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 6th Street, while at our San Antonio location, you’ll have stunning views of the River Walk.

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 you dining with us in 2023. Happy New Year from Iron Cactus!

Best Sunday Brunch

Grab your friends, bring your appetite, and get ready for Sunday Brunch at Iron Cactus. Brunch is served every Sunday between 10 am – 3 pm at our Austin location and 11 am – 2 pm at our San Antonio location. That 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: omelets, Belgian waffles, migas, 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 is filled with spinach, red and green bell pepper, mushrooms, onion, and cheddar cheese, topped 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. Our Belgian waffles are topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries and served with bacon or sausage and a fruit cup. You can’t do Sunday brunch 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!

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.

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 lights all season while enjoying contemporary Mexican cuisine 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 Ford Holiday River Parade on November 25th. 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!

Happy Hour Specials

Austin Downtown Happy Hour Specials
We have the biggest happy hour in Texas!
Mon – Fri: 3pm – 6pm
$7.00 – Small House Margaritas
$7.00 – Chile Con Queso

*Available everywhere in our restaurants, for dine-in only

Holiday Catering in Austin

No need to look any further for catering for your next holiday party. Iron Cactus offers holiday catering in Austin. From sizzling fajitas and Southwest Paella, we’re sure your guests are going to be happy with what you choose. Iron Cactus provides full-service catering or delivery only. If you decide on full-service catering, we will provide a buffet setup, buffet table lines, a service station, and two hours of buffet service. We can also arrange for china and silverware, tent rental, bar service, linens, and cake cutting service. Iron Cactus catering services in Austin is committed to making your event a success.

Iron Cactus also has private rooms available in Austin for holiday parties. We have both private and semi-private holiday event spaces. You can even rent the entire restaurant for a huge holiday party. Iron cactus is perfect for family holiday parties or a corporate Christmas event!

Fill out our off-site catering request form and one of our catering services experts will get back to you shortly! We are an easy choice for holiday catering in Austin. Iron Cactus is excited to help you celebrate this holiday season.

Holiday Event Space in San Antonio

Iron Cactus has the best holiday event spaces in San Antonio. Located right on the River Walk, you get to enjoy the fun atmosphere while still having privacy. View the River Walk Christmas lights and boat cruises while drinking from one of the top tequila bars in the United States. There is a reason Iron Cactus has been voted Best of the River Walk for the last 6 years running!

Our private rooms have everything you need to throw the best holiday party in San Antonio. We have private and semi-private rooms. Our Cactus and Agave Rooms are private rooms with their own private bars, but can be combined into one large space. The Cactus Room seats up to 48 people and the Agave Room seats up to 72 people. When combined the room seats up to 120 people or 168 cocktail-style. The space comes with a 70″ flat screen TV with HDMI inputs, DVD player, and wireless microphone.

The upper dining is a great space for smaller holiday parties. It is semi-private and has floor to ceiling windows that look out to the patio and River Walk. The view is incredible! If you are having a huge holiday party with all your friends and family, then rent the entire restaurant! You can seat up to 500 people and there are 3 private bars. Don’t wait any longer and book your holiday event space in San Antonio today!

Downtown Austin Happy Hour

Looking for the best Downtown Austin happy hour? Iron Cactus is a great happy hour spot to bring your friends, family, and coworkers. We are conveniently located downtown off 6th and Trinity. Come enjoy a small house margarita and chile con queso. What’s a happy hour without a frozen margarita? Our house margarita is made with Torada Silver Tequila and Triple Sec. You and your friends will be fighting over who gets the last bite of queso. This cheesy goodness has hatch green chiles, pico de gallo, and roasted jalapenos. Yum!

Not only is the food great, but there are also great Downtown Austin views from our rooftop patio. Iron Cactus’s rooftop patio overlooks the excitement of 6th street. The patio has misters and heaters so you can enjoy a Downtown Austin happy hour all year long!

Iron Cactus’s Downtown Austin happy hour runs weekdays from 3pm to 6pm. Our San Antonio location has the same happy hour. View our full lunch and dinner menu online.

San Antonio Mexican Restaurant

Are you looking for a San Antonio Mexican Restaurant to dine at with your friends and family? Come check out the lively atmosphere and incredible Mexican food at Iron Cactus. This San Antonio Mexican restaurant is by the San Antonio River Walk so you can sip a fresh squeezed lime margarita while watching the boats float by. Iron Cactus has other delicious frozen drinks on the menu like Frosé, made with AVA Grace Rosé, and Mango Habanero Smoothie, made with Infuse Spirits Mango Habanero Vodka. You can make it extra hot by asking for Carrot Habanero! View our full drink menu online to see what other refreshing drinks you can enjoy on the River Walk outdoor patio.

There are many great options on the Iron Cactus menu it’s hard to choose from! If you are a seafood lover, order our crab-stuffed jalapeños or shrimp enchiladas. Our flavorful crab-stuffed jalapeños are filled with jumbo lump crabmeat and topped with lobster cream sauce. Make sure you leave room for dessert! Enjoy a classic Mexican Restaurant dessert, Tres Leches. So, when you are craving to eat at a San Antonio Mexican Restaurant, you know the best choice is Iron Cactus.

Private Events in Austin

Iron Cactus is the perfect place for your private events in Downtown Austin. We have had all sorts of private events hosted at Iron Cactus: wedding rehearsal dinners, graduation parties, corporate events, and birthday parties – you name it! We have options for private dining and semi-private dining.

There are four different event spaces at Iron Cactus to choose from for your next event. The Cactus Room is a unique space with a private room and private bar. This room can seat up to 90 people or 120 people cocktail style. The private event space includes a wireless microphone, DVD player, and 75” flat screen TV. If you need a room for a smaller event, the 2nd floor mezzanine is perfect for you. The space overlooks the main dining room and is semiprivate. The event room can seat up to 40 people and has a 60” flat screen TV with HDMI audio/video input capabilities.

Rent the Iron Cactus rooftop patio and enjoy the 6th street atmosphere and view. The patio can be semiprivate or private whichever you prefer for your event and can seat up to 150 people or 250 people cocktail style. The tables are set with white tablecloths and black napkins. The celebration continues no matter the weather; the patio has fan-driven misters, heaters, and windscreens. 

Are you planning a huge private event? You can wow all your friends and family and rent the entire restaurant! You get to enjoy the full restaurant with private rooms and 3 private bars which is enough space to accommodate 500 guests. The delicious Mexican food, drinks, Downtown Austin atmosphere, and service make a fun event you won’t forget! Fill out our event request form online and we will get back to you shortly. Iron Cactus is excited to host your private events in Austin!