Welcome to The Blue IguanaWelcome to The Blue Iguana

Featuring authentic Mexican cuisine in a NEW relaxed atmosphere!

Starters

  • TABLESIDE GUACAMOLE
    $8.50
    Made to your preference of spice at the table. Served with our warm tortilla chips.
  • ELOTE
    $6.00
    Iowa sweet corn kernels with adobo chipotle aioli, queso fresco, guajillo chile powder, cilantro and lime.
  • CHICHARRON
    $5.00
    Crispy fried pork rinds served simply with chili infused sea salt.
  • SEARED SCALLOPS
    $11.00
    Charred sweetcorn, crispy pork belly, achiote lime vinaigrette.
  • EMPANADA CARNITAS
    $7.00
    Charred pineapple, epazote, crema.
  • CRISPY SKILLET QUESO
    $11.00
    Melted and browned Iowa cheese curds with chorizo rojo in a warm skillet. Served with our homemade corn tortillas.
  • CHURRASCO RIBEYE
    $11.50
    Brazilian style marinated ribeye skewers with crispy potatoes, smoked paprika aioli, shaved scallions and chimichurri.
  • CEVICHE
    $13.50
    Swordfish and shrimp cured in fresh citrus juice, sea salt, pico de gallo, avocado and crispy tortilla strips.
  • CRISPY CHICKEN THIGHS
    $9.50
    Slow cooked boneless chicken thighs (5) fried crisp and served with a variety of house made sauces.

Soup & Salad

  • POZOLE
    $5.00
    Fragrant broth with charred sweet corn, pork shoulder, chili and hominy. Topped with crispy corn tortillas, shaved radish and cilantro.
  • TACO SALAD
    $10.00
    Flour tortilla basket with drunken beans, your choice of either picadillo or pollo, lettuce, tomatoes, queso fresco and guacamole. Topped with crema.
  • DIABLO CHICKEN SALAD
    $12.00
    Grilled marinated chicken, mixed in our signature enchilada sauce, bed of fresh lettuce, Iowa cheese curds, jalapeños, cilantro, avocado & tomatoes. Served with avocado ranch dressing.
  • DIABLO STEAK SALAD
    $14.00
    Grilled marinated skirt steak, mixed in our signature enchilada sauce, bed of fresh lettuce, Iowa cheese curds, jalapeños, cilantro, avocado & tomatoes. Served with avocado ranch dressing.
  • AVOCADO SALAD
    $12.00
    Greens, black beans, pico de gallo, avocado, Iowa cheese curds, fire roasted corn vinaigrette. Topped with crispy corn tortillas, shaved radish and cilantro.

Quesadillas

  • CHEESE
    $9.00
    Flour tortilla filled with melted Iowa cheese curds, served with lettuce, pico de gallo and crema.
  • POLLO
    $10.50
    Shredded chicken breast simmered in roasted tomato sauce.
  • CARNE ASADA
    $13.50
    Pan seared skirt steak marinated in lime and cerveza.
  • CARNITAS
    $10.00
    Pork shoulder braised with tequila, avocado leaves and orange.
  • VEGETABLE
    $10.00
    Black bean fritters, roasted poblanos, charred Iowa sweet corn.

Nachos

All selections include corn tortilla chips, queso fresco and shredded lettuce.

  • BLUE IGUANA NACHOS
    $8.00
    Drunken beans, pico de gallo, guacamole and crema.
  • POLLO
    $10.00
    Shredded chicken breast simmered in roasted tomato sauce.
  • CARNE ASADA
    $14.00
    Pan seared skirt steak marinated in lime and cerveza.
  • CHORIZO VERDE
    $12.00
    Mexican style pork sausage made with serrano and poblano chili pepper, tomatillo, cilantro and pepitas.
  • VEGETABLE
    $9.00
    Pork shoulder braised with tequila, avocado leaves and orange.
  • CARNITAS
    $9.50
    Pork shoulder braised with tequila, avocado leaves and orange.

Tacos

All selections include 3 tacos on our homemade corn tortillas, topped with cilantro and onion, and served with your choice of 2 sides.

  • POLLO
    $9.00
    Shredded chicken breast simmered in roasted tomato sauce.
  • PICADILLO
    $8.00
    Seasoned ground beef with sautéed vegetables.
  • CARNE ASADA
    $13.50
    Pan seared skirt steak marinated in lime and cerveza.
  • CHORIZO VERDE
    $11.00
    Mexican style pork sausage made with serrano and poblano chili pepper, tomatillo, cilantro and pepitas.
  • VEGETABLE
    $8.00
    Black bean fritters, escabeche, charred Iowa sweet corn, crema.
  • CARNITAS
    $9.00
    Pork shoulder braised with tequila, avocado leaves and orange.

Specialty Tacos

All selections include 2 of our specialty tacos on our homemade corn tortillas and served with your choice of 2 sides.

