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“Great food and staff”

Las Iguanas - Lakeside
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $21
Cuisines: South American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Although I hate Lakeside with a vengeance it is worth going just to dine at Iguanas.

The food is great and probably as close as we ever had in Mexico etc, that combined with reasonable prices and great staff has put it top of my favourites list.

Loved Tony's card tricks!

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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit. The food was tasty, fresh and the menu was vast. We chose the lunchtime tapas selection as we just couldn't decide what to have, and we just didn't want it to end! We felt that the set menu was great value for money, along with the 2 for 1 deal on cocktails!

Our waiter Tony, was very attentive and helpful - as he explained the various menu's and what offers were available to us! He also entertained us with a few magic tricks that really blew us away!

Overall it was a great dining out experience, I would highly recommend it and would certainly return!

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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Went back here with a friend for lunch. Great menu lots of choice
We had a 5 dish Tapas plus some guava fries and the sparklig cooler drinks
The tapas was superb, amazing flavours and a variety of sauces of high quality and varied tastes.
Huge Kudos to the pretty (but oddly name) Steve the waitress who did a good job and Rob who wanted a mention!
They bought one of the dishes a little late so didnt charge us for it!
The drinks (the type we had) are bogoffs and are delicious!
Had a great mixd sorbet for desert!

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1  Thank Hoppityskip
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

We went there last night as a late notice meal for my sons 21st, it was quite empty though I suppose you must expect that mid week? The service was excellent and the food good, the others enjoyed the happy hour on the cocktails that ran all day! My son received a special drink from the staff for his birthday which was nice? On trying to order sweets at 2140 as I don't eat sweet things I was a little disappointed to find the kitchen closed and therefore I could not have the plantains off the side order menu as a sweet, a little gripe maybe but a let down all the same which stopped the restaurant receiving full marks! Our server was brilliant and really helpful. We would certainly return if a little earlier perhaps as the kitchen closes so early!good value with Tastecard.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We visited Las Iguanas at the Boardwalk at Lakeside for the first time on a Tuesday evening.
Very impressed. From the off, the staff were friendly and polite. Our main waiter, Tony was great, ensuring that we were happy with food and giving recommendations on the menue as we had not eaten there before. On presenting the bill, he even finished with an impressive card trick which was a nice touch. Tony is a credit to the team at this branch.
The food came out nice and quickly and was delicious. Halfway through the meal i decided that i wanted a side order of chips. These were brought out very quickly.
All in all, an excellent experience and not at all expensive. My only tiny critism would be that the Irish coffee was not that good and the music was a little load for my liking. But other than that, excellent.

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1  Thank Fatboy74
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