New Landing

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313 Moody St

Waltham, MA

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Mon - Thu, 4pm - 1am; Fri, Sat, 11:30 am - 1am; Sun, 11:30am - midnight; Dining room: Sun - Thu, until 10:30pm; Fri, Sat, until 11pm
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I moved to Waltham from Southern Calfornia and chose Waltham because of the multi-cultural richness that the city provided. While exploring the town, I saw the Iguana Cantin which tauted serving Mexican food. Being Mexican myself, I was overjoyed because if we go too long without good Mexican food we get surly and cantankerous. I looked at the Iguana Cantina menu and what sadly disappointing catastrophe was right there for all to see? WRAPS! Which is exactly what I yelled incredulously at their door. Followed by "No self respecting Mexican would eat, serve, much less have on a menu something so clearly NOT Mexican! Turn in your membership cards, IMPOSTORS!!!"

After about nine months, I was convinced, though through resistance, to have a meal there. What was I treated to, you wonder? Fruffy, sickeningly sweet cocktails parading around as margaritas and some of the worst food I've ever had the misfortune of being served. The people were really nice though.

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I moved to Waltham from Southern Calfornia and chose Waltham because of the multi-cultural richness that the city provided. While exploring the town, I saw the Iguana Cantin which tauted serving Mexican food. Being Mexican myself, I was overjoyed because if we go too long without good Mexican food we get surly and cantankerous. I looked at the Iguana Cantina menu and what sadly disappointing catastrophe was right there for all to see? WRAPS! Which is exactly what I yelled incredulously at their door. Followed by "No self respecting Mexican would eat, serve, much less have on a menu something so clearly NOT Mexican! Turn in your membership cards, IMPOSTORS!!!"

After about nine months, I was convinced, though through resistance, to have a meal there. What was I treated to, you wonder? Fruffy, sickeningly sweet cocktails parading around as margaritas and some of the worst food I've ever had the misfortune of being served. The people were really nice though.

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This place has great Mexican food and margaritas. The decor is truly fitting for the Mexican theme. They even have a talking iquana that meets you at the door.

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★★★★☆

This place has great Mexican food and margaritas. The decor is truly fitting for the Mexican theme. They even have a talking iquana that meets you at the door.

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Iguana Cantina has the best Mexican food, at the best prices, with the best laid-back ambiance ever. Whenever I go here, I get something different - because it's all good and I want to try everything. And you cannot beat the prices!

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Iguana Cantina has the best Mexican food, at the best prices, with the best laid-back ambiance ever. Whenever I go here, I get something different - because it's all good and I want to try everything. And you cannot beat the prices!

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I've come here often, but only on Thursday because of their taco night. If you buy any drink, you can eat as many tacos/burritos you want. There is a table set with meat, cheese, veggies, and other toppings.

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★★★☆☆

I've come here often, but only on Thursday because of their taco night. If you buy any drink, you can eat as many tacos/burritos you want. There is a table set with meat, cheese, veggies, and other toppings.

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After my first experience there, my friends and I became regulars. I love the atmosphere, the food is great and the people are nice. The owners are welcoming and it is evident how much they appreciate their regulars. They have an outdoor patio which is great in warm weather, lots of TV's if you want to watch the game, half-priced appetizers during Boston games, and $2 miller lite drafts. There is also trivia on Wednesdays, where you can win gift certificates. I have recommended this place to all my friends, and everyone who has gone loves it. My high school friends and I get together around Thanksgiving time every year, and this year I suggested we meet at the New Landing and we had a great time together. Plus they accommodate big groups because there is so much space and seating options.
I am a vegetarian, and when I eat there I know I have options because they have a variety of meals that apply to any taste, not just meat and bar food.
Moody Street has a lot of options, but this is by far one of my favorite spots.

2
★★★★★

After my first experience there, my friends and I became regulars. I love the atmosphere, the food is great and the people are nice. The owners are welcoming and it is evident how much they appreciate their regulars. They have an outdoor patio which is great in warm weather, lots of TV's if you want to watch the game, half-priced appetizers during Boston games, and $2 miller lite drafts. There is also trivia on Wednesdays, where you can win gift certificates. I have recommended this place to all my friends, and everyone who has gone loves it. My high school friends and I get together around Thanksgiving time every year, and this year I suggested we meet at the New Landing and we had a great time together. Plus they accommodate big groups because there is so much space and seating options.
I am a vegetarian, and when I eat there I know I have options because they have a variety of meals that apply to any taste, not just meat and bar food.
Moody Street has a lot of options, but this is by far one of my favorite spots.

