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Mexican Lodge Swingin' Steaks Restaurant

Highway 163 Main Avenue, Mexican Hat, UT 84531
+1 435-683-2222
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“beans” (121 reviews)
“steak” (223 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
Highway 163 Main Avenue, Mexican Hat, UT 84531
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here enroute to Valley of the Kings. The older female waiter didn't seem too happy and just barely waved us into the restaurant. Initially we wanted to have some coffee and perhaps eat something afterwards. After ordering just coffee and a beer at...More

Thank Vilhelm J
Reviewed 1 week ago

I believe this is one of two restaurants in Mexican Hat that was open for dinner! We had a filling "cowboy" meal - a large steak, beans, salad and grilled bread, good basic food. It's definitely a place with character - basic outdoor picnic table...More

Thank Shelley C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great idea, a huge iron grill that swings over a wood fire. The burgers which are very thin and steaks are tasty enough but no matter what you order you have to have pinto beans and a vinagraitte salad with it. Now,pinto beans are just...More

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered a ribeye steak cooked medium rare, and that is exactly what we got – it was cooked perfectly. We enjoyed our food, and, in October 2017, they still served beer there. I learned why the cook uses a swinging grill to cook the...More

Thank Schlauberger1846
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for a good steak. The atmosphere is very “local”, not particularly clean or polished. The menu allows you to chose your cut of steak and how you want it prepared. only differs in the (or veggie patty). The sides are...More

Thank Oscar N
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Seriously, except for the convenient mart, this was the only place in town for food. The menu was very limited, 3 types of steaks and a burger. A larger salad can be ordered, but it's not on the menu. The meat is cooked over a...More

Thank wolfcookie
Reviewed July 8, 2018

This was a very unique and fun spot for dinner. Steaks are cooked over an open mesquite fire and served with cowboy beans cooked on an antique wood stove. Very simple but good food.

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Reviewed June 12, 2018

We went to this restaurant because it was the only place in town! However, it turned out to be a great meal. The cook actually cooks the steaks over a swinging wood fire. It was amazing. My husband and I split a ribeye and it...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

I reviewed this great little place when I reviewed the hotel. Cant say enough about the great service of our waitress Rainey and her co worker cooking those great open fire mesquite steaks. Not sure I have ever on my life seen anyone work as...More

Thank Largeandy
Reviewed May 29, 2018

Yeah the steak was a bit tough, the pinto beans could use some seasoning and the steak prices are strictly Park Avenue. BUT....you have to eat here ! Outdoor seating in the Utah dessert, a swinging grill over an open fire, a few beers and...More

Thank John B
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July 22, 2018|
Response from michaelluna | Reviewed this property |
I’m sure you will enjoy your drive. Beautiful scenery! Not during the restaurant is open. Most seating is outside, they might have an in doors section. The evening temperature was nice and cool when we were there. So we... More
Rose Marie P
August 6, 2017|
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Response from Mary D | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if you meant September 2017 or 2018 since you posted 5 months ago. We enjoyed Swinging Steak October 8, 2016 and the weather was marvelous. If they were to close, it would likely occur in the winter months when... More
July 4, 2015|
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Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
In general, Mexican Hat, Utah would not be a place I would go to parse meals.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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