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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 1,216 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $30
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have nothing bad to say about this place. The wait can be long during the weekend but totally worth it. The food is so good. I love their mole sauce. I have ordered different things every time I visit this place. The servers are all very helpful. I hate it when you ask for suggestions and they tell you... More

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Atlanta
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Having grown up in SLC and moving to the east coast I forgot how spoiled I was to have such great Mexican food so close. I recommend the pork carnitas but everything is good and worth the wait.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Went here last night. The appetizers we got were delicious. We had the ceviche, mushrooms and the stuffed jalapeños. Dinner I had the first one on the enchilada menu.....The sauce is definitely not something I like but maybe someone who love cinnamon would. Why I think they could work on is organizing their menu a little bit. It does take... More

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Windermere, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Went to the Red Iguana after reading all of the positive reviews. This place has character. From the front it looks small but once you are inside it really opens up with 3 rooms. Get there early because it does fill up quick and you will see long line of people waiting outside. The food is great. I had a... More

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Norcross, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

When our colleagues in Salt Lake City recommended we try the Red Iguana and swore it would be the best Mexican food we'd ever had we were more than a tad skeptical. I mean, c'mon, Utah isn't exactly the place you'd expect to find outstanding, authentic fare from South of the Border. But they were right, and we've been back... More

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Roswell, Georgia
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31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you like mole this is the place. They had 8 different types on the night we went and the waiter brought us a sample of each. Usually a 30 minute wait so grab a margarita. The fish Veracruz style is a great option if you don't care for mole.

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32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My wife & I travel the U.S. and whenever we go through Utah and have time, we stop and eat @ the Red Iguana. With lits of traditional mex dishes to choose from, plus 6 or more different Mole dishes to choose from, great margaritas, & great service, you can't go wrong. Love this place will be back.

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Copley, Ohio
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We were staying in SLC for one night and were recommended to eat here for dinner... we literally waited an hour to be seated, but we were not disappointed! Best strawberry margarita, guacamole and main dishes ever...I am not even a fan of mexican food, but this place changed my mind! If we ever go back to SLC, we will... More

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Telluride
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We had heard great things about the Red Iguana. It surely didn't disappoint! Great food. Tried the mole and another in our party had a great mexican steak. Very solid margs as well. The atmosphere is funky and makes you really feel at home. Service was quite good from our waiter as well. Don't miss the Red Iguana if you... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I have eaten here countless times in the past twenty years. Definitely beloved by locals. I take ALL my out of town visiters here and they are inevitably impressed and happy with their meals. Most recently we took some friends visiting from Germany. They said it was the best meal they had eaten in America. The Red Iguana features several... More

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