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Blue Iguana

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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165 S West Temple, Ste 2, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1407
+1 801-533-8900
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Polano mole, great atmosphere and decor. Server was nice and very quick. One funny thing is the kids got chicken and fries and we all ate their fries. They were like the best ever!

1 Thank Darrell I
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, good service, and good atmosphere. We had a larger group and they handled us well. They make a pretty good margarita and have some nice top shelf tequilas to chose from.

1 Thank Bret P
Boise, Idaho
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We come to this restaurant every time we are in town. The Mexican food is delicious and there are so many different options to choose from. It is hard to find good Mexican food!

2 Thank sandraand
Purcell, Oklahoma
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Even the owner came to the table. This food was so good I have wanted to order some and have it mailed to me! Don't miss this great place when you are in town.

2 Thank jamesbQ615ZH
Champaign, Il
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105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went to blue iguana for lunch during a conference at the convention center. loved my meal. I had the mole Poblano. loved it. lunch portion was very filling and came with rice and beans, chips and salsa. great meal. server was friendly, helpful and attentive.

2 Thank todc
Saipan, Mariana Islands
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In downtown SLC, it's a hidden restaurant tucked inside a building. They have a large menu selection. My friend ordered the chicken burrito, which was large (he couldn't finish it). I ordered a steak with tortillas. Prices were not too bad. Ambiance was nice and cozy. Service was fair. Our server only checked us once. I would recommend this place... More 

2 Thank SpnGrl670
Little Rock, Arkansas
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

The Blue Iguana is, I believe, a sister restaurant to the wildly popular Red Iguanas which are not, in contrast to Blue Iguana, in the center of town. If you want to have a quieter Red Iguana experience in close proximity to many of the major hotels downtown, the Blue Iguana is the place to go. It's tucked away down... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Ate here with a group of 8. The service was very slow and our food came out staggered over a 15 minute period. By the time we'd all been served, those that received their food first had gone cold. On top of that, the taste of the food wasn't that great. Try the Red Iguana instead.

Thank Tom A
Darnestown, Maryland
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66 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Was recommended by a couple colleagues as a must visit. Decent Mexican, but terrible service- should have been in and out in half the time. There have to be better places for a business traveler.

Thank StalwartTraveler
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

My title really makes my main points. I thought the food was good and reasonably priced. There are stairs to get in, stairs to get to some of the tables, and stairs to get to the bathrooms. I liked the Dios de los Muertes decorations.

Thank MarieinParis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 S West Temple, Ste 2, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1407
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-533-8900

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