Café Iguana Riverside Point
Welcome to Café Iguana, Singapore’s only contemporary Mexican restaurant and bar, which features authentic cuisine and much more. The bar houses an extensive collection of over 100 different kinds of 100% blue agave tequila and handcrafted mezcal. Come and enjoy a great gourmet meal or sample our exotic drinks by the Singapore River, today.
Personally, I did not like Mexican food very much. They were too spicy for me and I am not getting younger and my stomach can no longer take such food. But I like margaritas a lot. I had went to the restaurant for margaritas before and it was not bad. Add to the ambiance besides the river, it made the drink more enjoyable. It was not common that I could drink because most of the time I would be the one driving but when I wanted to visit this place, I would make special arrangement for my children to have baby sitter so that my wife and I could take public transport here. Margarita is one of the few alcoholic drinks that my wife enjoyed.
However Mexican friends that i brought along was disappointed with the margaritas. Perhaps not as authentic as what they had back home. Or as potent in the alcohol content. Treat it as icy beverage just to cool down on typical humid weather in Singapore, is just fine.
First up, is their menu. Their nachos, tortillas, salsa and guacamole are all made with the freshest of ingredients, evident when you take your first bite and savour the mesh of the guacamole and the tortillas blending together. Next up, their drinks menu is simply astounding! They specialize in margaritas, thus I think it's only proper to try one. I'd recommend the Mexican Melorita, a delightful concoction of melon-flavored Midori and tequila. It's deep fluorescent green appearance also gives it an exotic feel.
Go on and give this place a try. With it's festive ambience and lively music, it's a sure-bet to inject some salsa into you!
My friend and I were shown to a seat near the edge of the overhead cloth shelter. As it was raining, we constantly had water dripping down on us, and it was difficult to get the attention of the staff so we did not manage to change our seat as well.
Food and drinks wise, I would say that their chips with salsa sauce were not too much to my liking. The salsa sauce was very sour, and the chips were practically tasteless and flour-ish. Perhaps I am not used to the flavour, but their chips were really hard and dry so I had no choice but to dip them generously in salsa sauce in order to stomach them. My friend and I had a lime margarita, which I felt tasted quite nice, like having a normal lime drink but with a tinge of alcohol.
Overall I would say that this is a place I would go to have a chat with my friends but I would not stay for long as it feels too cramped for my liking, and there isn’t really anything we can snack on comfortably.
Make sure to order their house margaritas during happy hours, from 12PM-8PM. Usually there at 6-8pm, when it's $39 per jug. From 8PM-11PM, it goes full price, at $57. After 11PM, it's $39 a jug again. Recommended flavours- Blueberry and Strawberry. They serve free nacho chips with salsa dip too, and it's really good to munch on, with the drinks. There's also a three shot tequila sampler, which is below $20.
The staffs here are very friendly and attentive, it's easy to get their attention when you want to order more stuff. Serving, taking orders, refilling nachos, pouring drinks, handling the bill, they're fast and efficient at everything. There's no service charge, but you'll usually end up tipping the staff because they are that good.
You can bring your dogs here, and have a seat outside. This place is pet-friendly!
The staff here are really nice and approachable, so don't worry if you're not familiar with the Mexican cuisine, just ask for recommendations from them and they would be glad to assist you.The ambiance is here is pretty good too. The place is dimly litted and gave a really relaxing feel. A good place to chill out at after a long day's work.
Look out for it's happy hour for all spirits from opening till 8 and once again from 11 till closing. You'll save up a bit of money, though honestly,my wouldn't mind spending extra on the good drinks.
Good food, awesome service and great place to chillout at, Iguana is now on its way to being one of my top 10 restaurants to dine in Singapore