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Iguana

4.2
786 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, American
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Hours of operation
SUN-WED 11AM TO 1 am - 12am FOR APPETIZERS
THURSDAYS 11AM TO 2AM - 1AM FOR APETIZERS
FRIDAYS - SATURDAYS 11AM TO 4AM - 2 AM FOR APPETIZERS
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Phone number
(212) 765-5454
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 8th Avenue and Broadway
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Public transit
B, D & E trains to 7th Avenue and N, Q, R & W trains to 57th Street.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
LADIES NEVER PAY A COVER CHARGE!!
HAPPY HOUR MONDAY-FRIDAY TILL 7 PM ( changes at restaurant discretion )
FREE SALSA AND BACHATA LESSONS AT 6PM EVERY WED & THU @ 6PM CONTINUED BY DANCING TILL AM / EVERYONE FREE ALL NIGHT.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: TWO DANCE CLUBS, SECOND FLOOR EXCLUSIVE LATIN
LOWER LEVEL MIXED MUSIC.
SUNDAY: LATIN DANCE CLUB / EVERYONE FREE ALL NIGHT / DRINK SPECIALS TILL 9PM
NOTE: to enter dance clubs must be 21+ with proper ID & dress code.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch
What 786 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.2
service
4.3
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3.9
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WillyC 
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

We went to Iguanas on a Saturday night just before a show. We had reservations so there was no wait time and the restaurant looked busy. The ambiance is very intimate, low lighting and Latin style decor. The service was good during dinner, again keeping in mind that they were busy. During dinner the wait time for drinks, appetizers and entree was reasonable. the complimentary chips and salsa are not special, kinda like Applebees, but they are free (I think). Service was friendly. My wife had the steak stacked enchilada and I had the shrimp scampi. Both were tasty, and the steak enchilada was nice and cheesy. Good size portion. They have 3 course fixed menus that you can choose from or do al a carte. We made it to our show and then returned to Iguana for drinks, this is where service lost some stars. Bartenders did not seem experienced and were inattentive. That can't happen in a midtown Manhattan bar. The mixed drinks were prepared with an unbalanced ratio. The crowd is very nice. Mostly happy hour crowd or folks grabbing dinner and drinks before a show like us.

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MiniJulio 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Food, service, music everything was perfect! We had a blast.

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SamG 
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Fair prices. Enough food to leave you statisfied, and it was BANGIN too!

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nedsparks (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

My friends and I had a wonderful dinner at Iguana on a Monday. night, upstairs where the Nighthawks perform. I ordered fish tacos and a delicious house salad. The service was attentive but not intrusive throughout the dinner.

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cupcake (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

we went there to see vince giordano and the night hawks,,,but ate dinner first. the food was very ho-hum, but the serv9ce was good and the band was great!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Love Iguana! Always have a great time! I've been for dinner with friends, a night out with the girls, brunch before a show and every time they've never disappointed.

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LRK123 (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Iguana is very over-rated. It's noisy, food was lukewarm and bland, and we were very disappointed. Service was mediocre - we had to keep asking for water, drinks. Most surprising was the dessert menu - it had no prices! When we asked the waitress what things cost, she seemed uncertain and had to get someone else to assist. The next person said all desserts cost the same thing - $10. Perhaps they tell another table something else? We will not go back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Amazing! Authentic and beautiful atmosphere with lights. It was a big place and had a lot of large tables great for big groups. Margs had 28 flavors and only 6 during happy hour. Really fast service.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

I thought it was a bit pricey but great overall. I don’t have fir 50 characters or more

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Birthday celebration

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LYC122 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Does not live up to the area. Get wit it, Iguana@!

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nedsparks (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

I recommend the seafood! The house salad is also a good one.

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Dani12 (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

The service was very good and accommodating good drinks n music

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CoCo (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

I liked the restaurant. The food was good, the drinks were delucious. But once we were seated, we had no water and 3 service people came by asking if we wanted water and yet we did not get water for 6 minutes. That's not good. So that is service, plain and simple.

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GardenAngel (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Drinks and service were great! Chips, salsa & guacamole are excellent! Food was tasty but served lukewarm and table was not all served at once. Perhaps a bit of an off night for Iguana.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

The entire staff is very friendly and professional. The food was very good. Live mariachi music. Good experience. Both the black bean soup and roasted corn chowder were very tasty and the delicious guacamole was fresh made table side. The salmon tequila special was also good as were the fish tacos. Highly recommend.

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vipGeorge (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Great happy hour! Fun ambiance...a noisy place, great for a party atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (Buckinghamshire)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Table booked for New years eve. Food was great, cocktails good and waiter's attentive. Would certainly go again

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BermudaRocks (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

The evening started out very promising with a busy bar scene, great ambience and twinkling holiday lights. By the time we sat down with our party of 4, I was feeling a bit happy after 1 margarita. The guacamole was made table side and was arguably the best part of the meal for me. 2 of us ordered the beef fajitas from the price fixe menu - they were quite tasteless and the meat was tough. The onions and peppers were not cooked much and with no carmelization, which to me adds good flavor. We were very disappointed.
As we were seeing a show at Studio 54 next door, it was quite convenient and the main reason why we chose this restaurant. Too bad the quality of the fajitas didn’t live up to the other dishes at our table. I really wanted to like it. To be fair, my husband enjoyed his pork, although a bit dry, and my cousin enjoyed her filet mignon. He really enjoyed the chili appetizer and the desserts were pretty good.

The waitress never came by to check on whether we were enjoying our meal and by that point we were just looking for the check. If you can’t get fajitas right, what’s the point of having it on the menu? Exit, stage right!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Service was slow, food was ridiculously overpriced and was not allowed into the dance club despite what was advertised

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was excellent. My friend and I got out early from the John Leguizamo show and we appreciated being seated earlier than our reservation. In hindsight I wished I would have asked to be seated away from the large party celebrating a birthday but all in all my best friend and I both enjoyed the food and excellent service. I will definitely recommend it to my friends

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Other than the restaurant was FREEZING, I shouldn’t have waited 15 years to go back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Having been placed on a table of 6 next to the kitchen door (there were 4 of us), we had to almost shout to each other over the noise. It took 3 waiters to eventually take our order and the one that did, had a go at another member of staff in front of us for giving us water. When the food arrived, the chicken was warm at best and the fajitas just tasted bland. It was extremely over-priced and so I wouldn’t recommend it. A real shame as it was meant to be a special occasion being our last night in NY.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Really loved the place. I loved how it was decorated. Very very friendly staff and great service. They are busy of course as we went during holidays season but attentive. Everything is pricey in NYC but for the price it was pretty good. I wasn't crazy about my burrito as they put the rice and beans inside instead of on the side and it seemed like that was all it was filled with but my kid got the filet which was cooked perfectly and the chicken nachos are amazing!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Great restaurant! Friendly, attentive staff. Great food, fresh, delicious and authentic. Went before going to a play. Service was quick without feeling rushed. Definitely worth a try.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was delicious. Fresh guacamole was amazing! Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

great customer service my friend was not happy with sangria taste and host graciously changed it to a mojito

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Food is delicious. Staff is very friendly and professional. Music upstairs is overall great. Great place to get your drink and dance on.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

It was a great experience. The food was very good. Being able to go downstairs and dance off the calories is a nice touch.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

We were seated at a large table in the back corner. It was still a bit loud but manageable. Food was very good - black bean soup was not as good as it has been in the past. It was watery and lacked the usual rich taste. The enchiladas and taquitos were amazing.

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