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Red Iguana

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Central American
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736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116-3352
+1 801-322-1489
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Murray, Utah
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244 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been told ever since I moved here that I have to try the Red Iguana.... so we finally did one afternoon on the way home from the airport. We stopped in around mid-afternoon (3ish) and were greeted outside at a host stand. We were asked for our name... interestingly enough I looked in the restaurant and saw that... More 

Thank PaulVA009
Elkton, Maryland
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am a huge foodie. And was not impressed at all with this place. But supposedly it was a big place with the locals. Maybe the locals have never actually had amazing Mexican food. My chips were stale, some of my food under cooked and even over cooked. I was not impressed at all. To me this is an average... More 

Thank Foodjunkie2004
Provo, Utah, United States
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Red Iguana is a great joint unique to salt Lake, while I'm not the biggest fan of Mexican food, I love the enchilades here covered with mole, which they specialize in. The lines, however, can be pretty long - the nice thing is they do have drinks outside for you while waiting. Want equally good food but don't want to... More 

Thank Ee C
Providence, Rhode Island
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic Mexican food. The main location had a great atmosphere. Quick service and great food. The mole's are great and we tried the variety plate. The satellite locations offer some of the same great food

Thank Jeff M
Beaverton, Oregon
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32 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We try to hit Red Iguana whenever we are in town. It doesn't always work out, but we love it there and have been customers for over 20 years.

Thank plezzka L
Logan, Utah
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144 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love the Red Iguana, and we are not alone. Typically there is a long line of people waiting to get in. The food is excellent, and we even like the rustic decor. The service is always prompt and courteous. We live about 2 hours outside of SLC, but we often hit the Red Iguana when we go to the... More 

Thank Montana_Rustler
Salt Lake City, Utah
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Red Iguana is well known as the best Mexican restaurant in Salt Lake City. Homemade molé in about 10 different flavors are just part of an extensive menu featuring some standards but also a whole lot of less common dishes. If you're new here, you have to know that there is ALWAYS a line. You can expect to wait (outside)... More 

Thank kkraus
Anchorage, Alaska
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A go to for good food and well priced. Typically a line out the door. Better than Blue Iguana. Not too spicy.

Thank R9AKMD
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

LOVE everything about the Red Iguana!! The staff is friendly, helpful, and willing to help with any questions!!! The atmosphere is GREAT and fun!!! Food was delicious...we had zero complaint!!! Can't wait to return to Salt Lake and enjoy another great meal at Red Iguana!!

Thank lbabmbnbeb
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got the red iguana combo plate. Large amount of food. Be warned that the red sauce on the chili rellano is slightly sweet. Not bad, but different than what I expected. Great flavor. We went at peak dinner rush. Had to wait 10 min for a table, but once we ordered it was at our table in 8 mins.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Central American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?