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Salty Iguana Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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17717 Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055-5460
+1 816-350-8003
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Today
11:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my wife to the Salty Iguana for some tacos. The waiter came and took our order but didn't write anything down. Some people are real good at remembering things but this guy didn't have a clue! How do you screw up an order for two tacos? This guy had no trouble at all. In fact he didn't get it... More 

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Thank Chef-TK-KC
Independence, Missouri
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made a reservation for 30 on a Saturday afternoon. Had a great server named Chrissy. She did an excellent job The food came out fast, hot, and just as we had ordered. The Manager Brian came around a few times and checked to see how everyone was. Awesome.experience! Don't forget to try the Iguana Dip!! Great Margaritas too.. We.will return

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Thank Chris S
Springfield, Missouri
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great place to take the whole family -- especially on Tuesday night. Free Face Painting (but be nice and tip her!) -- Great service, great drinks, great place for kids and family. Queso. Lots and lots of queso!

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Thank Roger W
Warrensburg
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic chips and salsa. Food was tasty and fresh with large portions (plenty for a meal for the next day), and our server was spot on. Pleasant and very accommodating.

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Thank SmithBurg
Independence, Missouri
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I love the tacos. The meat is the best. I even asked the manager how it is done. She explained to whole process. We love to eat tacos on Mondays. My husband also loves the Taco Burrito. The salsa is also very good.

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Thank Stacey C
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Restaurant is very colorful and nice atmosphere. I really enjoyed the enchiladas and blue corn tacos. Servings were ample portions and good value. Free chips and salsa were tasty as well. Even though it wasn't crowded, service could have been better. Waitress seemed preoccupied and distracted. Would definitely go back if in the area.

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Thank 10cj
Brandon, South Dakota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Good service and good food. It is a very colorful and unique place with the walls painted in beautiful desert and Mexican scenes on them and we had a Great time. A lot of bang for your buck.

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Thank michelle2016OSU
Independence, Missouri
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89 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We've eaten at this establishment a few times and I have no complaints. Nothing really to rave about either. My husband tends to choose Mexican restaurants by the caliber of their salsa! I'd eat here again.

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Thank Stharp48
Bates City Missouri
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184 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped by for Mexican after choosing salty Quiana over other nearby Mexican restaurants. With new similar restaurants nearby they need to be on the ball, keep up the quality and tier one service. We saw none of that last night. Service staff was there but was busy talking elsewhere with each other ignoring tables. Saw several... More 

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Thank Kathy B
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This place serves the best Mexican food I have EVER had. Almost anything with cream cheese is the best! Even our 18 month old loves the food. Always wonderful service as well.

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Thank Meaghan W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17717 Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055-5460
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: +1 816-350-8003

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?