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Red Iguana

736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116-3352
+1 801-322-1489
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“moles” (1,078 reviews)
“mole sampler” (115 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (100 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116-3352
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a good mexican place with a lot of character. The menu has all the expected mexican dishes and is prices are very reasonable. Expect to wait outside to get a table, but they were accurate with wait times and it was worth standing...More

Thank Marknbeth1982
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Private room was arranged for our large family gathering. Waitress was kind and patient with our decision making process. Food was beautifully prepared and arrived in a timely manner. Our water glasses were frequently filled with a smile.

Thank momonine
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had been wanting to try this restaurant since seeing it on Diners Drive ins and Dives years ago. There was a 30 minute wait for a table on a Wednesday night at 7 pm. The wait was well worth it! Extensive menu; there is...More

Thank KMate
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Waited 30-45mins outside on a Wednesday night-totally worth it! Huge meals and tasty authentic dishes as well! Worth a visit for sure! Tony was fantastic with recommendations and great service. Menu on trip advisor needs updates as prices and some dishes have changed.

Thank Darcy W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had the mole coloradito. The sauce was great, but the carnitas were bland and flavorless. Seems like the sauces and the meats are separate … a mix and match thing (instead of cooking the meats in the sauce). I've been here before and looked forward...More

Thank Bff N
Reviewed 3 days ago

Red Iguana provides the best traditional Mexican food in Salt Lake. The portions are large and the prices are average. My California friends love going there when they are in town because it's better than anything they can find in San Francisco. If you like...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is my fav Mexican restaurant in the world and I consider myself a connaseur! The servers are great- the good outstanding- try the strawberry enchilada special if you're blessed to be there on the right day.

Thank Jana M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tried the original last month and Red Iguana 2 this month. Both are bland, odd and unappealing. Would not recommend or go back. It is rated very high, but I am not sure why. The service was unequally bad as well.

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This restaurant has been open decades! They continue to serve traditional Mexican food. There is a large variety of foods. They even have 8 different kinds of mole' sauces. All of them were delicious. They bring you a basket of warm homemade chips with a...More

Thank fourbeesplus3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everytime I eat at the Red Iguana I get excellent customer service. The Food is always great !! Fresh and Hot and Really good!!

Thank dcmeredith
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Red Iguana 2
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Questions & Answers
Mary S
15 June 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
17 December 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
23 May 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, 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 84116-3352
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-322-1489
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