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Salty Iguana Mexican Restaurant

17717 E US Highway 40, Independence, MO 64055-5460
+1 816-350-8003
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (16 reviews)
“burrito” (15 reviews)
“tacos” (15 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17717 E US Highway 40, Independence, MO 64055-5460
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

I don't think my husband loves this place as much as I do but he never complains and I love to come here at least once a week. I absolutely love their chips and salsa. I order their grande tostada quite a bit. I also...More

Thank A5682YYlisaf
Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

Read mixed reviews almost didn't go! Happy we asked motel receptionist who recommended Excellent food and service! Server checked on us frequently but not excessively! Many locals greeted him as family- which was understandable after seeing his service! Would highly recommend!

Thank Marsha S
Reviewed June 24, 2017

The food was average and the service average (friendly but not super efficient). We tried to go to a nearby restaurant which was full so settled for this. The experience did not convince us to go back in a hurry. It is very noisy inside,...More

Thank TazMc
Reviewed May 24, 2017

The Salty Iguana mobile unit sets up in the area not too far away from the fountains at Kauffman Stadium. This is where I purchased food on a recent visit to see the Royals play. I ordered the flautas and they were delicious. They were...More

Thank travelsamc
Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

My Fiance and I have been numbers of times..how ever on this particular trip our service was horrible,didn't bring app until 2 secs before the food arrived...the food however was really good!!

Thank Vivian H
Reviewed April 3, 2017

Friends and family enjoy this place so I go along. It's ok. Not great, not bad, just ok. They have TV's to catch the game on.

Thank kcbarbie
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Took my wife to the Salty Iguana for some tacos. The waiter came and took our order but didn't write anything down. Some people are real good at remembering things but this guy didn't have a clue! How do you screw up an order for...More

Thank Chef-TK-KC
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

Made a reservation for 30 on a Saturday afternoon. Had a great server named Chrissy. She did an excellent job The food came out fast, hot, and just as we had ordered. The Manager Brian came around a few times and checked to see how...More

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Great place to take the whole family -- especially on Tuesday night. Free Face Painting (but be nice and tip her!) -- Great service, great drinks, great place for kids and family. Queso. Lots and lots of queso!

Thank Roger W
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic chips and salsa. Food was tasty and fresh with large portions (plenty for a meal for the next day), and our server was spot on. Pleasant and very accommodating.

Thank SmithBurg
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Lisa A
September 22, 2017|
Response from Clovis A | Reviewed this property |
The Independance one have two rooms. Each one exits to a different street. May be they do reserve for parties but you have to call them. Looks like their phone number is 816-350-8003. But check their website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17717 E US Highway 40, Independence, MO 64055-5460
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: +1 816-350-8003
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