About Las Iguanas Edinburgh
Great value for money
1st time trying this place,good choice on the 5pm menus and good price two course for 17.99
South American delight
We arrived 45 mins ahead of booking but they were able to accommodate us within a few minutes. From our group of 4, 2 opted for normal menu and 2 for Festival menu - both had plenty of choice. The Brazilian options were a big hit for both starters and main, as was the Mexican options, all arrived relatively quickly, hot and very tasty. Not too chilli hot but nice level of heat.All portions were a good size and filled us up comfortably. The young men aged 22 & 25 managed desserts too which were also excellent. First visit for 3 of the group and all agreed they would return without question.
Latin American restaurant in Edinburgh city centre
Las Iguanas is a lively and colourful Latin American restaurant and bar on Edinburgh’s George Street. The street level dining room is great for watching the city centre street life while the basement room looks into the open plan kitchen. Rum, tequila and cachaca cocktails are a draw alongside an extensive range of wines, beers and softies.
Food from Brazil and beyond
From Brazilian coconut curries to Mexican burritos, the dishes at Las Iguanas span many South American cuisines. What all the dishes have in common is that they are made from fresh ingredients; the kitchen makes over 30 salsas and sauces each day.
There are taco sharing trays and a wide tapas selection – both ideal for groups of friends. A grill selection features spicy chicken, burgers, skewers and a flame-grilled sirloin steak served with zingy chimichurri salsa. More exotic choices include the xinxim – chicken and crayfish in a creamy lime and peanut sauce with spring onion and garlic rice, fine green beans, coconut farofa and sweet plantains. Veggie, vegan and gluten-free diners have a wider than usual range of options.
Edinburgh city centre attractions and transport
Las Iguanas has a city centre location on George Street in Edinburgh. It is less than a five minute walk to the tram line and the many bus routes of Princes Street. Waverley train station is a brisk ten minute walk. The National Portrait Gallery, Princes Street Gardens and the theatre district are a short stroll. There is pay parking on Castle Terrace.