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The Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar, Puerto Vallarta, JAL

The Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar

4.9
4.9
1613 Reviews
MXN500 and over
Contemporary Mexican
Mariachi season is from November to June - we don't have mariachi during the summer.
The Iguana Restaurant open-air restaurant overlooks the city of Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay, 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 to 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. Executive Chef Jesús Suastegui has created a menu blending traditional Mexican dishes with modern culinary influences. Fresh, local and seasonal are his guiding principles.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

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, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,613 people are saying

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4.9
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  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. JK

    JK64

    Indiana

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining here. Went with a friend for my birthday. Truly a wonderful experience. The food and service were exceptional! The view of the bay was stunning. The venue is beautiful. Worth the trek up the hill! I was very pleased with their large selection of Mexican wines on their wine list. They actually have one of the largest wine list I have found in PV, and they definitely have the most Mexican wines represented. Very nice to support local.
  2. T

    Thord2015

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal. Beautiful location, excellent food, great service. Perfect for a special occasion.
  3. C

    Chely

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful, elegant place!! Breathtaking views, delicious food! Highly recomendable eating here!!!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This a MUST when visiting Puerto Vallarta.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing - the food, the drinks, the service, the entire setting. We were celebrating multiple birthdays and they brought out desserts. I would recommend this to everyone visiting Puerto Vallarta!
  6. C

    lulaC

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente noche!!! La mejor en Puerto Vallarta El mejor vino.! No nos podiamos ir mas, un lugar lleno de energia
  7. RO

    ROBERTB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, beautiful location. Even had thunder and lightning storm.
  8. R

    Roberto

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing. The view is breathtaking. The food was delicious and the staff were attentive and professional. The only gripe is that they don't enforce their dress code. I dressed in casual business, but I saw visitors with chanclas (sandals), shorts, t-shirts (wrinkled). Wish they were more strict with their dress code and feel like a classy place that it is. Other than that. Just loved the place. Richard Burton and Liz Taylor surely left a beautiful place to remember them by.
  9. GR

    GregR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Spectacular view and ambiance. Excellent food & service. Nice historic photos of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
  10. B

    Brunovargas

    Guadalajara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. Great food and service.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. One of the best restaurants I have been to.
  12. GC

    GreenvilleChris

    Philadelphia

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. The view and ambiance are amazing. Perfect place for our last night in PV!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Price point a 10 Ambiance a 10 Views a 10 Food a 10 plus! Service a 10 We will be going back !!!
  14. JM

    JameliaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my favorite dining experience in Puerto Vallarta. The food, service, ambience, and views were amazing. I could not recommend this more and I cannot wait to return.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a once-in-a-lifetime extraordinary experience. The bean and poblano soup is not to be missed. The ambiance and views were so beautiful. Thanks for making our 50th Anniversary so special
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I heard about this restaurant on Google read some reviews and was convinced. I went with my family for my 40th birthday the food was amazing and the views were spectacular it was the perfect place to celebrate my day. I ordered the short ribs over a bed of mashed potatoes the meat was so tender and perfect even my side salad was amazing. Everybody in my party loved their food and the service was great. I will definitely be returning next time I am in Puerto Vallarta.
  17. GP

    GianniP

    Mexico City

    27 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    The hostess front desk person is extremely unprofessional. Her name is Denise. She insulted me and embarrassed my family in front of other guest. The other guest were apologizing and embarrassed as well. Denise is unprofessional and is inappropriate for position .
  18. DM

    DeliaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Un lugar hermoso, la comida buena pero por lo que cuesta esperaba un sabor extraordinario
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    truly excellent
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous! Loved every little detail about it. Definitely a beautiful restaurant. Will return !
  21. S

    Sylvia

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are huge Liz Taylor fans so very excited to be there, very elegant dining experience, gorgeous place it was everything I was hoping it would be. Definitely go , a little bit of a trek to get there but we’ll worth it.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time here. It was excellent. Service and food were outstanding. We had Filet mignon and short ribs. Both exceeded our expectations! We will definitely be coming back here.
  23. JM

    JodiM

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience at this beautiful restaurant. Food and service were great and the views were perfect.
  24. BF

    BarryF

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dining experience of our trip! Beautiful location and amazing views. Everything was delicious; great drink and food options. Highly recommend!
  25. D

    Dinerinlogan

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must do when in Puerto Vallarta. The view is spectacular. The staff is professional. You really feel special at the Iguana. They were 100% accommodating to my gluten allergy.
  26. VW

    VickieW

    SW Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner at La Iguana Restaurant. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was perfect!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Birthday dinner was amazing! Beautiful setting, excellent service and the meal was delicious! I would highly recommend The Iguana for any occasion!
  28. BM

    BrianM

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Former home of Elizebeth Taylor. Fantastic views and great service. Must visit when your in PV
  29. DN

    DinerNWiner03

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, wonderful food and beautiful views
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had a wonderful time here at the Iguana Restaurant. I booked through Open Table for my wife’s birthday and we got seated at a very nice table with expansive views. I was hoping to catch a glimpse of the mariachi band but they weren’t working on Sunday. Overall it was a great experience. Food was super delicious, nice ambiance, upscale clientele. Wife and I were dressy and we looked great against the beautiful backdrop . Wife had the filet and I had the salmon; never tasted salmon that good before! Service was also very, perfectly paced, perhaps they wanted us to experience the sunset and ambiance of the whole restaurant/villa. I do appreciate everyone being very nice and kind. Will be back next time I am in town.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy coming here when visiting PV! Quality of food and service is excellent.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with the most incredible ambience and decor, I never wanted to leave, I am definitely staying here at this beautiful boutique Hotel next time I visit Puerto Vallarta
  33. C

    Choppie

    Portland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation with husband
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful e
  35. KC

    KCK1971

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is down right amazing. Beautiful food and the terrace where you dine has all the best vibes. Go at sunset for spectacular sunsets!
  36. AL

    AimL

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the most beautiful restaurant and it exudes classy. The decor and architecture is beyond stunning. The waitstaff is first class and the food delicious with wonderful flavor. A must for when in Puerto Vallarta.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun night out in Vallarta with great views and food
  38. SG

    StacyG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing. The views the service and the food…….
  39. BM

    BobM

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great food, wonderful place. I only lessened the service ranking because our bill had multiple items we didn’t order. It was immediately rectified, but strange. Otherwise everything was very good, and I would recommend if you are in town.
  40. CD

    CrystalD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first dinner at The Iguana Restaurant. The food was impeccable. I ordered the pork shank, and I am glad I ordered what my kind waiter recommended. I was also allowed to capture a few shots of the restaurant beautifully decorated with pictures and statutes of Elizabeth Taylor. If I ever visit Puerto Vallarta again, I will return to this restaurant for sure.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 1613 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
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, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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