Iguana

4.3
1175 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
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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JeanneMarie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food love the margaritas love the friendly and helpful wait staff. Guacamole made it table-side was a hit

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MariaR
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived at our hotel after 6pm and wanted to grab a bite to eat for dinner. We saw Iguana restaurant across the street from our hotel and decided to check it out. We were not disappointed! The food was fabulous and the atmosphere was fun. Our waiter Jose Luis was awesome and accommodating. His recommendations for drinks was spot on. It was my birthday weekend and this was a great place to start to it off! We went back the second night and had a great time. Next time we will have to try out their dance floors. Definitely will return again and again and will look for Jose Luis : )

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was unusually salty.

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JacquelineR
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and wonderful staff very friendly. Crab cake was amazing. Drinks well execellent.

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Glorioso
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was tasty and the atmosphere was lovely for the holiday season.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My date loved the place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Slow service

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BarbaraB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Iguana is a first class restaurant with delicious food, very reasonable prices for midtown Manhattan.

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KC25
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for pre-theatre dining … delicious food, great service, and across the street from the theatre with our show.

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NicoleP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always try to eat at Iguana when I’m in NYC. The food is delicious and the location is really convenient for before or after Broadway shows. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roasted corn chowder was excellent, as was the lump crab quesadilla! Very fresh & tasty! Good value for NYC!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Friendly staff, delicious food! Nice ambiance.

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vipPaco
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a casual place but the food was terrific

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Broadwaybrian
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food at a reasonable price. Service is friendly and efficient.

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vipLuvgoodfood
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have had lunch here a number of times when attending Studio 54 theatre. The food has always been delicious and you certainly get plenty to eat whether ordering an appetizer or an entree. The service is always friendly and prompt. And for dessert their chocolate mousse with raspberries is highly recommended if a chocolate mousse fan.

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SUMMER
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible!! no one checked on us for 20 minutes when we got there they ignored us and catered to the corner table . The food came and I am allergic to shell fish they put crab in my salad I had an allergic reaction thank god I stopped eating when I taste something was off. The manager didn’t really care he said they will have us next time tried to get us drinks we refused them to upset by that time. Customer service terrible overall.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Very slow and inattentive service although it was almost empty

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IrvVee
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the service, food, and being able to go out dancing!!! Will return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I wasn’t able to enter with everyone because some ppl were under 21 and it’s disappointing because we were just going to eat. No where does it say we wouldn’t all be able to enter just for dinner. Floors should be separate and when someone goes to enter that floor then they get asked for ID. Not the minute u walk in

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a very nice setting.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good ambience!

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TroyN
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Inside is very nice with the decor. We would go again.

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Jocelyn
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A bit pricey for Mexican food, but tasty dishes in a very nice atmosphere with good service. I would return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice decor, fresh guacamole! But we were bit disappointed there was no live music as it used to be. Hopefully that will come back once COVID goes away. Def coming back !

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Lashaunte
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The atmosphere was lively and energetic! The service was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Well, we drink some shots and beers.
The service is ok, it took so long to bring the food.
Some food was over cooked, filet mignon

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ColleenD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Juan did an excellent job. Food (stacked enchilada, vegetable quesadilla)
was hot and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was amazing and music was great , party started at 9:30 it was fun.

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vipAngelC
Caribbean
17 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose Luis is awesome!!! Spectacular service!!!

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DeanE
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy eating here. Sometimes it’s way too loud, but timing is everything. Book for an early time before the place fills up and you’ll be able to enjoy a great meal! I’ll certainly be back again next time I’m in the City!

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ZackFlow
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The music was decent. They even played requests. The margaritas were great. They had many different flavors, mixed well and had a good choice of alcohol. The ambiance was very appealing. I do think the food was a bit overpriced. It tasted good, but it was little food for a lot of money. Then again, it’s New York. The plantains were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and staff! Try the avocado fries!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

There was no Spanish music playing 😩

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is excellent. I've been going to Iguana for years with my nieces who are now adults and it the place we always come to when we come to the city.

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Marlena
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food service and drinks will be back with a group kid friendly

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SamanthaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Great service and environment. Unfortunately, the food was not worth the price. As well, the waiter notified us that all appetizers are made in the morning and heated up. That was very unfortunate to hear because it made us not want to order anything off of that part of the menu.

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JessicaV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was amazing would recommend going for that alone. Nice music and ambiance just not very lively so do not recommend for night life purposes and service slow but friendly.

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vipVictoria
Miami
52 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good but the service was very slow which was a bit surprising given the staff/customer ratio. Liked the setting and music (although I think it was too loud - maybe what they're used to when the dance club portion is open lol). That said, decent value and I would go again.

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vipShaniceS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loveeee this place!! The best drinks and the food is amazing

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Jackie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Margaritas and food were great! Will definitely be back!!

FAQs

Iguana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 765-5454.

Iguana is rated 4.3 stars by 1175 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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