Iron Horse

4.8
94 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Iron Horse is a Modern-rustic joint with an eclectic menu featuring clever pizzas, Mexican fare & craft cocktails.
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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were great, and the food was amazing.

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nocom
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience we’ve had in awhile. Celebrating our friends engagement and the management came out with celebration drinks and dessert on the house. They made our table feel so special and went out of their way the entire night to make sure we had a great time. Additionally, the food was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service and food. Music was loud.

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JennaK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were delicious. Don’t skip the esquites appetizer. All the deliciousness of street corn without all the work

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vipMannyK
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nachos aren't the same. Chicken is different.

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JulianneB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

My husband I have gone here a few times and have been pretty happy. But this last visit with a group of girlfriends was disappointing. Our waiter seemed annoyed with all of us, especially me when I wanted to order a signature cocktail and asked which one had vodka (instead of tequila). He said none of them but then didn't bother to suggest something. I chose the autumn mule (whiskey) which was good though. There weren't a lot of patrons for a Saturday night but the music was really loud. I politely asked if it could be turned down a bit because we were really having to shout to hear each other. We could have sworn they actually turned it up. Not sure, but definitely didn't turn it down. I asked for a chicken and a beef taco. I got two beef but didn't want to bother the waiter to exchange because...well, you know. It was 10:30 and there were maybe two other tables still there but the staff was going around cleaning up and even blowing out candles around us. Definitely got the vibe that we should take off. So overall we were disappointed and I don't think we will be back.

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JoshW
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice staff, accommodating. Food came out quickly and was great!!

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Hamms9944
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent,drinks were pricey though. I would definitely go back!

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KimT
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Music extremely loud. We had to ask them to turn it down

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Service, drinks and food were all top notch

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our waiter was super personable.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome place, food is very very good and service is friendly, but somewhat slow (didn’t really impact the experience much at all because the food was that good)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall very good! Nice to be able to make a reservation. A little disappointed in the margarita-mostly just ice, not much margarita. Tortilla soup was incredible! Steak tacos also really good. The sound system was making a buzzing/ringing noise that was kind of annoying, but I got over it. Really cool place that I look forward to coming back to.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

They stated they didn’t have our reservation when I checked in which was unusual considering I had the open table confirmation. The attitude from the initial server who helped us was not welcoming in the least but it improved once we were seated. Food was decent.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and drinks were so good! My fiancé had the Mexican Mule and I had the strawberry margarita. Both were great! We had the esquites for an appetizer… a must have! We ordered tacos and a burrito and everything was yummy 👌🏼 only complaint was our table was inside towards the back and it was cold and dark. Would’ve rather sat outside since it was a beautiful day but maybe that was my fault for not asking.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great. Got a compliment for picking iron horse for first date.

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RayyyRay411
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Best tacos around.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our absolute favorite go-to restaurants with friends, family, or our kids. Great music, approachable and delicious food with even better customer service. They get what it takes to be a successful restaurant…good and consistent food, great ambiance, quality cocktails and a comfortable and fun space. Super fun and casual. Tony who runs the restaurant is an absolute pro and makes you feel special every time you arrive.

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JohnM
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Friendly service would have made it a better experience.

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ElizabethA
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, great service and great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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Amanda
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The guac & chips are amazing. The carnitas tacos are sublime. The margaritas are strong! Definitely a great "date night" location.

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vipmadelinem
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, you won’t regret it 😊

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KaitlynM
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic and so was everything we had to eat and drink. All the cocktails are made fresh and you can tell. Highly recommend the churros as well!

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vipRENEEN
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed my dinner. Margaritas were out of this world!

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StefaniG
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

food was good, music was a little loud. We had a really fun time!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Excellent service - subpar food

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vipStephanieS
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Overall, food and drinks are good. The managers walking around are always nice. But I swear, every time I go there, our server is not friendly at all. The gentleman with the beanie hat has been my server multiple times and he always acts like he absolutely hates his job!!! Not sure if serving is the best choice for him!

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MaddieM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must try the jalapeno margarita and steak tacos! Definitely plan on going back to try more of the menu!

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Tineile
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The spot is always our go to when we want to have great drinks and yummy nachos! The esquites is also so good! Can’t go wrong here.

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DIANAB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on the patio. It was quiet and peaceful. The wait staff is always pleasant and quick. The food and drinks are fantastic. We go there all the time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were SO late and still got a great table and great service. thank you Tony!!!!!

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BrittanyC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tacos are amazing! The Buffalo shrimp ones were so good and the margaritas just as great.

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vipMannyK
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Iron horse is one of my favorite places to go. Their nachos and drinks are incredible. However, I was extremely disappointed with the nachos I received. Even though we ordered double chicken, they seemed to be a lot smaller than any other time I have ordered them.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ✨✨✨

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Shannonw
Detroit
28 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have missed evenings at Iron horse during the COVID pandemic but they are still there and as good as ever. Excellent and authentic Mexican street tacos and sides. Great service, the wait staff really hustles and are very nice and polite. Apps are great and the drinks are top of the market in Royal Oak.

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vipELl2
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

My boyfriend and I were very excited for a nice date spot with wonderful food and a cozy table to enjoy some private time together. We were seated in front of the podium before the main windows; when I asked for any of the apparently open seats in the back of the restaurant with the more intimate locations and romantic lighting, we were told only this space was available as everything was reserved (when we left, only one of the tables was full). Our waitress was very sweet and professional. The tortilla soup we ordered was phenomenal! The music was a tad too loud for my boyfriend and I to converse comfortably, but the issue was more that, seated in the front, it was like we were on display -our entire conversation being overheard (very obviously) by the two workers at the bar and the gentleman at the podium whom we both felt seemed to stare at us the entire time. I didn’t feel comfortable talking with my boyfriend, let alone slipping in any flirty remarks. After the amazing soup, both of our dinners were awful -very bland, heavy, and lacking any flavor let alone those flavors you’d expect from a Mexican restaurant. We both ate maybe half of our meals and left to eat elsewhere later that night. We were shocked after reading the reviews here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great! Thank you!!!

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MikeT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Iron horse continues to excel at literally every asoect. The service is service, drinks, and food, are still the best I've ever had across the board.

I have never had a bad thing to say about Iron horse and I probably never will. If you do, you're probably crazy.

FAQs

Iron Horse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 291-6313.

Iron Horse is rated 4.8 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.