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Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

#420 of 3,013 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Northwest Austin
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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10001 Stonelake Blvd, Austin, TX 78759-5825
+1 512-794-8778
11:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Sun 10:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Houston, Texas
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146 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Went to brunch with my son when I was in Austin. We went to the Stone Lake location. Did not know they had more than one in Austin. We were greeted warmly and shown to our table. The buffet was plentiful and had a Mexican flair.. Food was good/ food at right temp / nice variety of dishes. There is... More 

Thank Traveling_Lady_2004
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Our waiter told us that the restaurant is a tequila bar first, and a restaurant second. This was backed up by the drink menu that was bigger than the food menu. The food was ok. The donuts dessert was the best part of the meal, but even the fudge dipping sauce was laced with alcohol. Not a place for kids.

Thank CandC727
Suffolk, Virginia
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108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The decor here is beautiful in both the bar and the dining room. I was extremely impressed with the amazing selection of tequila available at Iron Cactus. Our entrees were delicious and the service was prompt and very friendly. I would definitely return on my next visit to Austin.

Thank DocChesapeake
Dallas, Texas
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I took my family to Iron Cactus to see if we wanted to hold a rehearsal dinner there in a few months. We went on a Saturday for the brunch, for $15 a person its not a bad value as there was pretty decent selection of breakfast and lunch items. The food was average Mexican nothing that would make me... More 

Thank Marine03
Orlando, Florida
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Ambiance was OK. The salsa was excellent. The entree was a sort of avocado concoction (with very little stuffing). The flavor was mysterious. The dessert was reasonable. Server was a bit over powering. Was expecting more of a modern TexMex approach.

Thank 81JCL
Auburndale, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and food....loved the patio area...we ate mid afternoon and loved the quiet atmosphere and gentle breezes... if we return to the area we would definitely stop here again

Thank cutiesplace
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Nice resturant with great drinks. The brisket had a bit too much smoke or something added to it to be great..it overpowered it. The queso was excellent but the chips seemed like the bottom of the sack. The only other odd thing was the wait staff all seemed nervous..I noticed the manager walking around frequently.. maybe he was a tough... More 

Thank okieroper
Georgetown, Texas
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424 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

It's difficult to describe our Saturday evening dinner at Iron Cactus. It began great. The waitress was friendly and offered suggestions. She joked with us some. We started with the Char-grilled Chicken Flatbread based on the waitress suggestion. It was pretty good. Not great or spicy but pretty good. Our meal came quickly which was Camarones de Parilla for my... More 

Thank David T
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My husband & I visited on 9/11 for Sunday Brunch. The brunch is served buffet-style & well worth the $15 per person price. It's very extensive with a made to order omelette bar/carving station & waffle station. The other offerings (eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits & gravy, fruit & pancakes) were fresh & tasty. They had a lot of Mexican style... More 

Thank Blondie1174
Austin, Texas
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife and my son and his new girlfriend at the Iron Cactus on Stonelake the meal was great the drinks were great they messed up on one order drinks but took it off the bill and brought the correct drinks no harm no foul this was a great place for dinner and to meet my sons new... More 

Thank mike c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10001 Stonelake Blvd, Austin, TX 78759-5825
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Northwest Austin
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-794-8778
Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar in North Austin serves delectable Mexican dishes and award-winning margaritas. Iron Cactus North Austin offers an attractive outdoor patio dining, private dining, a fantastic Saturday and Sunday Brunch Buffet, among many other features. It is home to the annual Iron Cactus Tequila Tour.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?