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La Iguana Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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100 5th Ave, Portland, TX 78374
+1 361-643-2063
06:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Fri 06:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 22:00
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Portland, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Food is great and staff is friendly and courteous. Have had dinner, lunch and breakfast and all were above average. Reasonably priced. Beware, can be very busy at times, but the food is worth the wait.

Thank Bgreen7929
Portland, United States
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We have eaten here several times. The food has always been good. The service has always been good as well. Quiet and easy going atmosphere. Non-smoking inside, kid friendly and well kept. I usually have the Enchilada verde or the Nacho grande. My wife will try different dishes. We have never been disappointed. There is a bar and draft beer.... More 

Thank Matthew V
Portland, Texas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This place is great,I have been here several times And have never been unsatisfied!! All the food is excellent and friendly staff. It's location is wierd but it's worth the find.

Thank Jason W
Crestview, Florida
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400 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Visiting Portland for the weekend, and chose La Iguana for a Mexican early dinner. We were not disappointed. The restaurant has interesting decor and the service was excellent (even though they appear to be hiring for all shifts). We enjoyed the House Margaritas $4.50. My husband liked the carnitas, with beans and rice. I had the taquitos - which were... More 

Thank kmsmolen
Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I was in town for a few weeks, and had the pleasure of going to this restaurant. I love the laid back atmosphere. All the staff were friendly, and the food was great. I went for lunch one day, and dinner a different day. Very happy both times. And the prices are very reasonable, so good if you are on... More 

Thank LBK2012
Jasper, Texas
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Real authentic Mexican food, good prices, kid friendly, great service, very friendly staff! What a great find!!!

Thank irvinjk
Pharr, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Driving up to La Iguana Restaurant may at first appear you're on the wrong side of town, but you're not Step right into a quaint place with lots of iguana decor. Once you're done looking around you will need to try the delicious enchiladas, tacos, rice and beans. I had the combination plate of cheese enchiladas and a chicken fajita... More 

Thank Judith D
Portland, Texas
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This restaurant is dependable and good. The wait staff is friendly and helpful. The tortillas-both flour and corn-are homemade and delicious.

Thank maggyroz
San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

My sister-in law said we should eat lunch here. She was right. Great selection of Mexican (Tex Mex). The menu has lots of options. Good sized portions at reasonable prices. Service was out of this world as we were treated like family. This is not one of those trendy tourist places along the coast, this is a local place where... More 

Thank Nelson N
Portland, Texas
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Simple Mexican food served in a casual environment. Nice place to go with family and kids. Food served quickly and hot. There are nicer places to go but I am rating this as a excellent cheap eats restaurant. Nothing fancy. Just good food.

Thank Nicole78374

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 5th Ave, Portland, TX 78374
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 361-643-2063

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?