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Iguana Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://iguananyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 765-5454
  • Hours of Operation: SUN-WED 11AM TO 11PM - 11:30 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
  • "excellent and attentive service from the staff. food was great."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Vince Giordano's Nighthawks are always the highlight of the evening."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Excellent service, great food, liked the prices! We were seat immediately. We felt welcomed and enjoyed the atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great food, great service! Brunch menu very well planned!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This place deserves to be visited. Enjoyed a good dinner and drinks with the wife and kids."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. I am definately coming back for dinner again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Small portions and bad margaritas Was not like it used to be."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "this has become our favorite go to Mexican spot. The guacamole made at your table in great and the margaritas are awesome!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Very reasonable pri-fixe brunch pre-theater on Sundays - good drinks included"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "If you want some light fare and a great place for the whole family in the early afternoon this is it! We wanted a little something before a 2pm matinee. We had 8 people ranging in age from 6 to 86 and everyone enjoyed. Good food, good service and great ambience!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The Iguana has been our dinner spot when we visit NYC for years. We were short on time this trip so opted for late lunch. The service was very slow. Cups were dirty and the food took forever to get even though we were the only people in the restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Food was excellent especially tableside guacamole. Delicious lunch specials very reasonably priced. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Grabbed a bite before a show. Had a regular and preshow specialty menu. Loved everything about it and the drinks were awesome. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I have eaten at Iguana at least 5 times this year, because I go to hear the Nighthawks on Mondays and Tuesdays. One night I ordered an avocado salad. The lettuce was tired, warm and dry. The avocado barely rated as an avocado. There was no attempt to make this appetizing and I would have preferred eating my way across the front lawn. Most recently I made 8:00 reservations through OpenTable, showed up at 7:50 pm, was seated, given menus and left completely alone while the couple next to us were served a whole dinner. Finally at 8:40 pm I got up and found the manager at the bar. I told him, we have been seated at our table for forty-five minutes and no one has even taken our order for drinks. After that we saw our waiter for the first time."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Went for pre-theater dinner which had a choice of three entrees. Meal took over 90 minutes to be served and only came after we complained three times. Never even had a chance to have the included desserts. When we asked to speak with the manager, he actually said "don't you see how busy we are? What do you want me to do?" There seems to be factory line approach with a non-caring foreman. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "And it went downhill from there. Ordered bottle of wine. Received a glass. Ordered Chilli Con Queso. Got a bowl of cheese sauce with no chips. Waited 10 minutes after table was cleared and finally had to walk over to bar to pay tab before leaving. Food average to below average."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Iguana is just a few doors east, with a very popular bar. I've always enjoyed margaritas and meals there over the years; their service is attentive and their food and drinks are great."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Dining experience was great. Everyone was friendly and efficient. Guacamole was delicious also recommend coconut mojitos. Music and ambience upstairs was great. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Considering the fact that this restaurant is in the theatre district one would think they'd be sensitive to the fact that early diners may be under some time constraint and be sure to pace the meal accordingly. They never asked and we had little chance to tell them -- I was a good 10-15 minutes after we sat down before anyone approached the table. Then we ordered our entrees along with our beverages right up front and indicated that we were in a hurry. Still took another 30 minutes to get our food which was passable."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My husband and I went for early dinner after a 2:30 off Broadway play. Great Sangria! At the table our waiter made us guacamole made to our liking. Great atmosphere. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We went for a business lunch with a colleague and loved the place! It was incredibly sunny so we sat at a table on the sidewalk terrace (otherwise I think the inside would have been quite cute/cozy), and between the freshest guacamole and the delicious spicy steak and avocado wrap, my only regret is that I did not get to taste the margaritas!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "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
  • "We have been here a few times and it was ok for a large group. This time, it was less than mediocre. The service was terrible and the food wwas not great. I will not return here ever again."
    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
  • "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
  • "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 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