Iguana Mexican Grill officials announce reopening, restaurant’s management team develops traditional Mexican dishes

Food service resumes Feb. 7 with “Iguana Tuesday”


OKLAHOMA CITY (February 1, 2017) – After a two-week closure for interior remodeling, Iguana Mexican Grill will reopen in its 9 NW 9th Street home at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7.


Iguana’s operating partner Marc Dunham said the reopening date coinciding with the restaurant’s staple “Iguana Tuesday” celebration is no mistake.


“This is a new era for Iguana Mexican Grill, and we are ready to celebrate our new look and new menu,” said Dunham. “I really believe that our customers are going to appreciate the new vision we have moving forward,” said Dunham. “This is more than a fresh coat of paint, the remodel is just one step in our vision for the new era of Iguana.”


Joining Iguana in 2016, Dunham was hired to evaluate current restaurant operations and create a new vision that re-aligns with the tradition of Iguana that started with its original opening in 1994.


With his life experience growing up in South Texas and experimenting with different traditional Mexican fare, Dunham worked closely with Juan Quixtan, Iguana’s chef de cuisine, to refocus the menu on authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex favorites that have attracted nearly 1.2 million guests since opening in Oklahoma City’s Automobile Alley in 2007.


Dunham also credits Iguana’s bar manager, Laura Rene for transforming the bar menu to include signature margaritas and cocktails and the assistant general manager, Devan Benton for making improvements to the catering menu.


“We’re keeping all of the menu items that our customers have come to love while improving our execution and consistency,” said Dunham. “It will also be a lot of fun for our customers and our staff to explore new menu items and recipes. The culture and food of Mexico and Tejano culture in Texas is diverse and delicious and I invite everyone who reads this to visit us very soon.” 


Dunham said the limited-time menus inspired from Mexican regions like Oaxaca, Michoacán and northern Mexico was an idea created by Iguana’s general manager, Ross Davis and Chef Quixtan as a way of giving customers a varied taste of Mexico without leaving the city.


While there may be new menu options ahead, Dunham reiterated the restaurant will continue offering “Iguana Tuesday” tacos and happy hour specials that customers have grown to love and expect.


About Iguana Mexican Grill

Located in the heart of downtown, Iguana Mexican Grill is Oklahoma City’s urban core original and authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurant. Made from fresh ingredients, menu selections are made from scratch every day. The traditional Mexican fare offers flavors that represent dishes found in various regions of Mexico. Pair a festive plate with one of Iguana’s signature margaritas for an unforgettable meal. Iguana also offers catering services for office parties and special gatherings. For more information, go to https://www.iguanamexicangrill.com/ or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.