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Salty Iguana Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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17717 E US Highway 40, Independence, MO 64055-5460
+1 816-350-8003
11:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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74 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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109 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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
Halstead, Kansas
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387 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We waited a bit to get seated, as the hostess had just disappeared. Our waitress was very good. The food was mediocre.

Thank beth ann k
Independence, Missouri, United States
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282 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Ariel was home and the girls wanted Mexican and a ton of Salsa. So, that's exactly what was ordered. Tacos, Smokin Nachos and a ton of Salza. Nice.

Thank Pbaglaw
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182 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Spinach enchiladas have long been a favorite, but also like the recently added chicken fajita skillet - fajita mixture but without tortillas and other sides for the calorie conscious.

Thank MO8ball
Gassville, Arkansas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved this place! The best, most unique cheese dip!! The salsa was really good too! No complaints! Will definitely be going back!

Thank hannahuchtman
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I've been here twice in the past couple of months and both were just so-so. My food was not overly warm, though the server warned me of the very hot plate. Probably won't be back anytime soon.

Thank Sara S

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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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 E US Highway 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?