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Iguana

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4.1
1224 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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.

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Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (212) 765-5454

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We offer three floors each has a capacity of 190 people.

  • Private party contact

    iguananewyork@gmail.com: (212) 765-5454

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    Between 8th Avenue and Broadway

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

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

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,224 people are saying

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. T

    Tona

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    I would def go back ! I had so much fun there w/ my girls :)

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Todo excelente

  3. MW

    MarianneW

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Wonderful time, staff attentive & friendly. Our waiter, Oscar was phenomenal. Food great & prices reasonable.

  4. t

    thepoetsuede

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Always nice to come here. Food selection is hit or miss. Music is always fund after eating. DESERTS SUCK!!!!! Lacked flavor or freshness. Waiter was a bit slow and joked about giving a good tip early on. Bad taste....

  5. TM

    TheatreMaven

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We had an obviously older person with us and they first tried to seat us (in a near empty restaurant at 6 pm) up front near the blaring music. When I asked for a quieter table they seated us next to a LOUD party of 14+ who were celebrating a birthday. Two adequately large tables were available then - and still when we left. Other than that all was fine. I’ve eaten here 20+ times and it’s typically quiet early and loud later.

  6. HL

    HeidyL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great decor, love the ambiance, quick and good service, portions were really good. The nachos tasted really good. Happy hour drinks were really good specially the Margaritas.. Would definitely recommend it

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy this spot before a show - the service was slow. We dined outside for lunch. We saw several rats (not really anyone’s fault because they are everywhere and we were outside). The food was fine. The drinks were good. Location was perfect for studio 54.

  8. MH

    MichelleH

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    A real tourist trap, they came to out table to take complimentary photos which was very odd. The food was not authentic. Asked for steak to be cooked medium and it was rare. Not the best Mexican food we have had.

  9. WK

    WendyK

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food was very good, side dishes were a bit cold, but tasty. The restaurant was not super busy when we were there and we felt a bit rushed. Service was great and we had at least 3 different waiters attending to our table - waters were alway full, chip basket replenished for our delicious table side guacamole. If you are a tequila fan, a huge tequila menu and some wonderful selections. It is definitely a lively atmosphere from the club downstairs. You can eat dinner upstairs and go dancing downstairs!

  10. JG

    JamesG

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Service was great--so friendly and attentive! Great drink selection too!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    The service was awful and we saw a rat scurry across the floor. No staff offered to help or compensate.

  12. AG

    AnisaG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really good food and drinks, nice space

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    The drinks were on point but the food took too long to come. The wait was over one hour and we had to hustle to finish aime we had a show to attend. The food was okay, nothing special about it.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The food was okay and we were not as impressed as in the past. The tacos did not look like tacos. Instead the tacos looked more like burritos or enchiladas. The salsa and chips were very good but the guacamole was a very small portion. They need to step up their game for the price of the food.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Friendly service. Average food, even by theater district standards

  16. C

    Cass

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I orderd the coconut shrimp as an appetizer, and my friend and I ended up ordering a second plate. It was that good. I would definitely recommend it.

  17. SR

    StuartR

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food. Table prepared Guac 🥑 is a must try

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    peanutbutter

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    The service was not very good (never got our chips and salsa, nobody ever asked if we wanted more drinks until we were asking for the bill). The food was taking SO long to come out of the kitchen!! We waited for 1 hour for our 3 entrees. It was a Saturday night but not that full, and we were right by the kitchen and food was barely trickling out- only a few tables got food during the hour we waited. Then we had to ask 3 times for the check, and it had incorrect items on it. DO NOT come here before a Broadway show, as who knows how long it will take for your meal.

  19. TB

    TyromeB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    we really enjoyed the food, it was great. This was my second time there. I

  20. EA

    EziA

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Unfortunately like most locations in midtown this place was overpriced and the food was pretty basic, not worth what paying in fact I have definitely had better Mexican food in the city than this place. Still everyone enjoyed their food, the drinks are great, strong, so that is a good value, and the ambience is really nice. I recall I've been to this place to dance in the past not for the food and that was a much more fun experience.

  21. l

    laura

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a small after office hours gathering. Great margaritas and delicious appetizers. Perfect for this gathering.

