Iguana New York in New York City

240 W 54td St, New York City, NY 10019-5502, New York City

Overview

Cuisine
  • Mexican
  • Latin
  • Bar
  • Central American
  • Pub
  • Vegetarian Friendly
  • Vegan Options
Features
  • Reservations
  • Seating
  • Waitstaff
  • Television
  • Serves Alcohol
  • Full Bar
  • Takeout
Good for
  • Families witd children
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions

Restaurant Hours

Monday

11:00 am

Wednesday

11:00 am

Friday

11:00 am

Sunday

11:00 am

Spanish music tonight?

Fallow them on Instagram their always posting event

Will it be open tonight?

Yes

Are children allowed?

Yes

When does dancing start?

Depends. But around 6pm

Do you have to pay a cover if you are eating?

No

Do you have to be 21 and older to come there?

For the restaurant No, but in order to buy drinks and participate in one of the 2 club areas, Yes!!

Is there an age requirement for the dance club?

Yes...bouncers at entrances ask for ID

What time will they close?

Sun thru Wed 1am...Thurs 3am and Fri and Sat 4am

Is there Valet parking, or Garage nearby?

Yes, but not valet.

Are reservations suggested on weekdays?

I believe you only need reservations when your doing something special, like a birthday party or some type of occasion.

Review

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jjmondesi
google
11.09.2018
4/5

Good environment. We went to celebrate birthday party and I enjoyed the layout and the concepts the bars and dancing areas. Good music and a good time. That said, I find that the food is insanely over priced for someone who likes value for their money I don't think I'll come back for the food. This may also have been an isolated incident but out party was there until closing time up until they were still selling drinks but when closing time came the security guard was pushing all the patrons to finish their drinks so that he could go home. That was kind of a bummer but I wouldn't judge this place by the actions of the one security guard.

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steven latchaw
google
11.04.2018
5/5

I have only given a couple of Five stars. This place had good to more then good food. The drinks were correct and full of what you pay for while maintaining a great taste. The service was spot on, being attentive to the changes to the table while not being annoying. This would have deserved four stars, but the extra attention given by the staff pushed them over. Come for a good meal, bring people you want impress, bring families, bring a romantic prospect. Great place. Worth it.

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Bridget Avila
google
10.19.2018
5/5

Great place for Tapas and drinks with friends after work. Its walking Distance from 1 A B & C trains. I love their happy hour specials and drinks and food are very affordable on regular menu. Offers two different types of music/vibes. Throughout the night 3 level atmosphere. upstairs and the basement have Dancefloor and bar. The Main level is the Bar /resturant for a more conversational setting to hang with friends and coworkers over great appetizers/drinks.

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Michael Dolphin
google
10.19.2018
5/5

The food is OUTSTANDING!! And the staff are very rssponsive and friendly! We enjoyed it enough to visit two nights in a row They should have an L.A. location. Can I give 6 stars because of Chip and Carlos?

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Katelyn
google
10.08.2018
5/5

I ate here in October and we sat outside because I had brought my dog with me. They were nice enough to even bring him a plate and allow him to sit on the chair as well. My dog is trained well and they even allowed him to take a walk around inside whilst I went to use the restroom. Very accomodating people and would come back if the food was good. On the other hand the drinks aren't bad at all. Come by if you're walking around town and need a place to rest and rehydrate. Very nice service people and tasty drinks.

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Joann Allard
google
10.01.2018
3/5

Ordered the Dibi with lamb , it was delicious . The onion sauce tasted really good however when combined with lamb meat , I couldn't taste any flavor of the lambmeat . 3.5 for me

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afton pratt
google
09.17.2018
3/5

It was ok. the DJ didnt have good transitions going into new songs. The crab cakes were a total rip off! $18 for 2 thin silver dollar sized crab cakes and a spoonful of corn salsa! And there weren't anything to rave about. The atmosphere is good after it starting getting busy.

