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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
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place always has well-deserved rave reviews...and they aren't kidding. The mole dishes are out of this world good and my go-to dish whether staying there or for take out. The only ding against the Red Iguana are the margaritas - with such spectacular food, I expect better. Be sure to get there early - no matter what night of... More 

Thank David T
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This local favorite feels like you just stepped across the border to Mexico. Authentic Mexican cuisine at it finest!

Thank Kourtnee M
Lake Zurich, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just had lunch at Red Iguana with my husband based on recommendation from local we met on ski hill. So many interesting menu options to choose from. The chips were fairly thin and basic, but the sides of guacamole and mole were very tasty. My mango enchiladas were a wonderful combination of sweet and spicy. The margaritas were also very... More 

Thank Kim36237
Long Beach, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a great meal here and the service was just as good. I had the Puntas De Filete Norteña and it was the best Mexican food I've ever had. The mole tasted almost like a curry, but whatever it was, it was amazing!

Thank PCK4284
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food selection is great - not your bland American mexican food - lots to choose from. I would highly recommend visiting the Red Iguana II located just up the street and around the corner, much more room and great environment.

Thank Marianne B
Bellevue, Washington
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with my brother making my third trip here. Ample portions. Great Mexican fare in a no frills atmosphere. The wait is sometimes 45 minutes, but still worthwhile.

Thank lilbsmom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Red Iguana is always a great bet for excellent food. It was strange however, that this time was very salty. The chips, then the salsa, then the chili Colorado. I had the fish tacos, and they were yummy! I just wonder if there is a new cook, because if that's the case, this person needs to know that salt is... More 

Thank Angie L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant in Salt Lake! Get there early to avoid long wait times. You cant go wrong with the mole. I hate to admit since expanding it seems the quality has gone down a little but we still enjoy.

Thank counterb
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Meals are good, the wait for a table is way to long. Atmosphere is enjoyable visually but loud.Tables are rather crouded. This is not the place for a intimate talk with a new friend.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I felt that the atmosphere was welcoming and the food had that authentic flare and was very good. Service was very efficient. Prices were reasonable. I have eaten there on two different occasions with visiting family members and we were not disappointed.

Thank VickyandRon

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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
USD 5 - USD 30
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
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?