  22. CJ

    CJay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    I enjoyed my time here. I would definitely return. The portion size of the shrimp quesadillas was much smaller than expected. It looked like a kids meal size but it was good. The drinks were poured pretty strong so that was nice. The nachos were a nice size so it worked out. They were good as well.

  23. J

    Justme

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great place for a casual dinner with friends. We all had a skinny Margarita (which was great - no ‘skinny’ taste at all - an order of guacamole and fajitas - 2 chicken and one steak and everything was great. The decor is fun and the service was great.

  24. RC

    RickyC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1

    We enjoyed the food and service. The environment though was very boring, too quiet. It is not the place togo for a good time:/

  25. EM

    ElizabethM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    I haven’t been to this restaurant since Covid, so I don’t want to believe this is their new normal…BUT, the food was just ok, we didn’t drink so maybe that clouds other patrons judgement to the horrible service. From the first moment the hostess seemed annoyed that I had a reservation, we had at least three waiters that we had to beg for service-and not the food runner or the water person, who told us they were NOT our waiter! Whomever was serving us at any given time forgot to put orders in, didn’t check on us, went to play on their phone and frankly didn’t get a tip. I will not be returning.

  26. f

    feedme2

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent tacos. Kind and efficient service. Clean bathrooms. Festive atmosphere. A trusted dining experience in NYC theatre district.

  27. CN

    CarlosNVelez

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was very good, as was the service. But the restaurant was completely empty except for us. Needless to say, we got a lot of attention!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Pretty place, cool vibe. Liked the fresh guacamole. Food was good. Waiter was nice and funny But we couldn’t find him at the end to pay the bill so we had to sit there too long until someone else helped us.

  29. m

    mbso

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Food just good but overpriced, We didn't like the mandatory tip and imposed in the account. We like. Choose the tip, and to give a prize for a good service.

  30. G

    Gelkr

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Stressed staff and no genuine service. Food was good but lacks that extra to go from good to great. The restaurants own photographer approaches you saying that he will take your picture and it’s free of cost. Later on he will give you a tacky postcard at no cost and then show you all the other pictures- and they will cost you a fortune. According to my opinion- that is a signature for the standard of the restaurant- quite low!

  31. T

    Tat1

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptionally solicitous staff, excellent food, great find!

  32. U

    Unknown

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Nice decor but the Service was lacking and the food was just okay. Waiters always had to be called to the table from the start. Not worth the high price for tacos and a spoon full of rice. Although, The two types of be beans on the side were enough. Also, the cilantro/ jalapeño sauce, was very good.

  33. FR

    FranciscoR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Service was a bit slow. But overall food was great

  34. SB

    SwamphatchedButterfly

    France

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fantastic experience from start to finish! Wonderful service, food, and atmosphere. We never felt rushed and felt totally cared for. We’ll be back!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3

    Good experience. Great food.

  36. E

    Edinburghshoppers

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really lovely end to a busy day siteseeing. Quite dark inside but waiter was good and food very tasty. Great Margaritas too!

  37. JD

    JerseyDiner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We went to dinner before seeing a show. The food came out fast and it was delicious. I had the crab cake and he had the fish tacos. We both had rice and beans and the fried plantains. Our waitress understood we were in a rush and got us our check quickly so we could get to our show. It seems like a great place for groups and for dates. Oh! And the margaritas were some of the best I’ve had!! Overall great time!

  38. R

    Roman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I recommend the Strawberry Mojito's. My favorite Mexican Restaurant in NYC.

  39. H

    Harley

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent! We are a return customer and each experience has been great! The staff is attentive, courteous and friendly. One of our favorites!

  40. TB

    TyromeB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    We really enjoyed the experience the food was delicious, the service was awesome I’m planning on hosting my 60th birthday celebration there

FAQs

Iguana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 765-5454.

Iguana is rated 4.1 stars by 1224 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Iguana

240 West 54th Street New York, NY 10019

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 8th Avenue and Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 765-5454

  • Private party facilities

    We offer three floors each has a capacity of 190 people.

  • Private party contact

    iguananewyork@gmail.com: (212) 765-5454

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