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Located on the river and doing business for over 20 years, the Iron Cactus Grill and Margarita Bar is considered by many to be one of the best Mexican restaurants in San Antonio. With a passion for preparing bold, flavorful, and unique Mexican dishes, the Iron Cactus Grill makes for an ideal dining and drinking experience.
The goal of Iron Cactus has always been to create a friendly, warm, and unique environment for their guests. The contemporary Mexican cuisine is inspired by numerous regions throughout Mexico and was cultivated over many years by their managers and chefs.
The restaurant's tree-lined patio offers one of the most relaxing and picturesque locations along the entire River Walk. Guests can enjoy the sounds of the river while dining, people-watching, and casually drinking.
In terms of the menu, Iron Cactus chefs proudly proclaim to serve only the best and freshest ingredients in all of their dishes. House favorites include Mexican meatloaf with Angus sirloin, Pollo Relleno, and Baja fish tacos.
The Margarita Bar is famous for being named one of the best tequila bars in the United States—serving up more than 100 different types of tequila. In fact, their tequila-influenced cocktails and margaritas are considered the highlight of the drink menu. A fan favorite is the “El Agave," which is considered their signature margarita.
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