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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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New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Clifton Park, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was a good meal. cheapest meal we had in aruba, and the largest portions. I had a burrito and I could only eat half of it. we were all stuffed. family of 4, our kids are teenagers. no alcohol are bill was $60. we all had plenty to eat. my son got the all you can eat faitas.

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Au Gres, Michigan/Seaford, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This Mexican Restaurant advertises as fresh Mexican food. The guacamole had a strange taste that did not resemble the usual ingredients expected in this condiment. The overall quality was less than the usual fast food joint. I had the fish tacos that were a special. They were to be grilled but arrived fried. It was difficult to find the fish... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have eaten at the Iguana Cantina for the past several years and it is always great to come back for the excellent food, great service and a great waiter, Ivan

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NEW YORK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Wanted to view the water show and grab a bite at the same time. The view was nice but the food was just ok, would not return. Service was acceptable.

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Well it was a last minute decision. Food was medicore at best. Service was very slow but the view of the little square light show was nice. I will not be going back.

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