Las Iguanas threw open the doors of their latest restaurant in April bringing a fiesta of lovely Latino flavours to Harrogate
Las Iguanas has moved in to Harrogate’s vibrant restaurant enclave of John Street. Grab a seat outside under the exquisite cast iron canopy which is quintessentially Harrogate and watch the world go by on this pedestrianised street. On cooler days come inside and find a shot of South American warmth with sunshine shades of yellow, turquoise and coral, reclaimed wood and comfy leather banquettes and big curvy booths. The décor complements the tropical tastes coming from the kitchen where the ‘proper’ chefs are cooking up a Latino storm with fresh ingredients and over 30 sauces and salsas made from scratch daily. The bar is the perfect spot to people watch with a classic cocktail or coffee.
Diners at Las Iguanas can expect a new spring menu bursting with Latin American classics and contemporary cooking, made fresh to order by the team of ‘proper’ chefs. Fish lovers will enjoy new additions Ceviche in tiger’s milk with sweet potato crisps, pan-fried Sea Bass Achiote and a traditional Moqueca de Piexe mild Brazilian curry with coconut and fresh tomato sauce. Ribs take on a Cuban twist with a sticky Havana Club glaze and there is a rainbow of colour in the Fiesta Ensalada with butternut, avocado, roquito peppers and charred corn. It’s sunshine on a plate.
For those with a sweet tooth the desserts are characteristically yummy, from Dulce de Leche Cheesecake to cinnamon dusted Churros. For a lighter end to your meal try the new Mojito Jelly with lemon & lime sorbet.
And then there are the cocktails. In the year that the Olympics hits Rio, sample the taste of Brazil with a Caiprinha or two, made from Las Iguana’s very own cachaça distilled near to the Brazilian capital itself. Enjoy them 2 for 1 as part of the legendary happy hour, now boasting 25 cocktails and coolers to celebrate las Iguanas’ 25th Birthday this year. Or bring plenty of friends and try the sharing cocktails served up in big skulls and kitsch pineapples.