“ 8-9 West One, Fitzwilliam Street, Devonshire Green, Sheffield S1 4JP. Tel:0114 252 1010 „
Las Iguanas is a South American/Latin style restaurant which has a great selection of meals and will suit all kinds of palettes. The restaurant in Sheffield is based at the end of Division Street next to Vodka Revolution; it is medium in size restaurant with a very warm atmosphere and a good Mexican interior design with mosaics lining the floors and walls. This restaurant has a good sized bar and specialises in the south American liquor Cachaca, which I am a huge fan of; when mixed with limes, crushed ice and sugar you have a delicious Caipirinha and I am pleased to say that the bar staff at Las Iguanas make a fantastic version (they also have a recipe to follow on their website).
On occasion the restaurant has been packed and we have had to wait for a table, but a couple of Caipirinhas and we don't mind! The menu itself is varied with a dishes and options to fit all kinds of budgets. They have a set menu for lunch and early evening meals - up to 7pm with mains from just £6.90; these include enchilada, peri-peri asado and Buenos Aires burger. They have tapas with quesadilla, nachos, mussels and pato taquito (which is duck in wraps and char-grilled, so almost like a spring roll, with spicy jam - very tasty) amongst others, and these are reasonable as you can have 3 dishes for £12 or 5 for £20, so really good to share and they are quite filling too.
The mains range from £6.90 for burrito to £13.50 for the sea bass. I have had both and they are both excellent, I particularly liked the sea bass as it was so fresh and came out on a skillet so still hot. Aside form the great mains, I am a big fan of Las Iguanas' desserts, in particular the Aztec Chocolate Fudge Cake, which is a hot chocolate cake with orange spice in it and the fudge is really gooey on top, its really moreish and I never get a chance to eat all of it on my own!
A few times I have found the service a little slow, but the staff are always very friendly and helpful, especially when explaining the different dishes.
I think Las Iguanas is really great for any kind of meal - they have a great atmosphere whether you want a romantic meal or out with friends, and also have great offers on drinks with a two for one on lots of cocktails and pitchers, including the very refreshing non-alcoholic citrus cooler.
Check out their website as the full menus are available and there is more information about Latin food and history, they also have recipes for salsa, guacamole, nachos and quesadilla.
....bringing a tasty blend of the traditional and the new to the city, with fresh ingredients, mouth-watering regional food and drink, and service from passionate people. We added intoxicating Latin rhythms and the rich colour palette of the southern hemisphere to the mix and our diners seemed to enjoy every Latin minute and every Latin mouthful.