its annual Tequila Tour on September 26th at the North Austin location at 10001 Stonelake Blvd. Tequila Tour attendees will have a chance to sample the double barrel reposado created by Herradura specifically for Iron Cactus.

Since opening its first location on the corner of Trinity St. and 6th St. in downtown Austin, Iron Cactus has been on a mission to educate guests on the various qualities and types of tequila available. For 16 consecutive years, it has hosted the Tequila Tour where several new and popular tequila manufacturers come together under one roof to let guests sample a variety of tequilas.

“We’ve always been pioneers in making tequila a drink that people can enjoy on a daily basis much like wine or beer,” said Gary Manley, General Partner at Iron Cactus. “From introducing the first tequila on tap to bringing more than 100 different tequila brands at our restaurants to launching our own tequila brand, we’ve come a long way in growing the popularity of such a versatile beverage.”

Manley and the Iron Cactus team worked closely with Herradura in Guadalajara, Mexico, to ensure that the quality and taste of the Iron Cactus-branded tequila is unique. The Iron Cactus tequila is available at all Iron Cactus locations.

Guests who are interested in attending the Tequila Tour can purchase tickets in advance at the Austin locations of Iron Cactus or by visiting https://ictequilatour2013.eventbrite.com. Tickets are $25 (in advance), $30 (at the door), and includes 10 tequila samples, an Iron Cactus snifter, appetizers, live entertainment and free merchandise from tequila partners.

About Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

Iron Cactus serves award-winning Mexican dishes and premium hand-crafted margaritas. The original restaurant opened on historic 6th Street in downtown Austin in 1996. Since then, Iron Cactus has grown to five locations including restaurants in Dallas and San Antonio, and two additional Austin locations. For the latest restaurant updates, “like” Iron Cactus on Facebook at https://facebook.com/ironcactusfan or follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/iron_cactus. More information about Iron Cactus can be found at https://ironcactus.com.