Las Iguanas

a big-hearted Mexican wave that more than satisfies your Latin American-themed dreams

a big-hearted Mexican wave that more than satisfies your Latin American-themed dreams

Whether you’re craving a chimichanga, bursting for a burrito, desperate to feast on fajita, on a quest for quesadillas or simply craving a cocky cocktail, Las Iguanas offers a big-hearted Mexican wave that more than satisfies your Latin American-themed dreams.

This big, bright diner (complete a covered alfresco patio within a pretty ‘hidden courtyard’) serves big, bright food that offers a very warm welcome to the modern day Latin America vibe: you won’t find yourself sitting next to a straw donkey and being blasted with faux-carnival music, but you will get a robust South of the Border feast in all its gutsy glory – when your tastebuds need tingling, this is definitely one of Bath’s brightest hotspots.

As you’d expect, those aforementioned tacos, fajitas, chimichangas, enchiladas and burritos all go large here, but an exciting array of lesser-spotted dishes such as the Xinxim (chicken bathed in a creamy, lime-infused crayfish and peanut sauce, served with plaintains and ground peanuts) add foodie flair. And while it may be a stalwart of the Bath eating out scene, the kitchen moves with the times on a regular basis, putting spectacular special offers and new additions in the spotlight alongside their classic selection of greatest hits on a regular basis.

Las Iguanas also deserves special commendation for offering highly imaginative veggie/vegan options while a multitude of gluten-, dairy- and nut-free options are clearly flagged up throughout the menus, making this a party to which everybody is invited, while the legendary Bottomless Brunch options add yet another dimension to proceedings.

The drinks list, meanwhile, is as extensive as the food menu, with Spanish, Chilean and Argentinean wine leading the way, bottled beers kicking up a conga rhythm not far behind and exotic punches and cocktails (including an all day, every day 2-for-1 selection) keeping the carnival going. And yes, there’s pretty much always a carnival going on at Las Iguanas; the restaurant gets very busy at peak times, and is (understandably) very popular with parties.

Not in the mood for full-on food? Las Iguanas’ ancillary cocktail bar Casa Iguanas (downstairs from the restaurant or accessible via an independent entrance on Monmouth Street) offers top tapas, light bites, sharing platters and superb cocktails, including a 2-for-1 selection all day, every day – ¡Aclamaciones!


  • wheelchair access Wheelchair access
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  • Wifi Free wifi available
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  • Gluten free Gluten free options
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  • Baby changing Baby changing facilities

Las Iguanas

Saw Cl, Bath BA1, UK

Opening hours
Monday-Thursday 10am-11pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-11.30pm (bar open until midnight),
Sunday 10am-10.30pm

Casa Iguanas
Monday-Thursday 12noon-11pm, Friday-Saturday 12noon-midnight, Sunday 12noon-10.30pm

Getting here

‘Hidden away’ behind Saw Close: enter via either the main archway twixt the pizza restaurant and wine bar on the Saw Close main drag or scuttle through the secondary archway directly opposite the Theatre Royal stage door.