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Red Iguana

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American
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736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
+1 801-322-1489
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was very good. Excellent chips, carne asada and guac. Service was spotty. But worth a visir

Thank MBKanner
Lehi, Utah, United States
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65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Small place on N. Temple. Plan on waiting outside for a table (they have a heater if it's cold) Everything I've tried there is fantastic. Very authentic Mexican Prices are good & the service quick.

Thank Jim B
Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came here on a recommendation from a friend. Was not disappointed. Portions are generous. Prices are inexpensive. The place has the expected ambience of a good Tex-Mex restaurant. Credit cards accepted. They don't take reservations for parties under 6 people but the wait was reasonable and they offered free hot apple cider while you wait.

Thank smkarl
Singapore, Singapore
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Red Iguana is well-known in SLC and lives up to its word! I went with three other women for a ladies night and we had a blast!! The service was amazing and the margaritas were even better!! I ordered an enchilada plate and it was awesome. My friend had the mole sauce, which is well-known and she said it was... More 

Thank Beth C
Salt Lake City, Utah
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I come from a state where good Mexican food is everywhere, and after a year in Utah, I am still sad, I miss the heat, but this place is as close as I can get to home. The atmosphere is nice, the wait can be very long so plan ahead. The food is good, much better than anything else ive... More 

Thank Lynn J
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have returned to this place after 3 years. The food is just as good as I remembered but they got better at service. I watched the hostess redirecting a group of 15 to their second location. Everybody was happy at the end because the group did not have to wait 45-90 minutes and the restaurant kept the guests. The... More 

Thank Andrea B
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Red Iguana is one of those places that if you haven't been there, you just won't understand... the ridiculous lines that require outside heaters, the stickers on the window, the atmosphere that screams "run down Mexican joint from the 70's". But wait, there's more. The food rocks. The salsa and chips are amazing. The moles can't be touched. Everything is... More 

Thank Russell L
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to eat with wonderfully authentic food. The service is patient and friendly. Keep in mind that this can be a very busy restaurant and they are good at delivering great service once you are in and seated. Definitely on my top 3 list in this state.

Thank Jonathon M
Salt Lake City, Utah
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is okay, not the best Mexican food I have ever eaten at all. I can say this because I am Mexican. I judge my Mexican food on rice and beans. And let me tell you their rice and beans are little to be desired. There are so many other places that are truly worth waiting in line for... More 

Thank jenna_samchar
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not fancy by any means, but the food is delicious. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. The tacos and flautas are a personal favorite. Service isn't always the best, but understandable considering how busy they are all the time.

Thank Ty H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $30
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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: +1 801-322-1489

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