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“Slow Service”

Las Iguanas - Brighton
Ranked #125 of 1,111 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Brazilian, Latin, South American, Central American
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Walk through the doors of Las Iguanas and find yourself transported to Latin America, full of rich, vibrant colours, quirky features and custom-made wooden mosaic tables made especially for the restaurant from sustainable woods in Brazil. Each restaurant is unique and the staff love bringing unusual things back from their travels, ranging from large lobster sculptures to giant drums. The philosophy of Las Iguanas is to serve delicious and authentic Latin American food and drink in an environment which evokes the very best of Latin life. With recipes dating back to the 16th century, the food successfully fuses native Latin American Indian, Spanish, Portuguese and African influences. Working hard to ensure that everything comes from the best possible source, Las Iguanas is proud of its fresh GM free food and top quality ingredients.
Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Slow Service”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

The food here is OK, itseems to be a blendof various South American cuisines, and there is a selection of wonderful cocktails. They have a good happy hour where you can buy one and get one free as well as a select lunch menu. The tapas selection is great and tasty.

However, I was quiet dissapointed with the service. It wasnt all that busy the lunch time I went, so there was only about2 waiters and a manager working the tables. The two waiters seemed rushed off thier feet, but the manager was just slowly walking around as if it was below him to help them out. Becauseof this, we were sat waiting to order for about half an hour and then had really long wait times for everythingelse, waving to try and get some attention.

Visited November 2012
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Solid choice for latin food”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Had a quick lunch here as across from our hotel. Service was quick prompt and helpful. Food and service was good. I had a brazilian dish (like to try something different) and was very pleasant. Overall for us, mid afternoon seemed like a nice place for lunch, with good food and service

  • Visited November 2012
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Watford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Amazing cocktails”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Go here for drinks, the cocktails (some days 241!!) are brilliant and the carribean rum punch is delicious! Funky layout & nice, friendly bar staff too.

Visited November 2012
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Thank chantelle r
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A pleasant experience...”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

This is our second visit to the restaurant and both times we have left feeling full. The cost is probably average for Brighton, for a starter, two main courses and three soft drinks came to £44. We didn't have cocktails this time, but when we have in the past they were very nice. The service was fast and attentive, we had a waitress called Marcela who came at just the right time in between courses or drinks. If we were to visit Brighton again we would probably visit this restaurant again.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Nicholas R
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Food and service just about OK but below expectations”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

We went as a party of 16 on a busy Saturday night, the main meals arrived over a period of 10 minutes or so, making a difficult decision. Does one wait until it gets cold until your partners food arrives or "tuck in" immediately? The white "house wine", Tierra "Sauvignon" was truly awful and the house red "Malbec" just very poor, especially given the cost. I drink a lot of Sauvignon this is the worst I've ever tasted, weak and horrible. The food is OK, although cold. Yes I did wait for my partners! A rather disappointing eating/drinking experience I'm afraid.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank RayJ50
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