Mango's Restaurant

Iguana Cantina


Overall rating:
 
  7,3    based on 35 reviews
Food:
 
 7,2
Service:
 
 6,5
Presentation:
 
 7
Environment:
 
 7,5
Childfriendly:
 
 5,5
Wheelchair:
 
 5
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~ General ~

Fresh Mexican Grill

~ Details ~

Price Main Course USD - (±EUR):
$18.00 - $25.00 ( €14.31 - €19.87 )
No service charge is added to your check
Cuisine(s):
Caribbean, Mexican
Meals:
Dinner
Smoking:
No Smoking
Credit Cards:
  • American Express
  • Discover
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  • VISA
Opening Hours:
Kitchen 5pm to 10.30 pm, bar until 12pm.
Happy Hours:
Daily: 5 to 7 pm
2$ Balashi Beer
4$ margaritas and sangria

~ Menu(s) ~

~ Contact ~

Iguana Cantina

Paseo Herencia Mall
Aruba
Tel: +(297) - 586 - 9375

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Reviewed by , posted on January 31, 2013

Not what it used to be

Having been here each year for the last 5 or 6 years it seems to have gone downhill over the last 3 years. While no restaurant seems as good as it was the first visit this place seems to be losing its shine too fast.

This year the service was okay, the food was okay, one portion of mine was cold underneath, warm on top, wife's was good. Drinks were okay. Will try one more year to see if they bounce back.

Food:
 
  5.0
Service:
 
  6.0
Presentation:
 
  6.0
Environment:
 
  7.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on October 16, 2012

Overpriced, edible....but really?

We are midwesterners visiting Aruba for the first time. We had a party of eight. The food was very average and definitely overpriced for what it was. I would liken it to Chi Chi's. The server was grumpy aka looked like she would rather be anywhere else. One guy in our group is a tequila buff and said the tequila was very overpriced. The margaritas were also average and watery and overpriced. The fish tacos were ok as was the tortilla soup. It was all edible but if you are vacationing in Aruba is that really what you are going for? Probably best to steer clear and experience something else, especially for the money.

Food:
 
  4.0
Service:
 
  2.0
Presentation:
 
  5.0
Environment:
 
  5.0
Childfriendly:
 
  4.0
Wheelchair:
 
  5.0
 
Reviewed by , posted on June 27, 2012

Great casual Mexican

Overlooked the Plaza and fountain. Great tasting Quesadilla. Shrimp diablo was spicy and good. Margaritas were good.

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  9.0
Presentation:
 
  8.0
Environment:
 
  10.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on June 15, 2012

Don't Waste your Time or Money!

This was the worst dining experience that I had in Aruba!
We had a party of 7. After eating dinner at Inguana Cantina two of us were sick all night and into the next day. One of the seven did not eat his meal and suggested that the rest of us not eat our meals either. He took one bite thought that is was bad (spoiled) and wanted to send it back. His plate remained on the table and they did not take it back. Very poor unfriendly service. When the bill arrived we were charged for his meal. We complained to the manager after a very long discusion he rudely agreed to not charge for the one meal. This place can ruin your vacation! There are so many other great places to eat in the area. Don't take a risk with your health or waste your time and money at Inguana Cantina.

Food:
 
  1.0
Service:
 
  1.0
Presentation:
 
  1.0
Environment:
 
  1.0
Childfriendly:
 
  1.0
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on June 6, 2012

Awesome Salsa, Great Dinner & Amazing Dessert

A favorite spot to dine each time we come to Aruba. First, the homemade salsas are wonderful. Extremely fresh and fabulous. My husband had the Churassco Steak... said it was very flavorful, I had the chicken Chilequiles... wonderful baked goodness. We brought some of the entree back with us to save room for the outstanding desserts. My husband had the Flan, said it might be the best he's ever had. I had the Trese Leches Cake... best ever for me. Service was so so but the food was worth it!

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  8.0
Presentation:
 
  9.0
Environment:
 
  9.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on May 11, 2012

Good meal and good vantage point

Went here our last night in aruba (friday night) and found a balcony seat for the shows at the mall. Was fun watching the shows and people watching afterwards. Had drinks, appetizer, meal and desert. All were good and waitress was very attentive even know all tables were full. Just a good time and food is well preportioned and not that expensive for aruba standards. As stated by another review this food is american/mexican and not authentic mexican which is ok by me.

Food:
 
  7.0
Service:
 
  9.0
Presentation:
 
  7.0
Environment:
 
  9.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on April 2, 2012

Wanted to eat there our first night in Aruba, for their Wednesday all-you-can-eat special. We were there at opening time and doors were locked. Wait staff was visible upstairs, but would not answer or open the door.

Did some shopping and came back 20-30 minutes later and they were still not open for business. We ended up eating down the street.

Went back with friends (against our desires) several days later. Opened several minutes late and then after being seated, wait staff was having their own little party in the corner and didn't wait on us for 5-10 minutes.

We did stay, over my objection, for a average meal.

Drinks were tastless and watered down. For the same price at TGIF you get a strong, tasting drink.

STAY AWAY....let them close.

Food:
 
  5.0
Service:
 
  2.0
Presentation:
 
  2.0
Environment:
 
  3.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on October 17, 2011

If you like authentic Mexican, DO NOT visit this restuarant. The food is Americanized Mexican food. It was also pretty expensive for Mexican food in my opinion...my chicken quesadilla was $16 US.

They don't give complimentary chips and salsa, it is like $6 US and you don't get free refills on salsa so watch out on how much you put on each chip, wish I would have know that before we started eating.

The service was slow for a Mexican restuarant. The waiter was not very attentive although I am sure some of the other wait staff was better or people wouldn't return.

