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“Commercial Mexican Food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Las Iguanas - Brighton

Las Iguanas - Brighton
Ranked #101 of 1,098 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Brazilian, Latin, South American, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, 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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59 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Commercial Mexican Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

I have dined at Las Iguana's a few times for group parties. Its good for a lively atmosphere but the sevice is slow for getting food out to big groups. The last time i visited people had eaten at one end of the table before food had been served at the other end of the table. There was no room to put down all the dishes and when 20 or so people are ordering Fajitas and then there's not even enough room to put your plate down to eat then surely they should add more tables or devise another way of serving the food. Cocktails were yummy though and it was good to be able to keep the bar bill seperate.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lauren m
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English first
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great For Saturday lunch Rush”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

We came here on a saturday looking for some lunch. We were going around but everywhere was packed so we came here. it smelt great as we came in and weren't disappointed. We got 2 for 1 on Iced drinks because of happy hour and was offered free pudding because of Carnival Weekend. For Starter, I had Nachos which were good and a Burger (Again for Me). This was all superb but maybe a tiny bit spicy for some people. The staff were friendly and it was good for value. A Great find

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Al_Ten_Ten
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Really good.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

Enjoyed a great lunch with grandson and girlfriend... we all had different items and "shared bites".. would certainly recommend and go back any time. The Christmas Menu looks fabulous and should be great fun...intending to book the couple in for a Christmas Secial...
Right opposite the Library and can I add what a fabulous library you have in Brighton... you lucky lot.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank alex201091
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

I've eaten here now a number of times with friends and have always had a fantastic time!
Although they offer a great selection of tapas dishes, main meals are available too. They always have offers on (Sundays/Mondays seem to be a good time to go if you want to take advantage of cheap deals) although they offer price reductions for 3, 5 or 7 tapas selections.
The food is great and slighlty different to your typical spanish tapas restaurant - for example i have never had calamare (squid) served with lime and sweet chilli sauce (normally lemon and a form of mayonnaise) but it was absolutely superb. Would hghly recommend the sweet potato wedges too!
The staff were really great - attentive and helpful, happy to offer recommendations and do as much for you as they can but don't pester you too much nor do they rush you which you so often get now! They always had a smile on their face and happy to join in on a joke - fab, friendly atmosphere!
Really good atmosphere and is in the heart of the lanes so if you don't fancy having cocktails at their bar area afterwards, there are plenty of places in walking distance and loads of hotels nearby!
Will definitely be returning and can't recommend enough.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Charm089
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great place, friendly staff, nice food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

Went to Iguanas on Sept 13th for a birthday, in a party of 18. I have to say the experience was a good one - the staff are friendly, happily accommodating 2 extra guests we hadn't reserved for. We were a mix of children and adults, and the waitress kept in good humour throughout and the team seemed to work very hard in making sure we enjoyed our meal.

There was a small hitch with a delay in our main courses coming out (apparently there was a problem in the kitchen), but this didn't mar the night and we were given a discount without asking for it.

The 2-4-1 cocktails deal is good and seemed to keep the grown ups happy. If I had to pick a fault, I would say that the portions aren't the biggest, but the food itself is really good.

In short, I would recommend this place if you're in town and after a feed!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank richdanton
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