Iguana

4.0
853 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
Reviews from verified diners
853 reviews
4 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
43%
Very Good
32%
Good
16%
Fair
6%
Poor
3%
3.9
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We went to hear Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks. We would eat sawdust if we had to, but thank you, Iguana, for having reliably good food! Service is also excellent.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

I’ve been here before whilst on vacation and it did not disappoint this time. Great food and service, could not fault it!

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Great acoustics for the band, friendly atmosphere, really enjoyable!

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

We go to Mondays and Tuesdays to hear the Nighthawks playing upstairs. The music is always a source of joy and we always leave with a smile on our faces. The best way is to go early, one hour before the music starts, so you can relax, drink, and order your dinner before it is too lively!

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

This is the second time I've come to Iguana, primarily to see Vince Giordano and his Nighthawks, but I always look forward to the food, which is excellent. The band is one of the best in the country and is to be missed.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Had a great time food was excellent

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Pre show dinner so location was great. Very busy place with lots of foot traffic. We had reservations so seated quickly. Wait staff was attentive but seemed in a rush to get us done. Perhaps because we were at a table for 5-6? The margaritas were good but food was ordinary

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Wait staff was so friendly and accommodating. We were late due to traffic, still seated right away. Mariachi band was a nice touch.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Coworkers had a great time
They enjoyed their meal then went downstairs to the dance floor

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Food was good quality ! Margaritas are delicious & stout!
Service was very good . Would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

I love dining here. I brought a friend for her birthday and we loved the margarita list, the guacamole and the queso. The servers were very friendly and the live music was delightful!

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Really great Mexico food near theatres

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Went before a show and let them know, service was friendly and fast!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Iguana NYC was an amazing experience! The food was excellent! The calamari is so good as a starter. They’re service was amazing. We as a group of 3 had great food and amazing drinks (frozen margaritas had me lit)!!!!! Lol everyone should go.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Excellent place! Such great staff and delicious food!

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The food was good and the service was very attentive..

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3.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Service was meh, the food was mediocre and our bill was astronomical. There are plenty of options nearby, so I wouldn’t waste my time here again.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Excellent service and delicious food. We showed up early, and they had no trouble accommodating us.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

We love the Iguana Club! The food is great, wonderful margaritas and the music of Vince Giordano is spectacular! The whole scene is joyful.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

The experience of listening to the nighthawks play makes for a very special evening.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Everything was really good, from the food to the service. Pitcher of margaritas were really good, but the sangria was average. We would definitely go here again.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The food was great, but a little expensive for what you get. The passionfruit margarita was to die for though. The wait staff was not very tentative but the restaurant is gorgeous. The ambiance was amazing.

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Have been going to the Iguana for a couple of years and feel that the quality of the food has declined recently. It still a great place for live music (Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks on Monday and Tuesday night) and for Latin dancing on the weekends, but I wish they would up their game in the kitchen again...

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Charming Mexican restaurant in the theatre district, unexpected authentic feel, good service and the food was really great. Went for lunch and we were not disappointed. Only downside is that it's a bit expensive for what it is.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Nothing too special or notable about this location. Definitely a local spot for tourists and am sure its prefect for that environment. Food was delicious but it had nothing special to its flavor.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Sooo loud! Very dark and I had to use my phone to see the menu. Hubby ordered a soda and later they have him a refill. Shocked to see $4 twice on the bill. They should tell you! I got a vegetable dish and it was plain—nothing on it. Hubby got an amazing chicken and shrimp dish and the sauce was phenomenal. I used it for my plain veggies. Never could tell who our server was. I ordered a mojito and it was syrupy sweet. Horrible.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We had a great time Friday night celebrating my friend & coworkers birthday. Bernice, our waitress was wonderful and we had a blast from our delicious dinner & drinks to dancing upstairs!! Thank you Iguana!!
Xoxo

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Fun atmosphere, band and dance clubs - food was fine but able to get together with a large group was awesome. The service was terrific, really managed a large crowd very well. I was excited for my birthday dinner to be there -we all drove in from NJ to celebrity there. We ended up sitting at our table from 8 - 11:30 pm so we didn't make it to the dance club. We were busy having fun at our table.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Real delicious authentic Tex Mex with deliciously strong margaritas!
The homemade guacamole is a must have-- made fresh table side!!
I try to eat here at every business trip to NYC !!

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2.0Dined on May 1, 2018

The poor waiter had to work the outside by himself. He couldn't accommodate everyone adequately. It wasn't his fault. It was just too much. The food came out slowly. It was tasty, but could have been hotter. We had the prix fix meal and never got the dessert could it took too long to get served and we had to get to a show.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Food was delicious, margaritas were tasty and strong, and the service was absolutely teriffic!!!

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

The food and service is excellent. We ate here on a Monday night and it was delicious. It was quiet and relaxing. Highly recommend.

If you are looking for a more high energy experience, come here on a Friday night. They even have a dance floor.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Iguana had good food, decent service for NYC. Service was a bit slow. What you would expect for Manhattan.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The food was good, nice ambiance. The service is good as far as timing and also respond to your needs promptly but they are not very friendly.

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2.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We chose Iguana for an early dinner (5:30) to then go see a show (we were a party of 6). It was a convenient place and Mexican seemed to be a fun starting place.
The ambiance of the restaurant was very nice, and it started out well with good drinks and Fresh guacamole. However it went downhill afterwards.
So much for getting there early, as the wait staff was in the weeds and were not quick to replenish our drinks. Our meals were “lost” and our waiter was not able to answer us when we’d have our food ready. Long story short, many of us finished eating before others even had their meal and it was very frustrating to get any answers.
The head chef finally came out and offered us. 25% off and a round of free drinks that we couldn’t take advantage because we had to leave for the show.
If the food was amazing, I wouldn’t have been so disappointed. However, I had a steak fajita that was average at best and no one else in my party was thrilled with their choices either.
I would not recommend this place to start off a fun occasion. It was a disappointment to all of us.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

This was a real treat! Dining with an older adult in a wheelchair can be a challenge- but not at Iguana. The hostess was gracious in getting a door with a ramp opened. The elevator to the restrooms is small, but once again the hostess accommodated us with a smile and pleasant conversation. The food was spectacular- especially the Tres Leche cake.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

The service was excellent as was the food.. always go back here when I’m in NYC

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

My wine was reasonably priced but my friends albarino was pricey. Share al pastor taco appetizer- good but a lil greasy. I enjoyed the salmon with poblano cream sauce and brown rice, while my frinfd had and enjoyed the pork loin. Shared fried ice cream.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Beautiful ambiance and delicious food. Would definitely visit again.

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Had an over all poor experience. Hostess would not seat us when we arrived on time and our guests we late. Made us stand in the hall and was generally disinterested. Food was so so and extremely slow service causing us to get indigestion in trying to make our show. Will never return to this food factory.

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