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Red Iguana

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Central American
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736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116-3352
(801) 322-1489
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On initial view from the outside I was unsure what to expect. Somewhat surprised that our party of 8 had to wait, particularly on a Saturday lunch time but once inside I could see why. The place was packed, similar to a tardis inside, and the staff were very friendly and attentive. If you love Mexican food then this place... More 

Thank Michael G
Spring, Texas
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was one of our destination eats on this trip. It certainly lived up to the hype. I would put this place on the same level as the great Mexican restaurants in Houston. To start the la Sorpresa Margarita was dangerously good, I could have drank several. The chips and salsa are good, the Salsa had a nice bite. I... More 

Thank Shelly P
Salina, Kansas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a taste! I have travelled México and the USA extensively, and it's not easy to find a place that can hit chile verde pork spot on - YOU FOUND IT HERE! Will go back again and again!

Thank KansasRev
Hernando, Mississippi
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124 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived around 11:00 on a Sunday and before too long, the place was packed. It is a smaller restaurant, but tables are in every nook and cranny to accommodate as many people as possible. The host, our waiter, just everyone was very friendly and helpful. The salsa was really good, and the guacamole was delicious! We wanted to order... More 

Thank MeganHernando_MS
Bradenton, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our host at the local B & B (Inn on the Hill) suggested the Red Iguana when asked about good Mexican food. Well her recommendation was spot on. The wait, 1 hr 15 mins (our fault for showing up at 6:30). However, the food and service were fa-nominal.!!! Large portions and plenty to choose from. Delicious!!!

Thank steveboone372
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must do while in Salt Lake. Great food selections, full bar, friendly waiters. There are two locations, the original is quite small, so expect a waiting-line. Be sure to ask about daily specials!!

Thank edward m
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is so good, & different from the run of the mill. They go above & beyond with their service as well. It's a must do!

Thank Arlene B
Geneseo, Illinois
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had been a couple years since I had eaten at Red Iguana, and I was meeting a couple friends from out of town that had never eaten there, but the folks at Red Iguana did not disappoint. Server and the rest of the wait staff were attentive and the food was excellent. I tried one of the daily specials... More 

Thank Illinifan625
Louisville, Colorado
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Things we loved: the mole sampler plate, the super friendly host & hostess. Things we didn't like so much: everything was very salty (heavy handed chef tonight?), drinks arrived after we were well into our appetizers. We get it that you're busy & popular, but once we're seated, you should be able to get it right. Maybe it was just... More 

Thank Joni P
Warsaw, Poland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just like in the title: Nice place to eat something Mexican :) The place doesn't look like a Cassino Buffet, the food is OK. I do not know why I have to do write at least 100 characters, while the best opinion could be like "Excelent" - 8 characters.

Thank Andrzej J

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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, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Central American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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 84116-3352
  • 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?