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“Best bartender on the island”

The Blue Iguana Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood, Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Located at the Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman, the Blue Iguana Grill and Lounge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy dining in our restaurant offering poolside and North Sound views or on our covered outdoor patio. Indulge in coastal-inspired cuisine. Our menu features a variety of tantalizing local specialties sure to suit any taste. The scenic Iguana Lounge is also the perfect setting to enjoy light fare or a favorite cocktail. We welcome special events and banquet functions. Every Thursday, rain or shine, we put on an ocean-side BBQ and jam night. The centerpiece of our upcoming buffet will be a hardwood burning open grill that uses local woods. We will be marinating and grilling Citrus Snapper, Coconut Milk and Ginger Cobia, Big Easy Mahi, Achiote Chicken, Root Beer Pork and assorted grilled seasonal vegetables and breads. We will be producing some bright and wild flavors in a beautiful spot overlooking the North Sound. We will be featuring CI$4.95 mango mojitos and fresh fruit rum punches. We will have a cold table with local tomatoes, pasta salads and fruits, salads and pastry chef driven desserts. Dinner Buffet- 5:30pm to 8:30pm each Thursday. Live Music from 6:00pm-8:00pm • CI$19.95 for adults * • CI$12.95 for kids from 12-7 years * Kids 6 and under FREE *Prices include a free non-alcoholic beverage. Come on down and join us Oceanside. We look forward to seeing you then.
San Diego, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Best bartender on the island”
Reviewed 12 May 2013

This is my second time staying at the Grand Caymanian/Holiday Inn, and I am convinced that the bartender, Fernando, is the best on the island. Aside from his amazing, outgoing personality, he has a talent for making drinks that is incomparable. Whenever possible he uses only fresh ingredients to make his drinks, and he totally engages you in the drink-making process. A funny side note - he hosts a trivia game on Tuesday nights and bingo on Wednesday nights, and he is hilarious (and the hotel gives away $50 certificates to the restaurant/bar to the winner which is fun). With the free entertainment you get from Fernando, paired with his incredible drinks and the beautiful view of the ocean, it is an overall great experience. I will recommend to anyone coming to the island, regardless of where you are staying, go see Fernando!

Visited May 2013
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Rockville, Maryland
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not your average hotel digs...”
Reviewed 2 May 2013

Stands out from most hotel restaurants. The staff from the Grand Caymanian plays a big part in the charm of this little hotel haunt. Be sure to try the fresh fish and ask for things how you'd want them cooked (even if its not on the menu or seems outlandish) -- the cooks follow directions to a "t" and are more than happy to offer a friendly suggestion.

Visited April 2013
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Woodstock, Ont
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35 reviews
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“Great place to relax and grab a bite!”
Reviewed 11 April 2013

Had lunch here in March, conch fritters, coconut shrimp and a cobb salad.....all very good! The staff are very good, attentive to your needs and very pleasant. Ask the bartender to make you one of his special drinks from Argentina! ....all fresh ingredients! On a hot day, this was the best drink I had on the island. What a lovely relaxing time away from the rush of 7 Mile Beach. I will return again.

  • Visited March 2013
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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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“Great food, exceptional value”
Reviewed 22 March 2013

We think The Blue Iguana Grill and Restaurant has great food at an exceptional value. The menu offers a good variety of entrees as well as appetizers and sweet treats. The staff is friendly and attentive in the main dining area and around the pool. The addition of the outdoor bar is very nice. It is a great place to visit with old friends and make new friends. We will certainly go back to The Blue Iguana.

  • Visited March 2013
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clarendon, texas
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“Great Dinner & Atmosphere”
Reviewed 14 March 2013

The staff nad the food were wonderful! Enjoyed the outdoor dining and one night of festive kareoke.The conch fritters and coconut shrimp were great and I really loved the jerk chicken pasta

Visited March 2013
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