Sunday, December 20, 2015

Dallas, Texas (Oct. 2015)

I've had a couple of stopovers in Dallas in recent years, and both times I ended up grabbing a quick meal at Iron Cactus, a Mexican grill and margarita bar in the heart of downtown.  

Iron Cactus is a local Texas chain, and I would not be surprised at all if there were other Mexican restaurants in Dallas that are more authentic, upscale, or vegetarian-friendly, but I've ended up at Iron Cactus largely because of convenience.  The restaurant is located right on Main Street, and offers a lively atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor seating.  

That said, I've been very pleased by the quality of the food and the service, and also by the restaurant's accommodation of many dietary restrictions (a separate gluten-free menu is available upon request, and also includes vegetarian options).  The homemade tortilla chips and fresh salsa were absolutely addictive, and my veggie enchiladas were not only delicious, but also unique in that they were prepared with charred tomato butter and sun-dried tomatoes.  The veggie option also came with meat-free black beans and rice on the side.  Veggie fajitas, guacamole, and few other options are also available.

Veggie enchiladas with black beans and rice

Iron Cactus Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato