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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
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Meaghan W
Bettendorf, Iowa
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 

Thank ISPmotor
Kansas City, Missouri
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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.

Thank Grate1313
Independence, Missouri, United States
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315 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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.

Thank Pbaglaw
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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.

Thank shelby m
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74 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I used to work in this area and enjoy eating here. I went in with one of my friends and I told them that they had a nice crispy tacos and taquitos. They stopped carrying the taquitos. But, the blue corn tacos where still good. Service seemed slower and when they tell you a plate is hot and it's not,... More 

Thank V P
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140 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

My husband and I are on a driving trip across America. We stopped at this restaurant because we were looking for Mexican for lunch today. The chips were fresh and hot; the salsa was nice. My husband had the Independence Burrito and it was chocked full of meat and cheese; also on the plate were refried beans and Mexican rice.... More 

Thank Deborah S
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

So wonderful! Best taco ever! Best chips and salsa! Great Happy Hour! Cool servers! Cute atmosphere! Could go every day!

Thank Margie T
Liberty, Missouri
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I usually get the double trouble enchiladas, but since I'm on a diet decided to try the fajitas. I was just going to eat the chicken and the peppers but couldn't resist putting one on the flour tortilla. Chicken was well seasoned and it came to the table piping hot. It was served with more than enough cheese, guac, salsa... More 

Thank Cheryl W
Independence, Missouri
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149 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Salty serves up your favorite Mexican-American dishes. The fajitas are very good as well as the combo dinners including the burritos and enchiladas. They are famous for their Iguana Dip white cheese and spinach dip. To top it off for dessert, order up the sopapillas that are covered in brown sugar to dip in the warm honey. Good stuff...

Thank Joe R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:30
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?