  • CAMPECHANO
    $13.00
    Our signature Mexico City street taco filled with carne asada and chorizo rojo, topped with a crispy grilled Iowa cheese curds and avocado salsa.
  • PESCADO
    $12.50
    Grilled marinated swordfish topped with Mexican slaw, avocado and chipotle aioli.
  • CAMARONES
    $11.50
    Shrimp sautéed in garlic and topped with Mexican slaw, avocado and chipotle aioli.
  • LENGUA
    $11.00
    Slow braised beef tongue, cilantro, shaved onions, spicy avocado salsa.

Burritos

Flour tortilla filled with drunken beans, your choice of meat, Iowa cheese curds and topped with lettuce, tomato and crema. All accompanied with your choice of 2 sides.

  • POLLO
    $10.50
    Shredded chicken breast simmered in roasted tomato sauce.
  • CARNE ASADA
    $14.50
    Pan seared skirt steak marinated in lime and cerveza.
  • PICADILLO
    $9.50
    Seasoned ground beef with sautéed vegetables.
  • CHORIZO VERDE
    $12.50
    Mexican style pork sausage made with serrano and poblano chili pepper, tomatillo, cilantro and pepita.
  • LENGUA
    $14.50
    Slow braised beef tongue with avocado leaf and tequila.
  • CARNITAS
    $10.50
    Pork shoulder braised with tequila, avocado leaves and orange.
  • VEGETABLE
    $9.50
    Black bean fritters, escabeche, charred Iowa sweet corn, crema.

Sandwiches

All accompanied with choice of 2 sides.

  • CARNITAS TORTA
    $11.00
    Pork shoulder braised with tequila, avocado leaves and orange with crispy bolillo, chipotle mayo, Sriracha slaw, avocado and cilantro.
  • MILANESA TORTA
    $12.00
    Breaded chicken cutlet with ripe tomato, black bean puree, shredded lettuce and sliced avocado served on a crispy bolillo.
  • BEEF RIB TORTA
    $12.00
    Shredded beef country ribs with queso, cilantro and escabeche served with its braising liquid on toasted bolillo.
  • IGUANA BURGER*
    $13.00
    Half pound of Iowa beef on toasted brioche with crumbled queso fresco, roasted poblano, crispy corn tortilla, chipotle aioli and ripe avocado.
  • HOUSE BURGER*
    $10.00
    Half pound of Iowa beef on toasted brioche, served with lettuce, onion and sliced tomato. (add grilled Iowa cheese curds, pepper jack cheese, or crumbled queso fresco for $1)

Big Plates

  • BEEF RIB BIRRIA
    $16.00
    Tender braised country ribs with crispy masa cakes, smoked paprika, cilantro and crema.
  • ANGUS RIBEYE*
    $29.00
    House cut and aged 12 ounce Iowa ribeye served with potatoes bravas, escabeche and topped with chimichurri.
  • SEARED SCALLOPS
    $26.00
    Pan seared jumbo scallops with preserved lime chutney, chile de arbol, candied jalapeño and cilantro lime rice.
  • CHIMICHURRI SWORDFISH
    $22.00
    Chargrilled swordfish steak with charred pineapple, crispy masa, chipotle aioli and charred corn salsa.
  • MILANESA
    $14.00
    Crispy breaded chicken breast with arugula salad, smashed fried potatoes, escabeche and black bean puree.
  • CAMARONES MACHOS
    $18.00
    Roasted chile de arbol, onions, garlic and tomato spicy sauce, sautéed garlic shrimp.

Specialties

Served with choice of 2 sides

  • FLAUTAS
    $13.00
    Three fried corn tortillas filled with shredded chicken breast simmered in roasted tomato sauce, topped with lettuce, tomato, crema and queso fresco.
  • Enchiladas Verdes
    $14.00
    Three hand wrapped enchiladas with shredded chicken breast simmered in roasted tomato sauce, served with spicy homemade tomatillo sauce, crema, queso, cilantro, shaved onions and avocado.
  • Enchiladas Mariscos
    $17.00
    Three hand wrapped enchiladas with scallops, shrimp and swordfish simmered in poblano veloute and topped with green tomatillo sauce, cilantro and crema.
  • Chile Rellenos
    $10.00
    Roasted poblano pepper, Iowa cheese curds, Grand Marnier and roasted poblano sauce.

Desserts

  • MEXICAN CHOCOLATE TORTE
    $6.50
    With horchata crème anglaise and fresh blackberry.
  • ARROZ CON LECHE
    $6.50
    With spiced almond crumble and citrus cookie.
  • SOPAPILLAS
    $4.50
    With chipotle cinnamon honey.
  • CHURROS
    $5.00
    With spiced chocolate ganache.
  • TRES LECHES CAKE
    $6.50
    With dulce de leche and sea salt.

Sides

  • HOMINY
    Prepared maize sautéed in an herbed butter.
  • FRIJOLES BORRACHOS
    Drunken pinto beans, cerveza, pico de gallo, pork belly and cotija.
  • FRIJOLES NEGROS
    Black beans cooked with onion and epazote.
  • CILANTRO LIME RICE
    Slowly cooked basmati rice with cilantro and lime.
  • ESCABECHE
    Pickled carrots, cauliflower and onions with garlic and jalapeño.

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