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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Restaurant Iguanas Greens

Cuernavaca, Mexico

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

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Our days in Cuernavaca were limited but we wanted to make the most of them.

Walking around this one Sunday, we stumbled upon this local corner restaurant. From past experience, we have  found that these funky-yet-popular restaurants serve the best tasting food!

So in we went.

Restaurant Iguanas Greens, Cuernavaca, Mexico

Restaurant Iguanas Greens, a place with Historical Flavor!

On the outside of the building is painted above the door: "A Place of Historical Flavor!"

That was intriguing.

There are menus with prices stacked against the wall and the options looked not only affordable, but tasty!

Colorful inside, Restaurant Iguanas Greens, Cuernavaca, Mexico

Colorful indoors





Walking inside we saw the funky-yet-festive interior. Chairs painted bright and color-full, with strange art on the walls. Not to mention the beloved graffiti.

Places like these can be a put-off to many Gringo tourists. They might prefer a more modern, stylish and familiar restaurant like Holiday Inn or  McDonalds for their food. But these are exactly the sort of restaurants we prefer!

We know the "secret."

The locals have patronized this place for years... and they wouldn't do that unless the food was delicious and dependable.

Green Iguanas, Cuernavaca, Mexico

Green Iguanas

Oh yes. The iguanas.

There's gotta be a story here... Someone loves iguanas or they are a good luck charm or... Who knows?

But whatever the back story, iguanas were important enough to someone in order to name a restaurant after them.

Kitchen at Restaurant Iguana Greens, Cuernavaca, Mexico

Open area kitchen

The place really wasn't that big - more "cozy" than anything.

The kitchen was at the end of the building and was open air.

Notice the decorative Talavera tile on the counters.

Reading the menu at Iguana Greens Restaurant, Cuernavaca, Mexico

Reading the menu

When we arrived at Iguana Greens Restaurant, there was only one other table occupied at the time. Within 10 minutes the Church let out and all the Church going families crowded into the restaurant!

It was packed and busy!

Apparently, graffiti on the walls is encouraged, because it was everywhere.

This is kind of a family-local hangout and is very popular.

Papaya on a plate, Restaurant Iguana Greens, Cuernavaca, Mexico

Papaya on a plate with toasted oatmeal

There was a lot to choose from on the menu, but we all ordered a breakfast combo plate.

The combo plate came with juice or fruit, coffee or tea, your entree, black beans and tortillas.

The price? 43Pesos which is about $2USD.

Black beans, scrambled eggs with spinach, Iguana Greens Restaurant, Cuernavaca, Mexico

Black beans, scrambled eggs with fresh spinach

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Billy got scrambled eggs with fresh spinach. This was not a small portion!

black beans, scrambled eggs with nopales, Iguana Greens Restaurant, Cuernavaca, Mexico

Black beans, scrambled eggs with fresh nopales

Nopales are very common and traditional in Mexico and they are quite nutritious. Nopales have many vital phytochemicals, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can immensely benefit health.


Huevos Rancheros Restaurant Iguana Greens, Cuernavaca, Mexico

Huevos Rancheros





Another classic favorite in Mexico is Huevos Rancheros. Eggs are placed on tortillas (sometimes corn and sometimes wheat) and smothered in salsa. It's always a good choice.

Our bill, Restaurant Iguana Greens, Cuernavaca, Mexico

Our bill

Here is our bill and you can see at the top that we had 3 breakfasts for 43Pesos each.

Right after breakfast, the waiters came by with a dessert tray and boy these looked delicious!

We had plenty of food for the morning, so dessert didn't interest us at the time. But perhaps if we visited for a coffee in the afternoon, any of those desserts would have been a good bet.

We definitely recommend this restaurant if ever you are in Cuernavaca.

Iguanas Greens Restaurant

Calle Lic. Ignacio L. Rayon 190

Cuernavaca Centro, Centro, 62000

Cuernavaca, Morelia

Open daily 8 am to 6:30 pm

Tele: 777 245 0750

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