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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


$5 - $30
Mexican, Latin
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Killer Nachos
A generous portion of tortilla chips topped with retried beans, chile verde, home-made chorizo, melted jack cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream, black olives, green onions and jalapenos.
Vegetarian Killer Nachos
Same delicious ingredients as above without the meat.
Nachos Regulares
Home-made tortilla chips topped with retried beans and melted cheese, garnished with jalapenos, sour cream, olives and tomatoes.
Fresh Guacamole with Chips
Avocado blended with tomato, onion, serranos and cilantro.
Rajas De Chile Poblano Con Queso
Roasted poblano chile strips with sauteed sliced tomatoes and onions, melted jack cheese, served with your choice of tortillas.
With chorizo $+8.45
Hongos Al Ajillo
Mushrooms sauteed with garlic, butter, white wine and crushed red chile.
Four‎ pickled jalapenos filled with shrimp and queso ranchero, dipped in egg batter, fried and topped with salsa espartola, served with guacamole.
Chile Con Queso
Anaheim chile, fresh jalapenos, onions and tomato cooked with two types of cheese.
Ramon's Quesadilla San Francisco
A grilled flour tortilla filled with came asada, jack cheese, sliced black olives, pico de gallo, jalapenos, avocado slices and sour cream. Accompanied by a fresh cabbage salad.
Bay Shrimp Quesadilla
Grilled bay shrimp with lemon and pepper and melted jack cheese, garnished with sour cream.
Sopa De Frijol Negro
A puree of black bean soup with a hint of crema mexicana and crisp tortilla garnish.
Sopa De Queso, Maria's Favorite Soup
Anaheim chiles, diced potatoes, tomatoes, onions and garlic simmered in a light broth garnished with jack cheese and crema mexicana.
Chicken Salad a La Mexicana
Chopped chicken breast blended with chipotle chiles, pecans, mayonnaise and a hint of mustard. Served in a lettuce bowl with avocado slices.
Red Iguana Dinner Salad
Romaine lettuce with diced nopales, tomatoes and cotija cheese tossed in caesar or ranch dressing.
Shrimp Sonora
Seven large tiger prawns sauteed in garlic and butter with lemon and a hint of pepper. Served with rice of the day.
Pescado a La Veracruzana
Fresh fish of the day dusted with flour, paprika and sesame seeds, pan fried and then simmered in a flavorful tomato sauce with jalapeno strips, garlic, onions, oregano, capers and green olives. Served with grilled pineapples and rice of the day.
Ramon's Famous Fish Tacos
Fresh grilled tuna served in soft corn tortillas garnished with fresh seasoned cabbage, cucumber salsa, and lime, served with spanish rice.
For seafood lovers an exquisite dish, grilled lobster, shrimp, scallops, tuna and crab topped with melted cheese. Garnished with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, jalapenos and melted butter on the side. Served with spanish rice.
A gastronomical delight of authentic mexican flavor!
mole (pronounced moh-lay) is a sauce made of dried and fresh chiles, nuts, spices, herbs, fruits and vegetables. delight in red iguana's interpretation of Mexico's national dish. all mole dishes served with spanish rice, retried beans and tortillas.
Mole Amarillo
Golden raisins, yellow tomatoes, yellow zucchini, chile guajillo and dried seasonal yellow chiles, makes this mole a fiery favorite tossed with chicken.
Mole Coloradito
pine nuts, almonds, peanuts, dried chile chiuacle and guajillo chiles, blended with fresh chile poblano and Mexican chocolate served over grilled pork loin.
Mole Poblano
puebla's beloved mole guajillo and ancho dried chiles, peanuts, sesame seeds, walnuts, raisins, bananas and Mexican chocolate tossed with turkey.
Mole Verde
Fresh chile poblano, chile guero and jalapeno, blended with pepitas, sesame seeds, basil, onions, zucchini, avocados tossed with turkey or chicken.
Mole Negro
The king of moles dried chile mulato, negro pasilla, mexican chocolate, raisins, peanuts, walnuts and bananas tossed with chicken or turkey.
Red Pipian
A pumpkin seed sauce made with dried chile guajillo, peanuts, pepitas, onions, tomatoes, tossed with chicken.
Lomo De Puerco en Mole De Almendras
Almonds, chile guajillo, chile guero, yellow zucchini, milk, peanut butter and onions, served with a roasted pork loin stuffed with dried fruit, sun-dried tomatoes, swiss chard and pine nuts.
Mole sauces are available to go
Pollo a La Moreliana
Skinless/ boneless chicken marinated in white wine and spices, lightly browned then simmered with tomatoes, onions, chiles serranos, chile guero, potatoes, carrots and zucchini. Served with our rice of the day and tortillas.
Cochinita Pibil
Pork loin rubbed with achiote, vinegar, lime juice, orange juice, paprika and salt, slow roasted, then shredded and simmered in the roasting juice. Served with black beans, rice of the day and tortillas.
Puntas De Filete a La Nortena
Top sirloin tips sauteed with bacon, jalapenos strips, onions and fresh tomatoes, served atop the almond mole. Retried beans and tortillas complete this much loved dish.
Red Iguana
One-cheese enchilada, a taco a la iguana, a beef flauta topped with guacamole and sour cream, a chile relleno and a beef tostada complete our special combo plate.
Poblano Plate
One sour cream chicken enchilada, taco a la iguana, beef tostada with a side of guacamole.
Tapatio Plate
One chicken, beef or cheese enchilada, chile relleno and beef or chicken flauta topped with sour cream and guacamole.
Iguana Plate
One chicken, beef or cheese enchilada, chile relleno, hard shell beef taco with rice and beans.
Mexican Plate
One chile verde burrito, hard-shell beef taco, beef tostada with rice and beans.
a 10-oz. new York steak, grilled and topped with sauteed onions, tossed with chorizo. served with rice and beans.
Corn tortillas
Steak a La Ranchera
tender cubes of new York steak, grilled and cooked with our special sauce of green chiles, fresh tomatoes and potatoes. served with rice and beans.
Corn tortillas
Carne Asada a La Tampiquena
a traditional dish from the port of tampico. a 10-oz. new York steak, cheese enchilada, retried beans, garnished with guacamole.
Corn tortillas
Above dishes are complemented with flour or corn tortillas.
Two corn tortillas filled with sliced boiled egg and pipian, topped with mole verde, a bit of salsa espanola, finished with melted jack cheese and garnished with sliced pickled red onions.
Three‎ corn tortillas folded into triangles and filled with retried beans, topped with mole negro, sprinkled with a blend of queso ranchero and cotija then topped with pickled red onions.
Enchiladas Potosinas (4)
An empanada-style enchilada made of corn masa, filled with queso ranchero, green onions and crushed red chile, grilled, fried, topped with melted jack cheese and sprinkled with green onions.
Gringas (2)
Tender tips of came adobada grilled with pineapple, sliced green, red and yellow bell peppers, tomatoes and onions, folded in a warm flour tortilla.
Chile Verde
Tender select cubed pork cooked in our green chile and tomatillo sauce. Served with rice, retried beans and tortillas.
Chile Colorado
Diced top sirloin seasoned and simmered in a dried new mexico chile and tomato puree sauce.
Chile Rellenos
Two anaheim peppers stuffed with jack cheese, fried in egg batter and topped with our salsa espanola. Served with rice, retried beans and tortillas.
Tender pieces of succulent pork cooked in its own juices, with spice and orange pulp, then fried with beer and a hint of milk.
Your choice of grilled top sirloin, chicken or shrimp served sizzling on a platter with onions and peppers. Pico de gallo, guacamole and a jalapeno finish this popular dish. Topped with hot flour tortillas.
Grilled top sirloin
Top Sirloin
Grilled top sirloin
Grilled top sirloin
Grilled top sirloin
Huevos Rancheros
a Mexican favorite! two eggs topped with salsa ranchera and jack cheese. served with rice, retried beans and tortillas.
Huevos Con Chorizo
Home-made pork chorizo scrambled with eggs. Served with rice, retried beans and tortillas.
Monterrey Plate
Machaca con huevo shredded beef scrambled with eggs seasoned with bell peppers), served with double retried pinto beans sprinkled with a blend of queso cotija and queso fresco. Served with tortillas.
tortilla chips fried with home-made chorizo, egg, salsa espanola and mole poblano. sprinkled with quesos cotija, queso fresco, and green onions, finished with crema Mexicana and 2 avocado slices.
Sunrise Burritos
Two chile verde pork burritos smothered in chile verde, then topped with melted cheese and with two fried eggs.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually the wait is a little long for me, though since I live nearby my standard of what constitutes a "long wait" is probably pretty subjective. When I want good mole, though, this is the only place to go, no matter how long the line...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went mid-day for Saturday lunch and the wait wasn't that long (10min), tried a couple different moles and the house pork special, absolutely delicious! Now I know why everyone recommends this place when you visit SLC.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Reviews are alll true!! This place is phenomenal. Awesome sized portions. They are also practicing great healthy & safe guidelines during these of the Covid-19 with their curbside pickup. Definite hidden gem!!