Pros: great sports bar, half-priced apps, $2 miller lites, lots of room, trivia wednesdays

Cons: not a good place if you are looking for a cheap entree

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I just got back from dinner at the new landing - i have nothing but good things to say. i was greeted in a friendly way by the bouncer and the hostess. we started at the bar where the bar tender was very attentive and the fancy drink I had was really good! we then went into the restaurant part to eat and were given a booth where we could see a # of tvs to watch the celts game. The waitress was very accomodating and we got our food quickly. We had appetizers and dinner and all was very good. I highly recommend the steak fries, the onion soup, and the chicken fajita wrap. I would definitely go back.

2
★★★★★

I just got back from dinner at the new landing - i have nothing but good things to say. i was greeted in a friendly way by the bouncer and the hostess. we started at the bar where the bar tender was very attentive and the fancy drink I had was really good! we then went into the restaurant part to eat and were given a booth where we could see a # of tvs to watch the celts game. The waitress was very accomodating and we got our food quickly. We had appetizers and dinner and all was very good. I highly recommend the steak fries, the onion soup, and the chicken fajita wrap. I would definitely go back.

Pros: friendly, comfortable atmosphere

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It was the worst sports bar we have ever been to. Nice TVs but horrible atmosphere unless you know the owners. We stuck to the tables! Tables were dirty, booths casually patched up. It's like a post-fraternity house. Worst place on Moody Street (or general Waltham area). Good place for guys to watch sports. Food - nothing special. Service - terrible. Would not go back there. If they want to stay in business, my recommendation is to appeal to more people - not just your buddies. Not recommended at all.

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★☆☆☆☆

It was the worst sports bar we have ever been to. Nice TVs but horrible atmosphere unless you know the owners. We stuck to the tables! Tables were dirty, booths casually patched up. It's like a post-fraternity house. Worst place on Moody Street (or general Waltham area). Good place for guys to watch sports. Food - nothing special. Service - terrible. Would not go back there. If they want to stay in business, my recommendation is to appeal to more people - not just your buddies. Not recommended at all.

Pros: Food was same as most sports bars, nice TVs

Cons: Terrible service, dirty environment, frat style greetings to their buddies

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The New Landing is an awesome place to hang out. The food is great. I love the 10 cent wings and the $2 drafts. The staff is always welcoming and very friendly. The New Landing has a good crowd and there is something there for everyone. Plenty of t.v.s to watch any game you want on Football Sundays. I would definately recommend this place to my friends and family!

2
★★★★★

The New Landing is an awesome place to hang out. The food is great. I love the 10 cent wings and the $2 drafts. The staff is always welcoming and very friendly. The New Landing has a good crowd and there is something there for everyone. Plenty of t.v.s to watch any game you want on Football Sundays. I would definately recommend this place to my friends and family!

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The New Landing has a remarkable dining atmosphere, attractive to all age groups. Their menu accomodates just about everyones taste buds ..a wide range of tasty appetizers, unique burgers and wraps and phenominal entrees...not to mention the BEST fried seafood in the area. I have been there several times since they have opened this summer and have yet to complain. Whatever the occasion may be.. beer appetizers and sports with my freinds, quiet dinner on the patio, family get togethers, wednesday night trivia, or just to grab a few drinks the girls... I always have a great time. Also, New Landing offers a weekend late night menu... which does not end until 12:30am! Can't beat that anywhere! I am a huge fan, and highly recommend the New Landing to everyone!!

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★★★★★

The New Landing has a remarkable dining atmosphere, attractive to all age groups. Their menu accomodates just about everyones taste buds ..a wide range of tasty appetizers, unique burgers and wraps and phenominal entrees...not to mention the BEST fried seafood in the area. I have been there several times since they have opened this summer and have yet to complain. Whatever the occasion may be.. beer appetizers and sports with my freinds, quiet dinner on the patio, family get togethers, wednesday night trivia, or just to grab a few drinks the girls... I always have a great time. Also, New Landing offers a weekend late night menu... which does not end until 12:30am! Can't beat that anywhere! I am a huge fan, and highly recommend the New Landing to everyone!!

Pros: patio, food, prices, atmoshphere

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The margaritas are wonderful too, but come early if you and your friends want to get a seat in the dining room. Tables go quickly each week at taco night.

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★★★★★

The margaritas are wonderful too, but come early if you and your friends want to get a seat in the dining room. Tables go quickly each week at taco night.

