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Red Iguana

) #5 of 1,174 Restaurants in Salt Lake City ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, Latin, Spanish
736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116-3352
+1 801-322-1489
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“moles” (1,070 reviews)
“mole sampler” (113 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (100 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
All hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116-3352
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw this little cation on Diners, Drive ins and Dives and decided to try it. We waited a good 45 minutes to an hour for a group of 6. We felt the food and drinks were very good. I would eat there again.

Thank Irene C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us had dinner here and at 5:30 we still had to wait 30 minutes...that was our first indication it was going to be good. Our waitress introduced us to their mole sauces and we tasted each to find our favorite. They will combine...More

Thank Lnmargel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes the mole was a religious experience with an incredible depth of flavor that you don't find in many places. Our server kindly gave us samples of the variety of moles and explained each one. We finally settled on the Mole Negro with chicken and...More

Thank Redlands_CAFoodie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in town on a business trip and my coworker suggested we try this place and I am soooo happy he did. We arrived at 545 on a Monday afternoon and there was already a 30 minute wait. The wait gave me enough time...More

Thank kidflemingo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried the Red Iguana after reading several online reviews. We did not expect the 1 hour wait, but since we were dropped off at the restaurant by our Uber and there are no other restaurants nearby, we waited. We tried to get drinks from...More

Thank lwalker01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are 2 red iguana's both same menu 1/2 mile apart. I love this place they have amazing Mexican food that has 6 different traditional mole' s. Amazing flavor. If you ask they will give you a tasting of them so you can decide. I'm...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my sister and brother in law from New Mexico here for lunch. Lunch was fantastic, as usual. They were impressed that Salt Lake had such good Mexican food. Red Iguana reputation is also well known to people in the small town of Cooke City,...More

Thank trout42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here several times for business and have never been disappointed. Great staff and the food is amazing and authentic. Best Mexican food in the area hands down. It is worth the wait!

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come to Utah to visit family but candidly it's the Red Iguana we are most excited to see! Mole! Mole! Mole! Pumpkin is my favorite while my husband prefers the ancho. Sooooooooo good. Just writing this is making me hungry! Often there is a...More

Thank leona724
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you don't know what to order, order the Red Iguana plate (about $16.50) --it comes with everything: beef taco, cheese enchilada, chili relleno, beef tostada and a beef taquito! I don't think you can go wrong. I always end up bringing half of it...More

Thank Esteph55
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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 84116-3352
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-322-1489
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