Monday, 15 February 2010

Mexican Restaurants Leeds - Las Iguanas

Mexican Dining in Leeds

Over the past few years I've dished the dirt on quite a few really poor dining experiences in Leeds, which makes it a real pleasure to introduce a really positive experience at La Iguanas for Valentines Day yesterday - good service, great atmosphere and great Mexican food.

Leeds city centre is really lacking in Mexican restaurants these days since the Cactus Lounge packed up its sombrero and high tailed it to Bradford, so with a date who loves Mexican there was only one place to try and Las Iguanas didn't disappoint. The Valentines Day set menu didn't have the chimichanga on it, but that we can forgive since we got excellent roast duck tortilla (Pato Taquito) and huge juicy mint, lime and chilli tiger prawns (Mojito Tiger Prawns) for starters. This was followed by a really good, albeit a little over leafy, Brazilian lime chicken salad in a crayfish and peanut sauce and divine burritos. And for dessert, the pistachio and white chocolate cheesecake is still making me drool and the Aztec chocolate fudge cake makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

With friendly and efficient service even on a very busy night and a complementary cava we really couldn't complain. Would have perhaps preferred to order a decent bottle of bubbly or even a sparkling rose, but we already had a few drinks inside us, so we let that one pass.

All in all, I think the upshot is that if you're in the city centre, you don't need to travel all the way to Dare in Headingley to get a really good Mexican.

Las Iguanas is situated right next to the Corn Exchange and within easy walking distance of the train station and major transport links and parking.

Unit 3

Cloth Hall Street

Leeds LS1 2HD

Tel: 0113 243 9533

Fax: 0113 244 3696

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