It’s been almost 10 years and innumerable tortillas since Iguana Mexican Grill opened the doors of its location down by the railroad tracks on NW 9th Street in OKC – and while that means it certainly qualifies as an established favorite (especially on Tuesdays), a recent revitalizing renovation has given it a whole new feel.
“This is a new era for Iguana Mexican Grill,” says operating partner Marc Dunham, “and we are ready to celebrate our new look and new menu.”
Those nascent flavors include Shrimp Tacos a la Tuma (they’re elevated with mango slaw, Oaxaca cheese and a chile de arbol aioli); handmade guacamole laced with pomegranate, pineapple or bacon; or the Cochinita Pibil – pork marinated in orange and achiote, cooked in a banana leaf and served with cilantro, pickled onions and flour tortillas.
But for those anxious to savor an old favorite, never fear – Iguana still specializes in fajitas, and chef Juan Quixtan will be happy to whip up a sizzling heap of steak, chicken or shrimp for devouring.
Whatever you order, we recommend you try the Cantarito as an accompaniment – it’s a traditional Mexican cocktail of tequila and fruit juices, served in a handmade clay jug that’s integral to the drink’s tradition. It’s always a good idea to try new things, especially if they’re old favorites.