Today saw the launch of The Iron Cactus (683 Fourth St. at Townsend), a taco-burrito joint adjacent to The Creamery, and from the same owners. We toughed out the opening-day line for a spicy chicken soft taco (the kind that comes with beans and rice, like a little open-face burrito -- $3.50) and carnitas burrito ($6.95). Solid eating, nothing we haven't scarfed before, hunched over, at Pancho Villa, site of the chef's last gig.
For nearby condo dwellers, office workers, and Academy of Art students sick of the limited offerings at the nearby Tacos Goza Goza truck, Iron Cactus is probably a blessing. But you probably won't be taking a cab here from the Marina for the nachos.