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My friends go here every Thursday and love it. So this past Thurs I went along. I had the best margarita I've ever had(and I've tried quite a few margs in my day!). There was a free taco buffet from 10 on! The tacos were great! I'm hooked. Will def be there every Thurs night!! going back today to sit on patio and then have free tacos!!

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★★★★★

My friends go here every Thursday and love it. So this past Thurs I went along. I had the best margarita I've ever had(and I've tried quite a few margs in my day!). There was a free taco buffet from 10 on! The tacos were great! I'm hooked. Will def be there every Thurs night!! going back today to sit on patio and then have free tacos!!

Pros: Free Tacos, Great Bartenders

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Don't believe these other reviews! My friend and I were there the other night and we had a wonderful experience! The margaritas and all the drinks we had were awsome! The food was much tastier, freasher and better then the compition. My friend and I are both in the biz so we expect good service and we got GREAT service. From the Hostess to the bartenders to our waitress, everyone was upbeat and friendly. Check out the patio! We had a blast and def would recomend!

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★★★★☆

Don't believe these other reviews! My friend and I were there the other night and we had a wonderful experience! The margaritas and all the drinks we had were awsome! The food was much tastier, freasher and better then the compition. My friend and I are both in the biz so we expect good service and we got GREAT service. From the Hostess to the bartenders to our waitress, everyone was upbeat and friendly. Check out the patio! We had a blast and def would recomend!

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I used to come to this place for their margs, but I won't be coming back. I've gave them the benefit of the doubt thinking maybe I had just gone there on an off night a couple months ago, but went for lunch recently and this place doesn't have anything going for it anymore. The food and service are decidedly second rate, why come here when there are significantly better mex/tex-mex/bbq joints within a chip shot.

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to come to this place for their margs, but I won't be coming back. I've gave them the benefit of the doubt thinking maybe I had just gone there on an off night a couple months ago, but went for lunch recently and this place doesn't have anything going for it anymore. The food and service are decidedly second rate, why come here when there are significantly better mex/tex-mex/bbq joints within a chip shot.

Pros: decent margs, outdoor dining, proximity to better restaurants

Cons: food and service are pretty lousy

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I felt compelled to write a review to combat all of the other glowing ones: really, folks, this place is bad. Fairly tasteless food, utterly tasteless decor, and the margarita that I had was one of the weakest drinks I've had out in years. The service was alright, and there was nothing horrific about the food, but that's the best that I can say about the place. It was the worst meal I've ever had on Moody St.

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★☆☆☆☆

I felt compelled to write a review to combat all of the other glowing ones: really, folks, this place is bad. Fairly tasteless food, utterly tasteless decor, and the margarita that I had was one of the weakest drinks I've had out in years. The service was alright, and there was nothing horrific about the food, but that's the best that I can say about the place. It was the worst meal I've ever had on Moody St.

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A group of my friends and I went to this fun spot last week and had a blast! The bartenders were super friendly and very attentive and the drinks were amazing(try the award winning Horny Lizard Marg!!). My friends and I love Mexican food and the menu was very diverse. The waitress told us that the menu was "vacation cuisine", meaning food with influences from the Carribean, South America and Mexico. We loved the Fajitas and Quesidillas. Carribean Chicken sandwich was awsome! On Tuesdays they have 2 for 1 fajitas! We are definately going back!! We also can't wait to spring so we can relax in the sun on their patio! This is my first review, hope it's helpful!!

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★★★★★

A group of my friends and I went to this fun spot last week and had a blast! The bartenders were super friendly and very attentive and the drinks were amazing(try the award winning Horny Lizard Marg!!). My friends and I love Mexican food and the menu was very diverse. The waitress told us that the menu was "vacation cuisine", meaning food with influences from the Carribean, South America and Mexico. We loved the Fajitas and Quesidillas. Carribean Chicken sandwich was awsome! On Tuesdays they have 2 for 1 fajitas! We are definately going back!! We also can't wait to spring so we can relax in the sun on their patio! This is my first review, hope it's helpful!!

Pros: Awsome service and drinks!

Cons: after work parking

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we passed tons of authentic places on the way to iguana cantina...we should have stopped there instead. the food has no flavor, and the queso fundido tastes like cheese whiz.

1
★★☆☆☆

we passed tons of authentic places on the way to iguana cantina...we should have stopped there instead. the food has no flavor, and the queso fundido tastes like cheese whiz.

Pros: nice decor

Cons: bad food

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My family and I go to this place all the time, this place is great for the kids and for the adults as well (good service, great margaritas & fun outdoor dining). I would reccomend this place to anyone for any occassion.

