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Las Iguanas - Lakeside

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Brazilian, Latin, Central American, South American, Gluten Free Options
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Unit 8A Thurrock Lakeside Shopping Centre | The Boardwalk, West Thurrock, Grays Thurrock RM20 2ZN, England
+44 1708 680466
10:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a business dinner with 3. The service was excellent, he was very friendly and helpful. The environment was nice. The food was excellent. We decided to go to this restaurant based on TA. I strongly recommend this restaurant.

Thank MeteKesan
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here on a Sunday afternoon with friends after some Christmas shopping in Lakeside. To be honest I wasn't greatly impressed, everything was just about ok, my food was fine without being anything that special, but I know the other people I was with really enjoyed theirs. The staff were all good, attentive and polite, the surroundings were quite nice... More 

Thank MarkyP70
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch at Las Iguanas, has the post amazing food. It was very tasty, well presented. Staff were friendly, nice atmosphere. Looking forward to returning.

Thank Bespoke V
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was pretty average but the waitress made my day, think her name was Kloe, she new just how to have banter with you whilst staying polite!

Thank Emma H
Marbella, Spain
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a terrible experience started out very good had a nice drink whilst waiting for our table, then the evening deteriated our table was an hour and a half late. When we complained they gave free jugs of what tasted like fruit juice. Our food was Luke warm. One of our party couldn't eat their dinner because it was... More 

Thank Margaret M
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we lived in Essex we ate here so often So good and great menu every tim good value great food chain that always helped TBF

Thank Dowe807
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Las Iguanas two weekends in a row and was served by Sam both times. A friendly waitress, very helpful and really chatty. She helped us choose drinks and tapas especially vegetarian options! Will definitely return hope Sam is still here

Thank Andrew C
Basildon, United Kingdom
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733 reviews
500 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Took ages to be served despite only six tables in use. Ordered drink then food which was freshly cooked. The Calamari was good the Gambas very spicy needed peeling, as it was covered in sauce it was very messy. No extra tissue or finger bowl BAD ERROR. Otherwise ok experience

Thank Hoppityskip
Southend on Sea
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271 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

After a morning cinema visit my husband and I had a delicious reasonably priced lunch and copious amounts of cocktails. It was a lovely few hours spent with friendly staff and a nice quiet low key location. Will be back soon!

Thank andi_wilson
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited on a Sunday evening and had a great meal. It was busy when we arrived, but we didn't have to wait long for a table. There was plenty of choice and the food tasted really really good. Will be back again soon

Thank DannyLatty

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Mexican, Brazilian, Latin, Central American, South American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 8A Thurrock Lakeside Shopping Centre | The Boardwalk, West Thurrock, Grays Thurrock RM20 2ZN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Grays Thurrock  >  West Thurrock
  • Phone Number: +44 1708 680466
Walk through the doors of Las Iguanas and find yourself transported to Latin America, full of rich, vibrant colours, quirky features and custom-made wooden mosaic tables made especially for the restaurant from sustainable woods in Brazil. Each restaurant is unique and the staff love bringing unusual things back from their travels, ranging from large lobster sculptures to giant drums. The philosophy of Las Iguanas is to serve delicious and authentic Latin American food and drink in an environment which evokes the very best of Latin life. With recipes dating back to the 16th century, the food successfully fuses native Latin American Indian, Spanish, Portuguese and African influences. Working hard to ensure that everything comes from the best possible source, Las Iguanas is proud of its fresh GM free food and top quality ingredients.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?