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Iguana Cantina

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Paseo Herencia Mall, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
297-586-9375
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Good for:
Scenic view
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Friendly service, ordinary food

This second floor, open air Mexican restaurant is friendly and festive, and was very convenient to our hotel. However, for the price of the food, I expected more flavor. I kept wanting to salt my food because it just didn't deliver. My husband's chile relleno was made from an ordinary green bell... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
CarolM511
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New York
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This second floor, open air Mexican restaurant is friendly and festive, and was very convenient to our hotel. However, for the price of the food, I expected more flavor. I kept wanting to salt my food because it just didn't deliver. My husband's chile relleno was made from an ordinary green bell pepper, and not breaded and fried as he... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

restaurant was across from our hotel, so it was convenient. We had a 15 minute wait for a table. Our table overlooked the Paseo Herencia mall. We were able to see the nightly show on the mall. I had taco's and boyfriend had an enchilada. The fish taco was meh, the chicken and beef taco was very good. Also the... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Walking distance from high rise resorts. Decent menu, sangria is a little too sweet for my taste. Good for families - overlooks busy plaza with music, dancing fountain and lots of people.

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Port Washington, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We keep coming back to this restaurant for the delicious food . The portions are very large, and the service is outstanding. Try to get a table facing the mall, so at night you can enjoy the water show... The manager and staff recognized us since it is our Aruba "stop".

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Centreville, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The food was pleasantly good. We started with margarita and ordered fajitas and burritos proportioned just right. Our waitress was attentive and courteous. We were seated overlooking the mall area and was able to enjoy the water show. This restaurant is a good place to eat if you're craving for some authentic mexican food while in Aruba

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New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Service was great and in a great location. The shops and water show are seen from the balcony seating. The burritos, tacos, & fajitas are to satisfaction. The prices are a bargain and the portions are large! They have beer specials which are great because Balashi, the Aruban beer is excellent & light. The cheapest we've seen on the island... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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64 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

While in Aruba we don't head out much for dinner. We prefer cooking ourselves. But one night we wanted some authentic Mexican food at a reasonable price. We'd never been here before but it was close and wasn't busy. We started with Margarita's that were excellent. Our server was friendly and courteous. We had fajitas and tacos. The food was... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

In the restaurant menu booklet in our hotel we learned that this restaurant closes for dinner at 10.30 pm so we reached there at 9.45 pm and were seated by 9.50 pm for dinner. The waitress gave us menus and told us that the kitchen closes at 10 pm and so we had only 10 mins to order what ever... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had some really good meals in Aruba so the ratings for Iguana Cantina have to be considered average in comparison and average as a Mexican restaurant. I ordered the fish tacos for the Tuesday Night Special and the fish was not that good so I was disappointed. The Black Bean soup on the other hand was good. The restaurant... More 

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Parma, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We stopped here for a late lunch/early dinner just by chance. Right away we were greeted by Jorge and he played a prank on me. That set the tone for the rest of the meal. He was funny, personable and efficient. We ordered the enchiladas and burrito entree, both were huge servings so go with an empty stomach. We also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Paseo Herencia Mall, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Palm - Eagle Beach
  • Phone Number: 297-586-9375

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Dining on a budget

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