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The Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar, Puerto Vallarta, JAL

The Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar

4.9
4.9
1525 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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Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.

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

Experiences

  • Restaurant Week

    MX$499.00 per person

    May 28 - Jun 10, 2022
    Menú de tres tiempos a elegir - Tamal de birria de res / Sopa de tortilla y chicharrón / Ensalada Mixta - Filete de res / Filete de pescado / Portobello al grill - Delicias de chocolate / Panna Cotta de naranja / Sorbete

Popular dishes

Menu

Aperitivos / Appetizers

  • Ceviche

    Callo de Hacha, Pulpo y Camarón. Marinado con vinagreta de habanero rostizado [Scallops, octopus and shrimp marinated in a roasted habanero vinaigrette]

    • PesosMX$280.50
    • USDMX$15.55
  • Flor de Calabaza / Squash Blossoms

    Rellena de Requesón y Chile Poblano. Servida sobre panela empanizada Con salsa de chile poblano y frijol negro [Filled with requeson and poblano chile. Served over breaded panela cheese with a black bean and poblano chile sauce]

    • PesosMX$225.00
    • USDMX$12.50
  • Tacos de Langosta / Lobster Tacos

    Servidos con espinacas, chile poblano, maíz, queso Oaxaca y salsa de tomate rostizado [Served with spinach, poblano chile, corn and Oaxaca cheese. Topped with a sauce of roasted tomatoes]

    • PesosMX$432.00
    • USDMX$24.00
  • Caracoles al Ajillo / Escargot

    Servidos con mantequilla, chile guajillo, ajo y vino blanco [Served with butter, Guajillo chile, garlic and white wine]

    • PesosMX$265.50
    • USDMX$14.75

Ensaladas / Salads

  • Ensalada Mixta / Mixed Salad

    Con pera pochada, lechugas mixtas, almendras y queso gorgonzola. Terminada con una vinagreta de maracuyá [With poached pearl, mixed lettuce, almonds and gorgonzola cheese. Finished with a passion fruit vinaigrette]

    • PesosMX$222.00
    • USDMX$12.35
  • The Iguana

    Lechugas, manzana verde y nueces caramelizadas y queso de cabra, bañada con una vinagreta de mostaza y miel de agave [Lettuce, green apples and caramelized pecans topped with goat cheese and a mustard and miel de agave vinaigrette]

    • PesosMX$216.00
    • USDMX$12.00
  • Ensalada de Arúgula / Baby Arugula Salad

    Con betabel, toronja, mouse de queso azul, pistachos y vinagreta de naranja [With baby beet, grapefruit, blue cheese mouse, pistachios and orange vinaigrette]

    • PesosMX$230.00
    • USDMX$12.75

Sopas / Soups

  • Sopa de Lima / Lime and Chicken Soup

    Sopa tradicional de lima de Yucatán [Traditional lime soup from Yucatán]

    • PesosMX$170.00
    • USDMX$9.50
  • Sopa de Elote Dulce / Sweet Corn Soup

    Servida con flan de huitlacoche y chile poblano [Served with huitlacoche flan and poblano chile]

    • PesosMX$180.00
    • USDMX$10.00
  • Crema de Chile Poblano / Chile Poblano and Black Bean Soup

    Deliciosa combinación de fríjol negro y chiles poblanos asados [Creamy soup of roasted chile poblano peppers and black beans. Prepared with traditional Mexican spices]

    • PesosMX$180.00
    • USDMX$10.00

Plato Fuerte / Entrees

  • Salmon a la Parrilla / Wild Salmon

    Servido sobre huitlacoche, flor de calabaza, maíz dulce rostizado y crema de jalapeños [Grilled salmon served over huitlacoche, squash blossoms, roasted sweet corn and a jalapeño cream]

    • PesosMX$645.00
    • USDMX$35.85
  • Robalo Chileno / Chilean Sea Bass

    Servido con un estofado de setas, papas, champiñones, calabacín y chorizo con un toque de chile. Terminado con cebolla crujiente [Served with potato, zucchini, chorizo and mushrooms stew with a touch of chile. Finished with crispy onión]

    • PesosMX$675.00
    • USDMX$37.50
  • Camarones a la Diabla / Diablo Shrimp

    Servidos con arroz sobre una salsa diablo y acompañada por una ensalada De frijol negro y piña [Served with rice in a spicy diablo sauce and accompanied by a black bean and pineapple salad]

