Monday, 25 November 2013

Las Iguanas Lands in Exeter

There was a photo booth...I just about got the hang of it!
Las Iguanas launched their new Exeter restaurant this weekend with a bang. The party at their new Queen Street branch was heaving with VIPs grooving to a salsa beat and indulging in a delicious and generous selection of samples from the Latin menu.

VIPs a plenty....if you look closely you might see an Exeter Chief
We're talking mango & brie empenadas, mushroom quesadillas with garlic & thyme, mini smokey shredded beef burritos, nachos with quality guacamole & spicy salsa and that's before we even get down to the business of cocktails! Their signature caipirinha and rum punch were the stars of the night and the friendly staff were working hard to keep everyone topped up.

I was so excited to attend the event because Las Iguanas is kind of the answer to my prayers. As a native Californian I grew up on Mexican food and have struggled to find a good restaurant to fill that need. While the Taco Macho stall at the Exeter market, run by Ensenada Chef Gus, is a brilliant place for a spot of lunch, sometimes you just need more. Las Iguanas skill is that they manage to mix European ingredients with Latin recipes in a way that keeps the essence of the dish whilst giving if a fresh perspective. Add to this lovely staff and a vibrant atmosphere and you've got a recipe for awesomeness.

Bienvenidos a Exeter Las Iguanas!

Delicious Veggie Burrito that I sampled at their Brighton branch last spring.

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