Iguana
Iguana

Iguana

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://iguananyc.com/
  • Phone: 2127655454x
  • 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: American, Mexican
  • 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: 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.
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Iguana reviews from OpenTable diners
83 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (41)vibrant bar scene (23)special occasion (22)neighborhood gem (21)great for lunch (19)late-night find (18)hot spot (18)fit for foodies (16)romantic (14)great for brunch (11)great for outdoor dining (10)kid-friendly (7)notable wine list (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • a very enjoyable dining experience
    vm1220
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were in town from Chicago and the restaurant came highly recommended by a friend. Well, weren't disappointed . The Food and Service is OUTSTANDING !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-theater find
    LindaT
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    When looking for a restaurant near the Kit Kat club theater for lunch before seeing Cabaret, I found this restaraunt only four or five building from the theater. The menu read well, so we tried it. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I am not on 54th street often, but I will be sure to dine here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beware of cilantro
    dori
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    If you can not stand cilantro, this is not the place for you
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Take your Mama to Iguana
    MsChiff
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had great fun! Guacamole made at tableside was a real treat ! Just a suggestion - all flatware should be changed between courses without having to ask
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Theater District spot!
    Rider66
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This has become my go-to place for lunch before Broadway shows because the food is top-notch and creative, and the service is excellent. I'm surprised it isn't busier, but I suspect the club is probably hopping at night. Iguana serves a Sunday champagne (or tequila sunrise) brunch menu along with their regular options, and I've yet to have a dish that wasn't tasty, nicely presented, and well-prepared. The avocado fries alone are worth the visit, not to mention the bar, which offers enough creative drinks to keep everyone happy. The menu includes plenty of vegetable-heavy non-meat dishes along with the standard seafood, fish (fish tacos!), and meat items. And their Tres Leches is wonderful! Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • vivi
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I came to this restaurant for my 21st birthday dinner celebration and I can say I was not disappointed. The service was good and the food was great. The ambiance had a great Latin feel and the tables were both clean and comfortable. The wine selection was large and had great choices; however, I was not too fond of the mixed drinks. The only thing I would comment on negatively was the noise level-- it was quite loud even though the restaurant was not full and my friends and I had to scream at each other to be heard. Other than that however, I had a great experience at this restaurant and would come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and service
    NYkerDiner
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We were running on a tight schedule before a show. They were flexible with our reservation seated us quickly and got our drinks and orders quickly and timely so we easily had time to get to the theatre on time.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Iguana ..good proximity to theatre
    LIfoodie
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food was ok, not great, not terrible. But very rushed service, we were going to a show and wasn't planning on lingering for hours, but every time a fork was put down, we were asked if we were finished. The restaurant was busy and I guess they needed tables, but we were out of there in less than an hour, having a appetiser, entree, desert and coffee. If we wanted fast food, we would have gone to McDonalds.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Celebration
    Mochahantas
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I was kind of skeptical about this place because I wanted a fancy place & judging by the cheap menu price I was thinking it was casual. Upon arriving I was very pleased. Its such a nice layout the waiters are very friendly & fast. The food was very well made & affordable. My friends & i decided to hit the nightclub & the DJ was very good. He played a mix of every type of music. I enjoyed myself a lot. I would recommend this place to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrible staff
    goodfoodlover1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    If I could give no stars for this place, I would. I'm vegetarian, but was given crabmeat quesadillas. I could've had a shellfish allergy. We got no apology, just a shoulder shrug and a comment about the order being put back in. Service was okay, but dealing with the incompetent and RUDE MANAGER named CARLOS & a mouthy hostess who had the full support of the incompetent Carlos was too much. My bf´s keys got lost, & she was RUDE, not helpful, way quick to dismiss him, & the keys were on her hostess stand the entire time. We left, came back the next day & my bf saw them behind the monitor. It was stressful and wasted time. Never again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Theater Distric Restaurant
    nicknameVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    If you like Mexican food, Iguana is a great theater district restaurant. The food is good even if your not going to the theater and the Margaritas are tasty.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dishonest Practices Here
    LocalLVDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We selected the restaurant for lunch after reviewing their menus online here. When we arrived, I noticed the pricing of the menu was different. I checked the Opentable app and saw that the pricing was the dinner pricing. We asked the waiter if there was a lunch menu and was told no. I went to the hostess and asked for the lunch menu and received it. We ordered from the lunch menu. We were there for about one hour. Throughout that time, every guest seated at the restaurant was offered the dinner menu only. These practices are completely dishonest and show the character of the ownership of the restaurant. I would NEVER recommend this restaurant.
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  • Festive spot near theater district
    Marina2
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I met a business associate after work, and other than the music being a little too loud for easy conversation, we enjoyed everything else. The service was excellent -- quick, friendly, efficient -- and the guacamole was made fresh right at the table. It was excellent. So were the margaritas (19 to choose from) and the quesadillas. The bill was reasonable, the atmosphere festive (lots of Christmas tree lights), and we would recommend the restaurant to others who want a tasty Mexican meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good group get together
    leelee923
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    went after work with a few coworkers.we enjoyed the drinks and the food.great after hour spot.good music.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Woody
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This restaurant was good but not great. Nothing really stood out and made it separate from any other Mexican restaurant. However, the was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vince
    Mentaldiet
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    A big band experience in a small venue. the sound was terrific The food was just fair, but tasty. Go for the entertainment stay for the meal. the service was terrific and attentive. 20% tip added to bill. Skinny Martini was just right.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disgruntled customer!
