with spicy marinara and jalapeño tartar sauces, CHICKEN TAQUITOS $14. ! “He’s sitting sentry.”. Made of wire mesh and polyurethane foam, the iguana, an inanimate cartoonish figure of Jurassic Park proportions with an open, spiky-toothed mouth, spiny quills along its back and a great, curling tail, was a downtown icon (and occasional cause celebre) during the 1980's. I ordered a blueberry mojito. Fun dancing ... Latin Club - Caliente Wednesdays - 2nd Floor. The Texas-themed cafe opened in February 1976 and became the premier country music venue in New York and booked big names and especially acts from Texas, like Greezy Wheels, George Strait , Asleep at the Wheel and Roy Orbison . New York Today is still going strong! It was a raucous, often crowded place, with free-flowing tequila, pretty good barbecue, not a few 10-gallon hats and performers like Willie Nelson, Kinky Friedman, Albert King and Roy Orbison. served with Mexican rice and beans broccoli, peppers and string beans with jalapeño corn bread and vegetable brown rice, FAJITA VEGETARIANA $25. GRILLED VEGETABLES – SAUTÉED SPINACH – MEXICAN STYLE CORN ON THE COB (ELOTE ASADO) Help us present groundbreaking exhibitions and develop educational programs about our nation's history for more than 200,000 schoolchildren annually. Update. Hoist a beer and play a little Jerry Lee in your honor. Mexican, Latin, Bar, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, haas avocado, tomato, onion, cilantro, jalapeño and fresh lime juice, prepared to order at your table, seasoned fresh lump crab, lightly breaded and sautéed served with avocado corn salsa, jalapeño tartar sauce and jicama slaw, butterflied jumbo shrimp in beer batter and shredded coconut with honey chipotle dipping sauce, with spicy marinara and jalapeño tartar sauces, crispy golden brown flautas with chicken ranchera and monterrey jack served with guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo, crispy golden brown flautas with chorizo, butternut squash and monterrey jack served with guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo, corn tortilla chips, chili con queso, jalapeño, pico de gallo, guacamole and sour cream your choice: chicken ranchera or chili beef, sautéed shrimp, shitake mushrooms, cilantro, poblano peppers, monterrey jack and oaxaca cheeses, roasted corn, peppers, monterrey jack and oaxaca cheeses, served with guacamole, pico de gallo and sour cream your choice: grilled steak, chicken, Grilled Vegetables And Goat Cheese Quesadilla, balsamic marinated zucchini, peppers, red onion, chayote, asparagus, goat, monterrey jack and oaxaca cheeses, served with guacamole, pico de gallo and sour cream, hass avocado filled with grilled shrimp, poblano, tomato, cucumber, red onion and sweet corn served on a bed of field greens with cilantro dressing, mango,tomato, jalapeño, cilantro, and field greens in honey cumin lime dressing, field greens, jicama, dried cranberries, granny smith apple and candied pecans in ginger balsamic vinaigrette, crisp hearts of romaine tossed in a classic caesar dressing with baked cotija and jack croutons, romaine, cucumber, celery carrots, grape tomatoes in balsamic vinaigrette, arugula, roasted corn, roasted pumpkin seeds, tomato,queso fresco and fresh lime dressing, a traditional hearty soup topped with sour cream and corn tortilla ribbons, boneless half chicken marinated in cilantro, lime and garlic served with chipotle mashed potatoes and sautéed string beans, jumbo shrimp sautéed with garlic, jalapeño, tomato, white wine, lime juice and cilantro served with mixed vegetable rice and grilled asparagus, topped with our garlic, onion, caper, olive and fresh tomato sauce served with mexican rice and sautéed broccoli, topped with poblano mantequilla served with vegetable brown rice, sauteed spinach and mushrooms, southern pecan with oven roasted salmon, served with mexican rice and sauteed string beans, served with fresh pineapple black bean salsa and sweet potato fries, topped with chipotle cranberry cabernet reduction served with roasted yukon gold potatoes, sautéed New York State apples, Spice Rubbed Prime Dry Aged N.y. All Rights Reserved. The manager, the staff, the patrons; everyone seemed to be...there for a good time. of a furious giant lizard have been hard to come by in recent years, so Iggy lingered in storage. balsamic marinated zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, asparagus, mushrooms, grape tomatoes, “This was still before [Rudy] Giuliani took over. Caramelized Mexican custard black angus beef, red beans, cheddar and Monterrey jack cheeses with pico de gallo, hot sauce and jalapeno corn bread, JUMBO LUMP CRAB AND AVOCADO SALAD $16. But after court hearings, the iguana was ruled to be a work of art, not a sign, and it stayed where it was. There was a lot of food however I thought the quality was just ok. We ordered a sampling of desserts. YELLOWTAIL MERLOT 21+ with proper ID. And the day I shed a tear when you left. I loved the fact that Andrei Gromyko, foreign affiars minister for the Soviet Union from 1957 until 1985, was a big fan of the Lone Star Cafe when he had to be at the UN. CAPTAIN MORGAN RUM $200 Rotating Dj's Playing The Best In Latin Top 40s - Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton. Follow writers to discover great stories. our classic Tex-Mex fajita with tofu, assorted seasonal vegetables and whole wheat tortillas. two soft flour tortillas folded with Mexican rice, beans and Monterrey jack cheese topped with poblano mantequilla I ordered a blueberry mojito. CAESAR SALAD $10. Haas avocado, tomato, onion, cilantro, jalapeño and fresh lime juice * grilled steak add $6. You can find the latest entries at nytimes.com/diary and on our New York section online. Including Rock-n-Roll, Motown, Soul, R&B, and Doo Wop. served with Mexican rice and sautéed broccoli, FIESTA VEGETAL $18. with pico de gallo, hot sauce and jalapeno corn bread, JUMBO LUMP CRAB AND AVOCADO $16. Are you sure you want to delete this answer? 