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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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10:00 am - 11:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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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
Chilli verda to die for

Great place for take out or dine in. You will not go wrong with anything on there menu. Gets a little busy at lunch but worth the wait.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Roger N
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Salt Lake City, Utah
via mobile
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place for take out or dine in. You will not go wrong with anything on there menu. Gets a little busy at lunch but worth the wait.

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Thank Roger N
Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am not crazy about Mexican food but when I saw the people I went with eating their food and commenting how delicious everything was and that I was missing out kinda pitched my taste buds. When the same group of people came back to SL for business review they requested to make our business dinner at the Red Iguana,... More 

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Thank Mon U
Chicago, Illinois
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112 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was shocked when we showed up at red iguana before 2pm and there was NO line. Happy but shocked. I had an unusual dish which was a special and basically felt like a lasagna made with tortillas, ground beef, and poblano peppers with some nice mole. It also had a fried egg. It was not anything I had ever... More 

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Thank elliotnotsam2
Colorado
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here for lunch. Arrived before noon but there was already a short line!! Well worth the wait! This is a small restaurant, hence the line, but service is quick and diners rotate quickly in and out. Extensive food menu. All if it arrived quickly and was excellent. Would definitely eat here next time I visit!!

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Thank KoloradoKid
Leland, North Carolina
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123 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had dinner here several years ago and came back to the area so stopped for lunch. Very busy, very friendly and very good food. All four of us loved our meals and the price was most reasonable. Lots of really interesting choices not found at most Mexican restaurants so get ready to read a long menu.

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Thank Richard B
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the best Mexican food in Salt Lake City. They have been on the Food Networks Diners, Driveins, and Dives. It is well worth the wait lunch or dinner.

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Thank carldaughtry
Salt Lake City, Utah
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I grew up in Texas and always figured I knew the best in Mexican food...wrong! The Red Iguana is 100% the real deal. That's why there are lines waiting to get in all the time. So what!!!, it's worth it. If you want authentic mole this good, catch the next plane to Oaxaca. Issues...I wish they had Mezcal on their... More 

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Thank shadmandu
Eden
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place popped up first on Yelp. Then we heard it about from a guy on the train as we headed out to the airport. So we had to try it on the way back from the airport. First, the parking lot was valet only which was a bit unusual as it is out of downtown by a few blocks.... More 

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Thank Dennis K
Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Monday afternoon maybe the time to go based on other reviews. No wait. They had a spot and table for us to put our bags since we were headed to the airport and had time for lunch in Salt Lake City. I just searched on trip advisor for restaurants and this one was 3rd on the list- come to find... More 

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Thank baileymason
Anthem
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There was a little wait for getting a table and they had hot apple cider and heaters out front to make sure the future guests were happy. Mole negro was amazing! Just the right amount of heat and great taste. Spanish rice and beans were perfect as well. A wonderful dinner in a down to earth restaurant, the facility is... 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: 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?