2
★★★★★

My family and I go to this place all the time, this place is great for the kids and for the adults as well (good service, great margaritas & fun outdoor dining). I would reccomend this place to anyone for any occassion.

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Can;t beat this place, espically in the summertime where you can sip on their tasty margaritas outside on their awesome patio!

2
★★★★★

Can;t beat this place, espically in the summertime where you can sip on their tasty margaritas outside on their awesome patio!

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As a frequent mexican restaurant goer, I have to say that this little Cantina in Waltham is a haven for tasty margs and creative mexican/caribbean dishes. The margaritas are fun, creative and do the trick as they are made with a secret blend of their house sour mix. (I asked for the recipe, it was a bust. Although you can buy it by the gallon!)

Though this place is small, the atmosphere is fun and comfortable. I recently spent an afternoon on their outdoor patio with friends tasting their wide assortment of creative appetizers and interesting cocktails from their 6 page drink menu. Whether it be dinner or drinks, Iguana Cantina has made it's way to the top of my list!!!

2
★★★★★

As a frequent mexican restaurant goer, I have to say that this little Cantina in Waltham is a haven for tasty margs and creative mexican/caribbean dishes. The margaritas are fun, creative and do the trick as they are made with a secret blend of their house sour mix. (I asked for the recipe, it was a bust. Although you can buy it by the gallon!)

Though this place is small, the atmosphere is fun and comfortable. I recently spent an afternoon on their outdoor patio with friends tasting their wide assortment of creative appetizers and interesting cocktails from their 6 page drink menu. Whether it be dinner or drinks, Iguana Cantina has made it's way to the top of my list!!!

Pros: outdoor seating, delicious margaritas

Cons: parking can be annoying on Moody St.

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Yummy Margs says it all! Patio is a great place to have large parties hang out & relax. The bar is small however the bartenders usualy are very attentive and make you feel more than welcomed by joining you in conversations. I will always go back for more!

2
★★★★★

Yummy Margs says it all! Patio is a great place to have large parties hang out & relax. The bar is small however the bartenders usualy are very attentive and make you feel more than welcomed by joining you in conversations. I will always go back for more!

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I went to Iguana Cantina for the first time recently, and being a restaurant owner, I must say this place knows what they are doing. The staff is the best part of this place! Friendly, relaxed and outgoing, they will joke around will you and make you feel relaxed. I guess this place really is a "hot vacation spot". Reading a few reviews about this place shows that it's pretty much a general consensuses. And make sure to try thier Horni Lizzard Margarita!

2
★★★★★

I went to Iguana Cantina for the first time recently, and being a restaurant owner, I must say this place knows what they are doing. The staff is the best part of this place! Friendly, relaxed and outgoing, they will joke around will you and make you feel relaxed. I guess this place really is a "hot vacation spot". Reading a few reviews about this place shows that it's pretty much a general consensuses. And make sure to try thier Horni Lizzard Margarita!

Pros: Staff, Margaritas

Cons: Parking on weekends - not too too bad, but bad enough for waltham

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The restaurant is full of cheesy but fun "cantina-like" decor along with a giant lizzard at the door hovering over you as you walk through. The staff right away will greet you and to take care of you is an understatement. The food is great with appealing specials every week (yes I go frequently..but so will you once you visit!). I love this place after work, - they have half off all their appetizers in the bar!

2
★★★★★

The restaurant is full of cheesy but fun "cantina-like" decor along with a giant lizzard at the door hovering over you as you walk through. The staff right away will greet you and to take care of you is an understatement. The food is great with appealing specials every week (yes I go frequently..but so will you once you visit!). I love this place after work, - they have half off all their appetizers in the bar!

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You won't be dissapointed with their large margarita menu and tons of Tequila to choose from...one of my favorite places to hang out and have a good relaxing time! The whole feel of this place that is cause by the combination of ambiance, margaritas, salsa music in the background, and fun staff - gives you the feeling of a vacation (even if you go there for dinner and a couple drinks) Words can't describe.

2
★★★★★

You won't be dissapointed with their large margarita menu and tons of Tequila to choose from...one of my favorite places to hang out and have a good relaxing time! The whole feel of this place that is cause by the combination of ambiance, margaritas, salsa music in the background, and fun staff - gives you the feeling of a vacation (even if you go there for dinner and a couple drinks) Words can't describe.

Pros: Margaritas, Staff, Food

Cons: Busy, make reservations!

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A relaxed enviroment where family and friends can really hang out and enjoy this place. I would not reccomend for a first date, however, thier candlelit patio is perfect for any other date! One could sit out there all night and drink their margaritas and eat some of their delicious snake bites!!(The BEST stuffed jalapeno peppers I've ever had!)

2
★★★★★

A relaxed enviroment where family and friends can really hang out and enjoy this place. I would not reccomend for a first date, however, thier candlelit patio is perfect for any other date! One could sit out there all night and drink their margaritas and eat some of their delicious snake bites!!(The BEST stuffed jalapeno peppers I've ever had!)

Pros: Margaritas, Customer Service

Cons: Nothing

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I live in the Cape, and still continue to take a drive to iguana Cantin at LEAST every month. Every time my wife and I have been it has been such a relaxing and enjoyable time. We love going to just sit at the bar and grab some appetizers (half price during happy hours!) and have a laugh with the bartenders who still remember our drinks everytime we walk through the doors.
The staff is always inviting and friendly.
The food is great for the value, you get huge portions so we usually take leftovers home.
The vibe of this place really had you feeling like you are actually in Mexico or on vacation!
Go here, you won't be dissapointed!

2
★★★★★

I live in the Cape, and still continue to take a drive to iguana Cantin at LEAST every month. Every time my wife and I have been it has been such a relaxing and enjoyable time. We love going to just sit at the bar and grab some appetizers (half price during happy hours!) and have a laugh with the bartenders who still remember our drinks everytime we walk through the doors.
The staff is always inviting and friendly.
The food is great for the value, you get huge portions so we usually take leftovers home.
The vibe of this place really had you feeling like you are actually in Mexico or on vacation!
Go here, you won't be dissapointed!

Pros: Service, Ambience

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My friends and I love this place and go all the time. Their patio seating is amazing, and half of it is tented so you don't have to be directly in the sun. At night the patio is lit up with mexican music playing in the background that makes you feel like you are actually on vacation drinking margaritas (which are the best I've had in Boston area). It's casual and fun with a fun & energentic staff that makes your experience that much mure fun. Great place to hang out with friends and family!

2
★★★★★

My friends and I love this place and go all the time. Their patio seating is amazing, and half of it is tented so you don't have to be directly in the sun. At night the patio is lit up with mexican music playing in the background that makes you feel like you are actually on vacation drinking margaritas (which are the best I've had in Boston area). It's casual and fun with a fun & energentic staff that makes your experience that much mure fun. Great place to hang out with friends and family!

Pros: Patio, Staff, Value

Cons: No reservations on weekends

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I never, for what reason I'm not sure, went to eat ot drink at Iguana Cantina before a couple weeks ago. Since then I have alreay been 2 more times. There staff is so freindly, from the hostess at the front door to the server who joked around with us all night, to the bartender who made us feel comfortable and welcomed after dinnner and the manager who thanked us and asked us to please visit again. So we did! the bartender remebered us and our drinks!! (Hard to find in bars these days) The dinner we had was a dish of good comfort food that comes in a portion you could never finish! The things I liked most about Iguana Cantina was thier staff and how willing they were to make me happy.They have a Patio out back as well, that is amazing at night time to sit out on. YOU HAVE TO CHEKCK THIS PLACE OUT. Never mind that corporate stuff they serve down the street.

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★★★★★

I never, for what reason I'm not sure, went to eat ot drink at Iguana Cantina before a couple weeks ago. Since then I have alreay been 2 more times. There staff is so freindly, from the hostess at the front door to the server who joked around with us all night, to the bartender who made us feel comfortable and welcomed after dinnner and the manager who thanked us and asked us to please visit again. So we did! the bartender remebered us and our drinks!! (Hard to find in bars these days) The dinner we had was a dish of good comfort food that comes in a portion you could never finish! The things I liked most about Iguana Cantina was thier staff and how willing they were to make me happy.They have a Patio out back as well, that is amazing at night time to sit out on. YOU HAVE TO CHEKCK THIS PLACE OUT. Never mind that corporate stuff they serve down the street.

Pros: Fun & Friendly Staff, Margaritas, Outdoor Dining

Cons: Parking, Sometimes it may be a long wait for the Patio

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Fun on the patio, inovative drinks, and unique items on there special lists like this incredible dried cherry and scallion quinoa salad that was the acompanyment for a grilled chicken breast with this great Argentinian Chimichurri sauce.

I've been there a few times and I'll continue coming back!!!

