Iguana Joes

8,4 based on 84 reviews
Cuisine(s):
Caribbean, International
Main Course:
$17.00 - $24.00
is:
  • Budget Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Indoor Dining
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Meals:
Dinner, Lunch
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Ratings & more:
Good!
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Restaurant Information

Iguana Joes

Royal Plaza Mall
Aruba
Tel: +(297) 583 9373
Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday: 11am to Midnight
Sunday: 5pm to Midnight
Iguana Joes
For nine years running, Iguana Joe's has been Aruba's most popular and critically acclaimed Caribbean restaurant. The extensive menu features fresh mahi-mahi, coconut shrimp, chicken enchiladas, island jerk fire-roasted chicken and world renowned Argentine grass-fed filet mignon.
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AWSOME!!!

Jul 7, 2012 - posted by
If you want a nice light dinner that taste GREAT well, Its here is where ya wanta go!! We went there 3 different times in 2 weeks. Every meal was great. I would highly recommend it!! The ribs, taco salad, coconut shrimp, etc was fantastic. Its worth the trip downtown!!
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Very good food

Jun 19, 2012 - posted by
We stopped at Iguana Joe's for a quick lunch before flying out of Aruba. I'm so glad we did!! We only ordered appetizers but they were excellent. The jerk chicken skewers were tasty: tender chicken, well seasoned without being too overpowering, cooked just right. We almost licked the plate!! The chicken nachos were also very good: light crispy chips, tasty bits of chicken, tons of cheese and large scoops of sour cream and guacamole (I was very happy about this one - no tsp size scoop here!). I wish we had a chance to have actual lunch here but alas.... Definitely give this place a go. Kid friendly (my two sons 2.5 and 8 liked it a lot).
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Jun 17, 2012 - posted by
We thought the food was marginal and service really not that great. I wouldn't eat there again.
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Mar 28, 2012 - posted by
A must for us every visit to Aruba!! With my 3 Grandma Joe's lemonades, her 3 wines, an order of coconut shrimp, a rack of ribs...... life is good!! We have never been disappointed here.
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Mar 28, 2012 - posted by
We recently returned from a glorious week in Aruba and we ate at Iguana Joe's 3 times. We love this place. At various meals we had salads, ribs, jerk chicken sandwiches, burgers, wraps and dessert. Everything was absolutely wonderful. The staff is friendly and courteous and always makes us feel welcome. This trip we brought along my 80 year old mother and she loved every meal that she had. If you want a great place for casual meals that won't break the bank, Iguana Joe's is the place to go for either lunch, dinner or just a snack. Make sure you try their cocktails - very good and strong too !!! A special shout out to Alberto and Johnnie for their great service to my entire famliy.
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Mar 19, 2012 - posted by
IQUANA JOE'S continues to be a tourist trap but it also provides some unique food which is tasty and enjoyable. It is a great lunch spot and its location provides a great view of downtown Oranjestad even though it is quite crowded, noisy and busy.We do not regard the place as a dinner or fine dining option but it really is a unique lunch experience that we would encourage everyone to try.
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Dec 16, 2011 - posted by
I was in Aruba for a week with my boyfriend and we tried Iguana Joe's on a whim. Most other nights we had set plans and had made dinner reservations, but this night we decided to just walk around the Royal Plaza Mall to find a casual dinner spot. Given that I have a gluten allergy, dining out can be very difficult if the restaurant is not aware of how to accommodate this. I usually call restaurants ahead of time or check reviews to be safe, but this night I took a chance with Iguana Joe's and just asked to speak with the manager when I arrived.

I'm not positive if the person I was pointed to was the owner or manager (he had to be one of the two), but he was the one who cooked/prepared my food. After explaining my serious allergy to him, he walked through items on the menu he could prepare "gluten-free" and how he would tailor them to make sure they would be safe for me to eat. He was extremely friendly, helpful and patient, and assured me he would take every precaution to make sure my food was prepared safely to avoid cross-contamination. I ended up having a delicious spicy shrimp dish with french fries (prepared specially in a separate pan) and a side salad, all of which were delicious! The chef/manager brought out the food to the table himself- again, such great specialized service. I was so thankful that we even took a picture with him when we finished.

My boyfriend, who does not have any food allergies, had the shrimp tacos and really enjoyed his meal as well. We both had some margaritas which were great as well.

All in all, I was extremely impressed with the food, service, and this restaurant's attention and helpfulness for someone with a serious food allergy. I would highly reccommend Iguana Joe's and will definitely return if I ever go back to Aruba!
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Mar 27, 2011 - posted by
We were in Aruba for 1 week in March and ate at Iguana Joe's twice for dinner and once for lunch and all our meals were great. My husband and I love this place. Great casual food at really good prices that will not "break the bank". The ribs are the best I have ever had. Great burgers, sandwiches, and salads. The staff is so friendly and the bartenders, Dino and Alberto, make the best drinks on the island and really strong too !!! Try this place, you will love it.
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Mar 19, 2011 - posted by
IQUANA JOE'S is a cross between a tourist rap and unique ARUBAN dining experience. For what it does, it does it well. It is not sophisticated dining but it is good dining and its location, though providing a great viewing location of the port, also is quite crowded. We enjoy the place but it definitely is not place to go to for dinner.
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Jan 6, 2011 - posted by
We ate here two times during our vacation two weeks ago. The first time I had the grilled shrimp appetizer-the dipping sauce was yummy! SO have the wings with sauce on the side-bar b que I think-he said it was great.

The 2nd time I had the shrimp blt roll up-it was very good! I had rice as my side. SO had the ribs and said they were good too.

Such a great place for people watching-we got seats on the railing both times.

Also, I left a bag with Aruba Aloe products there the 1st day and we stopped in the 2 days later and someone had turned my bag in-how nice was THAT??
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