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Red Iguana

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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Central American
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736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(801) 322-1489
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Today
10:00 am - 9:00 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
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Holy yummy Mexican food! I love this place. It is a complete hole in the wall and looks like a dive, but the food won't disappoint. Don't let the external appearance of the building freak you out- the food is super tasty and the staff is really friendly and prompt. Definitely recommend this spot for visitors and locals alike!

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Thank BRosswog
Locust Grove, Georgia
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love Mexican food so we went here based on recommendation. It's ok. I definitely had better. Chips seemed like they were store bought. Chicken tacos only came with chicken. No cheese or lettuce. Fried ice cream was also a disappointment. Again I had better. Wouldn't recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Millie M
Layton, Utah
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not your typical restaurant. This place has more of a variety of Mole's and more items on which you can request Mole than I have ever since. It's one of SLC's gems. It's even been on Diners, Diners and Dives (where they featured Mole, I might add!)

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Thank dunn2327
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This family-owned restaurant is hands down my favorite Mexican restaurant! While I do have some favorites, I have tried almost every dish on the menu and have loved each one. Usually a bit of a wait but it moves fairly quickly and is always worth it!

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Thank Brian A
Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was awesome. Friendly staff and fast service. Well worth the wait and would recommend it to anyone traveling through the area

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Thank Carol D
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323 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed the assortment of menu items available here. Service was courteous and efficient. The food was reasonably priced and we all received generous portions.

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Thank TravelRobs
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My favorite Mexican restaurant!! Try the chili verde chimichanga's.....oh SO good. Sometimes there's a bit of a wait but it's worth it. Service is fast and friendly.

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Thank nspency
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A relatively short wait for the Red Iguana of fifteen minutes. We were consistently impressed with the staff. They were attentive, interactive and helpful with advice, if wanted. They brought a plate of the various mole sauces and explained each one. I got the turkey mole dish with the negro and the colaradito (sp?) along with flour tortillas. My husband... More 

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Thank 465Lulu
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128 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent mole selection (there were 8 on the menu and 1 special). We shared one plate of a combination of two (an option which isn't on the menu so ask if you are interested) and it was perfect. We wanted desert too so we ordered the sopapillas which was a huge plate and only ok. The mole's were above average... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The lady that sat us was angry toward her employees. Water was dripping on my wife from the ceiling and the mole' that was so popular was very so so....

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$5 - $30
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Central American
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine
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
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

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