Las Iguans – Resorts World (NEC) Birmingham – Review by HungryOwlOn August 8, 2018 by HungryOwl
FattyCat booked a table at Las Iguanas expecting the restaurant to be busy due to Iron Maiden playing at the Genting Arena opposite. It was relatively busy – there were also a 8 large tables ‘reserved’ but while we were there no one ever turned up to use them.
The waitress was friendly and helped us through some of the menu items – the food comes from Peru, Brazil and Mexico, so some of the dishes we had never heard of. With a Birthday Voucher for a free main course when you buy another main course we steered away from the fantastic sounding tapas.
FattyCat had the Buenos Aires Burger (1OO% prime short rib & chuck beef patty, char-grilled & topped with aioli, crisp baby gem lettuce, smoky pork chorizo, caramelised onion, Emmental cheese & fresh herb chimichurri in a toasted brioche bun with slaw & fries) £12.95. It was well presented and smelt amazing. FattyCat said it was tasted fabulous too. It was an excellent sized portion which resulted in a never before seen event – FattyCat left some fries!
I ordered the Steak Fajitas (£17.50) – the steak was served on a sizzling iron skillet with a sauce, cooked peppers and onions. There was a selection of dips – sour cream, salsa, guacamole, jalapenos, grated cheese. I swapped the jalapenos with FattyCat for his coleslaw. The meat was tender and spicy. I loved the experience of making each of my 4 wraps different.
To drink FattyCat has a Reserver Beer (£4.20 for 330ml bottle) and I indulged in the buy 1 get 1 free cocktails to enjoy 2 strawberry daiquiris (£9.95).
I finished the meal with the best ever gooey chocolate brownie with a rich dark chocolate orange sauce and vanilla ice cream. Then to make sure I would be awake for the gig I had a cappuccino while FattyCat had a second beer.
Whilst our service was courteous and timely we did notice other orders stacking up on the pass and sitting there for up to 10 mins at a time. Waiters and waitresses were constantly busy, so they weren’t to blame – but more staff were needed. I an also unsure why the one waitress spent our entire 90 min visit polishing cutlery and smiling to herself, whilst everyone else was rushed off their feet.
We agreed that we would definitely eat at Las Iguanas again whether it be here at the NEC or at another of their chain.\