    HonestLexi
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We arrived 10 mins earlier than our scheduled reservation and were told that our reservations were given to someone else with my same name. (STRIKE ONE) Then were told we can either sit outside or in one of the club areas to eat dinner. We decided to sit in the downstairs club area. When we ordered our food, it arrived fast but was colder than what it should have been. My enchiladas were so cold that I could stick my finger through the middle of it. (STRIKE TWO) Then we ordered drinks, I got the frozen strawberry margarita but I could taste no strawberry! It was straight alcohol! I sent it back and ordered the citrus punch alcoholic drink, but again, it was way too strong! I had to mix it w/ sprite! (STRIKE THREE)! IGUANA SUCKED!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I have walked by so many times but glad I finally went in to eat. Feels totally different inside then sidewalk appeal . Nice dining room , Good food & good lively fib , would like to go back with a group of friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eh - not so much.
    MandM
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The wait staff were VERY nice -- and the place was kid-friendly despite not having a kids menu... But the food was just okay and it really felt like more of a nightclub that hadn't gotten rolling yet. We had tacos and enchiladas -- and dessert -- and everything was just average. Not super pricey for New York - but I definitely wouldn't go again for the food - dancing maybe - but not the food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • still thinking about it..
    spicysmiles
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This restaurant supplied us with the best Mexican we have had to date. We try at least one Mexican restaurant in every city we travel too, and Iguana out shone them all. The service was excellent, the ambiance was just what this duo needed, relaxing, romantic, and fun. The food is still in my dreams, I think we ate our meals without speaking and with our eyes closed, it was a moment to be savored, I can not say enough good things about this whole experience, I will definitely be back on our next visit, which I hope is soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    Milton
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    excellent and attentive service from the staff. food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pre-show Spot
    BandP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Second visit to Iguana just as good as the first. Went before a show and enjoyed a delicious dinner and margaritas served by a knowledgeable and friendly staff. Would have loved to try the table-side prepared guacamole, but just didn't have room. Maybe next trip!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yay, live music!
    retepnutnim
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Vince Giordano's Nighthawks are always the highlight of the evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great variety on menu
    Jeebs67
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The menu has something for everyone. The food is good and fresh. I had some picky people with me who loved it. This was my second time here and I would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Really enjoyed the food. Margaritas were great. We were there at a quiet time which was perfect for us but it looked like things could really get going on the dance floor.
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  • Iguana review
    Kevin
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    My wife treated me to an amazing dinner for my birthday here. The service was perfect, everyone was gracious and accomendating. The food was top notch from beginning to end and their vast array of delicious margaritas had wanting to sample all of the selections. I would recommend this place ten times over.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definite return!
    RJBNY52
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Went for dinner with friends before a show. Service was attentive and timely. Drinks and appetizers were brought quickly. Entrees were brought in plenty of time for us to make the show, but not so fast as to rush us. Water glasses were refilled regularly. The food was terrific and the chef was flexible on spiciness. Fabulous margaritas and good mojitos.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot for Mexican Food
    Pinkpearl
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Excellent service, great food, liked the prices! We were seat immediately. We felt welcomed and enjoyed the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food!
    Lizzyd
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great food, great service! Brunch menu very well planned!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner and dancing venue
    RowenaVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I've been to Iguana's several times and find that it's a nice space if you are considering dinner and dancing in a single venue. Good for groups and special occasions. Food is solidly good. They also are located close to major subway and a car park so it's convenient as well. For this particular evening the hostess named Maritza was very courteous and thoughtful to myself and guests.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This place deserves to be visited. Enjoyed a good dinner and drinks with the wife and kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient for Studio 54
    adarchan
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Our server was a little clueless and didn't honor any of the specials promoted by Cabaret at Studio 54, even though we told her that we were going to the show and asked about promotions. The food is as tasty as it was when I went 2 years ago. You can have dinner in 1-1.5hours and make it to a show no problem. They have vegetarian options and I'd be curious to check out the dancing, sometime.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mexican Restaurant, a notch up
    BV42
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Iguana is a frequent choice when we attend a show. The atmosphere is relaxed, and even when every table is full it's not particularly noisy. the food is reliably good, and so is the service.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Tanya
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great food. Great service. I am definately coming back for dinner again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hele
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Small portions and bad margaritas Was not like it used to be.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • favorite Mexican
    Patti
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    this has become our favorite go to Mexican spot. The guacamole made at your table in great and the margaritas are awesome!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The menu is very enticing and the service is always very attentive. We have always enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • Loud and bland food
    Scatterkindness81
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. We sat outside and the services was slow and the people inside in the bar behind Us were so loud we couldn't hear each other talk. The ice wAter was room temp with no ice. I ordered the steak fajitas and they had zero flavor. Not sure we will go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good pre-theater brunch
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Very reasonable pri-fixe brunch pre-theater on Sundays - good drinks included
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Times Square area favorite!
    AnneSDVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We have been to Iguana many times, and they never disappoint. The guac that's made table-side, to order, is delicious. I tend to order the same thing, which is the crispy chicken, which is moist and flavorful from the cilantro, lime and garlic marinade, and has the crispiest skin imaginable. It's served with chipotle mashed potatoes and sautéed string beans...heavenly! My husband ordered the grilled loin of pork - it was tender as could be and was topped with chipotle cranberry Cabernet reduction served with roasted yukon gold potatoes, sautéed string beans and carrots. The waiters were attentive, and the setting is beautiful. I love the artwork, some by Botero, as well as the overall beauty of the room. I'm glad we ate at Iguana...AGAIN!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic