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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
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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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Vincennes, Indiana
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Very popular place! We visited on Saturday night and only had about 30 minute wait. The wait staff was very friendly. It seemed like the food arrived very quickly. Our orders were correct and the food was outstanding. .

Thank Jim E
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

The Red Iguana has amazing Moles and Mexican food. It's one of those hole in the wall restaurants that locals love and rave about. The Chilli Verde Burrito's are spectacular. The staff is friendly and helpful in explaining about the different moles etc. I'd recommend that you get the mole sampler as an appetizer and try the various options...if one... More 

Thank DaringMcD
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

I was in Salt Lake City for a week and I could have easily eaten here e Rey day. The choices where amazing . The service was great! I do wish they had a tiny bit more light, other than that it was perfect! Can't wait to go back!

Thank Rebecca S
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

What a find from Diner's, Drive-In's and Dives! Family owned and run. Recipes from Mexico made with the same care you would find at your Grandmother's. Pulled pork and tenderloin ends entrees were absolutely to die for! Such complex flavors from the various mole sauces and combinations of ingredients.

Thank AuntB08
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

This is one of two places I always eat at when visiting SLC. Sure, there's usually a line out the door but it's worth the wait. Unless you live in certain areas of the country, the moles here are some of the best. I don't bother with the dishes you can get elsewhere. It's all about the moles.

Thank eatseesleep
Salt Lake City, Utah, Usa
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Standing in long lines outside of Red Iguana in Salt Lake is like standing in line for the best BBQ in Austin. Substitute mouthwatering bbq for the most authentic, mouthwatering mole in Utah. Total hole on the wall awesomeness. Get your behind into this SLC classic family owned joint. Drive long distance if you must. Order anything and it will... More 

Thank JCTNYC68
Salt Lake City, Utah
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

I went for lunch with my wife after a stressful morning a I could barely believe it the stupid valet service was gone !!!!!! why did they have it in the first place? The parking lot is ample and right next to the restaurant . all said the food was great

Thank sonofa61
New Orleans, Louisiana
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

The restaurant is a short walk from the TRAX station and mies away from boring. The staff is friendly and bustling. The mole is made with turkey which is a real treat and the guac is amazing! the salsa with the chips is also wonderful.

Thank giacomo215
Gothenburg, Sweden
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant to visit when I am in salt lake....I love this place. It has a homey atmosphere and phenomenal food. There isn't anything on the menu that I would order. Love love love the food!!!!

Thank spalmiere
Murray, Utah
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107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Go there for lunch? better be there by 11:30. Dinner wait is even longer. But the place and its sister location are worth the wait. Try the Enchalata Suissa (sp).

Thank KJBarnes0826

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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?