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Red Iguana

736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(801) 322-1489
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Ranked #1 of 1,215 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $30
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
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican, South American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Branson, Missouri
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212 reviews 212 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We were only in SLC for 1 day and when we saw the Number 1 place to eat on TripAdvisor we added it to our list. We happened to also select it on Mexico's Independence Day. They had a great special (the one that they have pictured inside the front cover of their menu) called "Chile Relleno En Nogada." I... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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152 reviews 152 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for lunch today. When i saw this hole in the wall I had second thoughts about going in to eat. My colleagues hit this place monthly when in SLC so I decided to go along with it. I had the shredded beef enchilada plate with salsa verde (the closest thing they had to hatch green chile sauce).... More

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Denver, Colorado
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100 reviews 100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Visited the Red Iguana for lunch. We shared the mole poblano and chile rellenos. The mole poblano was fantastic; it comes standard with turkey but we had chicken. The last time I was at the Red Iguana I had the pumpkin seed mole which was also really great. Some of the best mole I've had. The chile rellenos were not... More

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Burbank, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We had heard of this place for several years and finally decided to try it. We went on a Tuesday about 5 pm not expecting a crowd….but there was. Luckily the wait went by quickly. The food was really delicious. I guess their claim to fame is their mole but neither my husband or myself had it. I had a... More

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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very unique and tasty Mexican. We had the Rajasthan appetizer, vegetarian mole, and vegetarian chimichanga. All of it was very flavorful and unique. We went off hours to avoid a line (2pm) and ended up waiting about 10 minutes to get a seat. Definitely the way to go since we were hearing from people who've been that the waits can... More

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Spring Creek, NV.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Mexican food is by far one of my favorites and the Red Iguana is the BEST in the SLC, UT. area. I have eaten there almost every time I go to Salt Lake for both lunch and dinner. ( Which is a lot )They are known for their Mole Sauces, they actually have a "Sampler" plate with the different mole's... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have eaten a lot of Mexican and Tex Mex food in my day. If this place was in my town it would be my #1 place.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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161 reviews 161 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

One of my favorite Mexican restaurants ANYwhere. Mole's are fantastic, but other Mexican dishes are fine, too. This is a "must" stop for me every time I'm in SLC.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you visit Salt Lake City and you like Mexican food, you must eat at the Red Iguana. The food was the best Mexican food I have eaten and the entire staff was friendly and attentive. Be prepared for a wait, but don't worry it is worth it.

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Akron, OH
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126 reviews 126 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

First of all the strawberry margaritas were delicious. Too bad the rest of the meal didn't match. We've gone to many Mexican restaurants in Texas and Florida and have had everything from fantastic to awful food. This falls into the awful category. The chips were cold and too salty. The salsa was nothing remarkable. My husband had fajitas which tasted... More

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