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Red Iguana

736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116-3352
+1 801-322-1489
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“moles” (450 reviews)
“mole sampler” (121 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (107 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116-3352
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Authentic Mexican food worth the long wait. Best we've had since we left California. Crowded and cramped for our family but the friendly service and great food make it well worth it. Great variety of authentic Mexican plates. Gluten free friendly for our family was...More

Thank Frank L
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I ate at the Red Iguana the first time around 1990 and have searched the world over for mole like they produce here and haven't found it. Get the mole sampler before you order and then do yourself a favor and order one of them....More

Thank NoIberostarFan
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This is by far the best Mexican food in SLC. Amazing mole sauces, super yummy, but be prepared to wait in line for a table, they don't take reservations.

Thank schoewe
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I can't believe I waited in line outside this restaurant for an hour in 100º heat. Had I realized it would take that long, I wouldn't have. But my car was two blocks away and I kept thinking my name would get called. Unfortunately they...More

Thank DawnH713
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I grew up with authentic homemade meals and this definitely hit the spot! They are so friendly and accommodating. Great service from beginning to end. I would go back just for a meal here!

Thank maudie75
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Tables are very close together and noise level is a bit much at times, but the wait service is very on top of everything. They are happy to help you by recommending dishes. Try their salsa varieties. We all ordered something different and shared a...More

Thank pjdUtah
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Bustling place with very good Mexican, South American fair. In less than stellar surroundings but a local fave.

Thank Angie F
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The best Mexican Cuisine in Salt Lake City. Well worth the wait for the delightful food, atmosphere, and service. My favorite is usually the Mole Negro; however, I received a suggestion from my server to try their soup Sopa De Queso. Wow, I'm so glad...More

Thank wrightblues
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

we waited about 40 minutes to be seated. I liked the inside of the restaurant very authentic but the food was average. I ordered one of the specials and eating Mexican food the night before a long flight is not a good idea. I was...More

Thank Natalie W
Reviewed 1 August 2016

For a 2:00 pm lunch we had to wait for a table, However, it was worth the wait. The food, the menu selection, and the service were all great.

Thank MrMissile
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Questions & Answers
Mary S
14 June 2017|
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Response from Bill C | Property representative |
Red Iguana on North Temple, original location has 80 parking spaces adjacent to the restaurant and valet parking on weekends. Red Iguana 2 has 3 parking lots and street parking with Valet service nightly.
Ingrid T
16 December 2016|
Response from Bill C | Property representative |
Yes we can. Just call any of the restaurants preferably not at lunchtime as the cashiers and managers will make the gift card and charge it to your account, get the address information and mail it out right away. The phone... More
22 May 2016|
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Response from Synguru | Reviewed this property |
Most definitely. They have full liquor service, including high-point craft beers from Utah and sometimes elsewhere.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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