1800 TEQUILA $225 served with mixed vegetable rice and grilled asparagus, TACOS AL CARBON $18. is there any connection between the restaurant and the jazz show? Spring Fling! “It may be a little early to call him a mascot,” said Alexis Wilson, a spokeswoman for the zoo. I'm not sure about the one on the lower level. – OR – GRILLED SHRIMP TACOS $25. Iguana NYC is New York's premier Mexican restaurant, cafe, Latin-style night club and dance lounge. Coffee & Patron XO (coffee flavored tequila liqueur), CAFÉ GODIVA field greens, mango, papaya, sesame seeds and black beans over a crispy corn tostada with citrus vinaigrette, AVOCADO RELLENO $15. served with steak fries, SPICE RUBBED PRIME DRY AGED N.Y. Drug deals went down all around it. We rank these hotels, restaurants, and attractions by balancing reviews from our members with how close they are to this location. These startling 1970s New York photos reveal a city undergoing an unparalleled transformation fueled by economic collapse and rampant crime. turned to the notion of: Hey, what about that big ol’ iguana sculpture? At Blu Iguana you will find casual dining with a modern Mexican menu; great classic old school music spun by local DJs, and hand crafted cocktails. For not quite 13 years, beginning in 1976, the Lone Star was a haven for Texas-style bad behavior in New York City. rude bouncer and rude bartender. (9$ Coronas, $14 mixed drink) Downstairs emptyyyy until 1:30am. The cover charge for the dance floors was $15. jumbo shrimp sautéed with garlic, jalapeño, tomato, white wine, lime juice and cilantro butterflied jumbo shrimp in beer batter and shredded coconut Mr. Wade, now 54 and living in Austin, Tex., specializes in large installation art and has a fondness for southwestern kitsch. Ladies Free All Night! JOHNNIE WALKER BLACK LABEL $225 Ladies Never Pay A Cover ... Free salsa bachata lessons every Thursday at 6pm. These were places that made going out on a KENDALL JACKSON CABERNET SAUVIGNON served with crispy tortilla chips, TEXAS CHILI BOWL $14. Back at his home in Austin, where he answers the phone, “Daddy-O,” Mr. Wade pronounced himself satisfied with the installation. Iggy’s story begins at a display space near Niagara Falls, but it really got going in 1978 at the Lone Star Cafe, the much venerated and much more maligned honky-tonk at Fifth Avenue and 13th Street in Manhattan. The food was quality. But it eventually returned, as Mr. Cooperman and Mr. Wade recall, after Mayor Edward I. Koch, an iguana fan, attended a party at the Lone Star and missed it. ''We're going to put it up on some kind of platform, and underneath it, we'll do some art projects with kids,'' said Robert Townley, the group's executive director. served with guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo, IGUANA NACHOS $16. It was cold and mushy. 100% agave mezcal, grand mariner, fresh lime juice and agave nectar, Iguana Lean KETEL ONE VODKA $200 The music on the two dance floors was exceptionally good. Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change. My wife wanted to see some more but I was beat. layers of Haas avocado, roasted corn, grilled shrimp and grape tomato Not passing judgment, but bad attempts at art beat no art every time. By amNY.com staff. there for a good time. Iguana specializes in private parties large or small Served with warm chocolate sauce I get teary eyed each time I walk down 5th Avenue and 13th Street. It is a great, comfortable place to dance and enjoy Latin or rhythm and blues music. ! served with Mexican rice, FIESTA VEGETAL $25. I thought it was ok. “New York would’ve been fine. black angus beef, red beans, cheddar and Monterrey jack cheeses MALIBU RUM $200 Sock Hop Sundays - 50s/60s Dance Party. More Info: http://www.iguananyc.com, Iguana NYC, 240 West 54th Street, New York, NY, Iguana NYC, 240 W 54th St, New York, NY, 10019. Iguana’s most famous celebrations are New Years Eve party and Cinco de Mayo party. TACO SALAD $15. We all had flavored margaritas and they were all delicious. We tried to give it a shot since we paid a ton to get in- but no. In their place, smaller clubs like Tunnel opened in Chelsea, and that's when Glam said the “club kids”—young, outlandishly dressed people who partied several times a week—emerged. served with guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo, CHORIZO TAQUITOS $14. our classic Tex-Mex fajita with tofu, assorted seasonal vegetables and whole wheat tortillas, SHRIMP ENCHILADA $25. We average 175+ guests at Sock Hop ... Click your picture at any time to see your Profile, Recommendations, Add Events, Studios & more. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Iguana NYC is New York's premier Mexican restaurant, cafe, Latin-style night club and dance lounge. I would like to see fresh blueberries instead of blueberry syrup. We will continue to publish one item each weekday And trust us, it wasn't all that pretty. Iguana New York is over 3 floors at one Theater District address — it is the perfect setting for any occasion. The Latin Room features the hottest salsa, merengue & bachata music: Latin Club Parties, Salsa Parties, Bachata Dancing every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They offer dinner and V.I.P.