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Annalisa Hussain
google
09.13.2018
5/5

Had a fabulous recent Monday night listening to the wonderful jazz played by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks. A mere $20 to get in, a TexMex (what is that? we don't do it in Oz) meal, and then I was simply enthralled as these amazingly skilled musicians played me back into the 1920s and 30s. What a marvellous New York memory to treasure!!

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Radiant Amar
google
08.19.2018
4/5

Guacamole is amazing! Frozen Margaritas are great! Food is okay. Clubs upstairs and downstairs are both dope!

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Jennifer Mateo
google
08.10.2018
5/5

Good place good food and 2 rooms for night club, you cannot wear sneakers you wont be allowed in. I didnt go in but next I will

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selane lopez
google
08.07.2018
4/5

Good music, great vibes. Drinks aren’t that great and dance floor is small.

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Karina Flores
google
07.19.2018
3/5

This is a great spot for dancing, and some drinks that are not margaritas because their margaritas are not the best, not flavor, watered down, too much mix. I would not recommend anyone to go here for food, the food was super bland, no seasoning, and not flavorful at all. We had the enchiladas and it tasted very bad. Also had the "fried" Ice cream that was NOT at all fried, just covered in the cornflakes not fried and it tasted bad also just regular icecream, false advertising. I paid for the 3 course meal and I would not recommend it. But the whole atmosphere is great, music was good, the staff is very nice, attentive, and courteous ! Pre-game before coming here and eat for sure before coming here.

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david bahena
google
07.02.2018
2/5

I truly dislike giving low ratings to restaurants (having been in the restaurant business myself) but I was truly disappointed. Our server was not that great, we had to wait a while for her to get our drinks (they had 4/5 tables max), when we asked for our check we had to ask 3x. The food was bland, and left us waiting more flavor. I will say the drinks were well mixed. Overall, not worth the price, better off finding a different location.

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LoveAnna
google
05.03.2018
5/5

We had the most amazing night and so much fun!!! It was such a cool vibe! We danced all night! I can highly recommend this to anyone!!

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Randy Mitchelson
google
04.22.2018
4/5

Great food. Great drinks. Great atmosphere. Good for larger groups. Easy to walk to from nearby hotels. If you want Mexican food this is a great option.

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Ross McKinnon
google
03.20.2018
5/5

My wife & I found this place by chance, but we're very happy we did as it just made our Friday night. Really nice food and because it was Hapy Hour, medium priced drinks.

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Andrew McClement
google
03.17.2018
5/5

I try to visit every time I'm in the city. Waiter was PHENOMENAL with kids, amazing food and potent margaritas, don't miss out!

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Rich H
google
03.06.2018
2/5

A dark, cozy atmosphere. Exposed brick walls and (fake) candle lit tables. Everything is very inviting and friendly. Service is ok, nothing spectacular. We came for a lunch on a Saturday and it was not crowded at all. Food was tasty, I ordered the fillet mignon that was a little over cooked for what I ordered (medium rare). Overall not the best nor the worst experience.Edit after meal: I understand adding a gratuity to a bill of a party of 8. I don't agree with it being 20%, especially if the service was lack luster. For this a 3rd star will be removed.

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Chetram Chinapana
google
03.06.2018
4/5

If you like Latin fares, then this is three levels of fun. The food and drink selections are great. The music will get you going!

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Jean Carlos Ramírez
google
01.22.2018
5/5

Great spot to hang out with your friends, eat, drink and dance the night away. Friday & Saturday night are the best, where you can burn the calories dancing after eating. The food is great and the drinks too.

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William Stone
google
11.18.2017
5/5

Excellent place for some appetizers and drinks when out late in NYC. The restaurant has the usual Mexican fare and the prices aren't bad at all for the area. They make a good guacamole and an even better mojito. Service was good and they even have a dance club area upstairs if you like that sort of thing.

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Christopher Alexis
google
10.03.2017
4/5

Good food and buss staff alway clearing plates and refilling drinks. The waiter service was a little slow. The mariachi band was a nice added bonus.

