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Iguana

4.0
4
1233 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (212) 765-5454

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We offer three floors each has a capacity of 190 people.

  • Private party contact

    iguananewyork@gmail.com: (212) 765-5454

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    Between 8th Avenue and Broadway

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    B, D & E trains to 7th Avenue and N, Q, R & W trains to 57th Street.

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,233 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. S

    Suziebs

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an early lunch so we had our choice of seating. Both the manager and server were attentive, engaging and very pleasant. The drinks and food came out quickly but they didn't hover around us. The plated food looked delicious and the food didn't disappoint. I would recommend the restaurant for lunch, happy hour or before the theater.
  2. VS

    ValorieS

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time eating here and we continue to be impressed with the great food, drinks and service. Our wait staff was amazing!!! From the time you walk in the door you know you are treated to superior service. NYC has some of the best restaurant Iguana is on that list.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The crab salad had one piece of crab through the whole salad, was expecting more. Overall service was decent, and if you are interested in having less of a crowd, it’s best to go early, we had the whole restaurant to our selves. The drinks were great!
  4. MC

    MikeC

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was excellent! I suggest the fresh guacamole appetizer! Only complaint was we felt a bit rushed…. Food came out 5 minutes after ordering. Would definitely go back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food1service3ambience3
    Food was not tasty at all !!!! Not worth the $$$
  6. SJ

    SJMomma

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The food wasn’t great and expensive for the quality. The nachos had a Cheese Whiz liquid cheese that was runny and only lukewarm - like what you might find at a ball game. Entrees were meh, nothing special, and overpriced. There are plenty of better Mexican restaurants in the city.
  7. GC

    GuidoC

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazingly delicious food and drinks.
  8. JE

    JulieE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little pricey but the portions were big and the food was delicious! Will definitely be back soon!
  9. CJ

    ChrisJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The place was empty and after eating the food and dealing with staff I figured out why. They put a 20% tip on my meal when they ran my card without my permission and then had sn additional gratuity line on the receipt when they brought hoping I wouldn’t see they had already charged a tip to my card. Complete crooks and the worst experience I had on my trip to NYC.
  10. MD

    MaryD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Love this place. Food and drinks were great! Staff is very friendly and attentive. Best margaritas!!!
  11. D

    Datenight

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Food was super spicy. It was overall ok. The desserts were old. Service was terrible . You still had to pay cover to the clubs even though you ate there. We spent $400 on dollar and would have to pay another $80 to get into the club when before if you ate there you could go in for free. Def not what it used to be. It was our #1 choice coming to NYC , now we are going to find another spot.
  12. T

    Tona

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    I would def go back ! I had so much fun there w/ my girls :)
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Todo excelente
  14. MW

    MarianneW

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful time, staff attentive & friendly. Our waiter, Oscar was phenomenal. Food great & prices reasonable.
  15. t

    thepoetsuede

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Always nice to come here. Food selection is hit or miss. Music is always fund after eating. DESERTS SUCK!!!!! Lacked flavor or freshness. Waiter was a bit slow and joked about giving a good tip early on. Bad taste....
  16. TM

    TheatreMaven

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We had an obviously older person with us and they first tried to seat us (in a near empty restaurant at 6 pm) up front near the blaring music. When I asked for a quieter table they seated us next to a LOUD party of 14+ who were celebrating a birthday. Two adequately large tables were available then - and still when we left. Other than that all was fine. I’ve eaten here 20+ times and it’s typically quiet early and loud later.
  17. HL

    HeidyL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great decor, love the ambiance, quick and good service, portions were really good. The nachos tasted really good. Happy hour drinks were really good specially the Margaritas.. Would definitely recommend it
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy this spot before a show - the service was slow. We dined outside for lunch. We saw several rats (not really anyone’s fault because they are everywhere and we were outside). The food was fine. The drinks were good. Location was perfect for studio 54.
  19. MH

    MichelleH

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    A real tourist trap, they came to out table to take complimentary photos which was very odd. The food was not authentic. Asked for steak to be cooked medium and it was rare. Not the best Mexican food we have had.
  20. WK

    WendyK

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was very good, side dishes were a bit cold, but tasty. The restaurant was not super busy when we were there and we felt a bit rushed. Service was great and we had at least 3 different waiters attending to our table - waters were alway full, chip basket replenished for our delicious table side guacamole. If you are a tequila fan, a huge tequila menu and some wonderful selections. It is definitely a lively atmosphere from the club downstairs. You can eat dinner upstairs and go dancing downstairs!
  21. JG

