About Iguana

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.

240 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, American

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

Cross Street:
Between 8th Avenue and Broadway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 765-5454

Website:
http://iguananyc.com/

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.

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

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch

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.

Iguana Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (15)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Good for Groups (11)
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Good for Birthdays (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Casual (10)
Authentic (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Live Music (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Romantic (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Business Meals (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Cozy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Spicy (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Great Beer (1)
Tapas (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Healthy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Brunch was an exceptional value! Pre-theatre was very convenient to Studio 54.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 3 days ago

Came to New York for my wife’s B.Day

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was good and the guacamole dip was on point. The waiter service itself was a little long but otherwise the bussers cleared the tables on time and refilled drinks frequently. The mariachi band was a nice added bonus.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Iguana is several different restaurants. There is a large open seating area and bar on the first floor, I think a dance floor downstairs, and a smaller dining area and music stage upstairs. On Tuesday nights Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks play upstairs. This is why we went to Iguana. The band plays jazz from the 20s and 30s and I can't say enough good things about them -- they are amazing musicians and they put on a wonderful show. But this is supposed to be a restaurant review...

The upstairs dining room is quiet enough to talk when the band isn't playing.

Food is good but not great: pretty standard Mexican fare at a reasonable (for midtown) price. Servers were friendly and helpful when they were engaged with us but somewhat inattentive. The manager was terrific in terms of accommodating our schedule and seating preferences.

The upstairs dining room opens at 7.

There doesn't seem to be a way to request reservations upstairs through OpenTable.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food was tasteful but very pricey and the portions for the price was way off. But i enjoyed the food.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food and service were excellent. We were seated instantly and food came rapidly once ordered. Drinks were made well, overall an excellent experience!

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Service was fine, location good, ambiance was fine (although very dark). Food was mediocre. It was not authentic tasting. Everything was fine but would not recommend if you are looking for authentic Mexican.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great time at Iguana. Showed up a little early after our show and they were immediately able to accommodate us. I love this place.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This place NEVER disappoints! Even when it is crowded, the food is delicious and the service is great.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Dinner here before going to the theatre. Good food. Good service. All worked well

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We went here for a quick lunch. The restaurant is clean and decorated beautifully. The service was friendly and quick. The menu had lots of options in all price ranges. Our food came out hot and delicious! We highly recommend this place. We'd like to return for dinner sometime and see what the nightlife is like. They have a downstairs bar and dance floor.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 2, 2017

My mom and I stayed at the Courtyard across the street and wanted a close place for our last dinner. Mexican is comfort food for us and after a LONG day of walking - this place hit the spot. Alejandro took great care of us - eager to answer questions and give suggestions! We loved it!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Iguana has been around for quite some time. Therefore I thought the quality of food may be mediocre. The food was wonderful and the service was perfect.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were going to a theater on the same block, so had a very pleasant pre-theater fix prix meal at Iguana. The food was above average--my dinner was excellent and my husband's was pretty good. But this is not inexpensive Mexican food, so be prepared.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Well my Experience was great !! I went here for my Anniversary Recently and I loved it 👌🏼👌🏼😜 great for dancing and having a good time !! My favorite part was The guy makes fresh guacamole in front of you .. How aswome is that !! I love it I recommend this place totally !!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Some of the best guacamole in town. They make it tableside. Very authentic and the burritos are very good. Large portions on the entrees. We had the lump crab quesadilla was quite small. Go for the fajitas!

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great late night place. Food is delicious. Service is always on point. Aside from dinner, the options for dancing are fantastic.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Six of us had a pre-theatre dinner here
On Friday eve and were pleasantly
Surprised by the good food and service.
We started with the made-at-your-table
Guacamole and we all loved it. We then had
Various appetizers and most opted for the steak
fajitas for the entree; all very good. The
place was packed with people and it
was very noisy with people having a
good time. Our waiter was very good &
helped us get out on time for our show.
The tab including food , drinks, tax &
tip was $400.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Love love this place, skinny margarita my favorite...

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food and nicely decorated. The restaurant was a bit humid, though, and could have used more air conditioning.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Would get more people to stay for music if there was no cover charge

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

And outstanding evening in every way except that it was extremely loud and noisy and more effort has to be made to provide better insulation.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Live Music
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food was good and services was ok. Had drinks and appetizer

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Was less than average experience at best. Service was average.

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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We ordered drinks and food including an appetizer. Everything arrived at once within minutes. It is clear that nothing was prepared to order. The food was soggy and not fresh. When we complained to the manager he said that the restaurant was quiet and the kitchen staff had nothing to do so everything came out fast. We will not return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The food was great - service off the charts. Our server was from Peru and very nice and attentive. Thanks

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

While the food was tasty, none was served piping hot. Everything served warm. Great margaritas.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The food was not as good as I would imagine from a Mexican restaurant, they serve little portions which again is not expected from a Mexican restaurant what saves my rating of this place is the clubs it has. One upstairs for Latin music and one downstairs for English hip hop type of music, if you a guy you can enter either club for $10 or $15 to enter both ladies free.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Its an OK place

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

The food is quite mediocre. Fajitas were dry and guacamole too sour with too little of avocado.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Restaurant is convenient to theater and food is decently priced. We had the 12.95 brunch and it was fine. We were the only ones in the restaurant for a good part of brunch, but that was fine, too.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great food and drinks! The staff is awesome! I'd go back there again when NYC.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We went in and placed our order - we actually had already decided what we were having. After placing our order WE NEVER SAW OUR SERVER AGAIN until she brought over the check - and that was strange. She never came to ask if the food was OK or to ask if we wanted refills on our drinks. I had to asked another employee to get our server and when she came to the table she just dropped the check and walked away - never asked if we wanted coffee or desert. the other employee took our check and credit card to the hostess to process. Needles to say her tip was commensurate with her service.

Also it was VERY loud. We had a table of cackling women next to us - I don't understand the need for anyone to be that loud in a public place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Everything went very well tonight. The waiters were very attentive, service was Swift, and we never had to ask to have our water glasses refilled. It was one of my most pleasant experiences at iguana.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Very good value and reasonably priced.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Atmosphere was great. Food and service was fantastic. Highly recommend this place.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Excellent menu, service and sangria
What more can you ask for?

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Great food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

The food was excellent. The noise level on the second floor where the restrooms are located was extremely loud(and as the area was not occupied made it sound worse). The server was pushing us to order and very abrupt. Was not impressed with his service.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Food and service was excellent. We were visiting New York from Texas, on vacation. We had fajitas and they were delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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