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Pooja Rao
google
09.22.2017
4/5

Nice place.. nice vibe. Really liked the holiday decor and the holiday atmosphere. The restaurant was brimming with happy faces when we dined Friday evening. A wide range of cocktails to choose from - really enjoyed their cocktails.Food was average. Not too great. The quantity of food servings were very less. For the cost they charge us, they can certainly give more quantities.We explored both the nightclubs at around 10. Not any vibe as such. Hardly a handful of people - Just a few people dancing to themselves. May be it gets better later in the night.

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Christian Reid
google
09.20.2017
5/5

Great drinks, strong and flavorful. Food was great too, happy hour specials are plentiful and tasty. Will definitely return.

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Ricardo L. Salcedo
google
08.16.2017
5/5

I like to take my wife dancing at Iguana's. Great place. Early in the evening is never too crowded. We went on Saturday thinking we'd be able to start dancing early, but found out that dancing on the weekends starts at 9pm :-( We were bummed, but dinner was delicious, as always. I now owe my wife the dancing part on a not too distant Friday evening.

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Keely V Villamizar
google
08.13.2017
3/5

They have good music and salsa nights, thought I wouldn't go there to get neither food nor well drinks. Either go for whiskey or tequila, besides their humongous size of food portions are unnecessary I would rather say quality over quantity, if you are paying the prices for the dinner at least it could be a bit better or maybe that was just my experience. Drinks and music it's a better idea than dine in. Overall, not too bad not good enough either. Hopefully when I come back service will be better(I hope so).

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Sulabh Mehta
google
07.21.2017
5/5

The live Mariachi band and the rustic decor adds to the charm of great Mexican food. Guacamole and the nachos are a must try and food overall was good. There is also a Salsa dance club upstairs that you can get into by showing your dinner receipt.

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Shawn Melakathu
google
06.11.2017
3/5

The food was acceptable. I definitely felt the food wasn't on par with high prices of the dishes. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The music was ok. 2 levels for dancing. The DJs were soso. 04/20/19

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Kim Sohm
google
05.27.2017
4/5

Great service,good food. Reasonably priced for NYC. Gotta try the guac! They make it infringe of you at the table

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Zachary Polliard
google
05.25.2017
4/5

Food was great, but very pricey. Mexican food has the lowest overhead, which would suggest that the price of each plate should be lower than italian or american plates at competitive restaurants. I understand the price of manhattan factors in, but it still was a bit higher than I anticipated. With that being said, the food was great, atmosphere was immersive, and the service was great.

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David Ramírez
google
03.19.2017
4/5

The place was average it has a nice interior for this time of the season, the service was good the bartender was paying so much attention to us maybe bc we are not regulars so she focuses more in the group of people, I had to make eye contact so she should know I was ready for food or for a drink, she made good margaritas for my friend and the negra modelo on tap was good, we got steak quesadillas the came fast and they were good, I’ll come back again maybe the service can be improved a little bit more but good place.

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Dillon Kelly
google
03.10.2017
5/5

This is a great place. It has great food and great drinks. It is quiet and there is always space at the bar. There is live music on the lower floor and the general ambiance is great for it's location.

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Fox Fire
google
02.12.2017
5/5

Delicious Tex-Mex, Steaks and Burger for a reasonable price. No need to waste money for the Empire Steakhouse opposite to Iguana.Ask for a fresh Guacamole (16$). They prepare it directly at your table. It's worth the money.

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Dan NJ
google
02.10.2017
3/5

It was pretty good, met an old friend there in town for a meeting. We had some apps, and then I had a chicken fajita, he had a steak. Had a couple of mule cocktails. Waiter was friendly. My friend paid the bill, so I can't speak to the prices. All in all, nothing to write home about. Went to the downstairs dance area to use the men's room and it smelled like a musty basement in the dance area. Close to a parking deck, so easy parking. New Courtyard by Marriott hotel just across the street too, so this is convenient to that, and probably a lot better prices than dining in.

