TRYING SOMETHING NEW: MEXICAN FOOD


Another foodie post! I'm getting quite into these! Not my usual fashion/beauty orientated posts, but I do have a good love of food. So, when I took a trip to Leeds for dinner, I figured why not blog about it? I will be the first to admit that, yes, I am a fussy eater. Even though I like loads of different kinds of foods, I just can't seem to stray away from from my love of tasty Italian or a good hearty pub meal. But, I decided to be brave and try something new.... Mexican!




We made our way to Las Iguanas, just off the Corn Exchange in Leeds City Centre. The interiors didn't disappoint, dark and rustic, with bare wood walls and hanging lights from the ceiling, it really had that South American feel.


On to the food! For starters I had the Spicy Chicken Quesadilla. A Tortilla, folded, pan-fried & rammed with spicy chicken, peppers, onion & cheese, with tomato salsa on the side. This was SO nice, the picture really doesn't do it justice. I was fully surprised at how much I enjoyed this, to say that I'm not normally a huge fan of anything spicy. Thumbs up Las Iguanas!


For my main it was a bit 'typical me' but oh well! I had the classic beef burger with fries (oh so healthy, I know) It's described as a "Lightly spiced beef patty, in a toasted bun in a creamy tomato & gherkin sauce. With beef tomato, baby gem & caramelized onions". The chips tasted a little bland, but the burger itself was really filling and delicious. 


Joe had the Albondigas -  Patagonian lamb meatballs with apple, parmesan, mint & a pinch of nutmeg. Braised in a rich tomato, mint & mild red chilli sauce served with spring onion & garlic rice. Woah, mouthful! I had a taste of this, and I must say the meatballs were absolutely gorgeous.




As a franchise chain and somewhere to kick my habit of constantly going for an Italian, this has really been a pleasant dining experience.

Afterwards to end the evening, we then went for a cheeky drink or two at a couple of bars including the student classic Revolution. Who doesn't love a bit of 'Revs?! I had the mojito, of course.....

 



Have you ever been to Las Iguanas / Leeds?
As always, let me know!
Lots of love,
Hannah xoxo

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12 comments

  1. I love las Iguanas, i love it even more when its happy hour ;) Just looking at that food it making me so hungry right now!

    Amreeta | curlyneedle.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. The quesadillas look lovely!! x

    Abi | abistreetx

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  3. Ooh that food looks amazing! :d Especially the quesadillas! And mojitos are where it's at! Cranberry mojitos are my favourite :)

    Rebecca Lindenbach | Life as a Dare

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  4. Ooh that food looks amazing! :d Especially the quesadillas! And mojitos are where it's at! Cranberry mojitos are my favourite :)

    Rebecca Lindenbach | Life as a Dare

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  5. That place looks so good! I'd eat a lot there if I could! Mexican food is awesome, aren't you glad you tried it?! :)

    Cristina, xo // My Cup of Tea

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  6. I've been in for cocktails when on a shopping trip before and told myself I must return to try the food. Thanks for the reminder. =^-^=

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

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  7. Lamb meatballs sound amazing!!

    Danika Maia
    www.danikamaia.com
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  8. Beautiful photos! I love the rustic feel to the restaurant, and that meatball dish sounds insane! I really want to try it right now haha. xxx

    Hannah x hannatalks

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  9. This place looks nice, I love the interior decor and the food sounds amazing!!
    Xoxo

    http://simplythechiclife.com

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  10. On my Instagram you'll notice I go to las iguanas a lot!
    The food is beautiful!
    Alicia xo
    Alicia-a-la-mode.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. The mexican restaurant Eugene is the best place for you to give a treat to yourself if you are not happy by eating food that are not healthy and are full of fried food and junk food. phoenix Mexican restaurant

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