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Iguana Mexican Grill

2085 Colonial Dr, Hoover, AL 35216-0912
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Ranked #27 of 115 Restaurants in Hoover
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: telephone number - (205) 987-8420
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Description: telephone number - (205) 987-8420
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75% Recommend
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English first
Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My food arrived cold. The server gave us serious attitude about my party needing separate checks, we were not a family, but a group of women there for a girls night, of course we needed separate checks! I paid my bill indicating no tip on my credit card and left a full 20% tip on the table in cash. When... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

2085 Colonial Drive Vestavia Hills, AL 35216 (205) 987-8240 Cool lighting and live music on some nights as well as the lively atmosphere add to the charm of this upscale mexical grilll. An pretty good choice of tequilas coupled with good food and service make this a go to place. If you're feeding a crowd the molcajete pesado has something... More

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Hoover, Alabama
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Love this place so much! From the absolutely incredible decor to the great food this place is the best. I love to eat here after dark so you can fully appreciate all the lights. The smoked salsa is a favorite, but you have to ask the server for it when they bring the chips and regular salsa. I've never had... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This is the second time, in 3 months that we have been here. Both times the service and decor were fine. Staff is friendly. The food just average. Tonight we both had taco salad. The salad came out very quickly and it seems like it was prepared ahead of time. They give you lots of meat but flavor was somewhat... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

We come to Birmingham every year for the Porsch school and Iguana Grill is always one of our stops. The food is really good and the margaritas are excellent. If you like mexican, it is worth a try.

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Birmingham, AL
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

The restaurant was basically empty; it was eight on a Wednesday night. So I'm not sure why they seated us near the bathrooms, which smelled really bad. I assumed the whole restaurant smelled, it is on a hill in Hoover so sewage could be an issue, so once I got used to it I didn't ask to move. But when... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I have been to this restaurant many times for lunch, and I highly recommend the Shrimp Enchilada Camaron dish; it is outstanding! The Grilled Mesquite Chicken Salad is so tasty with the marinated vegetables, avocado and romaine! The chicken breast was definitely grilled on mesquite and the tenderness and flavor is outstanding. Service has always been good at lunch and... More

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Moultrie, Georgia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We love Mexican food and consequently love trying new ones in towns we visit. This jewel of a restaurant is a little hard to find since its tucked back behind some other buildings but is worth looking for. Turn on Colonial Drive off of Lorna Road and turn right almost immediately (about 35 feet) into a strip mall with about... More

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Wife and I tried out Iguana for the first time. Will be back! Service is way above average. Luke (Lucas) is one of the best waiters I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. Had the Fajita Chimichanga and it did not disappoint. The atmosphere of this place is very lively. Wonderful experience.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Came to Iguana after deciding it looked like the best option open on Sundays. Big with great decor but fairly empty at 6:30. Waiters seemed pretty clueless and, after consulting each other, decided the up charge to add shrimp to a $9 salad would be $10. They also were unable to explain how there were no vegetarian beans available, despite... More

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