Executive Chef

Chef Brian Taylor grew up in the Missouri Ozarks and was raised by a family of farmers, fishermen and gardeners, all of whom stayed very busy but always had time to sit down and enjoy a large Sunday dinner together.


Iguana Roja Restaurant

Located on the Square in Ozark Missouri

Hola! Welcome to Iguana Roja Restaurante. We are a unique, contemporary Latin-American dining experience located on the historic square in downtown Ozark. Bring your friends and family to EAT, DRINK, and celebrate LIFE – at Iguana Roja.


Our chefs work closely with Missouri farmers and ranchers to obtain the highest quality, freshest ingredients to use in our recipes. All of our dishes are hand-made, in house, from scratch using traditional methods. Our attention to detail will catch your eye!

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By far one of the best Mexican places in the Springfield area hands down. I had the enchiladas and the flavor was off the charts. Atmosphere here is nostalgic and inviting. They have a nice bar and beer selection on tap.

Terry K. Ozark, MO

Went tonight with my family and loved it. I got the carne asada fajitas and they were delicious. Their homemade salsa and queso were also very very good. I’ll go back for sure.

Chandler M. Clever, MO

The food is consistently good- my favorite is the chicken quesadilla is amazing! They have a unique flavoring with all of their food that makes it stand out. They also do a neat thing where they come to your table and make a personalized guac. Recommended!

Kyleigh N. Springfield, MO