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Iguana
Iguana

Iguana Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://iguananyc.com
  • Email: iguananewyork@gmail.com
  • Phone: (212) 765-5454
  • Hours of Operation: SUN-WED 11AM TO 11PM - 11:30 FOR APPETIZERS
    THURSDAYS 11AM TO 12AM - 1AM FOR APETIZERS
    FRIDAYS - SATURDAYS 11AM TO 1AM - 2 AM FOR APPETIZERS
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Entertainment: Come and explore what everyone is raving about. Our tri-level, fourteen thousand square foot facility has two working stone fireplaces, two spectacular waterfalls, three large mahogany bars, and two dancing lounges where New York’s hottest DJs spin. Come and enjoy Iguana’s Friday and Saturday night dinner and dance experience. Our two dance clubs offer exclusive VIP areas for your next group night out. Join us Wednesday, Thursday, for our after work salsa dance parties with free salsa lessons. Friday's and Saturdays ladies free all night. Sundays everyone is free doors open at 6pm. 21+ w/ proper ID.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Friday ladies free on both clubs and saturday ladies are free all Night on the lower club
    Free Dance club open every Wednesday-Thursday & Sunday at 6pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 8th Avenue and Broadway
  • Public Transit: B, D & E trains to 7th Avenue and N, Q, R & W trains to 57th Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Iguana
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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was average. It's a typical Mexican restaurant with lots of margarita choices which was greatly appreciated. The server seemed to be the only one working so he was very busy and rarely came by. Then again, we stayed a long time and had a lot of requests. I really liked that there was a dance floor downstairs that had salsa and merengue. No cover on certain nights. Go for drinks and appetizers and then head to the basement for dancing."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The food was great! We went as a group to drink and have a good time. The drinks were a bit expensive but the music was great! I would visit this place again."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Delicious food! Guacamole made at your table...great margarita flavors and cocktail choices and even a Mariachi band!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I have eaten at Iguana on multiple occasions and have never been disappointed as I was this time. The food was very mediocre, the frozen ice cream was not fresh, the service was terrible and it wasn't even that busy an evening. The food used to be quite good, perhaps they have a new chef, I don't know, but if I return it will only be for the margaritas."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The margaritas were very tasty & came in a large variety of flavors. Enjoyed the food. Guacamole too salty and medium level bland. The chicken & shrimp tacos & enchiladas were great. Too full for dessert. VERY noisy. Good place pre-theater. A good value"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The hostess was very nice and the bar and restaurant scene was good. The food took forever to get to us, but the waiter was apologetic cuze they were super busy. The margaritas were awesome! Kinda expensive for okay food. Cuze we had dinner there we got into the clubs for free. The bouncers were awesome and the scene was interesting. A good mix of people and guys and girls. A little bit older than I expected. The music was hot!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a great time here for our friends birthday. The mariachi band even serenaded her when they found out it was her birthday. The food was good I liked the calamari a lot. My only complaint was that we had to wait a while, about 30 minutes, to be seated even though we had reservations"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We used to really love iguana.Our server Isabel, was not friendly, and fairly personality free. We waited a long time for anyone to come over, then her first comment was "what do you want to drink". We asked for water three times before we received it, after the appetizers had come. The steak was over cooked. We never saw her again. We ordered table side guacamole, asked for it spicy, no taste in it whatsoever, let alone heat. We had to ask some other random person for the check (I think this was the gentlemen arguing with the manager about his shift meal that was sitting on the table next to us).The drinks were bland, the food was tasteless and the people unfriendly."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "First time here. Was with two other women. We each loved our drinks: margarita, mojito, sangria. Food was great. Very convenient to Roundabout Theatre."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We went to Iguana early in the evening (5:00 or so) in order to get to a 7:00 show on a Tuesday. It was essentially empty and quite quiet. Although this is not good or bad, that kind of middle of the road, not good / not bad feeling pervaded the meal. First of all, the service was very good. Our waiter was attentive, but (then again) he had nothing else to do. The Raspberry Margaritas were good, but not great. Same to be said for the food (bland salsa for the chips, which had no "kick" at all; I even had to ask for jalapenos for my fajitas!). At the end of the day, not worth the price for the meal. Hopefully, for Iguana's sake, it was an off night, or perhaps the place livens up later in the evening, but I won't be going back."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Will come again for bar menu and drinks. Decoration and service good, but not my favorite Mexican place."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We used to be frequent patrons of Iguana but some time back we noticed a decline in the quality of the food. Well after a couple of recent visits we can report the food is again great. Service on this Sunday night was a tad slow, not customary for Iguana, but Sunday is a relatively slow night anyway. It was great fun and dinner was enjoyed by all in our party. Wandering mariachi are absent Sunday nights, either good or bad depending on your preference."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Whenever we go to NY we try to make it to this restaurant. The food and drinks are delish and ambience is great. Don't forget to order the guacomole!! They make it table side."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I was going to a premiere at the Ziegfeld and looked up a restaurant nearby to grab some drinks and a bite with a friend beforehand. The decor of Iguana is great, as if nearly everything else. We were there for a late lunch/early dinner about 4:30, the place is huge and was pretty empty. We were taking our time ordering, but the service was slightly lacking - I mean, we were the only ones there practically. The food, however, was fantastic. Very fresh and came out pretty quickly. Great drink menu as well and very reasonably priced. Was a great find up in an area that's mostly overpriced, overcrowded, and overrated."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The food is great. Along with the service very attentive to customers"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Pretty good place. This wasy second time and I still liked it. Mexican is always a winner. Decent prices and good margaritas ;)"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Food was good but service was slow. There were only 3 tables in and it took a few tries to get water and the check."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The food and service were great. But my blind date was boring! :("
