Since the 2nd April, Las Iguanas have launched a new Spring / Summer menu at the Latin American restaurant at Liverpool ONE. With 17 new additions, the menu includes new tasty tapas dishes, four new taco fillings, and more veggie, vegan and gluten-free options than ever before, including Burrito Bowls and beautiful salads, all made lovingly from scratch. We recently visited the Liverpool branch to try the new additions, so read below to see what we thought of their new menu…

The Venue and Vibe

Situated on the terrace at Liverpool ONE, the restaurant had great views of the city, as you could see the Liverbird Building from your seat by the window! The restaurant was busy, with the staff working hard to get tables served and then turned around quickly to get more guests seated. The staff were very friendly and made a great effort to explain the menu and suggest options on the menu, which was helpful for us to make our minds up as there is so much to choose from! The restaurant is very spacious and light, with appropriate music which is fitting to the style of the food.

The Food and Drink

DRINKS

Holly and I ordered the new ‘Tutti Fruitti’ (£9.95) which was a blend of Absolut Berri Açaí Vodka, mango, passion fruit and lime. The drink genuinely tasted of a melted solero ‘exotic’ ice cream. It was incredibly smooth, tasty and light. We would recommend this if you fancied a cocktail that didn’t taste like you are drinking alcohol, which can often be deceiving but delicious nonetheless.

MAIN COURSE

For the main course, Holly ordered the ‘Moqueca de Palmitos’ (£13.50) and asked for it to be vegan. The dish contained butternut squash, ethically sourced palm hearts, fine beans & spinach in a creamy coconut curry with charred red peppers, garlic & fresh tomatoes. With spring onion rice, sweet plantain, pico de gallo & a coconut farofa to sprinkle. “The meal was very filling and I love trying new vegetables such as palm hearts, which are harvested from the inner core and growing bud of certain palm trees or coconuts. This gave this dish an even more sweet, coconutty flavour which was so tasty.” – Holly Benning.

I ordered the new ‘Chilli Con Carne’ (£12.50) which is a rich chunky beef & black bean chilli, with spring onion rice & crispy blue corn tortillas. I chose a smoky chipotle spiced butter to melt into my chill which was a medium heat, and perfect for my spice preference. The portion size was amazing for the price of the dish, it most certainly filled me up! The alternative blue corn chips were a great addition to the texture of the dish. The chilli was packed full of flavour, the rice was fluffy and the food was piping hot – an all round fab meal!

DESSERT

For dessert, Holly ordered the ‘Chocolate Coconut Tart’ (£5.50) which is vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free! The chocolate and coconut tart was rich and indulgent on a nutty base dusted with cocoa, served with a scoop of dairy-free coconut ice cream. “It was incredibly rich so you could easily have a smaller portion and not be disappointed! It was the first time I have ever tried a dairy free coconut ice cream and it was amazing.” – Holly Benning.

I chose my favourite kind of dessert – chocolate! Being a new addition to the menu, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The ‘Brownie, Cookie & Ice Cream’ (£4.95) was one of the nicest desserts I have ever eaten. I didn’t expect each element to be served individually but it made me appreciate each taste, texture and temperature separately. The three elements were; warm gooey chocolate brownie pieces, ice cold vanilla ice cream & a dulce de leche cookie sandwich.

Extra Information

Student Discount: 25% off your food & drinks (wine, beer & sharing cocktails) on Sunday – Thursday.

Every day is a celebration at Las Iguanas where an impressive selection of cocktails and mocktails are available 2 for 1 all day, every day!

Available also for home delivery, so there’s no excuse not to indulge!

To book, visit or contact:

Address:
14 Paradise Street
Liverpool
L1 8JF

Email: liverpool@iguanas.co.uk
Phone Number: 01517 094030

Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 23:00 pm, Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am – 23:30 pm / Bar open until 00:00 and Sunday: 10:00 am – 22:30 pm.

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