    • PesosMX$576.00
    • USDMX$32.00
  • Enchiladas de Pollo / Chicken Enchiladas

    Gratinadas con queso Chihuahua, servidas sobre una salsa de tomatillo Y frijol negro. Acompañada con guacamole [Served with a black bean and tomatillo sauce. Topped with Chihuahua Cheese and served with guacamole]

    • PesosMX$396.00
    • USDMX$20.00
  • Chiles en Nogada

    Relleno tradicional de carne y frutos secos. Bañado con salsa de nuez de castilla y granada. Se sirven frios [Traditional chile relleno with ground meat, dried fruit and nuts. Bathed with a walnut sauce and sprinkled with pomegranates. Served cold]

    • PesosMX$522.00
    • USDMX$29.00
  • Chile Relleno en Hojaldre / Poblano Chile in Puff Pastry

    Rellenas de flor de calabaza y queso crema, acompañado de una salsa de queso de cabra y pimientos asados. Servido con una mini ensalada de lechugas [Stuffed with squash blossoms and cream cheese, Accompanied with roasted pepper and goad cheese sauce. Served with a mini baby mixed salad]

    • PesosMX$405.00
    • USDMX$22.50
  • Tamal Vegetariano / Vegetarian Tamale

    Con rajas poblanas, tomates y flor de calabaza. Acompañando de arroz mexicano Cremoso. Servido con salsa de chile piquín y una pequeña ensalada [Stuffed with poblano chile and squash blossom. Accompanied with Mexican creamy rice. Served with a mini salad and chile piquin sauce]

    • PesosMX$378.00
    • USDMX$21.00
  • Pollo Baby a la Parrilla / Grilled Cornish Hen

    Servido con un gratín de chayote y glaseado con tamarindo [Served with chayote gratin and a tamarindo glaze]

    • PesosMX$432.00
    • USDMX$24.00
  • Chamorro de Puerco / Pork Shank

    Cocinado a fuego lento en su jugo y servido con puré de papa [Simmered in it's own juice and served with mashed potatoes]

    • PesosMX$486.00
    • USDMX$27.00
  • Angus Filet

    Envuelto en hoja santa. Servido con papas horneadas, zanahorias baby y salsa de chiles secos [Wrapped in hoja santa and served with a dried chile sauce. Accompanied by oven roasted potatoes and baby carrots]

    • PesosMX$675.00
    • USDMX$37.50
  • Cabreria / Filet on the Bone

    Con una salsa de Oporto y chile cascabel, acompañada por papa al horno rellena de requesón y servido con ejotes y mini calabaza estrella [With Oporto and cascabel chile sauce, accompanied by baked potato stuffed with requeson, served with yellow baby star squash and green beans]

    • PesosMX$630.00
    • USDMX$35.00
  • Costillar / Short Rib

    Glaseado de flor de Jamaica y jalapeño, sobre puré de camote dulce [Slow cooked and glazed with hibiscus and jalapeño, served over a sweet potato purée]

    • PesosMX$684.00
    • USDMX$38.00
  • Cola de Langosta / Lobster Tail

    Servida con polenta al chile poblano, vegetales a la parrilla y salsa de mantequilla al mojo de ajo [Served with chile poblano polenta, grilled vegetables, melted butter and garlic sauce]

    • PesosMX$936.00
    • USDMX$52.00
  • Rack de Cordero / Rack of Lamb

    Chuletas de cordero encostrada con platano verde. Acompañado de puré de papa, jalapeño y espárragos. Servido con salsa de chile guajillo y mora azul [Lamb chops crusted with green plantain. Accompanied with jalapeño, mashed potatoes and asparagus. Served in a blueberry and chile guajillo sauce]

    • PesosMX$936.00
    • USDMX$52.00

Last updated: February 2, 2022

What 1,525 people are saying

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

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  1. GB

    GiselaB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely time at The Iguana celebrating our birthdays. The service was friendly, observant and discreet. I had a filet steak cooked to perfection, my husband chose the fish, equally delicious. Started off with a Jalapeño margarita, best I've ever tasted. Sweet surprise for dessert with a nicely decorated plate. The place itself sits atop a hill overlooking the Banderas bay. Although the restaurant prices are above average compared to other restaurants in PV, it doesn't even come close to what you would pay for an equivalent experience in the US. Highly recommended for a special occasion or just a night out with someone special!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing restaurant, the food was amazing, great service. This place is beautiful ❤️

  3. KF

    KathieF

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you want a fun, authentic Old Mexico + Trendy Vibe this is it !!! Spectacular rooftop view, mariachis on Fridays, and cool decor. Spacious, fun, and the food is as good as the ambiance.

