The Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar

4.8
939 reviews
Mex$500 and over
Contemporary Mexican
The Iguana Restaurant open air restaurant, overlooks the city of Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay, serves contemporary Mexican cuisine in an elegant but informal ambience. Retractable walls take advantage of gentle coastal breezes and crystal chandeliers add soft light while water dances in the adjacent courtyard fountain. The dining room wraps around to an outdoor patio with shady palms and another central fountain. In between is nestled the boutique Tequila Bar, serving a wide array of top flight tequilas and mezcals, all made within driving distance of Casa Kimberly in the legendary region of Jalisco. Executive Chef Jesús Suastegui has created a menu blending traditional Mexican dishes with modern culinary influences. Fresh, local and seasonal are his guiding principles.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 939 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.9
Ambience
4.6
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Yucatán
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

El restaurante muy bonito, la comida de muy buen sabor, deseable que el menú considere más opciones de platillos ya que la carta es muy limitada.

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vipZacharyS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The food isn't very interesting/ isn't the best food for the price. We really come here for the ambiance. Without the mariachis, there's very little to get excited about.

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KerriR
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a glorious setting. Beautiful dining room, heavenly breezes, and view to die for. Well executed service, and food that was visually appealing while presenting well balanced flavors.

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vipMichaelM
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing restaurant that just may be

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TonyR
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the best in town.....

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vipGlenn
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was very difficult to find. Our taxi driver went around and around. The entrance is obscure and needs better signage.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The views are beyond beautiful! Go before sunset to enjoy the landscape and ocean views. Cocktails on the patio, dinner and dessert all exceeded our expectations!

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RonC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great open/outdoor concept. Classy and fulfilling dining experience. Staff is outstanding and the environment is sophisticated. Would definitely make this a regular place.

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William
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of the best and most beautiful restaurants we have ever been to. I highly recommend and can’t wait to go back!

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vipKeneke
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful, stunning restaurant with excellent food. We had a fabulous evening and dinner. Will be back next time we are in town!

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Aspenco
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a lovely restaurant with great views. The service is superb and the food is delicious. This was a return visit to The Iguana, it is our “special” restaurant in Puerto Vallarta.

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vipNicole
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous! Excellent food and service. Beautiful view.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just a delicious experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We rang a large bell over an entrance and a gracious host came down to meet us. The food and the drinks were all wonderful and the staff was excellent. We began by splitting the Iguana salad, we each tried one of the two soups (poblano and corn), and finished with enchilladas and roasted pork. Drinks were the iguana, a tequila martini, made with Don Julio, a fantastic smooth tequila. The staff and the guests took excellent safety precautions. And the woman dining with her friends, you would have sworn it was Elizabeth Taylor herself. It was a classy, tasty restaurant with ambience and views to spare. I think it will be a tradition every time I visit. Fantastic all around.

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TayLew
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous views, chic ambiance, attentive service, good food.

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vipCyrusP
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A magical setting with a magical backstory. With both of those going for it The Iguana could get by with average food but the food quality exceeds expectations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Greeted by a friendly staff. The venue was spectacular as was the service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The generator kicked on for roughly 30-45 minutes and was quite loud. It seemed to get hotter even after the sun set. Everything else was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great

The best view

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vipMikeInMilwaukee
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was amazing the entire staff was so attentive and had a special birthday surprise for my fiancée. The arugula salad was perfection and the short ribs amazing. highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
65 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved it! It’s always excellent!!! Food and service are the best
Thank you! 🙏🏻

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vipseattlefoodie
Seattle
66 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional, romantic, delicious! Wow! A beautiful hacienda! A MUST do.... if I could only live there... Enjoy and channel your inner Elizabeth Taylor!

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AlanM
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing venue for special occasions......food is superb and killer views!!!! For a glamorous evening all around!

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JamesP
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fine dining at its best. Alex took amazing care of use. Mrs has the Snapoer and I had the short ribs. Can’t wait to go back

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Capugaytan
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Place, great dinner, wonderful service, charming Puerto Vallarta.

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Smsn
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Casualmente las.parejas de mexicanos no teniamos mesas con vista bonita. Y eso que llegue con reservacion antes .

La comida es lo mas gringo average ever. Se come en cualquier restaurante de bucerias . Cero ingenio en acompañamientos (pure de papa y veggies)

El lugar es HERMOSO lastima de la comida.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and staff. Awesome view as well.

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Etakli
Puerto Vallarta
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Uno de mis lugares favoritos para comer delicioso, disfrutar la vista de la bahía y pasar un agradable atardecer

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KevinH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Puerto Vallarta!

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Etakli
Puerto Vallarta
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excelente en todos los sentidos!!!

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vipTylerG
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went for restaurant week. The food and the service were exceptional. Atmosphere was great. They make you feel at home. I would go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service and excellent food. One of our best food experiences in Puerto Vallarta!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best address in PV; Absolutely stunning! Food, service and ambience is 5 stars.

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vipshahe
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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KPaul
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner during Restaurant week 2020. Everything about our evening was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful and historic hotel/restaurant with excellent cuisine and service. Our server was knowledgeable, attentive, and let us linger well after finishing our food to enjoy conversation and the view.
Highly recommend!

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vipKgodlove
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and ambiance! A very special restaurant in a very special city!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
65 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s always excellent! I had a great experience! Food and service are excellent! Thank you 🙏🏻

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vipNickB
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, ambience, and food was delicious

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vipadambrit
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an incredible birthday dinner experience. I have wanted to dine here for years and we finally did. I could not have been happier with the food, service & ambience. Beautiful. Highly recommended!

FAQs

The Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 939 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.