Iguana

4.2
981 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Order the margaritas! and the crab/avocado salad. Excellent.
Service was also excellent.

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Munich
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Ein wunderbares Konzert von Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks

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P
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food just so so. Very noisy. Nxt to theater so convenient

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LR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food and drinks were very good. lounge was great. Great music was played.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Loud environment poor customer service.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated for my birthday

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OT
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our best experience at Iguana yet! Our waiter was funny and informative, the drinks outstanding, and the food delicious. We opted for several appetizers, rather than an entree, and couldn't have been more pleased. Great guacamole, prepared to our liking. It was a little pricier than expected but that was probably because we had two rounds of drinks.

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q
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service excellent. Had a bill problem but it was fixed when I brought it to the server ‘s attention.

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JA
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The place was empty for a Tuesday night so the service was great. Lovely romantic ambiance. My food came out luke warm however delicious. Nothing was overly salty. Drinks had enough liquor. Price a bit high for Mexican so will only come back for a special occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food and service- a bit overpriced for food and drinks.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place, my husband and I had such a great time.

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BB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection - good service. Food was of good quality as well.

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RN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We went to see Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks play. They were fabulous as always.

Food is ok. Service was fair. Drinks are very pricey ($15 for a glass of house wine). But then it’s New York. Right?

Overall, I would not just go there for dinner. But throw in that great, world class band, and it was a fabulous experience.

We are looking forward to hopefully going back next month.

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TM
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, prices eere modest, entertainment was superb, Vince Giordano and his Nighthawks band musicians were the best in New York, not to be missed!

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LL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Went Saturday March 23- my 3rd time celebrating my birthday here. Always a great time- good service, great ambiance and decor, good food that is reasonably priced. Love the live mariachis that come around to sing at your table. And especially enjoy being able to continue the celebration upstairs with latin dancing. Special thank you to the manager Nino B for attentively and graciously helping with arrangements in advance, and making us feel welcome the night of. Highly recommend.

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The black bean soup was the best that I've ever had and I've eaten a lot. The fried ice cream was also outstanding with a high quality ice cream. The rest of the meal was good.

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NY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance - lighting, guitar players...very festive and relaxing which is a change from the loud busy and crowded nyc joints in the area

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SS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent Tex/mex brunch were wonderful. Omelet cooked to perfection. Our theater was a few steps away, so convenient!

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CH
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The crispy chicken needs to be crispy. It was terrible. And when you order a strawberrry magarita it should taste sweet not sour. When you spend over $300.00 everything should be on point.

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M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing evening with the Nighthawks. And the food was tasty.

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RJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great tequila, great margaritas, great service, and just up the block from Studio 54; what more could you want?

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t
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Too noisy. We had almost to scream at each other to be heard above the din. Food was mediocre and expensive for what it is. Almost $30 for chicken burrito!

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JJ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service and food were good and the place was quieter than it usually is

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e
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

service was excellent We went on a snowy cold evening and had the soup and chile to warm us up. That coupled with a few appetizers were quite full. Loved the tacos al pastor

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ST
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

It was horrible from the beginning to end. Except for the guacamole. The food was cold. The waiter was horrible. We could not order a 2nd drink because he did not return to the table. When I tried to explain to him, he advise me not to lecture him. Horrible service and the worst Mexican food.

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T
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

I had a large party which you would think we were well attended to. Our service never introduced him self and we were unaware of who are server was being that we kept seeing different people. We were told our servers had switched shifts after questioning our bill. We waited a pretty long time for our food inbetween each person. I would have been nice if we all got to eat at the same time. My best friend didn’t get her appetizers until 20 min after asking which she had to remind the waiter. My sister waited for her soda for a half and hour. It was just overall poor service . They appetizers were okay but the overall entrees were not all that great . Would not be revisiting or recommending to a friend .

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff very nice. Needed accessible entrance.

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r
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We lived in Texas 45 years and the Tex-Mex at Iguana is second to none. Chips and salsa are always the first impression and we were impressed.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place for Girls night out in the city!

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M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent! I ordered the chicken fajitas and they were very good. Portion size was perfect. They did not rush you out. The best tres leches cake I have had.

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Made a last minute reservation for dinner pre- broadway show, and super happy with the selection! Food was tasty, pretty average priced for the area. They had a live musician on Wednesday (not too loud though) and were cutlery decorated for valentine’s day. Lots of vegetarian options, and they got us out in time for the show. Would recommend!

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KO
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are always exceptional. Whenever I visit NYC this restaurant is a top priority and my first reservation.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lots if fun, great food and service!

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ST
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Inventive food Mexican food. Varied menu with great apps and salads (not the usual) plus yummy main dishes. Excellent house margarita on the rocks...not too sweet.

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I love the excitement of this place. There’s an electricity as soon as you walk in. I had an Iguana margarita at the bar before dinner and it was fantastic. Guacamole was made fresh at the table and it was chock full of flavor. Everyone loved their entrees. Service was timely and friendly. All staff was attentive. I will definitely return.

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SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with my wife and brother and sister-in-law after seeing the play wicked. The ambiance was great. The service was great. We were treated like regulars and food was delicious. Would definitely go back again

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FH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing margaritas - super good price and very strong!! Also really good nachos!

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RN
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The meal that we had at Iguana was very good. Glad the place wasn't to loud. Nice food and strolling Mexican band!

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TK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing experience! Thank you!

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b
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Great margaritas, the guacamole, chips and salsa were the highlight of the meal

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