Mexican Restaurants in San Antonio

Did you know that finding the right Mexican restaurants in San Antonio could be a healthy escape for your New Year’s resolution? Iron Cactus is one of few award winning Mexican restaurants in San Antonio that serves up fresh, made from scratch dishes that is perfect for your New Year’s resolutions. It’s time to start burning fat and eating healthy at Iron Cactus Mexican Restaurant in San Antonio…your destination for nutritious and delicious food.
When searching for Mexican Restaurants Near Me, be sure to click on Iron Cactus in the results.  You won’t be disappointed.


iron-cactus-menu-shrimp-mexican-restaurants-in-san-antonioFor instance, Iron Cactus makes all of our own guacamole from scratch. Did you know that avocados are full of healthy nutrients and have more potassium than a banana? Avocados are also full of heart-healthy Monounsaturated Fatty Acids and eating avocados can help lower your Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels. Iron Cactus Mexican Restaurants in San Antonio uses only the freshest avocados in our house made guacamole and dishes. Try our delicious table-side guacamole made with fresh tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and citrus. You can see this in our Mexican restaurants in San Antonio menu.


Fish and seafood are also great alternatives for living a heart-healthy, low fat diet. Fresh seafood can help you maintain a healthy heart, ease arthritis symptoms, and helps boost brainpower. Iron Cactus in San Antonio offers numerous fresh seafood dishes that are sure to please your taste buds and your waist line. Try our Pescado Del Mar. This dish features seared Mahi Mahi, jumbo shrimp, bay scallops and sautéed spinach for that extra delicious touch of greens (a great source of iron).


If you’re cutting out carbs or looking for a gluten-free menu, then Iron Cactus has you covered. Try our Pepper-Crusted Tuna or our amazing Pollo Verde featuring roasted corn, chorizo, green chilies, black beans and more. If you are counting carbs, on the Atkins diet, or in the zone…Iron Cactus is your best Mexican restaurant in San Antonio offering a robust gluten-free menu.


Ring in the New Year and new you by enjoying a fresh meal from Iron Cactus in San Antonio. When looking for Mexican restaurants in San Antonio, look for the ones that can help you eat healthy while also tasting delicious. With food this good, you have no excuse to give up on your resolutions.


Iron Cactus is located on the San Antonio Riverwalk at 200 River Walk Suite-100, San Antonio, TX, 78205


Tableside Guacamole on National Guacamole Day


One free tableside guacamole only per table and/or party. May not be exchanged for cash. Cannot be combined with any other offer or used multiple times. First come, first serve. No rain checks. Iron Cactus is not responsible if unable to serve due to ingredients running out before end of day. Servers not required or responsible for informing guests of promotion. Dine-in only. Valid only on September 16, 2015. Additional restrictions may apply.

Print or show this image to your Iron Cactus server on September 16th to get ONE FREE TABLESIDE GUACAMOLE!

Iron Cactus National Guacamole Day Promo


10 Awesome Things About Iron Cactus in 2014

You may be overwhelmed with all the year end lists, but there’s no denying we all love reading them. So here’s our list of ten awesome Iron Cactus related things in 2014. In other words, our year in review:

10.  Upon seeing Sofia Vergara throwback tequila at the Golden Globes with five lime wedges, we offered tequila Sofia Vergara Style for a limited time.



9. We were prepared to give away free fajitas if the Dallas Cowboys won the Super Bowl last year.

Dallas Mexican Restaurants

Dallas Cowboys Head Coach with Roy Figueroa, Iron Cactus Dallas GM

8. We introduced the Avocado Margarita made with Dulce Vida organic tequila. And it was delish!

avocado margarita dulce vida


7. And there was this promise made by SXSW attendees.


6. Our co-owner and general partner, Gary Manley, was featured on the cover of Cheers Magazine’s April issue and described as one of the nation’s tequila experts

Gary Manley Cheers Cover April


5. We celebrated a Cinco De Mayo Fiesta for our Facebook Fans by giving away one $10 coupon.

4. We helped raise funds to set up a college fund for the two children of Austin, Texas-based Nancy and Mark Clifton, who had been battling various forms of cancer for more than a decade, through an online fundraising and our annual charity golf tournament.

(L-R) Mark Nevarez, COO, Mike Pottorrff, co-owner/General Partner, Mark Clifton, Gary Manley, co-owner/General Partner

(L-R) Mark Nevarez, COO, Mike Pottorrff, co-owner/General Partner, Mark Clifton, Gary Manley, co-owner/General Partner

3. We hosted our 17th Annual Tequila Tour. It has truly become the most unforgettable Austin tradition.

2. We gave away free tableside guacamole on National Guacamole Day. ICYMI, there always 2015.

tableside guacamole


1. We made sure Black Friday retail workers were rewarded for their hard work with a free lunch at our North Austin and Galleria locations.

Retail Worker Meme Dreaming

There were other awesome things that about Iron Cactus, but who wants to read more than 10 things on any list. That said, feel free to share with us your awesome moments at Iron Cactus. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter , on Instagram and on Google+ for entertaining posts and to win Iron Cactus gift cards.

Thanks for 2014 and we’ll see y’all in 2015. We’ve got tons of awesome things cooking!


Three Reasons Why Iron Cactus Gift Cards Should Be on Your Christmas List

1. They make great stocking stuffers!

xmas stockings



2. It’s as good as cash at all Iron Cactus locations




3. For every $100 gift card you buy, you get one free $25 gift card. And for every $50 gift card you buy, you get one free $10 gift card. Click on photo to purchase.

Iron Cactus gift card


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?


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.




#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.




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.


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.


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.



“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.



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.


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!


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.

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

“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

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

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 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 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

Kiss 2013 G’Bye and 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: