Iguana NYC

Iguana NYC

Mexican Restaurant, Lounge, and Salsa Club$$$$
Theater District, New York
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  • Arnaud
    "Listen to Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks on Monday's night!"(2 Tips)
    Sophia D.
    "26 flavors of margaritas and mojitos!!! Very good!!"(7 Tips)
    Iguana NYC
    "our free Salsa and Bachata lessons Every Wed-Thu -Fri"(3 Tips)
    Betsy S.
    "Coconut Shrimp, Spicy Margaritas, And Salsa!"(7 Tips)
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  • Jean Carlos R.
    Jean Carlos RamírezFebruary 23, 2016
    Great spot to hang out with your friends, eat, drink and dance. Friday & Saturday night are the best, where you can burn the calories dancing after eating. The food is great and the drinks too.
    Upvoted Jul 2
  • Tina H.
    Tina HilllJuly 9, 2016
    Very lively happy hour scene. Mojitos are Delish!! Food is reg Mexican fare with great table side guac and chips. Good spot to meet friends and make new ones in bar area.
  • Tania P.
    Tania Platero3 weeks ago
    We had a fun time celebrating our birthdays here! Waiters were polite and all staff in general were nice, great Latin music to dance, a bit expensive cocktails but there's always happy hour
  • Jacqueline L.
    Jacqueline LolongJanuary 21, 2013
    a beautiful space and BIG (3floors) and everyone dances! Few wall flowers- only to wait their turns or taking a break. Beginners, dont fret. Everyone is so nice and just wants to dance the night away!
  • Danielle N.
    Danielle NicoleJanuary 6, 2013
    Iguana is a blast. If you like salsa dacncing this is the place to go on a Saturday night. The crowd is super friendly and full of amazing dancers who love teaching people new moves.
  • Jan P.
    Jan PontiJuly 2
    Iguana's was truly an experience. The music was amazing, the drinks were fairly priced, and the crowd was enjoyable. I would recommend this place for dancing, having fun and relaxing.
  • Dee M.
    Dee MyaJuly 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    its like this place was mae just for me - every possible flavor mojitos - coconut shrimp n crab cakes - huevos rancheros during brunch with a bloody mary plus salsa lessons for the cougars! LOVE IT
  • Phillip W.
    Phillip WilsonFebruary 21, 2015
    The mojitos are some of the best in town. But be careful, it will creep up on you
  • michelle.
    michelle.February 4, 2012
    Great spot to dance the night away. Blue long island ice teas are strong as hell! I'm a drinker, I'm no lightweight at all, but I was good with 2 of these lol.
  • Iguana NYC
    Iguana NYCJune 23, 2013
    Salsa Dancers. We have Free Salsa and Bachata Lessons Every Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Fridays and Saturdays $10. One hour each.
  • Iguana NYC
    Iguana NYCOctober 18, 2013
    Remember this Sunday super drinks special. $5 Margaritas, Mojitos, and Beers. starting at 9pm.Free salsa lessons @6pm. Club open No Cover
  • Katie H.
    Katie HastingsFebruary 8, 2013
    Really enjoyed the pomegranate-Tini! Replace the vodka with Gin and its even better! The staff was super friendly too!!!
  • Harumi U.
    Harumi UJanuary 4, 2015
    A bit more attentiveness would be nice but otherwise food is good (like it that not every dish is drenched in cheese) and price is reasonable considering the location. Very happening in the evening.
  • Iguana NYC
    Iguana NYCOctober 10, 2013
    Don't forget about our free Salsa and Bachata lessons Every Wed-Thu -Fri & Sundays 6pm to 8pm - Saturdays 8pm to 10pm.
  • Iguana NYC
    Iguana NYCApril 25, 2013
    To all salseros in New York we would like to announce about our free salsa dancing on sundays with free salsa lessons for one hour.
  • Deep B.
    Deep BJuly 19, 2014
    Shrimp Scampi is delicious.. They have a spanish club on first floor which i plan to visit sometime
  • Angelina Z.
    Angelina ZeppieriJune 6, 2015
    good option for Mexican food before a Broadway show!
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Ken P.
    Ken Pierre IIAugust 7, 2014
    Amazing food and great nightlife scene for Latino music. Downstairs has an amazing bar and music
  • Angie S.
    Angie SchottmullerApril 4, 2011
    Order the guacamole! They bring out a table of yummy ingredients and make it fresh to order right in front of you. Delicious!
  • The VIP E.
    The VIP EventsMarch 31, 2012
    Reduced admission upstairs on Fridays & Saturdays. Say you are on "Jessica Pena's guest list." Salsa meets Bachata Fridays and Sangria Saturdays upstairs every weekend!
  • William D.
    William DavisOctober 20, 2014
    The enchiladas are the best. A bit expensive but plenty of food. Have the margarita.
  • Dolly W.
    Dolly WicksJanuary 10, 2015
    Friendly service, nice atmosphere, strong drinks. Salsa dance floor was fairly empty on a Friday night around 10.
  • Mm M.
    Mm MmJune 3, 2010
    NO COVER!.... Great food upstairs, dance (hip hop, reaggae, etc) downstairs, spanish music (salsa, merengue, bachata) upstairs. Oh yeah, and no street wear! Read more
  • Iguana NYC
    Iguana NYCDecember 17, 2013
    Fridays is getting sexy with ladies free all night. Is the ladies night out guys. Dont miss this event only at Iguana. Doors open at 6pm-4am
  • Christian Z.
    Christian ZeiserMarch 27, 2012
    dangerously good mojitos with all kinds of flavors.
  • Diane N.
    Diane NicoleFebruary 15, 2015
    The nachos & fajitas were amazing!
  • seth h.
    seth hochmanJanuary 18, 2013
    The BBQ Pulled Pork sammich w molé sauce is niiice. Good fries too.
  • Jeanette N.
    Jeanette NunezJuly 24, 2010
    Good Mexican food & on Fridays and Saturday night you can go to the lower level to dance and burn the tacos you ate there
  • Maxine C.
    come during happy hour for half priced drinks. The food was good but definitely not worth the price for just apps and drinks. Very small quesadilla for $16!
  • The VIP E.
    The VIP EventsApril 13, 2012
    LIVE BACHATA BAND upstairs tonight! Friday 4/13... FREE before 8pm. Say you're on Jessica Pena's list for reduced/free admission after 8!
  • Jeff J.
    Jeff JohnsonJune 3, 2012
    They have the best brand of hand dryers in the restrooms. Xlerator FTW!!!
  • Runnin' Donna
    Runnin' DonnaMay 17, 2015
    Good food but the service is HORRIBLE. Waiters never come by. Often they don't have thugs on the menu (like black beans?!?) or they forget to make one of your entrees.
  • Katherine G.
    Katherine GrahamJune 21, 2013
    Wednesday is salsa and Bachata lessones from 6 to 8..great stuff I learned a lot
  • Betsy S.
    Betsy SantiagoJanuary 29, 2012
    Coconut Shrimp, Spicy Margaritas, And Salsa! What More Can I Ask?.... A BAILARRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceNovember 9, 2010
    The Village Voice voted this Best Non-Touristy Jazz Club Remaining in Midtown in our Best Of New York Poll!
  • Luis daniel
    Luis danielSeptember 22, 2013
    It's your own damn fault for coming to a "Mexican" restaurant in midtown. Did you really expect the bouncer to not classless-ly and tastelessly judge you on what you were wearing?
  • Lucas V.
    Lucas ValenteFebruary 10, 2013
    Ridiculous place. They ask for your ID 3 times and if you don't look nice they'll do what they can to not let you in.
  • Mako R.
    Mako RuanOctober 7, 2014
    Go listen and dance to Vince Giordano's Night Hawks on Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • Tiantha F.
    Tiantha FieldsApril 15, 2012
    The dance skills from the people on the dance floor is on point!
  • Ana P.
    Ana PrinceNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for Isabel she's the best. I love this place
  • Liz O.
    Liz O'MaraSeptember 16, 2012
    delightful iguana motif even in the ladies room
  • Jeanette N.
    Jeanette NunezJuly 24, 2010
    Good food...Love Friday & Saturday night where you can burn the calories dancing after eating upstairs
  • Ashley C.
    Food is way overpriced, but the atmosphere is great. Definitely more for tourists and theatergoers.
  • Kathy D.
    Kathy Davidson HannanDecember 29, 2012
    Try the Spicy Diablo Margarita. It's yummy with just enough heat.
  • delaney c.
    delaney carrJune 7, 2011
    amazing quesadilla's and incredible customer service.
  • Arnaud
    ArnaudAugust 7, 2014
    Listen to Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks on Monday's night!
  • Howuf
    HowufAugust 9, 2016
    Spent the nice dancing. Had such a blast.
  • Carol
    CarolNovember 26, 2012
    Corn chowder is GOOD. Large portions.
  • Mark Anthony R.
    Great place for dinner, drinks, dancing and entertainment of all kinds. Read more
  • Sophia D.
    Sophia DMay 2, 2015
    26 flavors of margaritas and mojitos!!! Very good!!
  • Noelle L.
    Noelle LJune 13, 2012
    Passion Fruit Mojito is a favorite!!
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SilberstangOctober 20, 2012
    Not worth the price, mediocre food and drinks. Better to go a few blocks to El Centro for some really delicious and reasonably priced Mexican food
  • Amelie P.
    Amelie PoojarySeptember 2, 2014
    Salsa classes and nights upstairs.
  • Steven X.
    Steven XueJune 21, 2012
    Try shrimp scampi. Very tasty!
  • Bob D.
    Bob DuganNovember 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the spicy margarita !!!!! Fuego fuego
  • SaveAChild'sHeartYL
    SaveAChild'sHeartYLOctober 4, 2011
    This is where we danced the night away to raise money for SACH!
  • David C.
    David ChaninNovember 25, 2011
    The express lunch here is awsome
  • Iguana N.
    Iguana NYCFebruary 23, 2016
    Dancing at Iguana.
  • Maritza S.
    Maritza SanchezSeptember 28, 2014
    1st Dates and margaritas.
  • Richard T.
    Richard TorresMay 15, 2012
    I had fun for mother day w/ the fam and my mother @ Iguana
  • A. W.
    A. WesNovember 5, 2011
    Hip hop downstairs.. Salsa upstairs..
  • Sonia G.
    Sonia GonzalezMay 23, 2014
    This place is beautiful
  • Marc G.
    Marc GoldMay 20, 2012
    Ate here last year yum
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DuffyMay 14, 2013
    Great decor! Poor service... Good food, but portions are on the smaller side.
  • Miss Sia
    Miss SiaSeptember 30, 2012
    Beware some pushy dancers
  • Alexis M.
    Alexis MNovember 20, 2010
    Make room for the coconut flan. It's a must!
  • Lizzie B.
    Lizzie BordenFebruary 7, 2016
    Excellent Mexican
  • KingSwat M.
    KingSwat MajorMovesJanuary 24, 2011
    Live Hip Hop event on Jan. 27th, 2011. http://facebook.com/majormoves for more info. Read more
  • Carolina J.
    Carolina JNovember 2, 2014
    Great sangria!
  • Tiantha F.
    Tiantha FieldsApril 15, 2012
    Dance lessons are fun
  • Iguana N.
    Iguana NYCJune 7, 2013
    Beautiful place.
  • Clare
    ClareJune 3, 2012
    Customer service sucks! It took 10-15 mins to get a waiter & he never asked how our food was smh...
  • Kisha B.
    Kisha BartonApril 27, 2010
    They have great Salsa & Hip Hop music
  • Deb M.
    Deb McCandlessApril 30, 2011
    A waitress called the bouncers to kick out my friend because she was injured and could not get out of her way fast enough. I will NEVER go back. And I would recommend avoiding this place to anyone w
  • Tyra O.
    Tyra OrangeSeptember 1, 2010
    If all else fails on a Friday, I know I can go there to get my dance on.
  • Kirsten T.
    Kirsten TaylorMay 26, 2012
    GO PREPARED TO DANCE!!
  • Christine S.
    Christine SpenceMay 17, 2012
    Don't order the calamari..
  • S
    SOctober 19, 2014
    why am i here???
  • Alex F.
    Alex FreconApril 10, 2011
    I'll have an Alex Frecon shaken, not stirred
  • Lana Z.
    Lana ZilbermanAugust 31, 2010
    great salads
  • Daniel W.
    Daniel WilliamsonAugust 2, 2010
    Open mic!
  • Christine D.
    Christine D.January 2, 2015
    The food is bad. Just don't go here.
  • Evelyn A.
    I had it out with at least two bouncers and the fools didn't know who their manager was so I could file an official complaint.
  • Angel R.
    Angel RodriguezNovember 5, 2011
    This place sucked monkey balls. Food is crap, and tried to charge me $30 for another table's drinks! Gtfo!
  • Runnin' Donna
    Runnin' DonnaMay 27, 2015
    Slow ass service. Slow.
  • J. P.
    J. PhillipsMarch 24, 2013
    Not so great service. Waited over an hour for my appetizer which came with my main course. The waiter kept bringing me back the wrong change.
  • Joanne L.
    Joanne LockmanSeptember 15, 2011
    The crowds hanging out on the sidewalk make it unbearable to simply walk the sidewalk.
  • Nate S.
    Nate SandfordJune 5, 2010
    Don't check in here. They don't let you dress cool
  • Andrea L.
    The food is way too salty!
  • Ashley C.
    This place sucks. Don't bother.
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