    JamesG

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was great--so friendly and attentive! Great drink selection too!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    The service was awful and we saw a rat scurry across the floor. No staff offered to help or compensate.
  23. AG

    AnisaG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food and drinks, nice space
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The drinks were on point but the food took too long to come. The wait was over one hour and we had to hustle to finish aime we had a show to attend. The food was okay, nothing special about it.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The food was okay and we were not as impressed as in the past. The tacos did not look like tacos. Instead the tacos looked more like burritos or enchiladas. The salsa and chips were very good but the guacamole was a very small portion. They need to step up their game for the price of the food.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Friendly service. Average food, even by theater district standards
  27. C

    Cass

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I orderd the coconut shrimp as an appetizer, and my friend and I ended up ordering a second plate. It was that good. I would definitely recommend it.
  28. SR

    StuartR

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food. Table prepared Guac 🥑 is a must try
  29. p

    peanutbutter

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    The service was not very good (never got our chips and salsa, nobody ever asked if we wanted more drinks until we were asking for the bill). The food was taking SO long to come out of the kitchen!! We waited for 1 hour for our 3 entrees. It was a Saturday night but not that full, and we were right by the kitchen and food was barely trickling out- only a few tables got food during the hour we waited. Then we had to ask 3 times for the check, and it had incorrect items on it. DO NOT come here before a Broadway show, as who knows how long it will take for your meal.
  30. TB

    TyromeB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    we really enjoyed the food, it was great. This was my second time there. I
  31. EA

    EziA

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Unfortunately like most locations in midtown this place was overpriced and the food was pretty basic, not worth what paying in fact I have definitely had better Mexican food in the city than this place. Still everyone enjoyed their food, the drinks are great, strong, so that is a good value, and the ambience is really nice. I recall I've been to this place to dance in the past not for the food and that was a much more fun experience.
  32. l

    laura

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a small after office hours gathering. Great margaritas and delicious appetizers. Perfect for this gathering.
  33. CJ

    CJay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    I enjoyed my time here. I would definitely return. The portion size of the shrimp quesadillas was much smaller than expected. It looked like a kids meal size but it was good. The drinks were poured pretty strong so that was nice. The nachos were a nice size so it worked out. They were good as well.
  34. J

    Justme

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place for a casual dinner with friends. We all had a skinny Margarita (which was great - no ‘skinny’ taste at all - an order of guacamole and fajitas - 2 chicken and one steak and everything was great. The decor is fun and the service was great.
  35. RC

    RickyC

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    We enjoyed the food and service. The environment though was very boring, too quiet. It is not the place togo for a good time:/
  36. EM

    ElizabethM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    I haven’t been to this restaurant since Covid, so I don’t want to believe this is their new normal…BUT, the food was just ok, we didn’t drink so maybe that clouds other patrons judgement to the horrible service. From the first moment the hostess seemed annoyed that I had a reservation, we had at least three waiters that we had to beg for service-and not the food runner or the water person, who told us they were NOT our waiter! Whomever was serving us at any given time forgot to put orders in, didn’t check on us, went to play on their phone and frankly didn’t get a tip. I will not be returning.
  37. f

    feedme2

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent tacos. Kind and efficient service. Clean bathrooms. Festive atmosphere. A trusted dining experience in NYC theatre district.
  38. CN

    CarlosNVelez

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was very good, as was the service. But the restaurant was completely empty except for us. Needless to say, we got a lot of attention!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Pretty place, cool vibe. Liked the fresh guacamole. Food was good. Waiter was nice and funny But we couldn’t find him at the end to pay the bill so we had to sit there too long until someone else helped us.
  40. m

    mbso

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Food just good but overpriced, We didn't like the mandatory tip and imposed in the account. We like. Choose the tip, and to give a prize for a good service.

FAQs

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

Iguana is rated 4 stars by 1233 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Iguana

240 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 8th Avenue and Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    B, D & E trains to 7th Avenue and N, Q, R & W trains to 57th Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 765-5454

  • Private party facilities

    We offer three floors each has a capacity of 190 people.

  • Private party contact

    iguananewyork@gmail.com: (212) 765-5454

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