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The Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar, Puerto Vallarta, JAL

The Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar

4.9
4.9
1571 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 15 times today

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 1,571 people are saying

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

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun night out in Vallarta with great views and food
  2. BM

    BobM

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  3. CD

    CrystalD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to the Iguana Restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. Although we missed the mariachi band, it was a lovely evening with the food being outstanding. Lots of lovely photos were taken and we received a special birthday surprise. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and look forward to coming again.
  5. M

    Mark

    Puerto Vallarta

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely classy setting with a view over Zona Romantica. Great service. The food is very good, but if I had one recommendation is to make the dishes less subtle and more definitively Mexican. I longed for more spice and distinctive flavor. Still a place I'd recommend on anyone's stay in Puerto Vallarta.
  6. WS

    WaltS

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the most elegant, welcoming and delicious dining experience we’ve had in PV.
  7. MO

    MichaelO

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in a great room. Service and value were perfect!
  8. KL

    KevinL

    Puerto Vallarta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love to go here every time we come to PV!
  9. TJ

    TJEb

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must visit if you go to Puerto Vallarta. The home given to Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton. Beautiful architecture and view, exquisite food.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So beautiful, views were amazing and the food was the best!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excelente experiencia
  12. SE

    ShannonE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and wonderful service. Everything was perfect and they treated us like queens. Wonderful for my Mother, my Auntie and I! 10/10
  13. SS

    SandraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente lugar para cenar y celebrar algo importante Todo 🌟 🌟🌟🌟🌟
  14. RS

    RobertaS

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent; service was outstanding. The ambiance was special as the architecture of the restaurant was incredible and the mariachi band was the very best I have ever heard.
  15. AM

    AmyM

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my fiancés 30th birthday, and they read the notes to make sure our desserts had a special message.
  16. C

    Cameron

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Elegant European vibe. Nice views. Attentive service. The pumpkin soup is AMAZING!
  17. JC

    JoanneC

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view and service!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experience was amazing! The view and ambiance was soo worth it. From stepping through the door the architecture and the rooftop, definitely go during sunset! The food was also great, we got the ceviche, crab tacos and short rib which were all delicious!
  19. KJ

    KarenJ

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a great place for dining, date night , special occasion, etc . 10/10
  21. CL

    CodyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic! Everything was so amazing and we loved every minute!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best meal we have ever had in the 25 years we have been coming to Puerto Vallarta. We are asking ourselves why it took so long to try out La Iguana!
  23. k

    knodts

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my mom’s89th birthday. The food was delicious and gave us dessert with a candle. Very considerate. The mariachis were wonderful.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant week menu was excellent value and delish
  25. FA

    FlaviaA

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We absolutely loved the place, food etc. Our server was not attentive, rushing through the orders. His answers were very short. Didn’t catch his name. Would of loved better service from him.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second year celebrating our anniversary at The Iguana did not disappoint! Food, ambiance, service; were all excellent. We decided to go with the restaurant week menu this time, highly recommend it.
  27. DB

    DianaB

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente opción para cena romántica o con amigos. Exquisite comida y buen vino
  28. LD

    Love2Dine

    Puerto Vallarta

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food. Service. Setting all excellent. The burria tamale and braised octopus we amazing. Steak was great.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    La comida el lugar la atmósfera maravilloso, la comida deliciosa, nuestra mesa asignada para celebrar la ocasión fue la mejor. Muchas Gracias por eso. Celebraba mi cumpleaños. Solo el servicio de continuidad en servirnos el vino fue inconstante comprendemos que el lugar estaba lleno. Sin embargo todos los meseros fueron muy amables.
  30. FD

    FDeane

    Sacramento

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the entire experience. The history of the restaurant and hotel, the service and the food were all exceptional. The view is spectacular. Plus we were serenaded by a very talented mariachi band. I will definitely visit again my next trip.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, outstanding service and amazing cuisine + cocktails!
  32. C

    Carson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a beautiful time! Very elegant and delicious. Can’t wait to come back!
  33. BN

    BettiN

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful dinner experience, the space is beautiful, the food was wonderful, and our waiter Victor Hugo was very friendly and very knowledgeable. I hope we get to go back some day.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente servicio
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn’t have asked for better night
  36. JC

    JayC

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful facility, iconic history, incredible food and service and very affordable. The view is spectacular too!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You walk in and are greeted by a bronze statue of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. You walk up to the dining area on traditional Mexican tiled stairs with a gorgeous portrait of Elizabeth Taylor greeting you at the top. The view of the city is beautiful service impeccable food delicious. We had a wonderful experience and would definitely go back for special occasions.
  38. ES

    ElizabthS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Muy buena comida, buen ambiente, súper recomendable.
  39. TN

    TerryN

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view is beautiful, the food is delicious and the service is amazing. We will come back for sure.
  40. N

    Nmpotter

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ultimate dining experience in Puerto Vallarta. I was there during restaurant week this year. They certainly did not disappoint.

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 1571 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 15 times today
Google Map for The Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar

Zaragoza 445 Colonia Centro Puerto Vallarta, JAL 48300

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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