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Red Iguana

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American
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736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
+1 801-322-1489
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Can't ever go wrong here. Every location is phenomenal. I love their killer nachos, flautas and service! It's always great and very family oriented. I love this place. They're always good to me here!

Thank rmaier
Salt Lake City, Utah
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've eaten here many many times over the 20+ years I've lived in Salt Lake. Always love the moles -- especially the amarillo and verde -- as well as the tacos don ramon. But now I drive past the usual line there and go to Red Iguana 2. No, the atmosphere is not funky there but then I'm not eating... More 

Thank Jeff C
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of our downtown favorites! I would put Red Iguana against regional and national Mexican restaurants. Depending on your timing there could be a wait. Always busy, but they have Red Iguana 2 a couple blocks away. Fast service. The Enchilada Suiza and/or Amarilla (spicy!) us what I get almost every time. You can get it vegetarian too. The Puntas... More 

Thank livingwasatch
Brooklyn, NY
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226 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yes, you’re going to have to wait. On a cold Sunday night at 6:00 I had to wait about 10 minutes. Reservations are only for parties of 6 or more. At least in the winter they have heat lamps on the street, which helps. The menu is large, the Margaritas not too sweet. I can see why this is a... More 

Thank artnik
Manassas, VA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food and service are excellent. Best Mole I've had (ask for the sampler to try them all before ordering) and the guacamole was also delicious. The server was very friendly and attentive. I will definitely visit again next time in Salt Lake City.

Thank Oxman2
Park City, Utah
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Another restaurant where u know u will get good food but is the long wait and fast food pace worth it?

Thank _jcjanger
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place always has well-deserved rave reviews...and they aren't kidding. The mole dishes are out of this world good and my go-to dish whether staying there or for take out. The only ding against the Red Iguana are the margaritas - with such spectacular food, I expect better. Be sure to get there early - no matter what night of... More 

Thank David T
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This local favorite feels like you just stepped across the border to Mexico. Authentic Mexican cuisine at it finest!

Thank Kourtnee M
Lake Zurich, Illinois
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just had lunch at Red Iguana with my husband based on recommendation from local we met on ski hill. So many interesting menu options to choose from. The chips were fairly thin and basic, but the sides of guacamole and mole were very tasty. My mango enchiladas were a wonderful combination of sweet and spicy. The margaritas were also very... More 

Thank Kim36237
Long Beach, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a great meal here and the service was just as good. I had the Puntas De Filete Norteña and it was the best Mexican food I've ever had. The mole tasted almost like a curry, but whatever it was, it was amazing!

Thank PCK4284

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-322-1489

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?