Iguana

4.1
964 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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
7 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
18 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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KM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Went out with friends for my Birthday dinner and was completely underwhelmed. It was a beautiful setting but we felt rushed and after placing an order for an appetizer that our server completely disregarded we felt as if our party didn't matter. It wasn't a particularly busy time either so we were confused. The only thing that saved it was the head waitress or hostess. She was very nice but I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone again

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A
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

The decor was amazing and so was the food. I had a big table reserved for a birthday gathering and the staff was very unfriendly since we arrived. Servers stood together, staring in our direction, obviously talking about us. All of us felt very uncomfortable. We will not be returning here again. Despite this, it was still a fun experience. The dance floor was pretty empty despite it being a Saturday night.

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K
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. They offered a price fixed prebroadway dinner special which was a great value. Frozen margarita was delicious!

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c
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, the food was well prepared and the food portions were fair. I love how the dance floors are well guarded to avoid any issues. I would say if you order the Nachos and aren't so hungry than just order one main plate as their portions are good for two not so hungry people.

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LF
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Fun and authentic atmosphere. Dinner portions are very generous, whereas appetizer portions are very, very small. I ordered the flautas, and received three miniature tubes. Obviously I did not expect an entree portion, but I was not aware of how small the appetizer portion truly is. Food is great and so is the service.

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F
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect for birthday dinners with your group of friends!!

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H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I've eaten here a handful of times and enjoy coming here. This time around I made a reservation for 6:30 a few days ago. Arrived about 10 min. early for the reservation. I understand if the table isn't ready before a reservation time, but once it hit 6:30 my friend I were waiting almost 20 minutes for our table, after mentioning that we had tickets to an 8:00 show. I still enjoyed the ambiance and how fresh the food is, but the long wait really surprised me

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DT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's a very happy ambience, colorful and welcoming. The food was excellent and great value. The tap beer was cold and delicious. Only consideration is that because it's so popular it's noisy. We were there pre-theatre. But I would definitely return and recommend to friends.

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KK
Seattle
95 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Liked our food and drinks, but noise level made conversation impossible. When we were seated, we had to wait for the couple at the table next to us to move all their stuff off of our bench seat. Then they sat side by side on the bench seat side of their two-top and alternately argued and made out at the table. They never ordered any food. Get a room next time, folks.

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PY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As soon as you walk in you're excited to be there and experience it. Good food, great drinks, incredible service. A table of 10 was no problem for Jesus and his supporting team. Definitely going back to try more of the margaritas!

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K
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister and I were going to a matinee and had lunch at iguana and it was a delightful meal. Our server was very friendly and made the best guacamole! This was the third time we had eaten here and will definitely go back and recommend it to our friends!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went in about 4:15 for 4:30 reservation. The place was empty. We sat down got drinks and table side Guacamole very tasty but 16 for 2 avocados? Meal came, tasty and quality was on point. My chicken was warm not hot but it was good so I did not complain. Wife’s food was nuclear. So overall the service was good food was above average.

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R
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have enjoyed this restaurant before and returned once again. We have never had a bad meal or poor service on any of our visits here. It is an enjoyable place for a god dinner in a nice relaxed atmosphere. Bar drinks were also a good value and service was also excellent

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

Loved the place. Food was good. Service was great

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

When I reserved I call a birthday for my mom so they charged me the piece a cake and candle. not nice

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Guacamole is amazing, and they make it right at your table. The margaritas are a little pricey for the size, but are very good! All the food was delicious, and the service was outstanding! We would definitely go back!

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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reserved table simply for proximity to theater. Got much better than usual NY Mexican, starting with table side guacamole. Recommend the fried calamari and corn chowder. Everything was good. Reasonable wine list and good cocktails. Strolling musicians a plus. Great choice for a pre-theater dinner.

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