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Red Iguana 2

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866 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84104-1137
+1 801-214-6050
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10:00 - 21:00
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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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff makes you feel like a friend. They do remember you and appreciate your business. Great valet parking. If you don't have a reservation expect to wait about 20/30 minutes on most nights. Singles and couples can eat at the counter, which is just fine. Great family and friends atmosphere. If you want a more quiet atmosphere between 5... More 

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Thank golfhacker74
Salt Lake City
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

New store is very nice in a kind of crappy area. A local favorite. Their new location has cut wait times down significantly. Easy parking.

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Thank hrld2717
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lines are long which would lead you to believe the food was fantastic. Unfortunately it just like so many other average Mexican food restaurants. Nothing to really recommend. Service is also slow so plan on a long wait, average food and average service.

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Thank John G
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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284 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Both Red Iguanas are always good. The original one has been a favorite of mine for over 30 years! The second one has the same great menu and is just a few blocks away. Many fabulous choices are available from the hottest of moles to more subtle and sweet ones. Their other classics are also wonderful. I love the carnitas.... More 

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Menifee, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Other than being just way too popular, this authentic mexican restaurant with a fun atmosphere is the real deal for an excellent evening! It's a fine thing for all Salt Lakers that we now have a second location to ease the wait for some of the best Mexican food in town!

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Thank furski2013
Salt Lake City, Utah
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As locals, we have loved Red Iguana for years. The food is authentic and delicious. The decor is funky and fun. Service is top notch. It helps to know how to do Red Iguana. For lunch, arrive by 11:00; for dinner, arrive by 5:00. Otherwise, plan on an hour plus wait, outside. Not hideous, but lengthy. All in all, it... More 

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Thank Dawn S
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I always tell people, if people find a restaurant worth waiting for outside, in freezing temperatures, they must be doing something right, and these guys are. I have had things that I PERSONALLY didn't care for, but that was due to my taking a chance on something new -- it was still good, just not something I'd order a second... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In this case, is wonderful! Mexican food superb, a house Margarita that is a Margarita, a very broad menu and a complete bar selection, conscientious wait staff professional in every way, pleasant, informal atmosphere, and an appetizing ambiance. It is all there at Red Iguana #2

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Fish Springs, USA
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there on a Friday night and the wait was long and worth waiting. The guacamole is delicious! Food was okay. The waiter did not tell us the rice and beans he asked us all if we wanted was an extra charge tacked on to the entree charge. Made it a bit pricey.

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Spanish Fork
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last-minute decision to eat on a Sunday around noon. Walked in, no wait. The place did get busy after we arrived, but we were seated immediately. My daughter had the tamale special, with chile verde pork, and I had the chilaquiles. AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS! Our server was very efficient and friendly. We will definitely return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 866 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84104-1137
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-214-6050

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