A surprise birthday dinner for a friend brought us to Las Iguanas in Kingston for some Mexican food. A lot of people don’t like Mexican food for some reason — perhaps it’s the refried beans that turns people off, but I love it and was looking forward to a hearty dinner.
Las Iguanas has a party atmosphere with lots of noise, music and hustle and bustle. Some branches even have live music on the weekend. It’s an ideal place for a night out with friends or even the family. (I spotted high chairs). I apologise for the lack of photographs but we were too busy having a good time that I forgot — first time for everything!
There are lots of food choices at Las Iguanas for the fussy eater, chicken, fish and seafood dishes are in abundance.
Half Blazing Bird £12.50 — After much deliberation I went for half grilled chicken — think Nandos but without the kick. Although the chicken was really juicy and tender I was sitting there thinking why did I order this when this is what I have in Nandos! Anyhow I enjoyed it so can’t complain.
Fajitas £15.25 — Because of my indecisiveness I also shared some prawn fajitas — I went for prawns as two other friends were ordering chicken fajitas. The Fajita portions are huge so I would recommend you share with your dining partner and order another main to share, unless you’re on a first date in which case don’t order fajitas — they cannot be eaten without making a mess. The prawns were large and tasty, and the accompanying sauces hit the spot. Cheese is £1 extra which I found strange — fajitas without cheese? Who does that?
Drinks — 2016 is happy hour year, which means it’s bogof (buy 1 get 1 free) on a selection of drinks including five mocktails or non-alcoholic coolers as they call them. At £3.30 each and then you get another free, you can’t go wrong. What a bargain.
Service — Our waitress was super helpful and patient whilst our rowdy crowd of 8 women ordered drinks left right and centre. All the staff were smiley and upbeat, you can’t really ask for much more!
The reason why I didn’t choose a lamb or duck option is because they didn’t seem very appealing but the option is there for all you red meat lovers. I’m looking forward to going back and trying some other things on the menu.
Halal Status: Chicken, lamb and duck halal only as stated on menu. Beef not halal. Alcohol: Yes, Pork: Yes.
Address:The Malthouse, 25-29 High Street, Kingston-Upon-Thames, KT1 1LL
Parking: Nearest car park Rose Theatre (£3 for the evening) – very limited parking on side streets. Nearest Train: Kingston
Cost: ££ . The bill came to £25 each which included mains, many drinks and service.