2
★★★★★

Fun on the patio, inovative drinks, and unique items on there special lists like this incredible dried cherry and scallion quinoa salad that was the acompanyment for a grilled chicken breast with this great Argentinian Chimichurri sauce.

I've been there a few times and I'll continue coming back!!!

Pros: Patio, drinks, food

Cons: closed on monday

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The Baja Marguerita is superb. What ever the secret ingredient is, the Sousa Commerativo is the show stopper. Best tasting Maguerita all around Boston.

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★★★★★

The Baja Marguerita is superb. What ever the secret ingredient is, the Sousa Commerativo is the show stopper. Best tasting Maguerita all around Boston.

Pros: parking, service, prices

Cons: little crowded at tim

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Went a few yrs ago w/ friends. I enjoyed my entree, but 1 of my friends was not impressed w/ hers. The drinks were decent. The atmosphere was fun and busy/noisy but we had a good time. I've been to better, i've to worse. Had a wait so we went to the adult stores wasting time lol.

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★★★★☆

Went a few yrs ago w/ friends. I enjoyed my entree, but 1 of my friends was not impressed w/ hers. The drinks were decent. The atmosphere was fun and busy/noisy but we had a good time. I've been to better, i've to worse. Had a wait so we went to the adult stores wasting time lol.

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This rude manager is a good enough reason for anyone to skip Iguana Cantina. The food is only average to begin with. The manager accept no out of state IDs and has no capabilities of distinguishing what valid ids are. He accused a valid U.S. passport to be an expired ID because he mistook the issue date as the expiration date. When the customer explained to him where the expiration date is, he called the cops simply because he refused to talk to the customer or admit that he'd made a mistake! This sort of behavior is unheard of and by no means acceptable!

No customers should be discriminated by a restuarant, and this manager discriminated and rejected an adult who was clearly over the age of 21, because he didn't know how to read a passport (accepted by government of countries around the world, but not by Iguana Cantina!)

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★☆☆☆☆

This rude manager is a good enough reason for anyone to skip Iguana Cantina. The food is only average to begin with. The manager accept no out of state IDs and has no capabilities of distinguishing what valid ids are. He accused a valid U.S. passport to be an expired ID because he mistook the issue date as the expiration date. When the customer explained to him where the expiration date is, he called the cops simply because he refused to talk to the customer or admit that he'd made a mistake! This sort of behavior is unheard of and by no means acceptable!

No customers should be discriminated by a restuarant, and this manager discriminated and rejected an adult who was clearly over the age of 21, because he didn't know how to read a passport (accepted by government of countries around the world, but not by Iguana Cantina!)

Cons: Rude Manager

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Rude quasi host/"bouncer" is great if you want to get abused at the door for no good reason, and the food is mediocre on its very best day. Cute faux iguana greets visitors at the door, and that is probably the best thing about this dump.

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★★☆☆☆

Rude quasi host/"bouncer" is great if you want to get abused at the door for no good reason, and the food is mediocre on its very best day. Cute faux iguana greets visitors at the door, and that is probably the best thing about this dump.

Cons: Rude host/"bouncer"

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I thought I'd post a review of the Iguana Cantina because I think it is the funnest bar and restaurant in Waltham. The staff is really personable -- they'll chat with you about all sorts of things, and the margaritas are fantastic. I usually eat in the bar, but the dining room is very comfortable. They have a new tent over part of the huge back patio which makes it really nice to sit even if the weather is kinda iffy. The patio and restaurant were PACKED on Cinco de Mayo and we had an awesome time at the party. I can't reccomend this place enough!

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★★★★★

I thought I'd post a review of the Iguana Cantina because I think it is the funnest bar and restaurant in Waltham. The staff is really personable -- they'll chat with you about all sorts of things, and the margaritas are fantastic. I usually eat in the bar, but the dining room is very comfortable. They have a new tent over part of the huge back patio which makes it really nice to sit even if the weather is kinda iffy. The patio and restaurant were PACKED on Cinco de Mayo and we had an awesome time at the party. I can't reccomend this place enough!

Pros: overly kind staff, good, stiff drinks, awesome snakebites

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When will people realize that this is NOT authentic mexican. Good, authentic mexican is available in lot's of retaurants, @ 1/2 the price and still closeby. One to try is Taqueria within a 1/4 mile of IC better,less expensive and AUTHENTIC.

1
★★☆☆☆

When will people realize that this is NOT authentic mexican. Good, authentic mexican is available in lot's of retaurants, @ 1/2 the price and still closeby. One to try is Taqueria within a 1/4 mile of IC better,less expensive and AUTHENTIC.

