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“Noisy but excellent food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mama Iguana's

Mama Iguana's
Ranked #43 of 141 Restaurants in Northampton
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Swanton, VT
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226 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Noisy but excellent food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

Got right in on a Friday night since many were seated outside. Quick service. Food was very good but we had to ask for more salsa. Drinks were excellent. However, the place was VERY noisy. I have been here before and will return because of the great food.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Massachusetts
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96 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Make reservations, but very good food/drinks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

The first thing I have to say is, MAKE RESERVATIONS if you want a table. I have been there twice and the first time we had reservations and it was fine, the second no reservation, long wait. However I do have to say that even the second time without reservations, the wait was worth it. They have great meals and you will not be disappointed, they also have an extensive liquor menu so naturally that's a plus as well. Both times I have gone my friends and I were very happy with both our dishes, drinks and the service. I should warn that it is quite loud in this place and its small, so be ready to have a pretty loud conversations, it might be different on a weekday, but on the weekend nights just beware. The bar is nice and the seating area is ok too. Frankly if I was just there with one other person I would probably just opt to sit at the bar. All in all if you are visiting Northampton, I would highly recommend Mama Iguana's if you are craving Mexican cuisine. (Also afterwards you can hit up Packard's for more drinks.)

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Coconut Creek, Florida
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481 reviews
423 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“We sat at the bar with friends..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

and had some appetizers and a few good beers. Enjoyed our time here.
When we're in the area, we'll probably go back.

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Adams, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

LOVE the veggie nachos really fresh and loaded add their homemade guacamole - unbelievable.Had the tuna taco's, tuna seared to perfection, the flavors complimented each other - truly heaven. My husband had the steak fajita's which were perfectly spice for our taste the peppers and onions were fantastic! The red sangria's were spectacular. Mama's is my favorite destination in Northampton.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cohoes, New York
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58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fresh and tasty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

We went to the Northampton location of Mama Iguana's on a midweek evening.
The obligatory tortilla chips and salsa were warm and fresh, though we wouldn't have minded a little more spice. We added some of the bottled habanero sauce for more kick.
My husband had two appetizers, Mini- Chipotle BBQ steak skewers and the Chicken and Beef Empanadas. The beef was cooked perfectly, tender and marinade was flfavorful. Empanadas were accompanied by a cheesy-tomato dip which was nice. I had the Chicken Enchiladas which they graciously allowed me to have one with red sauce, and one with verde. I enjoyed both and the chicken was tender and moist. The red sangri was strong and fruity and the pomegranate margarita yummy. The table service was friendly and efficient once they saw we had been seated.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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