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“Love las iguanas”

Las Iguanas - Cardiff
Ranked #96 of 1,246 Restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $21
Cuisines: Brazilian, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Love las iguanas”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

I come here quite regularly with my husband, or with my friends. I have never had a bad meal here and love the happy hour drinks. Great music and atmosphere mean I always have a great time.

Visited May 2013
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Brilliant as always!”
Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

A great meal at las iguanas once again, busy Saturday night fast and friendly service. The cocktails were top class again and some nice changes to the menu. Food was good and well presented! Las iguanas keeps on delivering great nights out on Cardiff after all this years!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Shippingsheep
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Cardiff, Wales
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Delivers as expected - a good night out”
Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Regular visitors to Las Iguanas restaurants will know what to expect. Good, but not great, Latino food at fairly reasonable prices and usually a very good party type atmosphere if it's full.

My recent visit for yet another leaving do - is it me? - conformed to that. A big enough party of people, we took advantage of the Fiesta special menu, which is very good value at £18 a head.

For that you get nachos, a cocktail, a starter and main. The capirinhas were ok and nachos and salsa dip v nice. Most of us had the Paco Taquito, duck wrap with spicy cranberry sauce starter, which was very good and filling.

My main course was Feijuardo de Puerco, Brazilian meat stew with rice. Nice enough but lacked sufficient kick for me. The side of curly fries, not included, were very moreish. Others seem to enjoy their main dishes. Again good sized portions.

Service was v good and convivial atmosphere. Drinks not overly expensive. If you want a top class meal in Cardiff City Centre, try Spiceberry, Cafe Citta or Casanova. If you want reasonably good Latino food and a more lively night, Las Iguanas will fit the bill.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank DrDai
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“surprisingly great!”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

I didn't have my hopes up for this place as it's a chain, but everything was beautiful and the atmosphere was great. I had the beef burrito, patatas bravas and fried plantain. All were exceptional, as was my cocktail

Visited April 2013
Thank Natasha F
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Sorry about the late review!!!!”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Stumbled into this place as I was in Cardiff with my Girlfriend for my birthday(big Doctor Who fans!). The food and drink quality is amazing. I am still thinking about the chorizo starter!! Staff were fantastic too. I can't rate this place highly enough. Hurry up and get a restaurant in Glasgow!!!!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank TomJoad84
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