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Red Iguana

) #5 of 1,176 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%
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“moles” (1,073 reviews)
“mole sampler” (113 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (100 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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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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed. I've heard a lot about this place because in others opinions it is a must. Well, if you like real Mexican food go somewhere else. In fact the franchise fast food places serve a tastier meal.

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Total dive of a place and I mean that in a good way. There was a 20 min wait outside (they provided shade umbrellas and ice water on the very hot day). The "killer nachos" is a meal for 2 (or one really big dude)....More

Thank chk2002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love both locations. Love Red Iguana #2. Sitting there eating my Carnitas while the Union Pacific train rolls by. Absolutely perfect!

Thank steveatredstone
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here for lunch today. We had the mole chicken and mango enchiladas. Overall the food and service were great. It is a little pricey.

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for dinner while spending the night travelling between Oregon and Colorado. We arrived at about 7:30 and had to wait about 45 minutes, which is what we expected. There's plenty of seating and water outside. Once inside, the service was fairly quick and...More

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I remembered this place in my search on my last visit to Salt Lake and I saw that it was voted Best Mexican Restaurant in Utah. The food is very good though they were a bit slow on their service and the wait was am...More

Thank Jason P
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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