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Salty Iguana Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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17717 Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055-5460
+1 816-350-8003
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Independence, Missouri
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the tacos. The meat is the best. I even asked the manager how it is done. She explained to whole process. We love to eat tacos on Mondays. My husband also loves the Taco Burrito. The salsa is also very good.

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Thank Stacey C
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is very colorful and nice atmosphere. I really enjoyed the enchiladas and blue corn tacos. Servings were ample portions and good value. Free chips and salsa were tasty as well. Even though it wasn't crowded, service could have been better. Waitress seemed preoccupied and distracted. Would definitely go back if in the area.

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Thank 10cj
Brandon, South Dakota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Good service and good food. It is a very colorful and unique place with the walls painted in beautiful desert and Mexican scenes on them and we had a Great time. A lot of bang for your buck.

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Thank michelle2016OSU
Independence, Missouri
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78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We've eaten at this establishment a few times and I have no complaints. Nothing really to rave about either. My husband tends to choose Mexican restaurants by the caliber of their salsa! I'd eat here again.

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Thank Stharp48
Bates City Missouri
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184 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped by for Mexican after choosing salty Quiana over other nearby Mexican restaurants. With new similar restaurants nearby they need to be on the ball, keep up the quality and tier one service. We saw none of that last night. Service staff was there but was busy talking elsewhere with each other ignoring tables. Saw several... More 

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Thank Kathy B
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This place serves the best Mexican food I have EVER had. Almost anything with cream cheese is the best! Even our 18 month old loves the food. Always wonderful service as well.

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Thank Meaghan W
Bettendorf, Iowa
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stopped in for a beer and some Mexican food when we were in the KC metro area. The place has murals all over the entire restaurant of Iguanas riding bikes, going to school,etc. Our little one was thrilled and enjoyed looking at the entire mural! They keep you in chips and salsa that were nice and light and very... More 

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Thank ISPmotor
Kansas City, Missouri
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Have been here on many occasions! The food is always good and the service is great! Have tried anything from smokin nachos to the chimichanga and its all very good.

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Thank Grate1313
Independence, Missouri, United States
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282 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Stopped in for nice lunch after church with the girls. Decided to try something different on the menu and soooooo glad this was done. CARNITAS.

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Thank Pbaglaw
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Chips were stale and when asked for fresh chips she said they are all the same. Waitress was very rude and very slow to take order or bring water.

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Thank shelby m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17717 Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055-5460
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: +1 816-350-8003

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?