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Red Iguana

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Mexican, Latin, South American
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736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(801) 322-1489
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11:00 am - 10:00 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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 38
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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
Great Service and Great Food

After my first day in SLC I had already heard about this place multiple times so I had to try it out for myself. It did not disappoint. Our server was knowledgeable and informative. I had one of the mole dishes along with the jalapeno margarita. Both were delicious. It has a good atmosphere for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Hardtattack
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  • Families with children
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

After my first day in SLC I had already heard about this place multiple times so I had to try it out for myself. It did not disappoint. Our server was knowledgeable and informative. I had one of the mole dishes along with the jalapeno margarita. Both were delicious. It has a good atmosphere for Mexican food but the tables... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is one of the best if not the best restaurant in slc. There is always a line here and they don't' take reservations. So its best to go for an early dinner or late lunch. My brother asked for the largest thing they had without looking at the menu. It was 4 plates worth of food and he... More 

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Point Reyes Station, California
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16 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I love Mexican food. I've had fish tacos at all sorts of places and am one of those people who piles on the extras. I took a bite of the fish and ended up eating it all with a fork. What to do with the taco shells? Made more tacos out of the delicious other food on my plate. Rolled... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Super casual, unique Mexican. Food was incredible. LOVED, loved loved the mole tasting in the beginning of the meal. It inspired me to order something that I usually wouldn't order. We were super impressed with this place. Do yourself a favor and eat at this place. There were three of us, and with margaritas, the bill was $60. So reasonable.... More 

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Portland oregon
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79 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Another great meal at the Red Iguana - I haven't visited Salt Lake for a few years and was really looking forward to some excellent Mole. I wasn't disappointed - I had the Poblano Mole which was incredible - great flavors and a good amount of heat. My wife had the Verde Mole which was also very flavorful. Can't wait... More 

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Pittsburgh, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

The molé was delicious. The rest of the food was good. The service was helpful and friendly. We got there early and still had to wait for a bit for a table. Get the molé.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The red iguana was a co-workers recommendation. Even though she hadn't been there in years it was still awesome! We called to ask if we could get reservations and they said only for parties of 6 or more. So we asked how long the wait would be if we showed up around 6:30 and they said best guess would be... More 

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Provo, Utah
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83 reviews 83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Over the years I have eaten at Red Iguana a number of times. I hadn’t been there for a few years, so I had lunch there last week with an old friend. Frankly, it just used to be better. Having grown up on Mexican food, I’ve always believed that Mexican restaurants are best judged by the accompaniments they serve—the beans,... More 

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Chico, California
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24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

If you visit Salt Lake City you need to at least make one visit to Red Iguana. A classic Mexican Restaurant with great food. However, be forewarned, you will most likely have a wait to get seated (unless you get there early).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the food, staff and ambiance. This was a destination restaurant our friends wanted to try based o trip advisor reviews. We didn't plan ahead and had to wait well over an hour for a table. Not sure it was worth the wait but the kids bought tshirts and still enjoy talking about this restaurant.

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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, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?