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Red Iguana

736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116-3352
+1 801-322-1489
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“moles” (1,078 reviews)
“mole sampler” (115 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (100 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116-3352
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is my fav Mexican restaurant in the world and I consider myself a connaseur! The servers are great- the good outstanding- try the strawberry enchilada special if you're blessed to be there on the right day.

Thank Jana M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tried the original last month and Red Iguana 2 this month. Both are bland, odd and unappealing. Would not recommend or go back. It is rated very high, but I am not sure why. The service was unequally bad as well.

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This restaurant has been open decades! They continue to serve traditional Mexican food. There is a large variety of foods. They even have 8 different kinds of mole' sauces. All of them were delicious. They bring you a basket of warm homemade chips with a...More

Thank fourbeesplus3
Reviewed 4 days ago

Everytime I eat at the Red Iguana I get excellent customer service. The Food is always great !! Fresh and Hot and Really good!!

Thank dcmeredith
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to the Red Iguana at the suggestion of the AirBNB host and also the numerous reviews online. The wait was long but well worth it. This is not your regular TexMex. We both got molé sauce on our enchiladas and a side of...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Mole Verde- that's the number one reason I frequent the Red Iguana. It's spicy, with a hint of chocolate, and a richness that makes you want to savor bite, after bite, after bite, until you roll out of the restaurant wishing you had saved some...More

Thank Speechify
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over 20 years I have eaten there a half dozen times. The first couple of times the food was fresh and well prepared. The last 2 times I ate there I found the found to be more mundane than previous experience. They have interesting photos...More

Thank TheOtherChris
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was distance from my own home -- despite continued rave reviews -- that kept me from my second visit to Red Iguana. When I finally went back recently, I wasn't disappointed. Service is outstanding, the decor and atmosphere is fiesta-filled while being neither tritely...More

Thank Christy A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best mexican food I have ever had north of the border!!! Absolutely incredible.The service was perfection. They brought us drinks right away and were very pleasant. I love this restaurant

Thank arcalle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've eaten at Red Iguana for years. It's simply the best Mexican Food in Salt Lake City. It's also a destination eatery for many visitors (famous and non-famous). Their chili verde is the best. I also love their killer nachos.

Thank Phelps19
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Questions & Answers
Mary S
15 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
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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