  4. J

    Johninchicago

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful restaurant and wonderful staff and service! Don’t miss this incredible dining experience!

  5. D

    Dani

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was super amazing, definitely hope to go back one day, I had the pumpkin soup and rack of lamb the servings were a very nice portion.

  6. M

    Mitchpa

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We chose Iguana as a special occasion for our last night in PV. It did not disappoint: beautiful view, exceptional service and amazing food in a special setting. You can just imagine Liz and Richard enjoying a cocktail in the patio!!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a great experience!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Wait staff was so professional and the food was delicious. Can’t beat that view. 9/10

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Food was not good at all. Cool place. Drinks were tasty, but overall too expensive. There are so many cool restaurants that are much more affordable around town.

  10. DK

    DonK

    Palm Springs

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting for dinner. We sat out on patio and it was beautiful. Pork was excellent. Wonderful margaritas. Loved it.

  11. v

    vandj

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved this place!

  12. B

    Badger

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful restaurant. One of the most elegant restaurants in PV

  13. w

    wpdawg

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So good and so beautiful! Mariachis are the best we’ve ever heard.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was Great!

  15. h

    hunter

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting with outstanding service and food. Overlooking the city so recommended that you go late

  16. KM

    KurtM

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, service and atmosphere are amazing. I always pass on my recommendation for this restaurant. LOVE <3

  17. SH

    SantiagoH

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Maravillosa comida, excelente lugar y muy buena atención

  18. CN

    CarlosN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Casa Kimberly e Iguana son una garantía. Todo en su lugar, el servicio con amabilidad sin falta, la vista excepcional y la comida deliciosa.

  19. CL

    CynthiaL

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous dining experience all around! Highly recommend.

  20. W

    Wayne

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service is always perfect. The views are great and a special place of Hollywood History in PV!

  21. J

    Jeremy

    Puerto Vallarta

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had parents and friends of theirs in town and came for Mother’s Day. As always the food, service and ambiance were top notch, thank you!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is excellent. Great menu to choose from and everything we tried was excellent. We ate there twice since it was so good. The ambiance is superb and the views are amazing. I look forward to coming back and eat there again.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply Amazing

  24. m

    michaelw

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just incredible! Delightful and innovative cuisine. Definitely a special place for those can afford it. Will return for sure. Best pumpkin soup and wild salmon. World class.

  25. l

    louiseknows

    San Francisco

    132 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our 2nd time and as wonderful as we remembered. Stunning place with gorgeous views of old town. Delicious food and well made cocktails. A must when in PV.

  26. J

    Josecito1

    Minneapolis

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    El lugar hermoso, nos decepcionó el plato principal de mi esposa, la pesca del día, tal parece que fue un pescado descongelado y no fresco ya que estaba muy reseco y sin sabor Mi chamorro de cerdo bastante bueno.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing views with amazing service.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Everything was fabulous….service exceptional, ambiance superb, cocktail perfecto, salads wonderful and the poblano black bean soup great flavor but our entrees and desert were so so! We had the wild salmon and crab tacos and they lacked flavor especially after the 1st two courses and the flan was nothing exceptional.

  29. G

    Goodgrubbites

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful ambiance and food was excellent

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful ambiance and exceptional service at this restaurant.

  31. J

    John69999

    Houston

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place, views are the best. Service was too notch. Food is really good. Pork shank worth it.

  32. PA

    PedroA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excelente para celebraciones. Atardecer espetacular

  33. AM

    AngelicaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect perfect perfect We will return to Puerto Vallarta just to eat here again. Great service even better food.

  34. DT

    DebbieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, view and service were amazing. We would definitely go back again.

  35. KZ

    KimZ

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the loveliest dining spots! Food and service were stellar. The drinks were excellent but the wine prices were very high.

  36. S

    Sandy

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was the most beautiful experience we’ve had in Puerto Vallarta! The food is excellent and we are foodies! The fantastic mariachis made it extra special and I actually got emotional during one of the songs. We will never go to PV without a visit to the Iguana! Our table was outside and had incredible views as well!

  37. J

    Jack

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to celebrate an anniversary. Very romantic.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant !

  39. j

    jackdaniels

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, environment, grounds, and service were all beyond our expectations. We have been coming to PV for while, but we had never been to Casa Kimberly, so we definitely suggest visiting.

  40. F

    Foodiesfromfaraway

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing, as always

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 1525 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

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Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.
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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