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The Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar, Puerto Vallarta, JAL

The Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar

4.9
4.9
1780 Reviews
MXN500 and over
Contemporary Mexican
DRESS CODE - DRESSY CASUAL to FORMAL - (flip flops, sleeveless shirt/tank tops, swimsuits, or board shorts, are NOT ALLOWED), Shirt collars are required.

Not suitable for children under 6 years old.

Tables are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
Mariachi season is from November to June.
* SUNDAY BRUNCH from 9 am to 2 pm

* The Iguana Restaurant is an open-air restaurant, that overlooks the city of Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay, and serves contemporary Mexican cuisine in an elegant but informal ambiance. Retractable walls take advantage of gentle coastal breezes and crystal chandeliers add soft light while water dances in the adjacent courtyard fountain. The dining room wraps around an outdoor patio with shady palms and another central fountain. In between is nestled the boutique Tequila Bar, serving a wide array of top-flight tequilas and mezcals, all made within driving distance of Casa Kimberly in the legendary region of Jalisco.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 9:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    322 222 1336

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jesús Suastegui

  • Neighborhood

    Puerto Vallarta

  • Cross street

    Emilio Carranza y el Farolito

  • Parking details

    None

  • Entertainment

    Mariachi La Joya de Mexico, one of Mexico’s most famous Mariachi troupes, serenades guests six nights a week from November through April, with their powerful and romantic renditions of the genre’s classic songs.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Brunch / Brunch dominical

    MX$649.00 per person

    Nov 23, 2022 - Mar 26, 2023
    An exquisite open air setting from 9am to 2pm Guest dine on a traditional brunch dishes as well as combination of modern and classic Mexican cuisine while taking in breathtaking views of Banderas Bay. Includes one welcome mimosa!! Brunch dominical de 9am - 2pm Incluye mimosa de bienvenida

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What 1,780 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Best Ambiance

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Romantic

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Great for scenic views

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Good for special occasions

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Most Booked

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Best Overall

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Best Food

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Best Service

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Best Ambiance

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Innovative

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Neighborhood gem

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Romantic

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Great for scenic views

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Good for special occasions

  • Puerto Vallarta

    Most Booked

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  1. K

    Kimmi

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must do. Beautiful house, food was amazing. Staff was the best.
  2. AS

    AprilS

    Orlando

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a fabulous night at La Iguana. Our server, Ernesto, was exceptional- not only providing us excellent service for all our courses but also giving us tips on things to do or fun facts about PV. We were blessed to be there on a night when the mariachi band performed. They were the best band I have seen. Not too loud and played a variety of songs, including Sinatra. The view of the city and bay at night are impressive, as well as the decor of the place, including the chandeliers, artwork, photos and paintings of Liz Taylor and others, all around beauty.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, loved the food. Beautiful building and great location
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Was there for the brunch buffet. Good selection but that is all that is offered.
  5. SL

    StephanieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Iguana was such a special place with outstanding service. From the wine list to appetizers it was superb. The vegetarian Chile relleno was so flavorful. We loved the chocolate cake. To top it all off, visiting the home of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton was such a treat. I cannot wait to return.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful night out with my partner
  7. V

    foodieV

    Los Angeles

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a lovely dining experience. Having arrived just before sunset we experienced a beautiful sunset view while having our drinks before dinner. The mariachi performance was beautiful as well. The food, service, ambience, all very good. A very memorable experience for sure. The hotel is beautiful. Highly recommend a visit here for a fine dining experience in Puerto Vallarta.
  8. SA

    SusanA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food in a beautiful environment, with lovely views. We went for my birthday last year and enjoyed it so much my husband wanted to go for his birthday this year. Be sure to mention in your reservation if your dinner is a special occasion. We highly recommend the bean and poblano soup, Diablo Shrimp, and steak filet on the bone. This time we saw the Mariachi band and enjoyed their music. The location in the former home of Elizabeth Taylor adds to the atmosphere. Check out the movie posters featuring Taylor and Richard Burton in the atrium by the restrooms. Expensive by Puerto Vallarta standards, but worth the splurge.
  9. AP

    AndresP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible setting, outstanding service, food was good. Overall it was very worth it and we would definitely come back.
  10. MA

