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Las Iguanas Launches In Bloomsbury

To celebrate their 25th anniversary, South American restaurant chain, Las Iguanas, has re-launched their menu and opened a new branch in Brunswick Square, in the heart of Bloomsbury, London.

Naturally, I had to stop by with Julia Sarah Lown to sample the menu!  The team at Las Iguanas live for food, and bring food alive with an irresistible bolt of Latin American energy.  Their chefs add carefully sourced ingredients from around the world, to conjure delicious, authentic South American food, made with passion, love and lots of Latin magic.IMG_20160330_222909We started with a round of thirst-quenchingly moreish Caipirinhas, followed by some non-alcoholic fruit coolers, while we spent far too long trying to decide what to order from the extensive menu where everything caught our eyes! IMG_20160330_222516After changing our minds about ten times, we opted to start with the Taco Sharing Tray with shredded beef braised with chipotle and sour cream; chunky sweet potato, butternut squash and chickpea chilli with sour cream; garlicky mushrooms, chilli & thyme with cheese; melted cheese; salsa and shredded vegetables.  If that wasn’t enough, we also ordered a plate of Spicy Chicken Quesadillas with peppers, onion and cheese – just in case we didn’t have enough to start with!  While it was far too much food for two people, we did manage to eat it all because it was simply delicious – all juicy, meaty, spicy, cheesy….so good!  I especially loved the Taco Sharing Tray as it was fun making the tacos myself and piling them high with a bit of everything.  Truth be told, we were pretty full after the starters, however, that didn’t hold us back from our hotly anticipated main courses.

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For our main course, Sarah Lown ordered the Spicy Chicken Enchilada and I selected one of the new dishes on the menu, the Sea bass, which came in a light lime & achiote marinate on a bed of roast sweet potato mash & chargrilled asparagus.  We also ordered sides of Sweet Potato Fries with sour cream, guacamole and chipotle aioli and Grilled Asparagus.  The sea bass was really impressive; succulent and fresh, with a delicate flavour.  Again, the portion sizes were very generous but we somehow managed to eat our way through everything in front of us.

IMG_20160330_223238Finally for dessert, we decided to share the Dulce de Leche Macadamia Cheesecake and the Tembleque, which was a creamy, set coconut pudding with mixed berries and mango puree.  Both desserts were incredibly sweet and tasty.  The cheesecake disappeared in about five minutes flat – it was so divine! It was a vanilla cheesecake with macadamia nuts on top, drizzled in dulce de leche sauce…heaven on a plate.  The tembleque was a new dish for both of us, the texture of the dessert took some getting used, but of course, we quickly got used to it!

To summarise my dining experience at Las Iguanas, it was delicious, feisty and fun – the food was great and the service was friendly – I can’t wait to go back!  The new Bloomsbury branch of Las Iguanas is open Monday-Sunday, 10am-10:30pm, and is literally 20 metres away from Russell Square tube station.  It’s also next door to Curzon Bloomsbury, so great for a dinner and movie combo.

Follow Las Iguanas Bloomsbury on Instagram here.

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