Iguana

4.3
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1085 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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New York’s premier Mexican restaurant and dance lounge. Our talented chef utilizes the culinary diversity of Mexico in the preparation of Iguana’s tasty fare. Iguana is the perfect setting for any occasion. Come and enjoy our 25 flavors of margaritas and mojitos. Try our weekend brunch with a wide array of dishes including fresh guacamole prepared tableside, crab quesadillas, sizzling fajitas, shrimp enchiladas, plus an assortment of mesquite grilled items including prime aged steak, tuna, and salmon. You will be pleasantly surprised to discover dishes you would not normally expect to find on a Mexican menu such as baby back ribs, Tex-Mex shrimp scampi, and vegetarian entrees, all prepared with a creative Latin twist. Complete your meal with a selection of our homemade desserts. We truly offer something for everyone.
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Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This was a fun spot to meet friends. They had a round table which was a perfect conversation set up for our group of 7. The service was great. Mariachis added to the fun atmosphere.

r
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

OK but not outstanding Mexican food at midtown prices. Service was excellent. Menu is quite broad so there are a wide range of options. Seems better suited to a late night gathering with friends for socializing, drinking and music in a nice setting.

YJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

ONE OF MY BEST BIRTHDAY BRUNCHES!!!

THANKS FOR THE EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE.

SO
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LOVED IT. FOOD WAS GREAT AND HAD A GREAT LUNCH. WOULD GO AGAIN

JG
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The menu was classic Mexican but with a fair number of innovative dishes. My tuna was excellent. My wife's pork dish was excellent . Both were not your everyday Mexican fare.

P
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall, I had a great time. I went to celebrate my birthday. The food was great and the service was active and invested even at night. There are two dance floors (upstairs and downstairs); they both played great music and my group had fun dancing the night away after eating. The only negative is paying the Manhattan prices and getting an automatic 20% tip added to the bill. However, no one should be surprised about midtown prices. The drinks were great as well! Talk to the waiters, they will give you the best advice about food choices.

C
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Although I would recommend this restaurant because the food is good, I’d warn them about the food coming out too quickly and the noise level. If you don’t mind feeling like you’re being rushed, and conversation is not a priority, then it’s okay.

AG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food and service were excellent, but don't go here for conversation on a Friday night. Couldn't even hear across the table for two.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated my birthday and has a wonderful time. Staff went out of their way to be attentive, food was delicious and great value, and the 29 margarita flavors were very fun to review and enjoy. My new favorite restaurant!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an amazing experience. The service is impeccable and the food is really good.

NP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location in the theatre district. Wonderful food.

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved it here and will definitely recommend and go back!

l
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!! My family and i had an amazing time. We will definitely be visiting again.

OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

When we arrived at Iguana they did not have our reservation in the system. Thankfully they had a table for us. The food was very good and service was prompt but it was very loud and hard to hold a conversation.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was awesome! The food and drinks were especially enjoyable!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Good sized portions and tasty food. Drinks are amazing!!

b
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Friendly and efficient service. Table side Guacamole was outstanding

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I reserve a table for my best friend birthday from the beginning both servers were friendly and always there to attend us mariachi was great the piece of cake they give you it’s a big proportion but dry but the fact they brought the mariachi again and sing happy birthday was super
Love the ambiance and the service

c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great fresh food. Service at tables was good. The maitre d was goofy—too young and nose in her phone. Outstanding value.

RH
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

I requested recommendations for Cuban restaurants. Iguana is Mexican.
I enjoyed the food. The corn muffin was the best. The Breakfast Burrito was terrific. One companion ssd the food was too spicy and hardly ate anything.
Mixed outcomes

I
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

The best thing about Iguana is VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS, upstairs Mon and Tues 8-11. This band is a New York treasure, heck--they are a NATIONAL treasure! Best band in the land.

DL
Austin
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is an excellent choice for a before- or after-theater meal. The service was attentive and professional. The food was excellent and plentiful. The price was reasonable.

P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outside on a lovely evening. It was my niece's birthday and they made her feel very special. The food is consistently delicious and never disappoints. I will definitely return.

SS
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place! Healthy options! Had the crab and avacado salad with sautéed spinach. Tamarind and mango margaritas were great, could’ve been mixed stronger.

G
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Iguana is our go too restaurant when we are in NYC!

SB
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were there on Labor Day . Everything was delicious, good music, friendly staff, delicious guac at the table.... and I will absolutely visit again when next in town!

AL
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great service and ambiance. The food was okay.

CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. We have enjoyed every visit. Food is always delicious, service is flawless, atmosphere is magical.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience and experience overall.

TS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first time going didn't end so well due to a billing issue, so I decided to try it again and had a great time. I just wish I made my reservations for later in the evening so I could have experienced the nightclub. I will be back again though. Service & billing were excellent!

RF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Appetizer Quesadilla was small for $16. Good but small.

PJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time at this venue always wanted to come i have to say food was good drinks were great and the place is nicely decorated i like they have the Mariachi guys singing and you can request them if you want to dedicate a song to someone the dancing floors are great too for a saturday night in the city it was not that crowded the top floor latin music was good but afte a while dj just play too much salsa music the lower level floor play a little bit of everything and it way almost empty to dance but ober all it was a nice night.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was an amazing experience.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Sat on the second floor. Bartender was a delight. Drinks were great. Food got us both sick. Avoid. Sucks as it’s such a cute place.

PW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

The food here was ok and the restaurant is lovely. The ceilings are low, so even though it wasn't crowded when we were there it was pretty noisy. However, the service was pretty bad. Waiter showed up in pretty good time, took our order, and food was delivered timely, however it took us a long time to flag the waiter to ask for more salsa and limes; the salsa arrived but the limes did not. We also tried to flag another round of drinks, that took a long time (and of course the limes arrived then, but the food we wanted it for was already eaten). Again, we had to ask for the check twice too. The restaurant wasn't crowded enough to warrant this poor service.

n
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, good cocktails, good service, pleasant surroundings.

H
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We were please with the array of options in Fish as my wife is pescatarian. Food was tasty and hot.
We ordered a pitcher of Sangria $55 which was large and I must say the pitcher was full and they brought over 4 glasses already filled with sangria so it was like getting an extra 4 glasses. Good value for the money.
We will be back again

ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant with very friendly staff. The lunch prefix meal was a great deal!

WM
Chicago
95 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Very responsive service. Serviceable food. Cocktail was forgettable. Pricey for Tex next. Great for pre theater.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent! Great service and atmosphere. Kids menu was good too. Would recommend this place.

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