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Iguana Cantina

Paseo Herencia Mall, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
297-586-9375
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Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Florence, Kentucky
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We are not picky eaters or foodies at all, so we enjoyed our meals here. The food was kind of basic, but that's ok with us. Rice was tasty and their enchiladas were good, but the queso and salsa were bland and the tacos were pretty standard-issue. However it was fun to be on the 2nd floor terrace, feeling the... More

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Trenton, ON
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I agree with previous reviewer. The coconut shrimp were a real disappointment. Tough and chewy. My daughter and I also shared the quesadilla which was fine and one portion was plenty for the two of us. Total meal was around $30 incl tip and no drinks other than water.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were hungry and wanted to eat nearby our hotel and I had been wanting some coconut shrimp. We saw the offered them on the menu, so in we went. Our sever, Sarah, was lovely and pleasant and softly tried to steer us away from the shrimp, but I didn't listen. I have worked as a chef and I love... More

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St. Paul
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were looking for an affordable Mexican option in Aruba. Affordable? Yes. Good? Nope. Cold & chewy tacos. The ambience was that of a mall based Chilis. But we expected that. On the plus side, it was conveniently located to Palm Beach.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

One of the least expensive meals during my stay in Aruba, but by no means of the word did it seem like it should have been. The food was amazing, the place had a great atmosphere, and the service was excellent. Nothing bad to say at all about this place. Come hungry and be prepared to eat.

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New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My wife, daughter and I had dinner here twice and we all enjoyed the food. The restaurant has an extensive menu and all reasonably priced. The portions were ample and very tasty. The service was quick and attentive. Our waitress, Shirly, kept coming back to make sure we had everything we wanted. We also enjoyed the atmosphere during dinner, as... More

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Washington, DC
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82 reviews 82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The service was good although the food is nothing special and is certainly not very authentic Mexican food.

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Albany, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It's my understanding the same restaurant group owns this, Iguana Joe's and Smokey Joes. While the latter 2 are great choices for casual and affordable dining, this place is just not good. Both times I have eaten here the food was just plain dismal and bland Mexican type fair. Go to Iguana Joe's downtown. Great drinks and great casual dining.

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Reston, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you like guacamole, don't try theirs! It is clearly out of a plastic bag - not fresh and tastes awful. None of our food was seasoned. The chicken under a brick was tough. The chimichanga was stuffed full of plain white rice. The salsa looked like tomato pure and tasted of nothing. The fish was so over cooked it... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Looked like a fun place, so we stopped in after doing some shopping. Food was pretty good. Your basic Mexican food. They only give you a tiny dish of salsa to go with your chips. Our waiter was difficult to track down and he didn't return to see if we needed more to drink, etc... Probably would not return.

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