Our new friend from León, Anri had made a comment about Iguana Soup being good for hangovers. Though we weren’t in need of hangover recovery we wanted to give it a go. 60 Cordobas ($2.50) got us a huge bowl of soup with plaintains and potatoes and surprise, surprise a crab hanging off the side of the bowl. The iguana meat was the bottom torso and was a fairly good-sized lizard.
The taste wasn’t too distant from chicken, although it was definitely gamier. I’d say it’s like if chicken had more of a venison flavor, not bad. My only regret was not bringing the camera….