A very pretty restaurant with no Mexican warmth. Not a smile from anyone. They knew it was a Birthday celebration but the Mariachi band sang happy birthday to 3 other tables but mine! Staff seemed tired and overworked. Can’t compare with Cafe des Artistes or La Palapa or Bistro Teresa. A disappointment.
Amazing experience there. Stunning location, great service and food.
Very enjoyable brunch but was disappointed in no French toast or pancakes. Service was poor. Soiled dishes weren't cleared, waiter not attentive, didn't replenish coffee as frequent as we would have liked. Had to order a drink twice before it was served and never brought water we asked for. Waiters all hung out at the bar.
Outstanding ambiance stemming from the days when Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor owned the place. Fantastic restaurant with traditional Mexican cuisine with contemporary selections using local fare. The shrimp tamale was the best tamale I've ever had. My sea bass was wonderful. They also feature a fantastic multiple piece Mariachi band and a beautiful view overlooking the city to the bay. I will definitely be back on my next trip to Puerto Vallarta. Take a taxi, it's quite a hike up the hill.
Wonderful restaurant in an amazing space. Service was impeccable and the view was second to none. Perfect restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. Portions are fair and our meal was cooked to perfection. We’ll be back!
The food was great, but the servers attitude needs to improve. A little smile would go a long way.
The receptionist also needs someone to show her some points in people skills.
Jim and Dolly
Tout était parfait.
Amazing place and amazing food. Wow. Top notch for us.
This is an incredible place. The setting is amazing and the food was wonderful. I think the highlight of the evening was the incredible mariachi band that played. I would definitely return to this restaurant.
We love this place. When we are in Mexico we always like to come here at least once, for dinner.
It is very romantic and elegant. The food , service abd ambiance are outstanding. The sunset views are beautiful. It is fun to see the furnishings and the large picture of Elizabeth Taylor at the top of the stairs. Everything about it is wonderful. The mariachi band is wonderful to listen to. Can't wait to return!
Excellent meal in lovely surroundings. The waiters were extremely friendly and helpful and informative about the menu options. The wine list and cocktail menu was extensive. A thoroughly enjoyable dinning experience
It was a delicious meal ! The service was great and the view spectacular! Ordered dessert and enjoyed the mariachis!
This restaurant is magical. The view is beautiful for sunset. Open air. Legendary history. Creative cocktails and beautifully presented delicious food. The mariachi band is the best we have ever listened to. Can’t recommend highly enough.
This was our first time at The Iguana restaurant and it was amazing. The setting is spectacular, the service impeccable and the food outstanding. I had the soft shell crabs with risotto and they were cooked to perfection. The crispy batter and soft crab were some of the best I’ve had. My friends had the lobster and it was fresh and so large that it was almost too much for one person. Everything was timed perfectly and you didn’t feel rushed. You have to be there when the Mariachi band is playing as it’s not your typical Mariachi. They are very talented musicians and singers! A great night was had by all.
We make sure to bring out of town guests while we, and they, are here.
Absolutely amazing place and incredible service delicious food by far the best restaurant in Vallarta... From the time you enter this fabulous place its incredible.... Angus Filet one of the best around... Fresh Fish is always amazing....
Great experience in a beautiful setting. Combined with the history of the house it makes for a great evening out.
The Mariachi band was excellent and entertaining.
Worth the visit.
Everything was excellent even as a single person dining alone, I was given the right amount of attention. First time there.As a long time visitor to PV will return .
Always a treat to go here. We toured the property 15 years ago and have been coming back every year.
A group of us had brunch on Sunday. The food is outstanding. We are returning again next month. The fresh warm churns are the best.
This is a wonderful restaurant with great ambience that provides a beautiful setting where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton lived together. My wife and I have visited this restaurant several times when we have visited Puerto Vallarta. The service is superb,the food is excellent,the view from the restaurant looking out to Banderas Bay is beautiful and is especially so if you arrive before sunset! An excellent Mariachi band provides excellent entertainment. This is the kind of restaurant that you want to go to for special occasions!
Incredible service, food, music, and views!
The food just wasn't very exciting. The corn soup was pretty good, but the huitlacoche flan was bland and too firm.
The space is beautiful, and I guess if you like mariachi music loud enough so you don't have to talk to your geriatric spouse at dinner, this might be the place for you.
Professional waite staff makes for a memorable experience with a great view, beautiful atmosphere and marvelous meal.
I must say the dinner was a vast improvement from last year. Service was a thousand times better and food was wonderful
If it were not for my guests staying with me in PV I would never have gone back
Happy cafe de Artis has redeemed itself
Wonderful brunch. Great food, wonderful service, beautiful and great view. Great value as well
Great meal. Service was non existent. We were not escorted to our table. Needed to pour our own wine. No check to see if meal was ok. No coffee or dessert offered. Rather shocking. Also was sorry the band was not playing on a Sat night.
We had an amazing experience
The food the service and the space was the best thing we had in Puerto Vallarta
What a disappointment!!! We arrived and the restaurant door was locked. We rang a bell over the door and were eventually let into the restaurant...ten minutes later... by a snobby hostess...who complained that she had to walk down stairs to let us in. Our waiter was rude and aggressive. When we tried to explain my mother's food allergy he launched into a speech about how the kitchen prepares sauces.... without listening to us. I asked for a manager. There wasn't one. Really. A waiter named Alex saved the day by taking our table. He was awesome. There are amazing restaurants in PV. This is not one.
Valentines dinner at the iguana was everything we hoped it would be. The view is lovely. If they seat you in the sun, bear with it... the sun will go down and you will eventually have the best table in the house. Great Pork belly, lobster tacos, and romantic ambiance. I only wish there were more Napa Valley or Sonoma wines on the menu. I realize that mexico has some good wines, though some of the dishes would have paired better with some nice full bodied wines. Mariachi band is incredible. You can tell they are professionally trained. EXCELLENT
Wonderful historic atmosphere and outstanding Mariachi band! Excellent food and service! Definitely a great recommendation!
Wonderful view and exquisite cuisine!
We arrived for an early dinner with our two children, ages 9 & 7, and two sets of grandparents. The table and view for our party of 8 was gorgeous, the food was delicious, and the service was impeccable. The Iguana does not cater to kids - my children ordered off the regular menu and paid regular prices but the servers were extremely friendly and accommodating for my girls. My only complaint was that it was difficult to carry on conversations with the 10-piece mariachi band playing. They only played a few songs at a time, and the music was wonderful - just a bit loud for my preference.
Visiting Puerto Vallarta with friends such a special restaurant
Un brunch parfait, tout était delicieux ! Nous reviendrons !
Brunch! Excellent selections. Very attentive server!
We come once a year and look forward to the great food and ambiance.
Fantastic! Probably the best restaurant in town. Great food, romantic setting, beautiful views and professional mariachis most nights.
A special occasion dinner. Chiles en nogada outstanding. Superb service - kudos to Miguel. Gorgeous space. Personal serenade by mariachi band a nice touch. We'll be back.
Perfect from beginning to end. If it were only closer to Kansas...