Affectionately known as “the little taco stand down by the railroad tracks”, The Iguana Mexican Grill on 9th Street in downtown Oklahoma City’s Automobile Alley district, has consistently been a local favorite. For five years, Iguana has been welcoming customers from all across Oklahoma City with a fresh, original take on Tex-Mex cuisine.
Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate during their annual, renowned Cinco de Mayo festivities. Beginning at noon on May 5th, Iguana is proud to host their “Cinco, Cinco de Mayo”, as it is their fifth year hosting this event on 9th Street. Come listen to live music while you take part in fresh, handmade El Jimador margaritas and smoked pork tacos, or if you like, you can choose from a wide selection of cold beers. With an outdoor bar, fresh menu items, live music and vendors, you can’t go wrong.
And, of course, two Iguanas are better than one. There will also be festivities and live music at the Iguana’s other location. The Iguana Café located in Nichols Hills Plaza is an extension of the downtown grill’s craft, all packed into a smaller, intimate café with signature drinks and entrees of their own. They call themselves the “tucked away, hidden gem of Nichols Hills”, but locals like to call it “Li’l Iguana”. Whether you’re uptown or downtown, you’re going to experience the best of Oklahoma City.
The original concept of Iguana was to create a place where everyone would be able to come sit, relax, eat, and drink from a bevy of tequilas. As a result, The Iguana Mexican Grill has become one of the hottest downtown restaurants in Oklahoma City. With close to 200 different types and varieties of tequila, a rustic, colorful decor, playful interaction between the wait staff and patrons (partially inspired by the upbeat tunes and a little tequila!), a visit to The Iguana Mexican Grill is always enjoyable one.
Whether it’s Cinco, Cinco or any day of the week, the Iguana Mexican Grill features a straightforward, no frills style of cooking: Focusing on flavor rather than flair, and technique rather than style, and has become very popular for its incredibly imaginative twist on Mexican dining. Famous for enchiladas and chile rellenos, Iguana is working hard to establish the record for the largest selection of tequila this side of the Mississippi.
The Iguana Mexican Grill is located at Nine NW 9th Street in downtown Oklahoma City. For call-ahead seating, directions or more information, call 405-606-7172. The Iguana Café is located at 6482 Avondale Drive in Nichols Hills. 405-608-0600.
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