Our Recipe For SuccessHaving grown year on year since we began in 1991, what makes up our recipe for success?
We are passionate people and people passionate. With mouth watering Latin American dishes prepared fresh everyday and authentically sourced, the Latin passion is real here.
A fun place to be and a place to be fun. Las Iguanas is your ticket to celebrating life the Latin American way. Such a celebration always ensures hundreds of laughs and tonnes of new friends.
Brilliant everyday, making everyday brilliant. Every one of our restaurants rate highly on Trip Advisor with an average of 4 stars! We are also one of the only casual dining groups of our size to rank 4 stars on Glassdoor.
We have a lot to give, and we give a lot. Topped off with a lot of generosity, our people deserve the very best of rewards which is why we run the famous Race to Rio incentive, the spectacular awards ceremony and a number of trips abroad!
So what makes up our recipe for success? Without a doubt, it is the great combination of people we bring together in our restaurants. Our people perform a miracle every single day and are the very key ingredient that makes everyday a celebration at Las Iguanas.
AwardsWe couldn’t be prouder to work with such amazing people and wherever possible we like to shout about their successes. The annual Las Iguanas awards ceremony is the most talked about date in our calendar. This isn’t your average awards ceremony- it’s bigger and better every year with an ever changing theme! This is our version of the Oscars to celebrate the shining stars of the previous year. It’s a time for us to celebrate the incredible records that have been broken, the progression our teams have made, and a few of our amazing team members and their stories that make you honoured to say you work with Las Iguanas. Take a look for yourself! You have to see it to believe it!
Nacho’ average company!We recognise that people work for people and throughout the 27 years since Las Iguanas was founded, we have never lost sight of this. We honestly believe that we work with the best people in the industry and in order for this to continue we need to make sure our team feel appreciated and supported. As well as our Managers having the potential to earn bonuses, we are also proud to say that 100% of all tips go to the team members. We love to celebrate the great work and successes of our teams and we love to inject fun and energy into every working day. Throughout the year we have a number of incentives, competitions, trips away and fancy dress events which the whole company gets involved in. Our Management and team motivation is so important to us, that we are one of the very few hospitality companies to employ a ‘Motivation Manager’ who is responsible for all the incentives, competitions, engagement and motivation of our teams.
Race to RioThe Race to Rio is our biggest and best annual incentive. Three restaurants are chosen to experience the sights and sounds of Brazil on a fully guided tour. By giving the very finest customer service, the winners get to experience first-hand Latin American hospitality on the legendary, all expenses paid annual trip and learn about the origins of tour guiding and where our brand came from!
A career with Las Iguanas is one you will not want to leave and that is because our promise to you is simple… We promise to invest in your development and help you to become the manager or team member you want to be!
As an Investors in People champion, we truly care about our people and invest in their development. We are all about promoting internally and offer a great Manager in Training programme specifically designed to get you to where you want to be.
At Las Iguanas you will get to drive your own development with the support of your Management. You will have monthly meetings with your Operations Manager to establish progress, training and areas of improvement and planning.
As a key holder/supervisor wanting to progress you will have the choice to attend our highly demanded MIT workshop in which you are given a two-day crash course in the first steps to management. We also offer great opportunities to work within different departments in the business such as in our Head Office in Bristol.
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You are what you make and we make from scratch!Here at Las Iguanas we have an unmatched variety of boldly spiced favorites and constantly evolving new discoveries. In each Las Iguanas kitchen, every dish is cooked by skilled chefs with more experience and training than is typical for affordable restaurants. All our imaginative spicy and sweet sauces and salsas are made from scratch, using only the finest ingredients.
We are not only proud of our delicious and authentic food but also our cocktails that transport your taste buds to the golden shores of Brazil. Our Magnifica Cachaça is harvested from our sugar cane crops in Rio de Janeiro by our Master Cachaça maker Joao Luiz. Our Magnifica Cachaça features in a number of our fresh and authentic Latin American Cocktails, but it is our famous Caipirinha menu that really enumerates the national spirit of Brazil. With one of the largest Caipirinha menus in the country, we believe it is our most popular signature go-to drink.
We are all about happy days not happy hours which is why we offer 2 for 1 Cocktails all day every day. Our treasured Bartenders receive full training on the Bar and are given the opportunity to progress to Master Bartender if they desire. We are not a company that likes to stand still which is why we are constantly looking for ways to develop and improve. We encourage our people to get involved in the Bar and Back of house Challenge that occurs twice a year. This is a fantastic opportunity for people to bring out their creative side by creating a tantalizing dish or zesty drink! The winning dish and drink are added to our menu for our guests to enjoy and a prize is awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.