Food Review: Las Iguanas

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las Iguanas

It’s been a while since I’ve done a food review, my apologies dear readers I have so many things I want to write and blog about that you forget about some but not today, oh no, today I shall be writing about my last meal in Las Iguanas…

We are fortunate enough to have not just one, but two Las Iguanas in Cardiff. One in town and one in the bay. Personally I prefer the Bay one due to the fact it overlooks the sea and is perfect in the summer. Dan and I decided to pop in on a sunny afternoon and indulge in some good old fashion tapas as well as the two for one cocktails (which also include non-alcoholic cocktails too). We decided to forget about the starter since we knew our main course was going to be huge and also we both really wanted a dessert.

For our main course we decided on;

  • Nachos – Home cooked corn tortilla chips with melted cheese, topped with Jalapenos, salsa, soured cream and guacamole (so basically you’re usual nachos plate). You can also add toppings such as shredded beef or smoked chipotle chicken, as well as chilli con carne and refried black beans. Personally I would’ve gone with the chilli con carne carne but our meal was big enough as it is without adding extras to our meal. This is the first time I’ve had nachos in a while and they taste absolutely delicious!! When you haven’t had something in a while it always tastes that much nicer. The guacamole was divine but I really do not like the taste of sour cream. Next time I might ask if they could leave it off the plate.
  • Calamares – Deep fried squid coated in crisp cayenne and cassava crumb. Calamares  is one of my favourite foods, so this was a winner regardless. The outer layer was not greasy or too tough and the sauce that came with it matched the squid perfectly. The sauce is called aioli and I definitely recommend it!
  • Pato Taquito – I’ve never tried this before so I was pretty excited when it came to our table.  It’s shred of roasted duck and caramelised onions rolled in a flour tortilla and char-grilled with a side of cranberry salsa. it looked great and tasted as good as it looked. It wasn’t too spicy either. I’ll be honest I didn’t really try the cranberry sals, too adventurous for my taste buds!
  • Fish Taco –  I’ve had this before so I decided to treat Dan to a dish and as per usual it was glorious!! The coating was light and fluffy with barely any batter and the sweet chilli sauce just gave it the kick it needed. The dish itself is white fish caught in soft tortilla topped with a corn and sweet chilli salsa. The filling that came with it was also delicious!
  • Chicken Wings – Dan decided on our last dish and as you can see, he played it safe with some chicken wings. There are a variety of sauces to choose from such as honey peri peri, spicy barbecue jerk and flaming hot habanero. We chose the honey peri peri since it sounded the least spicy and it was lovely. Not too spicy.
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Las Iguanas

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Pato Taquito
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Fish Taco
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Nachos
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Hot Chicken Wings
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Calamares

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Favourite Dish
My favourite dish is probably the nachos followed closely by the fish taco. The reason I think I enjoyed the nachos so much is because i haven’t had any in such a long time so it tasted that much nicer and the fish taco was just delicious. The sauce dripping from the bottom of the tortilla, thinking about that dish is enough to make my mouth water.

Least Favourite Dish
My least favourite is probably the hot wings. Too much bone and too boring for me. If i want hot wings I’ll just go to KFC or any other place. I’ve never been a fan of hot wings and even the peri peri sauce couldn’t spur me otherwise.

The Desserts
We had plenty of room for dessert and was eagerly waiting for it. I decided to stick with something I already knew I liked while Dan opted for something he had never tried before.

  • Aztec Chocolate Fudge Cake – Warm spiced chocolate orange sponge cake with vanilla ice cream. I don’t think I need to state how scrumptious and divine this dessert is. As you can see from the images below the chocolate sauce was pouring over the sides. You can really taste the orange zest too which worked beautifully with the vanilla ice cream.
  • Creamy Caramel Cake – This is the cake Dan decided to try and he seemed quite satisfied with it. I did have a quick taste  myself and honestly it was too cold for my liking. Maybe if I hadn’t taken a bite out of my own cake I wouldn’t have minded so much. The cake itself is layers of soaked sponge and caramelised drizzled with dulce de leche. It’s also topped with more caramelised cream and blueberries
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Aztec Chocolate Fudge Cake

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Creamy Caramel Cake

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Overall
I absolutely loved it and would definitely go again but next time I shall have a proper main course instead of the tapas. Time to venture away.

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