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“Decent Mexican That Fits The Bill”
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Mama Iguana's
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
West Fargo, North Dakota
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115 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Decent Mexican That Fits The Bill”
Reviewed 5 October 2013

Been to Mama Iguana's a handful of times now. If you're looking for a Mexican restaurant in an area where there aren't many, this certainly works. Food wise for me nothing really blows you away, but it doesn't leave you disappointed either.

The bar scene, while we've not visited it yet, looks like it'd be a pretty good time. There is an outdoor portion that I would guess gets pretty hopping during summer nights; again that's just a guess.

It is just across the parking lot from the Basketball Hall of Fame, and is attached to a massive LA Fitness. Kind of makes you feel like a jerk while you're stuffing your face and watching plenty of people head in to work out...but what are ya gonna do???

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Kyle A
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“I wanted to like this....”
Reviewed 28 August 2013

I have been to the Mama's in Northampton and it was fine. This one less so. They have a nice little outdoor space with a bar, and the wait staff were very nice. Unfortunately, the margaritas were not fresh and the food was runny and gloppy and very salty. the tableside guac is a good idea, but was poorly executed. cant recommend it. I supposed this is what happens when you have a kind of a destination place that doesn't have to compete on the actual food. too bad.

  • Visited August 2013
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awful experience”
Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

The guacamole table side was fun to watch, but adding a whole clove of strong garlic to a single brown avacado results in less than tasty guacamole. Things went downhill from there. I know bartenders had mojitos, so if you aren't going to do it right, please just leave it off the menu. But no, this place features them, but apparently can't be bothered to muddle...or even stir (much less shake). Halfway down, the drink was just seltzer.

The tamale was okay, but the mole was just a huge pile of shredded pork with some sauce on the top and water around the edges. And then the quesadilla. Canned mushrooms and raw green peppers. At least the kids menu chicken tenders were decent.

The decor promisses fun, but the worn seats with holes in the seatback, chipped paint (on the walls and on the paintings) suggests that they have lost all will to please.

Cannot recommend. Will not return.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Infomancy
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Good Drinks, Awful Food”
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Came here a few times with friends for drinks. The drinks are cheap and good, service is fine. I Was told not to eat the food but I was really hungry the last time we went so I got a queso dip and a chicken quesadilla. Boy was this a mistake. The queso was a weird color (It was pink, not white/cream colored) and it had a weird flavor. The quesadilla looked good but had a ton of oil dripping out of it and a few of the chicken pieces were pretty gristley. I didn't eat much of any of it but I still got sick that night and was nauseous for the next two days. Go for drinks, no food!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Jessica D
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Simsbury, Connecticut
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good food, Great Bar”
Reviewed 9 July 2013

We took a drive from CT to Mama Iguana's in Springfield by the Basketball Hall of Fame. I think the food was good. The chips and salsa we're really good. Their salsa has a little smokey flavor to it. I had a Mexican Rib special, it was falling off the bones. A nice tasty dish with some special beans. My wife had the fajitas which was an actual steak sliced up and put on the pan with the veggies. We prefer a more traditional style of steak strips, but it was ok. We also had table side guacamole, I like that you can pick your own ingredients and they had them all! However they only use one avocado... kind of skimpy, but tasty. The bar was just coming to life as we left. They have a ton of tequilas to chose from, I think over 200! Looked like the night life is wild here!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank wineman99
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