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Red Iguana

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Central American
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736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
+1 801-322-1489
10:00 - 23:00
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All hours
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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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

Title says it all. 6 different molés and each one better than the last. this place is packed at all hours, and rightfully so. So bring a book and get in line, it's worth it.

Thank Gregory S
Provo, Utah
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120 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

Not pretty. Unimpressive from the outside. Hectic, noisy, busy, and crowded inside. Who cares? Order damn near anything you want and be prepared for a uniquely satisfying Mexican Food experience. I suggest one of the Mole or Gourmet Burritos, but frankly, if something else appeals to you, go for it. You may want to ask the servers about any special... More 

Thank Stevan D
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154 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

We arrived in Salt Lake City and checked into our hotel around 1:00. The hotel had suggested some restaurants close by , but none sounded good so we took out on our own . Not far from where we were staying we found the Red Iguana (we later saw that they had several location). There were six of us and... More 

Thank trimic
Jackson, WY
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

It's been a couple years since I've been there, but this place could only have gotten better. I've never been to Mexico, but this is perhaps the best Mexican restaurant I've ever been to. VERY popular, so come early and be prepared to wait. They weren't taking reservations when I was there - maybe they do now.

Thank Catboy66
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

This place is in Utah? Often a common response I get when I take friends here. Coming from Austin this is always a stop, especially when I bring my Texas friends. I start by saying the 'best Mexican food I've ever had is in Utah'. Texans are not fond of that statement, but quickly start agreeing once they eat here.... More 

Thank toddruff
Clearfield, Utah
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

So I have only tried this place2 times both for lunch take out, (not sure I would even want to be in this part of town after dark). I wouldn’t say that it was bad but wouldn’t say it was God’s gift in a tortilla either. To me it’s just a regular Mexican joint. I have been told that I... More 

Thank markoman801
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

The food was amazing. The salsa starts it. The salsa acts like it is going to get really hot in your mouth and then it doesn't. I don't know how they do that. The guacamole is fabulous. I had the fish tacos. They were very good. My co worker had the PUNTAS DE FILETE A LA NORTEÑA. It was amazing.... More 

Thank Toni H
Poncha Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

We had dinner at the Red Iguana Friday night and it was so memorable I had to write a review. It was very special Mexican food. There were over six varieties of mole, and our waiter brought a sample plate for us to try them all. There were specific regional dishes on the menu that I have not seen in... More 

Thank MaryAnn L
Northville, Michigan
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38 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

On our way to Yellowstone, we stopped at the Red Iguana for lunch, based on Trip Advisor listings and reviews. NOT disappointed. Though, as we approached, we were initially concerned about the area. Not to worry. Best Mexican food ever!!! Great service, clean surroundings! Delightful atmosphere!! Stop if you're going through Salt Lake City.

Thank Charlotte L
Waltham, Massachusetts
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479 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

It was good....but wish it was a bit more authentic. Would definitely go back though. The salsa is terrific.

Thank daksterinwaltham

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