Iguana Bar and Grill

Price guide: Budget

Zoltan utca 16, Budapest, 1054

Price guide: Budget

Iguana

By Adrian Phillips, your Budapest expert

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#28 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Budapest
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.2
4.2
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4.1
4.1
Location:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Stag / hen parties, No fuss, Sightseeing

Expert review of Iguana Bar and Grill

Visit this lively Tex-Mex in the city centre.

Iguana is popular with families, expats and young locals alike. The food comes in generous portions, the beer and frozen margaritas are good, and the atmosphere is bubbly. If you come at the beginning of May, you can join the restaurant’s vibrant annual street party.

Food and drink: 

Where to start? The packed menu features a wide selection of typical Tex-Mex dishes - fajitas, burritos, tacos, ribs, burgers and similar. Cuisine of this type is unusual in Hungary, and - while those from Mexico might have tasted better - the quality is as good as you’ll find in this region of the world. There’s a decent range of cocktails and beers too, including a ‘house’ Iguana beer brewed nearby.

Ambience: 

The restaurant gets crowded. It has two levels and can accommodate over 100 people, but it’s not unusual to have to wait for a table in the evening; those with younger families are probably best to visit earlier. If you like loud, colourful spots then this is for you.

Service: 

I’ve always found it fine, but I’ve heard the odd grumble from others.

Location: 

It's in a side street running from Szabadság tér in the city centre, just a short walk from the Parliament building.

Price advice: 

You can fill up here without breaking the bank. A cup of chilli costs 1,390 forints, an enchilada around 2,000 forints, a cheeseburger 1,690 forints, and a fajita between 2,390 forints and 3,690 forints.

More information on Iguana Bar and Grill:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Mexican
Address:
Zoltan utca 16, Budapest, 1054
Telephone:
1 331 4352
Website:
http://www.iguana.hu
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 11.30am–11.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

Have you been to Iguana Bar and Grill? Would you recommended it?