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Iguana

#385 of 1,207 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Cannaregio
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Cannaregio 1885 | Calle dell'Aseo, 30121 Venice, Italy
+39 041 476 3749
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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a return visit to Venice we went here for a meal. Having eaten in their previous location the new premises was ok but not as much character. Food came in a timely manor but 2 were only just warm and i've never had just 1 fajita wrap before for a main course. Left Hungary!!!

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Thank Glasserton459
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was great! As vegetarians we thought we might struggle, but my husband and I really enjoyed sharing a vegetable burrito and vegetable nachos! Plenty of food for two people. We also had 2 margarita's which were really strong, but great! We'd have preferred a sugar coated rim to salt, but that's a very small compromise. A great little... More 

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Thank chezney1
Honolulu, Hawaii
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We were staying at an apartment nearby and were actually kept up at night due to activity at this restaurant -- so we figured we might as well check it out. It's an Italian interpretation of Mexican food, so don't expect authenticity. That said, the food was decent and good-sized, and enough staff spoke English to avoid any difficulties. And... More 

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Thank Jeremy K
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Visited with my husband and 2 children for tea whilst in venice to try to have a break from Italian food (2 weeks of pizza and pasta is enough for anyone! ). The restaurant was not too busy and they squeezed us in but it soon got hectic. The service was ok - but things did seem quite frantic -... More 

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Thank Kathryn N
Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Situated down a small side alley the restaurant serves fresh and tasty Mexican food which offers a great alternative to the rich and heavy local Italian cuisine. Top tip - if you carry on down the side street there's a back canal with loads of lovely small wine bars for afters

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Thank MXS540
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

The place is nice we sat outsite, we had to wait 30 mins before the waiter came and other 30 mins for the food to arrive. Considering that the place was almost empty, that was way too much! The food quality was average, I live in Venice and I will surely will not come back here.

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Thank Federico F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

we were impressed with the food, the authentic decor and they even had real Mojitos. Salsa was superb and black beans was a nice touch in the chili con carne and with the fajitas

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Thank Lesley J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I have been in Italy for about one week, and we've eaten so much Italian food, we needed a change. I'm a huge Mexican fan, and so finding this place was great. The food was great, service was a little less so but I think it was more due to volume vs. staff than anything else. I... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Intimate, busy and very popular with the locals; this bar/restaurant is great for those wanting a taste of Mexican cuisine whilst exploring Venice. Located down a side alley, this restaurant is reasonably priced, with mains ranging from €8-€15. Decent selection of cocktails, soft drinks and a couple of beers at €3.50. Staff are friendly, speaking a range of languages and... More 

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Thank Matt M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We ate here on our Trip to Venice. So authentic. Food was amazing and cocktails are great. Really nice feel to the place. Very busy and popular so get in early or book. Would 1000% recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cannaregio 1885 | Calle dell'Aseo, 30121 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Cannaregio
  • Neighborhood: Cannaregio
  • Phone Number: +39 041 476 3749

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Cannaregio

Neighborhood Profile
Cannaregio
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.
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