Las Iguanas

We live for food, and to bring food alive – with an irresistible bolt of Latin American energy. We rise at the crack of dawn to unload boxes of top-quality, fresh British produce. Then our chefs add carefully sourced ingredients from around the world, to conjure delicious, authentic South American food, made with passion, love and lots of Latin magic.

Our food pulses with its exotic 16th Century roots – a mouth-watering confusion of native Latin American Indian, Spanish, Portuguese and African influences. Las Iguanas is an adventure. You’ll discover new tastes, and fall in love with new favourites – and feel the warmth and welcome of South America.

“We wanted to create something special, something alive, that made people feel good about themselves and feel good about life in general.” – Eren, Las Iguanas MD.

We started small in a quiet Bristol street in 1991 and became something of a local institution.

Bringing a tasty blend of the traditional and the new to the city, with fresh ingredients, mouth-watering regional food and drink, and service from passionate people. We added intoxicating Latin rhythms and the rich colour palette of the southern hemisphere to the mix and our diners seemed to enjoy every Latin minute and every Latin mouthful.

Unusually on the High Street, we grew gradually and stayed independent. You’ll find the same faces running the show that were there back in ’91 and that’s because we love what we do. And we could be bringing more of that Latin loving to a town near you soon!