Iguana Cantina

7,3 based on 35 reviews
Cuisine(s):
Caribbean, Mexican
Main Course:
$18.00 - $25.00
is:
  • Casual Dining
Accepts:
   
Meals:
Dinner
Serves:
Ratings & more:
Bravo!
Menu(s):

Restaurant Information

Iguana Cantina

Paseo Herencia Mall
Aruba
Tel: +(297) - 586 - 9375
Opening Hours:
Kitchen 5pm to 10.30 pm, bar until 12pm.
Happy Hour  
Iguana Cantina
Fresh Mexican Grill
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Not what it used to be

Jan 31, 2013 - posted by
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.

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Overpriced, edible....but really?

Oct 16, 2012 - posted by
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.
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Great casual Mexican

Jun 27, 2012 - posted by
Overlooked the Plaza and fountain. Great tasting Quesadilla. Shrimp diablo was spicy and good. Margaritas were good.
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Don't Waste your Time or Money!

Jun 15, 2012 - posted by
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.
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Awesome Salsa, Great Dinner & Amazing Dessert

Jun 6, 2012 - posted by
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!
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Good meal and good vantage point

May 11, 2012 - posted by
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.
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Apr 2, 2012 - posted by
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.
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Oct 17, 2011 - posted by
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.
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Aug 31, 2011 - posted by
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.
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Apr 12, 2011 - posted by
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.
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