This Spring sees the launch of the new menu at everyone’s favourite Latin American restaurant, Las Iguanas. There are 17 exciting new dishes cooked from scratch by the team of skilled chefs, alongside Latin classics and Las Iguanas favourites. The new menu pairs perfectly with tropical coolers and premium cocktails Las Iguanas is so well known and loved for.
The new food menu will offer small dishes straight from Rio’s beach bars through to mains inspired by Brazil, Argentina, Peru and beyond.
While you choose, snap your way through Mexican Poppadoms, crispy blue corn tortillas with boldly spiced dips. New tapas dishes include Chicharrónes, mouth-watering crispy pork crackling dusted with a chilli seasoning and served with guacamole and an extended Taco selection including Shredded Duck with caramelised onion and spicy cranberry salsa, and Crispy Cauliflower with Amarillo aioli, packed full of flavour. Tacos all come with a choice of wheat or blue corn tortillas.
Burrito Bowls make it on to the main menu and stay true to the cuisine of Mexico; full of colour and taste they pair perfectly with a margarita. Go vegan with jack fruit and vegan cheese, or super meaty with shredded chipotle beef or chicken. The introduction of Truffle Mac and Cheese is a sure winner too – Peruvian-style with smoked cheese and white truffle oil, drizzled with Amarillo chilli and avocado aioli, topped with crispy onions and chilli. Available as both a main and a side so no one has to miss out.
Bonita Ensalada is the new go-to dish for those looking for something a little lighter; the salad combines heirloom tomatoes, hibiscus salt, Mexican speciality vegetable jícama, exotic radishes, orange, chilli and lime seasoning, drizzled with dill oil on a bed of mixed leaves. Las Iguanas’ prettiest salad ever, it’s a great plant-based option, or is also available topped with pan-fried halloumi, crayfish or grilled chicken.
After working through the new savoury additions, guests can indulge in the beautiful Mexican Mess, a bed of crushed meringue and mixed berries with whipped vanilla mascarpone cream, prickly pear puree and hibiscus flowers; a showstopper made to be shared both with friends and on Instagram. Or for those looking for a chocolate fix, there’s the Brownie, Cookie & Ice Cream, comprising of warm gooey chocolate brownie pieces and vanilla ice-cream in a dulce de leche cookie sandwich – yum!
Alongside the new menu, Las Iguanas’ impressive selection of cocktails and mocktails are available 2 for 1 all day, every day!* Sip on one of the award-winning Caipirinhas**, the famous Brazilian classic, or new concoctions like the Rock Star Martini (Jack Daniels, Vanilla Vodka, Charcoal, Passion Fruit, Pineapple, and a shot of beer) or Pink Pineapple Punch (Havana Club 3 Year Rum, Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum, Falernum, Pineapple, Lime). Cocktails are always a good idea at Las Iguanas, where every day is a celebration!
Don’t miss two new additions to the current range of Magnifica Cachaça, exclusive to Las Iguanas, to try: the Magnifica Bica Do Alambique Cachaça 48% which comes straight from the copper triple pot still to keep its freshness, full body and strength and the Magnifica Reserva Soleira Cachaça 43%, an award-winning barrel-aged cachaça with aromas of caramel, honey, dried fruits and vanilla. Both are included in a new Cachaça Masterclass available for groups to book.
Launching alongside the new menu, to rival the Chicas’ Cocktail Club package, put your tongue firmly in your cheek with the new Hombre for Men package. Celebrate life the Latin American way with the perfect combo – wings n’ beer! For just £24.95pp, it’s a no brainer to gather up your mates and choose two plates of chicken wings each and wash them down with four beers. Moustache and sombrero optional!
Soon to follow in May is the launch of the Las Iguanas Afternoon Tea for Two. Look forward to a quirky afternoon treat and enjoy two Smoking Cuban sandwiches and a teapot of delicious Havana Club Rum tea for just £25. Award-winning Cigar Cuban sandwiches*** with pulled seasoned pork, Wiltshire ham, Emmental cheese, smoked cheese, mustard and dill pickle relish are served smoking in a cigar box (also available for veggies too with garlicky mushroom). Keeping the celebrations in full flow, the accompanying tea is a mix of Havana Club 7 Year Old Rum, grapefruit, lemon and tea. Those looking for a moment of sweetness can opt for the Deluxe Tea and add a cake stand of tapas and sweet treats (£35 for two).
Your ticket to celebrating the Latin American way, with 2 for 1 cocktails* and over 50 restaurants across the UK, Las Iguanas is the ideal venue to get your fix of exotic Latin American cooking. Available also for home delivery, there’s no excuse not to indulge!