Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Las Iguanas- Meadowhall, Sheffield

Last week myself and my fellow Fabulette Rosaleen of Mixed Gems got to meet up for a lovely catch up, food and cocktails.

I love South American food be it Mexican or Brazilian and there was a real shortage of these types of places in Sheffield. So I was really excited when Las Iguanas recently opened in the newly renovated Oasis Food Court. They promise "a cool mash-up of mouth-watering ingredients and South American culture at Las Iguanas" and that’s exactly what we got!
When we first arrived we were greeted by our server, Rob. He was very knowledgeable and went through the menu with us explaining all the different dishes, special offers etc. We started off with a cocktail. I had a Mojito (a classic!) and my dining partner went for the Daiquiri, both were amazing and went down very well. So well in fact we decided to make use of the 2-4-1 cocktail offers and ordered 2 more each!

There is a wide variety on the menu, not just your typical nachos and fajitas (though they are on the menu if that’s what you love, and we all love a nacho). There are steaks, fish stews, braised lamb and even a Chilean version of a Shepherd’s pie. There really is something for everyone.
I went for the Mexican Poppadoms with a soured cream for starter and then the Pescado A La Macho for main.
My starter was lovely. You get 4 poppadoms with a paprika flavouring and a generous helping of soured cream. It was really nice and light, just what you want from a starter.

Next up was my Pescado A La Macho. A fish stew combining crayfish, muscles, prawns and cod with a white wine and paprika sauce. This was served with lovely fluffy white rice and green beans. The way it was served with the stew in its own little pot was a really nice touch, meaning you could put as much or as little as you wanted on your plate whenever you wanted. It was full of flavour and they certainly didn't scrimp on the fish. There were plenty of prawns and muscles and massive chunks of cod which was succulent and again full of lovely flavour. I enjoyed this dish so much, I would definitely recommend it and order this again.
We were then offered a desert, both of us were already too full up so politely declined, but with offerings such as chocolate fudge cake and a South American version of Eton Mess you really need to make room for some of these yummies.
It's definitely worth returning again as they also have a tapas style menu on offer and a wonderful looking kids menu with a main course, desert and drink all for £5.50
Although you are in the middle of a busy shopping centre we both agreed that you forget the hustle and bustle of Meadowhall and feel like you are in a nice relaxed restaurant, decorated like you are in the middle of Brazil we did both mention we felt like we were on holiday. It's a lovely relaxed atmosphere the staff including our server Rob and Manager Matt are all attentive, friendly and really helpful. Service was really prompt you felt welcome and never rushed. We were actually so relaxed the time ran away with us and before we knew it my dining partner had missed her train! But that’s what happens when you have a great time.

I already have recommended this to everyone I've seen since. If it's just a quick bite to eat before going to the nearby cinema or a full slap up 3 course meal (don’t forget the cocktails!) this is the place to go.
10 out of 10 stars for sure.

As seen on the Modern Girl’s Guide, and featured in the Sheffield Star newspaper

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