Las Iguanas, the Latin American restaurant brand owned by Casual Dining Group, will open its 53rd site on Monday, 22 August, in Braintree, Essex.
The brand is opening in the Freeport Designer Village dining zone, nestled between the cinema and the prime shopping district The restaurant’s decor takes its inspiration from the team’s most recent travels in South America, featuring comfy booths and leather banquette seating against a backdrop of sunshine shades of yellow, sky blue and turquoise.
As well as a variety of South American and Mexican classic dishes, Las Iguanas has launched a limited edition, authentic Brazilian menu for the summer inspired by Cariocas, the inhabitants of Rio. These include mini picanha churasco, coconut chicken, xinxim, and chocolatey brigadeiro.
There is also a selection of new cocktails such as “Hombre Bombre”, mixing Chivas Regal, Las Iguanas Magnifica cachaça, pineapple juice and ginger syrup, and “Pisco Power” that combines ABA Pisco, Funkin guava purée, agave, apple and lime juices.