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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%
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“moles” (405 reviews)
“mole sampler” (126 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (111 reviews)
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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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2,841 - 2,850 of 3,370 reviews

Reviewed 10 October 2012

This is our standard go-to place when we are in SLC and we want good Mexican food at a reasonable price. It's not fancy, it's ALWAYS crowded (good sign, right?), good food, good service.

Thank conejotravel
Reviewed 8 October 2012

If you like Mexican food, you will love Red Iguana. It is a small and extremely casual place (you could even say dive), but this was some of the best Mexican food I have had in my life...from the mole to the guacamole, to the...More

Thank teena1014
Reviewed 8 October 2012

Yeah, it's in the Ghetto. There's a pay by the hour motel next door. It is the best Mexican food I've ever eaten and the staff is wonderful. Brave the hood and get a taste.

1  Thank Geoutah
Reviewed 5 October 2012

You know this is the place to go by the line ups outside even on weeknights!! The restaurant has the best mexican food at reasonable prices with huge portions. Some of the best "Mole" and variety in menu. Not just the typical burrito, fajitas and...More

Thank nuyu_12
Reviewed 3 October 2012

Red Iguana was my introduction to Mexican food since I grew up in Australia where we don't have Mexican. I went here because it is a very authentic experience, both food and ambience wise. The mole is excellent and the portions are huge!

Thank TravelJunky_8
Reviewed 2 October 2012

I decided to see what all the hype was when I visited SLC in Sept 2012. Read the reviews & it got my interest. The food was great...a bit overpriced, but food was plentiful. I ordered my food to go back to my hotel room...More

2  Thank Tampatony78
Reviewed 2 October 2012

My husband couldn't decide what to order due to the variety of dishes that perked his interest. The restaurant had quiet a crowd. The management is friendly.

Thank notpastthemidwestyet
Reviewed 2 October 2012

The food was good, the atmosphere seemed a little off for a mexican restaurant. There was a bit of a fly problem. One of the waiters near our table was swatting a couple while we were seated. Overall an okay experience.

1  Thank Tania R
Reviewed 1 October 2012

No secret how good this place is. Everybody loves it. I had their chili rellenos on my last visit and hate myself for not having ordered those before!!! Quite simply...those may be the best Relleno's ever to cross my lips.

Thank revenueguru
Reviewed 30 September 2012

Red Iguana is simply amazing. The location is a little bit tricky and out fo the way on North Temple and almost every night of the week, and sometimes during lunch as well, there is a long wait to get a seat, but the wait...More

Thank John W
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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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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