Pros: good bar

Cons: crowded , expensive, loud

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I was a bit worried after reading the review. I went a couple fridays ago with a small group . We had to wait in the bar before we could be seated outside not a long wait, a bit crunched for space in the bar though. HAd terrific margaritas! When we were seated outside, it was nice. Quesidillas were soooo good, i thought we all got plenty of food for the price. It wasn't as mexican as we thought, but as the waitress expained it is a vacation theme restaraunt. I think if people knew this, they wouldn't be as disappointed. Margaritas were a hit! And our waitress so very helpful and and sweet.

2
★★★★☆

I was a bit worried after reading the review. I went a couple fridays ago with a small group . We had to wait in the bar before we could be seated outside not a long wait, a bit crunched for space in the bar though. HAd terrific margaritas! When we were seated outside, it was nice. Quesidillas were soooo good, i thought we all got plenty of food for the price. It wasn't as mexican as we thought, but as the waitress expained it is a vacation theme restaraunt. I think if people knew this, they wouldn't be as disappointed. Margaritas were a hit! And our waitress so very helpful and and sweet.

Pros: Margaritas, Patio, not rushed

Cons: crowded in bar, no tacos

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The food here is good, the mural and the robotic lizard head that greats you is a nice touch too. But the prices are way too much. Plus during lunch time there are lots of little loud snot nosed kids- good if you're a parent, not so good if you're not.

1
★★☆☆☆

The food here is good, the mural and the robotic lizard head that greats you is a nice touch too. But the prices are way too much. Plus during lunch time there are lots of little loud snot nosed kids- good if you're a parent, not so good if you're not.

Pros: food is decent, pretty cool mural

Cons: expensive, loud annoying brats

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El Stinko, mi amigos! Bland burritos. Flavorless fajitas. So-so salsa. Good Margarita's though.

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★★☆☆☆

El Stinko, mi amigos! Bland burritos. Flavorless fajitas. So-so salsa. Good Margarita's though.

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The one and only time I went to the Iguana Cantina I was presented with the weakest and most uninteresting Margarita I have ever had the misfortune to experience. I headed to the bar and asked if I could have an extra shot of Tequila - even offered to pay for it - and was given a line about the town laws not permitting it. Haven't given it a thought since. Oh and the food left no impression on me at all.

0
★☆☆☆☆

The one and only time I went to the Iguana Cantina I was presented with the weakest and most uninteresting Margarita I have ever had the misfortune to experience. I headed to the bar and asked if I could have an extra shot of Tequila - even offered to pay for it - and was given a line about the town laws not permitting it. Haven't given it a thought since. Oh and the food left no impression on me at all.

Cons: Lousy drinks

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The atmosphere and the drinks are great. I also like the chips and salsa. The jalapeno poppers (they call them "snake bites") are too spicy for most people to eat. It is difficult finding tasty vegetarian options on the menu but I've heard the meat dishes are good.

The atmosphere is good for hanging out, partying or families.

2
★★★★☆

The atmosphere and the drinks are great. I also like the chips and salsa. The jalapeno poppers (they call them "snake bites") are too spicy for most people to eat. It is difficult finding tasty vegetarian options on the menu but I've heard the meat dishes are good.

The atmosphere is good for hanging out, partying or families.

Pros: great drinks, fun atmosphere

Cons: food isn't great

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I didn't think the service was that great, but every place has its good and bad days.

1
★★★☆☆

I didn't think the service was that great, but every place has its good and bad days.

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Great restaurant in the burbs. Inexpensive, great for kids, and the margaritas are great.

2
★★★★★

Great restaurant in the burbs. Inexpensive, great for kids, and the margaritas are great.

Pros: good margs, spicy fajitas, friendly

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We were meeting friends out for dinner and a couple drinks before we headed into the city for the evening last weekend...We had a great time. Our waitress was very helpful in explaining the menu items. It was great for my friend because she really doesn't like mexican but they had a lot of other choices. It wasn't all burritos and tacos. The service was fast. It wouldn't have been a great place for a get to know you date, the food came really quick and everyone rushes around and creates a loud hum. But overall, it was a good place to meet your friends, catch up and eat and go out again. I read one of the above rating-I am not sure what happened, but we found plenty of city parking directly behind the restaruant and everyone was very friendly.

