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La Iguana/MTL

Richelle | | Jun 22, 2009 09:45 PM

I went to La Iguana last week, out on Roy Street Est. Mexican all around. Not for newbie’s.
Some 75 families of Tequila, and 250 types, and you an actually get suites if tequila to taste!
I thought I did not like tequila till I tasted real Tequila, now I dream of owning a few of the private reserves the restaurant offers. Imported Tequila, lots of them and I was so surprised at how smooth and easy on the palate it is.
The ambiance was fun and relaxed; the staff seemed to really enjoy their work and were attentive. As for the food, the ceviche was one of the best, perfectly limy and the seafood so tender I wanted to have supper on ceviche only.
My friends had the mushrooms, ok, the crab cakes were different, and the calamari was tender to a fault.
Two of us had mains with Mole sauce (chocolate based), it was a first for me, the filet mignon enchilada was tasty, the meat oh so tender, I am new to mole sauce however and still unsure I love it though I did appreciate its complexities, as delicious it was, I was unable to finish it all!
My companions had the tuna, which was quite delicious, served with a lot of coriander too, at times we forget that coriander is a major ingredient in Mexican cooking and so one of my friends was put off but she still ate it all, that goes to show how tender and savoury it was.

Dessert was a highlight, Tequila sorbet (granité) and deep fried ice cream; you just have to be really hungry for this all.

The place is small, cozy and with the terrace opening on the sidewalk, the ambiance one of a kind, the live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday more then entertaining, I was enchanted and do certainly plan on returning.

Oh! I forgot, their guacamole was made fresh, garlicky and so delicious, we had to ask for more tortilla chips which are quite different then any others I ever had, salty and tasty. Really, the guacamole was yummy and needs to be tasted over and over again.

Hope you guys visit it this summer, it might not be foodie fair, but it is delicious, different, tasty, great ambiance and awesome staff. The attention to detail is faultless.

So in closing, has anyone else gone?

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