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Blue Iguana

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
165 S West Temple, Ste 2, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1407
+1 801-533-8900
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“mole” (52 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (29 reviews)
“burrito” (28 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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LOCATION
165 S West Temple, Ste 2, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1407
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1 - 10 of 478 reviews

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Their chips and salsa absolutely hit the spot. I had ordered a taco salad and was less then impressed, none of the flavors blended together, so was a bit disappointed by the salad. Thankfully, their queso dip made up for it all..... Order the queso...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank korchamp
kcappaert, Owner at Blue Iguana, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for visiting Blue Iguana, Kory! We're sorry you had a mixed experience with the food but are very glad that you found something you enjoyed!

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Oh my goodness! I was only in Salt Lake City a couple of days and I ate here twice before writing this review. After trying other restaurants, I will probably go back here for dinner tonight. Their killer nachos were absolutely killer! They also had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ky1atty
kcappaert, Owner at Blue Iguana, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for coming and trying our food! When you come back to SLC, please visit us again!

Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Fun seeing the restaurant lit up and down the stairs. Authentic Mexican decor. Medium sized occupancy, about 30 tables. Had the Blue Iguana special. Overall the five dishes were good and medium sized. The tostado shredded beef was too salty. Chips not greasy and salsa...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TedL1049
kcappaert, Owner at Blue Iguana, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for leaving us a review!

Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We were so intrigued by this restaurant. It was down in a basement level building with interesting decor and architecture. We started with guacamole and margaritas. Both were great! Our waitress was not. She was inattentive and less than friendly. The food was good overall,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Windleg
kcappaert, Owner at Blue Iguana, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed our food and are so sorry that the service you received wasn't up to par. We will definitely address your concerns with our staff. We...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018

While some peers at our convention complained about crowding and service, our experience was exceptional...fast seating, great price, and superb food (best mole I have ever had). Although the menu stated they wouldn't split checks, our waiter was happy to do so.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mash4d
kcappaert, Owner at Blue Iguana, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for leaving us a review! We are pretty well-known for our mole and are so glad you approved of it too!

Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Prices were high, menu mostly spicy items, chips and salsa was good, portions size good. Cute outside seating, makes for a Mexican feel. Must climb down stairs to get in side the restaurant and climb up to get out.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tmail23
kcappaert, Owner at Blue Iguana, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thanks for the review! We love our authentic atmosphere but we hope to wow you with less spicy food next time you come by!

Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

I felt a little blue after a mediocre visit with family and friends. It could have been better. Our large group was seated fast, but service was slow to capture our order. My dirty fork need to be swapped for a clean one. Their chips...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DHigham
kcappaert, Owner at Blue Iguana, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Sorry to hear this. We always try to provide excellent service to all of our customers but it sounds like we dropped the ball here. We hope -you'll give us another try, but in the meantime we'd be happy to offer you something in return...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Great location downtown. Make sure to sit outside in the courtyard - very pleasant! The margaritas are fantastic! The food was very good too. Great spices and good portions.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank deward070882
kcappaert, Owner at Blue Iguana, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thanks so much! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

This place and its employees know who they are and display ambition and confidence in every aspect: the decor, the process, the menu, the efficient and effective service that keeps things going in an atmosphere of excellent service. The plating and presentation of each dish...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dennisf918
kcappaert, Owner at Blue Iguana, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thanks for the kind words, Dennis! Sorry we could only get 3 stars but we hope to see you again!

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great Mexican food close to the hotel and convention center. Fun location through a gate and down the stairs. It did not have a separate bar.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank harvey213
kcappaert, Owner at Blue Iguana, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

We'd certainly love to have a bar some day and it's something we're considering. Hope to see you again, Harvey!

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Response from Bradford W | Reviewed this property |
1. Blue Iguana Validates for parking. I don't remember the prices, but it is reasonable. 2. Yes they do. 3. It is more expensive to park on the Street. The Parking terrace is covered, and with the Utah Snow it is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 S West Temple, Ste 2, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1407
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-533-8900
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