In a bustling student city that offers a multitude of bars, pubs and restaurants to experience, it can be difficult to choose somewhere to enjoy the night. With a lively atmosphere, delicious food and an extensive list of cocktails to try, Las Iguanas could be a great option if you are interested in introducing yourself to a slice of Latin life.
With a vibrant décor using the rich colour palette of the southern hemisphere, murals of bright colours, geometric patterns, and intoxicating Latin rhythms, we really enjoyed the warm and friendly vibes of the restaurant.
Their motto preaching ‘happy hour happy days!’ promises 2 for 1 Cocktails and Mocktails at any time every day, which is incredible considering that many other establishments only offer this deal between certain times. I definitely took advantage of this deal and was extremely impressed with not only the choice of cocktails, but the tropical twists that they were able to execute on the classics. These included Raspberry Martinis and Watermelon Margaritas. Yum! Opening from 11am and closing as late as 1am on a Friday and Saturday, there is the option to visit for food, bottomless brunch or for a pre-drink before clubbing.
We could not resist the enticing smell of food once we were settled, with their menu boasting dishes from Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Cuba. Making my choice of
main was extremely difficult as there were so many tantalizing dishes that I had never even heard of before! I finally decided on the chilli con carne with cocoa and ancho chilli spiced butter. Very filling and full of flavour, I wiped my plate clean! The spiced butter in a chilli was new for me but was a great addition that complimented the warming quality of the food.
My time at Las Iguanas was enjoyable overall and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to be more adventurous with food from different areas of the globe. The perfect setting for a cute cocktail night with friends to chat, drink and eat the night away!