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“Very nice meal”

Cafe Rouge - Manchester Deansgate
Price range: $30 - $53
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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.
Darlington, United Kingdom
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468 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“Very nice meal”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

We called in for a late lunch and both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. I actually had a burger as the guy on the next table had one and it looked excellent - mine was!! My wife had a goat's cheese salad which was superb and not filled with the usual large amount of lettuce leaves!! A good restaurant

Visited December 2013
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Thank Brian D
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Staindrop, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Another city, another excellent meal”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

This was my second visit to a Cafe Rouge and I wasn't disappointed. The set three course meal was excellent in terms of choice, good value, taste and presentation - just as good as London. The staff were attentive and friendly and were always checking back with us to make sure all was well.
The only grumble I would have is that the toilets need refurbishment, but the atmosphere and food in the restaurant more than made up for them.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank carnivalqueen
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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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234 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“city treat”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

Went to the Christmas market, then eat at the Café Rouge.
We had a nice meal and would go again. Café Rouge as vouchers if you go on line and can save you quite a lot of money. staff very nice and helpful.

Thanks to all. Wishing you a Happy Christmas and 2014

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank 607Rossygirl
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“No steaks!”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

How can a high profile restaurant like this run out of steaks, rocket and half the dessert menu on a Saturday night? We had booked a table for 4 after an enjoyable afternoon at the xmas markets and we where all looking forward to the great steaks that this restaurant offers. Only to be told when we arrived that there are no steaks - what a dissapointment. Our waiter was very apologetic and rather embarrassed and it was clearly not his fault. It was 8pm when we arrived so not the end of the night, with at least 3 other cafe rouges in Manchester surely stock can be shared. Real shame - there must have been many unhappy people like us in that restaurant on Sat 16th Nov.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Basha7
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Overpriced ordinary food, disgraceful facilities.”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

We visited this restaurant recently after hearing good reports. We found the food to be ordinary, overpriced with sparse portions. However the real surprise was the condition of the male WC 's
I had to take my young grandson to use the facilities and even he commented on their condition.
They more resembled a poor quality public convenience than a supposed good quality restaurant.
Needless to say we will not be returning and would recommend a nearby well known pub chain of restaurants than this establishment. At least the food and facilities would have been better at a fraction of the cost.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Roger M
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