2
★★★★☆

We were meeting friends out for dinner and a couple drinks before we headed into the city for the evening last weekend...We had a great time. Our waitress was very helpful in explaining the menu items. It was great for my friend because she really doesn't like mexican but they had a lot of other choices. It wasn't all burritos and tacos. The service was fast. It wouldn't have been a great place for a get to know you date, the food came really quick and everyone rushes around and creates a loud hum. But overall, it was a good place to meet your friends, catch up and eat and go out again. I read one of the above rating-I am not sure what happened, but we found plenty of city parking directly behind the restaruant and everyone was very friendly.

Pros: Quick, Fun, Parking

Cons: Small

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We had decent experiences with Iguana Cantina in Framingham. So we were hoping for reasonable if not inspiring Mexican-American food, with friendly if not professional service, in a fun environment for parents and kids. Wrong. Slow, surly service, and food that was probably the worst we have had in the Newton, Watertown, Waltham axis. Nobody liked anything. Even the chips were stale, and salsa non-descript. Avoid it at all costs.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We had decent experiences with Iguana Cantina in Framingham. So we were hoping for reasonable if not inspiring Mexican-American food, with friendly if not professional service, in a fun environment for parents and kids. Wrong. Slow, surly service, and food that was probably the worst we have had in the Newton, Watertown, Waltham axis. Nobody liked anything. Even the chips were stale, and salsa non-descript. Avoid it at all costs.

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I was disappointed -- the food is an ecclectic mix of Asian and latin/mexican inspired dishes, but I would not describe this as a Mexican restaurant.

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★★★☆☆

I was disappointed -- the food is an ecclectic mix of Asian and latin/mexican inspired dishes, but I would not describe this as a Mexican restaurant.

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This try to be trendy Mexican restaurant misses the mark. The food is ok at best, I am still trying to figure out what kind of Mexican food it was and what region it is coming from. Tex - Mex is the best I can come up with. The meals are mostly rice and beans and the main course burritto was small, tastless and over priced for what you get ..... stale tortilla chips and bland salsa to start. The atmosphere is cluttered and cheap. What are you paying for .... the service was slow. Have been there several times hoping it will get better and it doesn't.

1
★★☆☆☆

This try to be trendy Mexican restaurant misses the mark. The food is ok at best, I am still trying to figure out what kind of Mexican food it was and what region it is coming from. Tex - Mex is the best I can come up with. The meals are mostly rice and beans and the main course burritto was small, tastless and over priced for what you get ..... stale tortilla chips and bland salsa to start. The atmosphere is cluttered and cheap. What are you paying for .... the service was slow. Have been there several times hoping it will get better and it doesn't.

Pros: quick service in bar

Cons: over priced

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Iguana Cantina does have a great atmosphere. Having grown up in California and then spending a lot of time in the Southwest, it's hard to give IC a 10 in the food department. The fare is nice and it definitely rates in the good department but an enthusiastic six is all I could give it.

1
★★★☆☆

Iguana Cantina does have a great atmosphere. Having grown up in California and then spending a lot of time in the Southwest, it's hard to give IC a 10 in the food department. The fare is nice and it definitely rates in the good department but an enthusiastic six is all I could give it.

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The food was very good, but the service was horible. We only saw our waiter twice and had to wait 45 minutes when we were finished just to get the bill.

2
★★★★☆

The food was very good, but the service was horible. We only saw our waiter twice and had to wait 45 minutes when we were finished just to get the bill.

Pros: GOOD FOOD, FUN ATMOSPHERE

Cons: BAD SERVICE, NO PARKING

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Being from the Southwest, I had to try this for my self..it appears that ones that voted this a great please have never eating southwest food, in my opinion, it should be on the "worst" lists. ~ call it anything but mexican food.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Being from the Southwest, I had to try this for my self..it appears that ones that voted this a great please have never eating southwest food, in my opinion, it should be on the "worst" lists. ~ call it anything but mexican food.

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What a different, fun , and tasty time we had at Iguana cantina. Great Mexican food, awesome drinks (The margs are the best), and a funky decore. Check out the outside patio.

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★★★★★

What a different, fun , and tasty time we had at Iguana cantina. Great Mexican food, awesome drinks (The margs are the best), and a funky decore. Check out the outside patio.

Pros: good value, great drinks, kid friendly

Cons: to small

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The Iguana Cantina is one of the best places to take a family. the kids love it, we get the incredible margaritas, and the food rocks. All for a very reasonable price.

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★★★★★

The Iguana Cantina is one of the best places to take a family. the kids love it, we get the incredible margaritas, and the food rocks. All for a very reasonable price.

Pros: inexpensive, great margaritas, family friendly

 

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