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Salty Iguana Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican,
17717 Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055-5460
+1 816-350-8003
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good30%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (13 reviews)
“burrito” (13 reviews)
“tacos” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
17717 Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055-5460
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Reviewed 4 days ago

we usually sit in the bar where we can watch sports and the crowd is lively. You can still get any item on the menu, which is great. Fun place to be.

Thank Rhonda G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Salty Iguana is a fun place to go with a group and they have really good food. They have tables to accommodate larger parties. I had the street tacos which is a sampler of chicken, pulled pork and steak street tacos. My son had...More

Thank jb230
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

I only go there on Monday $1.75 taco day. The food is great, but normal menu prices seem high. It wants me to say more. I have nothing more to say.

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Food was ok, nothing to write home about. Waitress was friendly. Second time there. Not sure I'll be returning.

Thank Hen T
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

The place is very nice, the meals are big and taste very good. They have taco's promotion some days and then it is cheaper to eat. Good place to eat well and cheap. If you are not a big eater, you may share a dish...More

Thank Clovis A
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Salty Iquana is our favorite go-to Mexican restaurant when we visit the Kansas City area. We love the food and service, plus they have a quiet covered patio where we can take Luke, our dog. We love their chips and salsa. I can't get enough...More

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I don't think my husband loves this place as much as I do but he never complains and I love to come here at least once a week. I absolutely love their chips and salsa. I order their grande tostada quite a bit. I also...More

Thank A5682YYlisaf
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Read mixed reviews almost didn't go! Happy we asked motel receptionist who recommended Excellent food and service! Server checked on us frequently but not excessively! Many locals greeted him as family- which was understandable after seeing his service! Would highly recommend!

Thank Marsha S
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The food was average and the service average (friendly but not super efficient). We tried to go to a nearby restaurant which was full so settled for this. The experience did not convince us to go back in a hurry. It is very noisy inside,...More

Thank TazMc
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The Salty Iguana mobile unit sets up in the area not too far away from the fountains at Kauffman Stadium. This is where I purchased food on a recent visit to see the Royals play. I ordered the flautas and they were delicious. They were...More

Thank travelsamc
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Lisa A
23 September 2017|
Response from Clovis A | Reviewed this property |
The Independance one have two rooms. Each one exits to a different street. May be they do reserve for parties but you have to call them. Looks like their phone number is 816-350-8003. But check their website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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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