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Red Iguana

736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116-3352
+1 801-322-1489
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“moles” (405 reviews)
“mole sampler” (126 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (111 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116-3352
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Diverse menu. Outstanding food. Outstanding service. Vibrant atmosphere (don't go there for a quiet chat unless you sit outside. The restaurant is socially responsible. The wait staff is friendly and accomodating. But, you gotta get there early because most people know what I know (how...More

Thank OldBroad72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed the food. We had a very large group of 27 and the staff handled it amazingly well. We started with the guacamole and it was excellent. I ordered the shrimp in lemon and garlic butter and...More

Thank Sharon N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mexican food I have ever had the pleasure of eating. Well worth the wait. If you’re in salt lake and like Mexican food, this is a game changer. Unreal foods, the mole is beyond words. I don’t know if I will ever be able to...More

Thank shannon m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on a recommendation of a friend. Had a 30 minute wait 10 minutes after opening. Friend told me to try the Mole, I had never had Mole before so I got the mango enchiladas which are pork carnitas enchiladas covered in a mango...More

Thank tkkleeman
Reviewed 1 week ago

This joint was apparently featured on an episode of Guy’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives at some point. We arrived at 4:15 on a Wednesday afternoon and were greeted by a somewhat sketchy-looking storefront. On entering, my Wife thought that maybe we had been confused and...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by a local sightseeing tour guide and he was right about this place! Fish tacos were excellent and I lived in California for years. Hubby had the house special entree, can't remember the name but the waiter said it was the most popular thing...More

Thank Sylvia B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to RI 2 with 4 others. All the food was delicious. The moles are outdo. A wide variety of delicious and some complex comb

Thank Rich S
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a day of exploring around Utah, my husband had seen "The Red Iguana" recommended online. When we pulled up, I was like "Uh....I don't want to wait", but we did, and boy am I happy that we did!! Our server, Mimi, was very helpful...More

Thank wrcjr98
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm always on the lookout out for good places to eat. During a visit to SLC for work, I quickly saw that Red Iguana topped many of the local restaurant lists. I was seated after a short wait and a couple of RI regulars recommended...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing for authentic Mexican food. There is nothing on the menu that will disappoint a Mexican foodie. Only negative is the wait but it’s worth it. I always take out of town guests here for lunch.

Thank rzinck2018
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Questions & Answers
Mary S
15 June 2017|
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Response from Bill C | Property representative |
Red Iguana on North Temple, original location has 80 parking spaces adjacent to the restaurant and valet parking on weekends. Red Iguana 2 has 3 parking lots and street parking with Valet service nightly.
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116-3352
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-322-1489
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