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Red Iguana

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Latin, Mexican, South American
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736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(801) 322-1489
Website
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 1070
    Excellent
  • 328
    Very good
  • 103
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Quality Mexican Food

About a 45 minute wait at 615 on a Thursday night. Pleasant crowd and the free valet parking made it easy in and out. I had the fish tacos and they were excellent - lots of tasty fish and the cucumber sauce was wonderful & unique. Could have used a little more slaw though. The soup was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Ge0rgiaPil0t
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Columbus, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Columbus, Georgia
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

About a 45 minute wait at 615 on a Thursday night. Pleasant crowd and the free valet parking made it easy in and out. I had the fish tacos and they were excellent - lots of tasty fish and the cucumber sauce was wonderful & unique. Could have used a little more slaw though. The soup was wonderful. Overall a... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Let me start by saying the staff was incredible and very friendly. My wife and I were not impressed. We are visiting from out of town and saw that this was number three on trip advisor so we decided to try it out. They are very pushy at their "mole" so when we ordered one we were thinking it would... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Despite the crazy line you see to get in, it is worth the wait! They have so many different variations of mole, and if you're a fan of mole like I am, you will not be disappointed. Make sure you time your trip right though if you want to avoid the crowds. Or else bring a book or game to... More 

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Newton NC USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

With a Texas upbringing, I can honestly say that I could eat Mexican food 3 times a day... Been a few places in my life and finding a good Mexican restaurant is always a challenge! Heck, sometimes I can even put up with bad Mexican food over here on the east coast! My wife transferred to SLC a couple of... More 

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Wyoming
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

There's a reason why there's always a line for the Red Iguana--terrific food, great prices, consistently out-performs. I've been through Salt Lake often on business and have had the usual mix of restaurant fare--nothing really remarkable. Then my husband, a former Utah resident, met up with me in SLC and told me we should try the Red Iguana. There was... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

everything everyone at our table ordered was amazing!! we all ended up sharrnig cause everyone had such great dishes!! fresh chips and salsa! staff was wonderful fun and made it a great experience too!!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Usually visit when ever I am in town, but not more. Ate the Chili Colorado and was violently sick an hour later...almost didn't make it back to my hotel. Beware!

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Killeen, Texas
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120 reviews 120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Not sure what I had but I will be back to try something again. I tried one of the specials. there was a long wait but it was well worth it. It also gave us a change to look through the window and see what everyone else was eating.

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BUTTE MT
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

As noted by others, expect to wait to get into this super-popular restaurant. Arriving between 4 - 5pm helps, but can expect up to an hour's wait on some nights. Bottom line is outstanding Mexican food at reasonable prices in a fun atmosphere. My fave is the FishTacos, Haven't had better anywhere. It's pretty much a Salt Lake City institution!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

This place absolutely deserves its top rating. As an east coast guy, I had no idea that mole could be more than the heavy, dark, strong sauce I had previously experienced. To enjoy a full spectrum of different mole flavors with fresh diverse ingredients was a revelation. Definitely let the great servers know it is your first time so they... More 

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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: Latin, Mexican, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?