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Red Iguana

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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American
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736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(801) 322-1489
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 125
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  • 43
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious, like home made!

The staff was really friendly in helping make a food decision and also swift when preparing the meal. The food is very good, simple and crispy fresh.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Karen G
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  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The staff was really friendly in helping make a food decision and also swift when preparing the meal. The food is very good, simple and crispy fresh.

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Lynnwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The wait is long to get into this restaurant, but the wait is well worth it. This is our first stop in Salt Lake each time we come. The specials on the board outside are always good, and the mole is the best anywhere You won't be disappointed.

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Estes Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We originally hail from Texas, so Tex-Mex has been our thing. I do appreciate authentic Mexican food, but can rarely find it. This is the place. Their molés (all bajillion of them) are ALL good. I couldn't decide which two I wanted, and my wife (who has similar tastes to mine) chose two completely different ones. DO NOT judge this... More 

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Rockford, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

When you see 50 people lined up to wait for a table in 95+ degree heat, you know something is going on inside. Great food and sauces, lots of carry outs.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed this place! The food was tremendous, the mole sauce that they are famous for is really excellent in all of its variants. Our waiter, Adam, was extremely knowledgeable about the entire menu and pointed out many of his favorites with great enthusiasm and also advise us that we could do a little mixing between our orders so... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Try the Mole Sampler first and then choose what you like. It was damn finger licking good. Mole is the best!! Would definitely eat "only" here whenever I visit SLC

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Near as I can tell, this restaurant is always crowded for dinner. The food is exceptional and worth the wait. We like to go for a late lunch to avoid the crowds, and generally go to the second location that is just a couple blocks from the original. My favorite dish is the shredded beef chimichanga. The sauce is mild,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We had heard this was a "not to miss" place when in Salt Lake City. It is a "hole in the wall" off West N. Temple and the food was amazing. Went on a Saturday about 3pm and the wait was about 45 minutes. It is small and they pack the tables in but the atmosphere is loud and fun.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We had late lunch, no waiting, and this high rated restaurant did not disappoint. The greeting, service and food were all high quality. We had combination plates, since we couldn't decide on just one entree. Right decision - since we will not be back in Salt Lake for a long time - so got a little taste of everything. Don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Everything you've read about in terms of authentic and delicious is true. Hip/cool joint-feel with super quick service and guaranteed to be a wait.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: (801) 322-1489

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?