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“Awful!!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Iguana New York

Iguana New York
240 W 54th St, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
(212) 765-5454
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Ranked #3,236 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 8th Avenue and Broadway
Transit: B, D & E trains to 7th Avenue and N, Q, R & W trains to 57th Street.
1 review
“Awful!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

Sitting at the table at the end of a nasty meal. The guac was good but way over priced at $12.00. Our traditional Margarita's taste like turpentine, no joke! The Mojito ordered to replace the nasty Margarita tasted like grass. We waited so long for water we went to the bar to request. They brought my husband the wrong meal, he just ate it before anything else could get screwed up!

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Wow, just who do they think they are?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Based on a previous pleasant experience a few years ago, we made a dinner reso and approached the restaurant, only to be confronted by a goon of a bouncer. He demanded ID and when I looked incredulous, growled, "what are you doing here and what do you want?" Recognizing I was dealing with someone with an IQ of a pencil, I said we were there to have dinner. 'DO YOU HAVE A RESERVATION?' , he sneered.

After gaining entrance, of course, they did not have our table. It did look busy, packed with those desperate, gotta-have-fun-make-noise-flirt-can't-go-home-alone-tonight types. While milling around the hostess station, we overheard a woman who was pleading to the hostess that her friend was being held hostage outside by aforementioned goon, although their outing was in her honour. Wow, a really welcoming place! Not sure how long we waited, but we called one of our favourite restaurants a few blocks down and one street over and confirming they had room for us, headed on over.

So, other than front- of- house, can't comment on the current eating experience, which as I mentioned previously, was quite enjoyable a few years ago and certainly then, there was no gorilla at the gate! While I see that it is popular with the nearly and the over the hill singles for drinking and maybe nibbling, I don't think it should be one's first choice for an excellent Mexican meal in warm, comfortable surroundings.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, MA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Sangria”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The bartender took great care of us. We had friend avacado, which was awesome! We didnt have dinner, but liked the appetizer and drinks.

Visited April 2013
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nice Place, but the food could be better.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I had dinner alone here and while the place is quite charming and the waiters are very friendly, the food could have been a bit better.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“good selection of mexican food close to broadway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

a very nice selection of mexican food, close to broadway. good fast service. was good for kids. the sauces were very good, and the pork dishes stood out

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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