Food:
 
  2.0
Service:
 
  3.0
Presentation:
 
  4.0
Environment:
 
  4.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on August 31, 2011

We have kids so we asked if we can get extra plate and share the dinner with kids. The waiter did not have any problem. Then the girl who brought food told one of the kid (not an adult) that if she shares the food, they will charge for it. Very rude. I asked for the manager who was sitting at bar. He came, listened to what I had to say and went back to the same seat on the bar without apologizing. We had great experience with Aruban people till this incident.

Food:
 
  8.0
Service:
 
  1.0
Presentation:
 
  7.0
Environment:
 
  8.0
Childfriendly:
 
  1.0
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on April 12, 2011

Love this place and recommend it. Especially on Wednesday for all you can eat Fajitas. Hubby and I will be returning this July on our return back to Aruba.

Food:
 
  9.0
Service:
 
  9.0
Presentation:
 
  9.0
Environment:
 
  9.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on December 16, 2010

Very average meal in comparison to the other "Iguana" restaurants on Aruba. Avoid the Churrasco steak. Tasteless and over-cooked. Yes its inexpensive by Aruba standards, but the attraction stops there. Eat at Iguana Joe's or Smokey Joe's and skip this place!!!

Food:
 
  3.0
Service:
 
  5.0
Presentation:
 
  3.0
Environment:
 
  5.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on November 13, 2010

Another nice find, just across the Hotel in the Mall. Portions are gooood and tasty, we actually enjoy casual dinners, price just fine anb service attentive. First time in Aruba and pleased.

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  9.0
Presentation:
 
  8.0
Environment:
 
  10.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on November 11, 2010

fab dinner! me and my wife were delighted... good food and service, cheers!

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  8.0
Presentation:
 
  9.0
Environment:
 
  10.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on November 7, 2010

We've been to a different restaurant for each meal we've had on Aruba, and this meal was easily the worst - The food was practically flavorless and the service was the least attentive we've had in Aruba.

Food:
 
  3.0
Service:
 
  3.0
Presentation:
 
  4.0
Environment:
 
  4.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on March 27, 2010

During my stay in Aruba, i have been here 3 or 4 times, food is great,BIG PORTIONS (THE ULTIMATE FAJITA )nice place for dinner, not expencive overlooking the square/ waterfall. Restaurantmanager Mr. Ivan and his staff are doing a great job.
one thing about the hostess ( Celine )
put a smile on your face, its not the end of the world

Food:
 
  9.0
Service:
 
  8.0
Presentation:
 
  9.0
Environment:
 
  8.0
Childfriendly:
 
  8.0
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on March 16, 2010

Ate there on Mar 16th. Waited 20 min to be seated. Hostess was also responsible for bussing the tables. Trying to be in two places at one time doesn't work. Our waitress was covering too many tables. Wife had the beef burrito - enjoyed it. I had the ultimate Fajita - was quite bland with small tortillas and little guacomole. Very bland. One small glass of red house wine was $6.95. It tasted like it was turning to vinegar. I mentioned it to the waitress and she looked at me like she had no idea what I was talking about. nothing taken off the bill. Total was $48.

Food:
 
  7.0
Service:
 
  5.0
Presentation:
 
  7.0
Environment:
 
  6.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on March 15, 2010

Sadley this was our worse experience in Aruba, the restaurant was short staffed and not prepared for a busy dinner time. We waited for over an hour for our food which came cold and dry. The manager was completely oblivious to his surroundings and our waiter/bartender was in another planet, their chaotic order was frightening. We waited patiently thinking it will be ok but it wasn't and it was the most disappointing evening. Sorry for the bad review.

Food:
 
  4.0
Service:
 
  1.0
Presentation:
 
  4.0
Environment:
 
  5.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on January 20, 2010

Excellent choice for Mexican, loved it will be going back for a second visit this trip.

Food:
 
  9.0
Service:
 
  8.0
Presentation:
 
  8.0
Environment:
 
  8.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on January 14, 2010

Food and service was very good. Large portions and margaritas were good also. Close to our hotel which was a plus.

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  10.0
Presentation:
 
  9.0
Environment:
 
  9.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on December 21, 2009

Amazing is the way I can describe my experience at this restaurant. Very nice place, I love the friendly bartender, treat me and my girlfriend very nice when we were there on our vacation. The food was excellent! more than we ever expected from a regular mexican restaurant! Thank you Jose for the complimentary mojito!!!

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  10.0
Presentation:
 
  10.0
Environment:
 
  10.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on December 19, 2009


Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  10.0
Presentation:
 
  10.0
Environment:
 
  10.0
Childfriendly:
 
  9.0
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on December 16, 2009

The food was very good, and the price is just right, had a lot of fun with my husband and kids!, had the fajitas as all you can eat, and the mojitos.... recommended for sure.

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  10.0
Presentation:
 
  10.0
Environment:
 
  10.0
Childfriendly:
 
  10.0
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on December 10, 2009

We have been coming to Aruba for 11 years. Our favorite place to eat is Iguana Joes. The food is excellent and the prices are just right.

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  10.0
Presentation:
 
  9.0
Environment:
 
  9.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on December 3, 2009

Service was very slow. Food was adequate. Atmosphere was good.

Food:
 
  7.0
Service:
 
  5.0
Presentation:
 
  8.0
Environment:
 
  8.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on November 29, 2009

Our waitress Gloria did a magnificant job.

Our meal was the Chicken Fajita and it too was excellent

The meal was priced right -- not too expensive

Food:
 
  8.0
Service:
 
  10.0
Presentation:
 
  9.0
Environment:
 
  10.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
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