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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 1,213 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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Munster, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

There is a reason why this restaurant is quite famous. We had lunch there and had to wait a while tob be seated because it was really crowded. But in spite of the crowds - once we were seated, the service was really friendly and tried to make the most of our visit. We got to try all the famous... More

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Utah
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79 reviews 79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We just visited Red Iguana for the second time in a month. Chips seemed a bit stale this visit and I was disappointed when the taco I got along with the "Red Iguana Plate" was served in a steamed corn tortilla. I thought I remembered it being fried and crisp. Anyway, I was disappointed with that. Other than that, the... More

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Green Valley, Arizona
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120 reviews 120 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Have been coming here when in SLC area for over 10 years. It never disappoints with either the food or the service. As a mole fan I was pleased this time when I learned I could split my order, I.e. Have two different types of mole on the same order. Can do this with either mole plate or mole enchiladas.... More

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Tulare, California
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

When we pulled up to this "Hole in the Wall" I had my doubts but there was a line so thought they must be doing something right. Our wait was not long considering length of the line. The service was excellent and the servers pleasant and attentive. The salsa was one of the best I have eaten and the food... More

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Branson, Missouri
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213 reviews 213 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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