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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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Today
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: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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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
Very, very good food

Don't let the shabby exterior and decor fool you. This little hideaway serves amazing Mexican food. They have five (maybe more?) mole sauces. Their serving sizes are very generous and the food is quick and very satisfying. We arrived at 10:45 in the morning and by 11 almost all of the tables... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Frank B
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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  • Families with children
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Don't let the shabby exterior and decor fool you. This little hideaway serves amazing Mexican food. They have five (maybe more?) mole sauces. Their serving sizes are very generous and the food is quick and very satisfying. We arrived at 10:45 in the morning and by 11 almost all of the tables were full. Make reservations and get there early!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Typical Mexican restaurant. Not-so-pretty, old building with several colorful rooms, some kind of small. Busy atmosphere with lots of customers. We each ordered the Iguana Plate. Lots of food, better service than most Mexican restaurants we've visited. The food is good, but not particularly special. That said, we might eat there again on another trip.

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Brevard, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Tripadvisor reviews led us to the Red Iguana and we were not led astray. Atmosphere was lacking, but was made up for with great food. I had the steak fajitas and my BF had a great shrimp in garlic butter sauce dish...both were excellent, The strips of steak in the fajitas was both flavorful and very tender. I ordered a... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent food and great service. The restaurant was recommended by a business client and my husband and I could not have been more pleased. This has been one of our all time favorite meals.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Great Mexican food in salt lake city! Get the guacamole appetizer, it's amazing!! They bring out samples of all their mole. The margaritas are right on part and the food was amazing!!! A must go if you are in the area!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Authentic Mexican food at the original SLC location. Good for out of town guests. Just keep in mind you will wait for a table so make sure you aren't starving when you get there.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

There is nothing bad I can say about this place. If you like mexican food and you go to Salt Lake City, you have to eat here. Even if you dont like mexican food eat here. Everything on the menu is fantastic and made with so much flavor and skill. I often just have whatever the special is since it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I have ordered so many things here and never been disappointed. Be sure to try all their different types of mole. They bring out a little tasting plate if you're interested in that. I love the Tacos don Ramon here. Also, the sopapillas are great for dessert if you're into fried dough covered in honey. If you're going around lunch... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Found reviews on trip advisor. Didn't disappoint. The wait was short. The beer was ice cold. The tortillas were so fresh.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

very good; the wait lines are long and it can get a bit stuffy/hot with the large crowds... service is very good.

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Additional Information about Red Iguana

Address: 736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone Number: (801) 322-1489
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican, Latin, South American

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