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Red Iguana

Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican, Latin, South American
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736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(801) 322-1489
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 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, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 1185
    Excellent
  • 367
    Very good
  • 116
    Average
  • 42
    Poor
  • 17
    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
11 Stars, trip advisor's rating system doesn't do this place justice

Go early and expect to be completely amazed. Park next door to avoid Valet Parking. Even if you don't get there early, it's worth the wait. The food is better than the best Mexican you've ever had. The place smells like heaven. The wait staff was as professional as any 5 star place we've been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Bryan T
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Florida
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  • Families with children
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Go early and expect to be completely amazed. Park next door to avoid Valet Parking. Even if you don't get there early, it's worth the wait. The food is better than the best Mexican you've ever had. The place smells like heaven. The wait staff was as professional as any 5 star place we've been to. The prices are so... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Just great! Flank Steak special. Wife loves their mole. So good I forgot to take a pic of food! Grabbed a private table and service was great! Place was packed at 3pm! (Late lunch for us!). A must stop in SLC.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I dug this place up on Diners Drive Inns & Dives website. WOW ! Just WOW ! My wife and I pride ourselves on making our own Mexican food at home and we've been to a lot of Mexican restaurants. This by far exceeds them all and our own. ARIBA ! We waited for 10 minutes outside with baited breath... More 

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wallingford, PA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Everything they say about this place is right on! The food is simply the best Mexican I have had outside of Mexico - and for that matter inside of most of Mexico as well. Just amazing..the drinks are terrific - delicious tequila - and we just ate ourselves silly! GO!!!!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We went to red iguana after reading trip advisor reviews. Wait was about 30 minutes. Mole is a specialty, and it was unlike anything my Hispanic husband has experienced. Food was good, but be ready for a combination of unique spices and flavors.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Lots of tables and people packed into a small area with tables that had plastic cloths made for an interesting experience. But the food was different for any menu I had ever seen and FABULOUS. Went for lunch but would love to try breakfast sometime. Didn't have to wait long because we got there pretty early but we drove by... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Since i have lived in Salt Lake for 3 years, the Red Iguana is my wife and I go to restaurant when we want a delicious meal out. The service is always great, the food is always fresh and yummy, and the ambiance is a lot of fun. We take all out friends who visit us in town here. I... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I schedule trips around the day (Wednesday) that they feature mole fresa, strawberry mole! It is to die for! The second location only a few blocks away is often less crowded. Please open a Denver location!

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Salina, Utah
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16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The Cochinita Pibil may be the greatest Mexican dish I have ever tried. I literally cried when my plate was empty. The moles are also quite good. The salsa isn't great but hey it's free (which seems to be a thing of the past in a lot of places).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I'm a huge fan of hispanic food, but the Red Iguana is on a whole different level. It is unlike any food I've ever had! The flavors were so rich and unique, I can't wait to go back!

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?