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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great dinner for 8 at Red Iguana II. Selected a big round table on the patio, due to COVID concerns. Very large menu with interesting choices of food and drink. Our waiter brought us a sampling of all the mole sauces -...a treat in itself. Then we enjoyed large portions of delicious food. Our waiter was efficient and patient!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

SUCH good tasty, authentic Mexican food! Some of the best I’ve had in the US. They have a mole sauce sampler that is worth asking for. The portions are huge. We ordered an appetizer and an entree each and wasted so much food so plan...accordingly. The restaurant is run very well, lots of demand but didn’t wait too too long. The service was excellent. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting the area.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food here! Each dish has a distinctive flavor! The chicken enchiladas were the best that I have ever eaten, so full of flavor! Red Iguana 2 is located near train tracks so you can sit on the patio and watch the trains go...by!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 15 September 2021

Best place in slc for Mexican food. We lived the attention we got and the food was incredible. It's a small place with a waiting to get a table but the wait is well worth.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 September 2021 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Red Iguana. Make a reservation or you will likely be waiting outside on the sidewalk a long long time. The food is good and the portions are very large. The mole sauces are excellent.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 30 August 2021 via mobile

Being from the Southwest, I alway get suspicious of Mexican Restaurant hype north of the AZ border. This was recommended by some locals at the University of Utah. We all got something different and we all came away saying we each had the best damm...Mexican food we have eaten for a long time! Even the GF person found plenty of great choices. Two hints; Try something made with their Moles’ and also consider getting Take Out as this place is VERY popular (aka busy). Their Specialties are awesome!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 30 August 2021 via mobile

Yes, it’s a must-go Mexican food restaurant. Before moving to UT we were told about Red Iguana and its tradition & uniqueness. In fact, we’d never had the sauce they offer as their signature dish (aka mole). We went to their both locations, but preferred...the one on South Temple. Their margarita were great, too. Don’t skip it ;-) The reason why we give it 4 stars is just in terms of comparison… we personally preferred the food at Morelia in Murray. Besides, Red Iguana is just too busy for us, though we still go back once in a while.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 21 August 2021

Great place, good food. Line to get in, expect to wait. Tried the Poblano Mole & Coloradito Mole with carnitas. Nice that they let you do half and half. Wife had the Shrimp fajitas. All was very good. Interestingly the rice and beans are a...bit bland but the rest is so good. The sopa pias are very good, and half an order is still too many for two people.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 20 August 2021

I ate here recently with a group of friends. It was great, there was a bit of a wait, but thats good right? They have a geat selection of different Mole's. I got a combo meal and was able to share it with my buddy..

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 9 August 2021 via mobile

Stopped for dinner on a Saturday. We waited over an hour but it was well worth it. The Puntas De Filete a la Norteña was excellent. My kids really liked the enchiladas and fish tacos also. Menu is huge. Our waitress was very friendly and...super helpful. Free salsa and chips. Vibe inside is neat. Lots of rooms and dining areas. Would def try again if I return to SLC.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Response from Bill C | Property representative |
Red Iguana has 80 parking spaces adjacent to our restaurant.
Ingrid T
16 December 2016|
Response from Bill C | Property representative |
Yes we can. Just call any of the restaurants preferably not at lunchtime as the cashiers and managers will make the gift card and charge it to your account, get the address information and mail it out right away. The phone... More
22 May 2016|
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Response from Synguru | Reviewed this property |
Most definitely. They have full liquor service, including high-point craft beers from Utah and sometimes elsewhere.
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Yes, Red Iguana offers takeaway services.

Red Iguana is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4