    MicheleA

    Seattle

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service along with amazingly delicious food including La Iguana salad, pork shank, short ribs and coconut flan accompanied by an outstanding Mexican Malbec! We'll be dining here every time we visit PV.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Dinner was SPECTACULAR!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing dining experience. The Iguana Restaurant ewill always be on our itinerary for future visits to Puerto Vallarta. The coconut margarita was a first, and second and third! Delicious! Our meals of rack of lamb and shot ribs were perfection.
  13. RJ

    RobinJ

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not inexpensive, but the quality, service and atmosphere make it worth every penny. Our waiter was attentive and pleasant, and the view was beautiful. Would recommend, and will definitely visit again.
  14. LS

    LindaS

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful!!! The Iguana Sunday brunch is a great spread of wonderful selections. Including perfectly cooked Prime Rib, Eggs Benedict, Omelets, Tamales, Chili Rellenos too name only a few. The view of Puerto Vallarta is extraordinary from Liz Taylor's old home. The service is attentive but not intrusive. Same this year as last year. We will be back again soon.
  15. J

    Jane

    Portland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinary- as always. Romantic, impeccable service and amazing food - perfecto
  16. JL

    JeanL

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful always
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time at the restaurant. Staff along with the food was absolutely fantastic. What a stunning restaurant with fantastic views. See you in December again.
  18. NB

    NancyB

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply all fabulous! To the ambiance, the service and the food. Would return anytime! Enjoy!
  19. AS

    ASM1

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    Beautiful setting, architecture and views. Food was a major let down. Uninspired, flat, bland, and lacking any creativity and care. Over cooked fish, tough octopus, and bland mystery mash stuffed poblanos.
  20. NS

    NancyS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Iguana Restaurant was a beautiful place to spend our 40th anniversary celebration. The food and drinks were excellent with a spectacular setting. The Mariachi band was a great addition to the ambiance.
  21. S

    Steve

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best soups I’ve ever had!!! Wonderful setting and great service a must in PV visit
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Delicious!
  23. A

    Alex

    New Mexico

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was superlative in every way possible: food, drinks, service, setting, view ambiance, music.
  24. EL

    ErinL

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic zone. The staff is fantastic the chef was gracious to prepare me a special gluten free sauce for my Tacos. The Jalapeno Basil margarita was excellent. I was very pleased to see there was a gluten free chocolate cake I had to have it for my birthday dinner dessert Yummy The Mariachi band was top notch with beautiful voices and music! Thank you so much for making my cousin and my birthday truly special!
  25. T

    Tambrew

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful building with the absolute best service and food to match!
  26. DN

    DaveN

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a wonderful brunch! All good was amazing as well as the entire staff- were welcomed like family!
  27. AB

    AndyB

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a beautiful place! Excellent service with great food. Best Lobster ever! Cocktails were perfect and a decent wine list.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service and entertainment… perfect for our birthday party
  29. B

    Barri

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Most beautiful restaurant in Puerto Vallarta…stunning!!!
  30. TB

    TimB

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, lovely food and great service. Thank you!! Gracias!
  31. EB

    EllieB

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in town. Exceptional
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with amazing food and views of the city.
  33. EK

    EricK

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not our first time here. Service is always top notch, friendly and knowledgeable. Food is consistently great and tasty.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food, menu selection, views and ambiance were great!
  35. J

    Joejohn

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience1
    Bad experience. Hostess sat us behind a column with no view. Ruined special evening
  36. LL

    LoveLife

    Kansas City

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful, romantic and impeccable!!
  37. SB

    SirBennett

    Philadelphia

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second visit and once again, it did not disappoint. Our staff, food, and the beautiful views in an amazing venue made the whole experience unsurpassable. This is a must go to restaurant if you are in Puerto Vallarta and enjoy fine dining!
  38. MJ

    MaryandJim

    Las Vegas

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crab tacos were spectacular
  39. S

    Sylvie

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Memories to behold here in more ways than one. Everything was excellent from our arrival at 5pm to the most beautiful table with an exquisite view . The food the service and la musica by Mariachi symphony was all so wonderfully enjoyed. A must to do while here.
  40. SL

    SimonL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice vire and good. Service is awsome. Really nice place to go

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 1780 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar

Zaragoza 445, Colonia Centro, Puerto Vallarta, JAL 48300

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Emilio Carranza y el Farolito

  • Neighborhood

    Puerto Vallarta

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 9:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jesús Suastegui

  • Entertainment

    Mariachi La Joya de Mexico, one of Mexico’s most famous Mariachi troupes, serenades guests six nights a week from November through April, with their powerful and romantic renditions of the genre’s classic songs.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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