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not run-of-the-mill Mexican! Delicious! Love Red Iguana 2. If you have never been, ask to sample the moles...

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed April 24, 2020

I arrived via the light rail system from airport, with my skiing goods, and they found me a table inside where I could store my stuff and have lunch.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed April 9, 2020

We waited 45 minutes for an early dinner. Everyone wants to eat here, so plan to wait, but it is worth it! Great selection, cool atmosphere, and great staff. Recommend

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed April 5, 2020

We went for a late lunch at Red Iguana, being warned to expect a wait regardless of day/time. There are benches and heat lamps outside, as there is not enough space to wait inside. Tables and space is very cramped - chips and salad were...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed March 17, 2020 via mobile

Fun place and good menu with a number of dishes new to our Mexican dining experiences. All four in our party rated their food as flavorful and nicely presented, but were delivered lukewarm despite the plates being too hot to touch. Since we waited over...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 17, 2020 via mobile

Upon recommendation of driver and guide of the three hour tour of Salt Lake we tried the red iguana we were very pleased we like our Mexican food and it was great recommend it highly

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 16, 2020

The Red Iguana was highly recommended and didn't disappoint. We were told that we may need to wait for a seat; however, we arrived early 4:30pm when only a few tables remained. We ate there as a family (children ages 9 and 12), We shared...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Mary S
June 14, 2017|
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Response from Bill C | Property representative |
Red Iguana on North Temple, original location has 80 parking spaces adjacent to the restaurant and valet parking on weekends. Red Iguana 2 has 3 parking lots and street parking with Valet service nightly.
Ingrid T
December 16, 2016|
Response from Bill C | Property representative |
Yes we can. Just call any of the restaurants preferably not at lunchtime as the cashiers and managers will make the gift card and charge it to your account, get the address information and mail it out right away. The phone... More
May 22, 2016|
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Response from Synguru | Reviewed this property |
Most definitely. They have full liquor service, including high-point craft beers from Utah and sometimes elsewhere.
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