Iguana

4.1
873 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.
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.
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Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch
What 873 People Are Saying
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CB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Not worth it. Service and food was ok, nothing special.

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D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had the pre-fix dinner. It was a lot of food for a terrific price. Everything was just delicious. We especially loved the Halloween decor!

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n
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of four had a wonderful time, drinking cocktails, ordering dinner, and listening to Vince Giordano‘s nighthawks, one of New York’s most treasured musical institutions. I recommend the upstairs at Iguana on Mondays and Tuesday nights when the nighthawks give you the best show business value in town: three hours of live music for a music charge of $20. This is an 11 piece orchestra, dressed in tuxedoes, that plays authentic Orchestra arrangements of 80 and 90 years ago with great style and fervor. Be sure not to request any song written in our own time!

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

After theatre dinner

Service was ok in general; the waitress showed little energy and interest; she forgot to serve us the dessert that came with the prefixed dinner menu. We had to catch a train so we paid and left.

I would go here again because the food was good and the place is nice.

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l
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was great and atmosphere was friendly and comfortable

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YB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great service. Except that I made reservations online and indicated a surprise birthday cake for my friend. No one read the note on the reservation and I had to ask them ruining the surprise. Other than that, it was lovely.

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MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The staff was polite and friendly and attentative. Food was delicious. Would be great before a show. We will visit again!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful! Great Staff and close to the show.

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AY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been a few times.
Good is good
Service is good
For a theater district place not expensive.
It’s my sons favorite restaurant.
First time we were there was on a school trip.

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TM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our food was awesome! Because we didn't want leftovers, we had two entrees and one appetizer among the 3 of us. It was perfect. We were in town for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, parts 1 and 2. Our dinner had to be sandwiched between the two performances, and we had plenty of time, never felt rushed, yet the attentive staff kept things moving nicely.

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MA
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The place is nicely decorated, employees are very attentive and pleasant, our orders however were mixed up, the music was OK, we went on Friday night, I guess Friday is for a younger crowd.

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L
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Our waitress was very attentive and recommended some great dishes. Would definitely eat here before a show again.

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SS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came for the amazing hot jazz of bandleader-Grammy winner Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, who perform at Iguana each Monday and Tuesday. But the Mexican food is delicious, reasonably priced, and served by a friendly, attentive staff - so the restaurant is a winner all around.

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GD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious and the service was great! I would definitely go back! BUT-it was REALLY loud. So if youre looking for a place to have a good conversation, this isn't it.

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r
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its a bday tradition to dine here always fun one day i will do the dancing down stairs

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SP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

My husband and I have been to Iguana many times and we were really disappointed this time! The food was overpriced and not good! Tortilla chips were stale and the cocktails were not good either. The waitress had no personality. Very disappointing!!!

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CC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great time, the staff was friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was energetic, full of smiling faces.
The food was fantastic.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and fun menu

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PS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner. Two adults with two teens. Very good food and service. Very noisy so perfect with loud kids but not good for older people with hearing difficulties.

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JM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome time ..also waiter where really nice made my girlfriend birthday one time experience...food was amazing salmon was at it peak of deliciousness I had a fun time white sangria was also really good

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a
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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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LC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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n
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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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JS
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time food was excellent

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S
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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KR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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BD
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great Mexico food near theatres

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MD
New England
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Z
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place! Such great staff and delicious food!

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JV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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TO
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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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JK
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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n
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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