Iguana

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1075 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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Pre/post Theatre
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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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NP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location in the theatre district. Wonderful food.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

l
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

b
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

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
Overall 5Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

SB
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and ambiance. The food was okay.

CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambience and experience overall.

TS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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

PJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was an amazing experience.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

H
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

WM
Chicago
95 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

d
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an awesome night at Iguana!! Great food, drinks, music & the company was wonderful! Thank you Iguana!! 👍🏻❤️

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Service was very inattentive. Our Iguana margaritas were almost undrinkable. At $14 per drink, they should have remade them for us. We had ordered three. The tangerine maragarita and the cosmos were, however, delicious.
The table side guacamole was prepared beautifully.
The entree special was very bland. The description on the menu said 'diablo' and cited a spicy tomato sauce with cilantro. There was absolutely no heat in the dish, and no flavor of cilantro. I was disappointed for a $35 seafood entree.
Unfortunately, I don't think I will be returning.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent !!

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NJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Hadn't been there in over 10 years. Looks as good as ever. Had steak fajitas, which were excellent, grilled perfectly. The service was very good.

KG
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome Fajitas and margaritas...love the fried ice cream.

NM
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fun atmosphere. Food was delicious and there was a lot of it! Will definitely go again during my next visit to the city.

OT
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really convenient location, felt like authentic Mexican food.
We had a group of 8 and everyone left very happy

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went with my family and we absolutely loved the food and service. Our waiter José Luis was the BEST!!! we had lots of fun

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Vorsicht das Trinkgeld wird falsch auf dem Beleg ausgewiesen und wenn man sich für eine Option entscheidet wird man peinlich beschuldigt zu wenig gegeben zu haben.

Attention the tipp options were incorrect on the receipt. We choose one of the options and they blamed us for not giving enough.

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F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Went to Iguana before a show. We had great service and and all 4 of us enjoyed our meals. We even got Happy Hour drinks for $6!

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