“highly recommend Iguana for excellent Mexican cuisine, a friendly fun and warm atmosphere and great service.”
“The drinks are good from what I hear.”
“Very strong margs + Great food”
“Very diverse crowd, Great music and to the fellas lots and lots of woman.”
“was pretty surprised, to have such a great food for a mexican restaurant.”
“we will go back- tasty food , nice service, recommended.”
“great food, service, and atmosphere”
“The portions are definitely big, but unfortunately, the flavor is not.”
“Sometimes service was a bit slow, and we had to ask for salads, water, etc a couple of times, but this was all done with good humor and no resentment.”
Crappy place & tried to stick me with another table's bill!.
During my adult life I have spent alot of time in Mexico, many vacations and I have eaten plenty of Mexican food. Though it's not my favorite food, I "can" eat it.
What can I say about this place?We walked in, stood around, noone said anything, walked over to a table and prepared to become comfortable, then someone shows up. Eventually we get a seat. So I felt this place was loud, disorganized and with the exception of the fajitas, the food was not very appealing or pleasing to the taste.
The goat cheese quesadillas were a sloppy slimy mess. Runny, oily, just plain ol' nasty. Even as I write this I feel my stomach convulse at the though of that mess.. I'm not, nor have I ever been a fan of Mexican food. It's just not my thing. But this was just nasty. I'm sorry.
I'm not a fan of guac, nor do I like sour cream, and most dishes tend to be garnished heavily in this stuff, that I don't like. To be honest I didn't even know this place was Mexican until it was already too late. Sort of. You can always walk out, but I didn't want to be a douche. So I decided to give them a chance. I asked that they put the creams on the side, etc, but somehow it still managed to get all over my damn food. Lord...
As I mentioned earlier, the fajita was ok. I ate some rice, tomato, beef and peppers in the wrap, that was "ok". Much better than the other stuff they served us. Avocado fries, lord have mercy, seriously? We didn't even touch those damn things. The drink was ok, I had a stoli and pineapple, that was ok.
At the end of the night I have a bill for over $100 between me and my friend. What the fock??? 1 order of quesadillas, Nasty quesadillas, avocado fries that went uneaten, 1 prix fixe order of fajita, a sangria, and a stoli coming up at that cost? Hell no.
After examining the bill I notice a grey goose, a bacardi, and some fire drink. What the hell is this crap? I didn't order none of this. I brought it to their attention, my friend immediately took a picture of the bill, and we addressed it. Ends up they were trying to stick us with $30 worth of someone else's drinking, by accident. Really? Get the fock out of here man, you better fix that crap. And yes we are taking a picture of this.
Anyway, in case you haven't figured it out, I'll never come back to this place. Downstairs they have a club sort of, I stood sometime downstairs waiting for the bathroom, and most of the people going in there were not the type of folks I'd like to be around. Alot of b.s and conflict with the bouncer. As I was standing there they thought I was also a bouncer, that was funny, this guy was acting up, he looked at me, apologized and calmed down. Funny.
Yeah, so I'll never give this place money again, they suck. Sorry.
I will NEVER go back. I went with a few friends, including one that was recovering from a sever ankle injury. I was staying by the bar so my friend could lean on it for support. A waitress headed to the bar told my friend to move, when my friend tried to explain that she was barely mobile and apologize for having difficulty accommodating her the waitress called the bouncers the kick out my friend. I never do reviews, but I am so angry about how my friend was treated, and the embarrassment that she went through as she was forced to limp towards the exit that I will make sure that I tell people to NEVER EVER go there. To kick out a woman when they were already so short on them makes no sense. I am make sure that I never go back there.
Watch out for your Coat. My first experience with Iguana was the worst that I ever had. I was there on the 9th of April to celebrate my Birthday. I had reserved the VIP Section downstairs and when I got there there was people in my section and was unable to get help with the situation. But what really set it off was when I got ready to leave I could not locate my COAT. Yes someone stole my Vintage Black three quarter coat.
NICE PLACE GREAT MUSIC, WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE.
i was invited to a friends birthday party here and i must say i was pleasantly surprised. I didnt get great service at the door, there was a girl collecting a cover charge with a fro and she was beyond MEAN. jeez, what was her problem?
oh and that bartender...she knows herself...GET OUT OF THE SERVICE INDUSTRY!!! the other bartenders were great.
The bouncer i met was friendly, and facilitating, yet he was a bit brash. The service inside made up for these three idiots though. we had a blast. i love the fact the they played a nice mix of latin tunes, although some were heard more than 3 times. it wasnt too crowded , which was a surprise and my friends had lots of space to dance salsa, which is hard to say at over 80 % of nyc clubs. the place does have room for improvement with some of their staff but overall everything else was surprising pleasant. i think i will have my birthday there next year. and i definitely will return before then!
Hidden Gem in Midtown. This was my first and diffently not my last time going to Iguanas. Very diverse crowd, Great music and to the fellas lots and lots of woman. This is definitly a must go if you love to party. Highly recommended
Are you kidding me?. Anyone writing an intensely negative review is either somone's shill trying to diss the place for another club or an idiot who nobody should listen to when reading these reviews. This place isn't the best on the planet, but is far from the worst. The drinks are solid and so is the DJ. Parking is tough unless you don't mind getting nailed for 30+ dollars inside a lot.
Love it.... I love this place. It's free to go downstairs and the music is great. It tends to get a bit crowded, but other than that its a good spot.
i just went to iguana las week (1/30/09) and i went downstairs and i have to tell you that the place is kinda dingy but i like it what i don't love so much is the people too much getto. but anyway what i loved was the bartender,, it was the most kind and lovely bartender i've seen in the place, i didn't ask his name but it was this tall young green eyed boy, OMG he is charming, and he made us the best drinks i even ask him for an exotic cocktail and he knew how to make it, i think i'm in love..
great music and i love the so called IGUANA WINGS that are just buffalo wings loved the sauce
Yum guac and margs. I love the food here, great fajitas, guac and waiters. However the hostess' err dress (or a shirt without pants) showed her butt cheeks- sorry no other way of saying this, lol and it was a little tacky. The other hostess seemed frazzled but I guess they are so busy there and are just short staffed.
After all these years I am not suprised!.
My first experience with Iguana was the worst and that was 10 years ago. I let me friends decide for themselves and everyone comes back with horror stories.
I agree that downstairs is the place to be but beware of the theives on the 1st floor. I took 17 of my friends to join me for a what was to be a great time on my birthday. At the end of the night we went to get our coats to leave and it was a complete nightmare. The person in coatcheck and their cronies went into our belongings and stole items from our bag. When we complained to the manager he said, " You are all a bunch of drunks and have no Idea what you are talking about".
Thanks! After running a bar tab and speaking to us kindly all night that's how he was prepared to let the night go. Then his goons proceeded to get in our faces about what we had in our bag. We know what we carried over there, even the shopping bag for my balloons were gone. Common!
They are the worst when it comes to Customer Service and Hospitality. I can't expect you to equate a free night of drinks and dinner to my IPOD but at least show us the respect of knowing what we had with us. We weren't all drinking and tipped the bartender for the bottles we bought and bought them a round. So all we wanted was respect.
This place has changed since and I believe their own cronies are writing their reviews. Its just a little to fishy to me.
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