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Red Iguana

) #5 of 1,175 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)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All 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 4 weeks ago

we expected the good Mexican food that we get in New Mexico, and this was a huge disappointment. the server was very nice, but the chips were subpar and the salsa was bland and runny (not spicy and chunky as we had hoped) my husband...More

1  Thank millou5171
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been living out of our campervan for two weeks, crossing the Western States on the loneliest highways we can find. But when we got to Salt Lake City, we decided to treat ourselves to a local culinary icon. It was packed. A 25 minute...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go for the huge portions and the mole! You will not be disappointed by this Mexican restaurant that is so successful it has opened up Red Iguana 2 nearby and even, the Blue Iguana. Not haute cuisine but great Mexican traditional cooking. Try the chimichangas!

Thank Amsterdamadventurers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time to visit and was expecting great food from other reviews. Food was okay. Nothing special. We were excited for sopapilla dessert but they were crunchy and not fluffy. Service was slow and drinks not refilled unless you asked (including water).

Thank AprilS98
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is small, so seating is tight, but the food is wonderful so squeeze yourself into a spot and enjoy.

Thank Kelli B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a cross-country trip, I found this little gem while searching the food channel website. I am glad I found it and even more pleased that I stopped here to eat. The service was super fast and the food was on point!

Thank travelinman0war
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome Mexican. Get there early because there's always a line. If it's your first time, definitely ask for the mole sampler. You can try all the different moles and see which one(s) you like best. My favorites were the mole negro and mole verde. Yum-O!...More

Thank allichka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I never know what to order because everything is so good. Never disappointed! Good and unique authentic food. Can't make reservations, but the wait is worth it.

Thank Jolene W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my wife here for her birthday and our waiter was fantastic. We had to wait outside because there is no indoor waiting area and it was packed. We waited about 5 minutes before we got our table. They had water outside and apparently they...More

Thank Cal S
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We loved this place. We were a party of 5 and had to wait for about 30 minutes. There is a parking lot next to the restaurant to park a car, but they only allowed valet parking. We got a nice table located towards the...More

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