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Let’s Do Lunch in London

By September 22, 2014April 20th, 2017Travel + Culture

I’m sure you guys remember my rump around London this summer?!

Yeah, sure you do.

London was exceptionally good to me; the people, the sites, and of course the food.

While out exploring the city on day 1, I happened upon the perfect lunch spot, las Iguanas. Las Iguanas is London’s answer to fresh Latin cuisine. It features authentic South American dishes with influences from Latin American Indian, Spanish, Portuguese, and West African.

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By the time I reached las Iguanas, I was starved and it was nearing late lunch hours. I remember getting a late start that day with only juice for breakfast and quite the spin finding the right bus, so the refreshing air and lemonade was a treat.

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I wanted to try one of their tapas. The empanadas seemed like a good choice so that’s what I rolled with.

The flavors did not disappoint. The outside of the empanada was so light and crispy but the kicker was the spicy raspberry salsa. I was a bit hesitant when I initially read “raspberry salsa” however the sweet, almost tangy bite with a hint of spice, made me one happy camper. Therefore, I ordered a lunch treat.

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I wish I could remember my lunch selection; it was either a burrito or chimichunga. I saw it being delivered to a table nearby and that’s how the selection process went. At that point, I scoured the menu for more than 10 minutes without a clue. So that plate passing by was divine intervention of the sorts. 🙂

The burrito or chimichunga with the rice and beans were more than filling. I probably could have had that alone had I known. I must admit that I didn’t like it as much as the appetizer but it was good enough. It needed some more ??? something. It was a little bland.

Overall, las Iguanas comes recommended. There’s plenty of indoor and outdoor seating at this location; about a 1/2 mile away from the London Eye just over the walking bridge. Try the empanadas for sure, but play around the other options.

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