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Yolanda Bustillo
google
10.22.2016
2/5

The food was alright, but the service was especially slow and I didn't really feel all that cared for. We got our appetizers after the couple next to ya, who had arrived after we had, was finishing up their desserts. We had to flag down several other servers to get drinks or refills on chips since it took about a full hour and a half to see our appetizers. The food itself was fine, nothing spectacular. I wouldn't eat here again. I just enjoy the dancing upstairs. Even then, though, the doorman was especially rude and aggressive. Normally, I wouldn't mind but he almost forced us to check our coats only to use the restroom. He did so twice. Honestly, it's not even worth it. I probably wouldn't come back.

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Jelena Pejic
google
10.15.2016
3/5

Went there for dinner and salsa on a Friday night. The food was pretty good, the service was phenomenal. However, the music upstairs (where is supposed to be Latin mix of salsa, bachata music and other) was so loud it hurt to be on the dance floor. Also the choice of music wasn’t good for dancing and there were only few people on the dance floor. It was also impossible to talk, due to loud music. I recommend it for food, but not for salsa.

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Bryan Simmons
google
08.01.2016
5/5

Just had appetizers, but everything was amazing; from the guacamole made at your table, to the coconut shrimp, to the chicken taquitos, to the very tender calamari.

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Christine Goodreau
google
07.11.2016
3/5

Although our service started out fine , it became increasingly slow as time went on. We had to flag someone down at the end just so we could pay and get out of there. There were a lot of large parties so it may work out best for those situations. Food, drinks and price were all fine just really bad service.

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Robert Tedder
google
07.06.2016
3/5

Good food but their hours are unreliable. We've shown up twice during open hours and they told us they were still closed. Today's excuse, the cashier didn't show up. Last time, they didn't realize they should be open. Frustrating to say the least.

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Cenia Hernandez
google
07.01.2016
5/5

I love this place. Great food. Nice environment.

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Quien B.
google
06.27.2016
5/5

I came here for my 2 aunts and uncle birthday and i had an amazing time. The food was delicious and everything!!!

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Tobias Timothy
google
06.22.2016
3/5

I went here for a birthday party. We were down in the lower level. The drinks were good. The restaurant says is has a dress code but it wasn't really enforced. They have a coat check. $3/item. $15 cover charge after 9pm. I'd probably go again. For dancing and drinks, their food menu looked too overpriced.

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Marie Lancara
google
05.11.2016
4/5

Fun, loud place for large groups. Two dance floors & Mariachis during dinner. It was a blast for our Holiday Dinner!!!

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Chris G Edwards
google
03.26.2016
3/5

Good friendly service, reasonable food, weird decor. Very expensive for something like this though. Wouldn't go back.

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Stephanie A.
google
03.23.2016
5/5

The food and service are both very good. They also have salsa dance classes and bar with DJ on the other floor which is cool.

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Yolanda Mena
google
02.27.2016
5/5

I liked the place. It had great ambience and the food tasted great and the waitresses were fun.

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CSG Apparel Group
google
02.02.2016
1/5

Was terribly disrespected by the staff!!....The bouncers thought it was best to kick me and my friends out instead of a woman whom jacked my seat twice and threw a drink in my face! When trying to video tape the situation, one of the bouncers attempted to grab my phone and break it in my hand, with such strong force, that I now feel I need to go get my hand checked out from a doctor!! I have enjoyed this venue in the past but will unfortunately “NEVER” return and will discourage anyone I know to stay away from this venue!!!

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Kayla Lawrence
google
01.27.2016
4/5

Margarita flavors are delicious and creative! You could stay all day trying new flavors! Bartenders and staff are all very friendly and accommodating. Great place to stop for drinks and a few bites to eat. Stays true to the name iguana

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Diana DeJesus-Medina
google
01.26.2016
4/5

Good vibe for a networking or friends gathering. Good food, drinks and service. Very loud so not really the type of place I'd choose for a family gathering.

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