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This was my first time at Iguana and it was fantastic. I was surprised at how big the space was, yet it felt cozy, inviting, and vibrant. The food was great and they have a huge drink menu. Although I didn't sit at the bar, it was packed. It seems to be a really popular place, and I can see why. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Brought our 1 year old here and it was great! Waiter was so nice and attentive. Food was great!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Service was top notch - friendly and attentive without being intrusive. My friend asked for a substitution on his order and was accommondated. One small complaint - the table was a little small. It was very crowded when the entrees arrived."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Even after reservations, getting a table was long and our server had difficult communication skills and the desert was very hard and cold and when asked to take it back to warm it up, we just got a new plate of the same cold and hard brownie."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Iguana is a large restaurant (for New York), capable of seating 200 diners. For this reason it is ideal for groups hosting a large number of guests. (There were four separate birthday celebrations, and a wedding party happening while I was there.) Unfortunately, all this chaos and noise--which included a very loud live Mariachi band playing nearby--detracted from the overall ambience, and the over-the-top "Mexican" decor didn't help either. This was more Mexican-themed restaurant than authentic south-of-the-border cuisine. The menu was ho-hum, with only a few dishes, all of them standard fare for a Mexican restaurant. The portions were quite small, and my classic margarita was very weak. The groups around me seemed to be having a good time."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Went there on Valentine's Day. Great meal and service. Guacamole was excellent. Drinks were a little small but good. The place has a nice vibe..."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I came here on Valentines day, the service was great. Their guacamole is one of the best I have ever tasted. The female bartenders could be a little nicer but that was the only flaw. I would recommend Iguanas to many people. Plus you can dance the night away at one of their clubs upstairs for Spanish and downstairs for English music."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I reserved a table for 12 for a friends wedding dinner. The service was great and the food was delicious. They didn't rush us out but letus take pictures, throw the garder belt and bouquet after the bill was paid. I diffiantly recommend this place"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "ok if you really never have had good Mexican food to compare it too"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Delicious food in a gorgeous setting. The wait staff was extremely attentive and kept our water glasses full without having to be asked. My one complaint was that I had barely nibbled my second chip with guacamole before our entrees were there. One shouldn't have to say give a few minutes to eat the appetizer, it should be understood. Otherwise the food was good. The decor was beautiful and gave a nice ambience. The bar was packed. There was live music that night."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Great food and music..after dinner we went downstairs for a little dancing. The lighting is great, very romantic and serene."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We mainly went to hear Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks play jazz from the 20's and 30's and were not disappointed., But if you want to go for the music (on Mondays and Tuesdays), make sure you specify that you want to be seated upstairs near the band."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "We had a very nice cocktail and dinner time pre theatre. Everyone enjoyed their drinks and meals. Convenient to parking, 54 Below, Studio 54 and the Broadway theatre."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant from an internet search. Turns out it was a great find! The staff is fantastic (thank you Habid), the food was excellent, the drinks were strong (be careful). I will definitely by going back."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food was great. The customer service was wonderful. We sat at a table next to a very loud, inappropriate group. When I spoke to the person assigning the tables, she and the other members of the staff could not do enough for us, giving us another table away from the group. They handled the situation with a professional and caring manner. Our service was impeccable, and the strolling musicians were a great touch. Even though we had to wait for a member of our party, they took care of our order in a way that we did not feel rushed and still had plenty of time to get to the theater. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Good food but 20% service charge added for 2 people on the bill is taking the **** The service was poor, I would have left a tip for 10% - come on Iguana play the game - you are letting yourselves down"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Great margaritas and guacamole. Other dishes so so. I gave had better Mexican in NYC. But this place is passable."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Iguana is consistently great... Food, drinks, atmosphere---you name it and it's thumbs up in all categories. Be sure to order the guacamole freshly prepared at your table...it is the BEST!! Great cocktails and superb service. Iguana is truly a neighborhood gem and even if you're seeing a show in the West 40's, mosey up north for a visit here! You won't be disappointed (and you'll get a little exercise in the walk up north!)."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "mediocre food, service was good, but won't return for dinner."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "The food was First Class, much better than I expected. Our waiter was a real pro. We came mainly to see and hear Vince Gordiano and the Night Hawks big band, but enjoyed our dinning experience. I would reccomend IGUANA to my friends. Thank you."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "We waited for almost 45 minutes for a table to have dinner our server and the rest of the staff including your security did a wonderful job"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Great food; warm and attentive service; lively atmosphere with strolling Mexican musicians; unique decor."
    Dined on 1/11/2014