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Red Iguana

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736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
+1 801-322-1489
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10:00 - 21:00
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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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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food was average Mexican service was poor even though they were not swamped at our visit which was later in evening only two tortillas with fajitas not very big portions either with the fajitas or the tamales chips were not fresh and tasted like they came from a bag disappointing after all the hype

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Thank Judy N
Munich, Germany
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Heard about the Red Iguana the first time we were in SLC years ago. As a native of Phoenix, I am always critical of Mexican food but this place is the real deal. They have all the classics, and their mole is world class. Be sure to ask for the mole sampler plate to get an idea of which to... More 

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Thank Rshap14
Belgrade, Montana
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Red Iguana came highly recommended and it certainly doesn't disappoint! My wife is vegetarian and loves Mexican food so we eat at a lot of Mexican restaurants. She had the enchiladas and said they were the best she has ever eaten and did not care that we waited an hour to get in because they were worth it! My... More 

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Thank stevencS9200YS
Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Been hearing about the Red Iguana for years with friends and strangers alike singing its praises. After resisting for over a decade we finally decided to give it a try. Word on the street is that on a weekend in the summer the wait can be up to two hours; okay, but why? It's not that it's bad but here's... More 

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Thank Gsmithbeer
Hong Kong
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69 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fun place that is very popular with the locals. Long queues if you go on a weekend. Good service though.

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Thank HKTRsTravels
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The red iguana has been setting the standard for excellence in Mexican food for the last 20 years and is inevitably the highlight of every trip I take to Salt Lake City. The staff is wonderful the food authentic and plentiful, particularly good is there Chile Relleno, But then again it's hard to go wrong with anything on their menu,... More 

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Thank Gkalks
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for lunch on a Tuesday, very busy but did not have to wait for a table. Service was excellent, the staff was very attentive and kept our drinks full and chips and salsa coming. The food was delicious and it was clear they take pride in their food. Would highly recommend this place!

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Thank Chris H
Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Tried to go Saturday night and it was crazy. Went back for an early lunch Sunday and got right in. The food here is amazing. Delicious salsa, great enchiladas, I'm sure everything else is great.

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Thank nierengarten09
Los Angeles
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food is good here... they have that down for sure but with that said, it's also a very popular spot. It's a really really long wait to get seated kind of popular spot. So go at off hours, or give yourself a LOT of extra time to wait to be seated. The downside with a long wait is that... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OMG we loved this restaurant. Too bad we only came on our last day visiting Utah - I would have gladly eaten here every day. The menu is ample and everything looks amazing. We came around 11:40 am for an early lunch on a Friday. There was no line at 11:30 when we left our hotel but by 11:40 we... More 

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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
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
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, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining
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: 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?