Iguana

4.2
1041 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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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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NJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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

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

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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.

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OT
New York Area
12 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

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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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HJ
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Highly disappointed in Igana's Staff. I haven't been there in years. My first visit was great. The food was delicious and the service was good. On this visit, the chicken was too salty and the Manager was rude when I informed him about the salty chicken. He didn't apologize or ask if I wanted anything else, he simply walked off. I will not be returning.

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DE
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and the service are very good. The place is a little too noisy for my taste. If it weren’t for the very good food, I would probably look elsewhere. Nevertheless, I’m sure I’ll be back from time to time.

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Y
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner with my son 💕💕💕

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F
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every service was on point, the food,drinks,waiter and the atmosphere.
Good job and keep it up

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RA
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

It was okay
They dont speak much English so when you ask a question they repeat what is on the menu. Remind me of a trained parrot.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome place! Have been there many times.food is excellent and service is awesome.Took student workers for lunch and they truly enjoyed the food. I highly recommend Iguana!

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RC
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Vince Giordano's Nighthawks always give an amazing performance. Great evening and great service.

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KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time!
Nancy, our hostess,was fabulous. She made sure that we had everything we needed and made us feel right at home. The guacamole (made table-side) was great. Loved all the drink choices, too.
We went upstairs after dinner for the jazz band and some more drinks. A lot of fun!
Thank you and we'll be back again!

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r
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Well i eat two tacos after that I went to dance to kill all the calories... I definitely recommended it.. Eat-dance and drink best combination...

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I went here with 6 other people to celebrate my birthday. We were all seated right away and the waiter came over to get our drink orders immediately. The food was phenomenal, drinks were out of this world, and the staff were attentive. The atmosphere was fun and the mariachi band came over to sing happy birthday to me. 😁 Of course we stayed after dinner to tear up the dance floor. I’m very appreciative of the staff at Iguana who made everything special for my friends and I.

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G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

As always the food and drinks were superb although the service was a bit lacking. My server never even checked on us to see if we wanted more drinks and we did.

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect night. Last minute Anniversary plans for dinner. Glad we made the choice. Ambiance is perfect. You can hold a conversation. Not overly loud. Attended to enough as to not feel neglected and not over the top too much. Would recommend.

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T
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I had previously only visited Iguana for salsa dancing on the weekends, but this was my my first time dining with them. I would say that I really enjoyed the ambiance and the food the most. My friends had the avocado toast which was really yummy. I opted for the steak quesadillas which were very tender and flavorful. I appreciated that my waiter suggested the happy hour drink options so that I could enjoy my wine at a discounted price. Also, our waiter was friendly and checked in with us often to make sure that we were enjoying our time; however, he asked us about dessert but forgot to return to take our orders so we were waiting a long while until we decided not to get dessert anymore. That was the only downside. Overall, I had a wonderful experience and would definitely return and have already told my salsa friends to try dining in there as well!

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p
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I make a point of spending a evening at the Iguana when we visit the city. We
thoroughly enjoy the wonderful Vince G. orchestra and the talented dancing girls... such a delicious meal to top it off. So New York.. many thanks.

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MT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the most enjoyable time at Iguana. The food and drinks were excellent. I have already recommended the restaurant to three friends. The best salmon and crabcakes I ever had. My husband and I will definitely come back next time we are spending a weekend in the city.

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BW
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great night of food and dancing!!

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y
Baltimore
61 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We have come here seven times. Very nice and clean. Menu is full and lots of choices. However, on this visit, the meat in the steak fajitas was tough. Not as it was before. But we will go back. Hopefully, this was a one time thing

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HM
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Although our servers were attentive, we felt like we were being rushed out at a point of the night.

We were a group of 5 and we were ordering apps and many drinks, after the second round of apps, our plates were taken and we were given the dessert menus. However, we had planned to get more appetizers. We weren't rushing through the meal because we were catching up, but after the dessert menu was handed to us we felt like we had to go.

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OT
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food. We really enjoyed the quesadillas vs the fajitas as much. Maybe best for appetizers and margaritas!

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JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Iguana is our go to place in the city now that we have kids. It’s spacious enough for strollers, noisy enough that you can’t hear a kid screaming (but can usually still have a conversation with people), kids menu with plenty of options, staff super nice and kid friendly, great quick service, food always excellent (we’ve been for both brunch and dinner...the brunch is impressive especially for a Mexican restaurant). Prices are also unbeatable. Bathrooms are clean.

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MJ
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Some of the best gucamole in town I love there margaritas
Perfect before a show a studio 54.

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W
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Very poor beer selections. Come on. Craft beer.
I do not speak Spanish and I could not understand anything the waiter said to me. I have experienced many waiters with accents. No problem. I like it.
This man could not communicate.
I ordered a quesadilla that promised vegetables, mushrooms, goat cheese, etc.
What I got was a tiny cheddar cheese quesadilla. No mushrooms. No goat cheese. No vegetables. And TINY.

2 appetizers and 2 drinks. On Happy Hour. 60 dollars. Absurd.

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PW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Drinks good but food fair. Place was recommended to me but I didn’t agree with their assessment. Went because it was close to Studio 54. My friend who was visiting from California didn’t care for it either

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LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love the setting of this place. It's an authentic place where you see the old Mexican Architecture. The guacamole is excellent and french.

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D
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The service was really good. We enjoyed our drinks. The restaurant had a lot of vegetarian options in addition to meat on the menu.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. Delicious food. Atmospheric decor. Very convenient to theatre district.

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a
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I celebrated my 29th birthday at Iguanas! I made a reservation for 11 people, we walked in and the table was set, No wait time! The waiters were so nice to us, they food came out fast, the food is absolutely the BEST!!! Seriously ever item on the menu is soooooo good!!!

The band sang Happy Birthday to me! After we were done, we went downstairs to the lounge area. Danced the night away with my friends, had some drinks!! Loved it!

The con was after spending money on food and drinks, we still had to pay $10 to get into the lounge. Other than that I would recommend this place to everyone!!

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Been to this restaurant several times . Food and service is always good and good quality . My only complaint is the food should be served hotter .

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! Great food and great drinks. A go to, for a date night out!

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l
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Iguana's dinner menu was varied and food was very good. But even more enjoyable was the incredibly friendly and warm service from everyone. Will definitely go back!

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B
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and fantastic service. We had the tableside prepared guacamole and other appetizers. All were delicious. Mojitos and margaritas were also excellent

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A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food, great festive ambiance. Service was a bit spotty but I think likely because our reservation was at peak happy hour time on a Friday night

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SM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I booked this reservation for my clients and while I did not join them, they came back the next day raving about the food and the margaritas. I would say that it makes this place a safe bet.

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