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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%
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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 2 days ago

We had a short 15 minute wait (in the rain) to get inside this very modest restaurant, and were wondering if the place really lives up to the reputation. Once we got drinks and food we knew the answer was YES. This is probably the...More

Thank ROCtraveler30
Reviewed 3 days ago

If in Salt Lake City, for buisness or pleasure, or lunch with friends the amazing full plates at Red Iguana will embellish any event. I suggest the plate named after the restaurant "Red Iguana" plate, less than $17, as described in the menu: "one cheese...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If I could write just one word in the reviews, it would be "outstanding," but unfortunately you have to have a minimum of 100 characters. Amazing, authentic food! Good, attentive service - not polished servers but you wouldn't expect that at this divey place. Love...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Their sign outside says "Killer Mexican Food". I am still alive so it isn't true. 😀 But I have to say it lives up to its reputation. I would sacrifice to go there again, infact I am leaving early for the airport and plan to...More

Thank GeoMedic
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Read Iguana has a consistently great lunch. Get there early, line forms quickly! Plan on spending some time. Well worth the wait though.

Thank Lynette P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’ve frequented this establishment for 20+ years. The food is consistently good, although their portions have gotten smaller over the past few years. My favorite is the killer nachos. They are listed as an appetizer, but I get them for my meal. It is plenty...More

Thank lorastott
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing authentic Mexican food. Total hole in the wall restaurant, but the line outside tells the story. The service is amazing and the food is even better.

Thank teamharrismt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prepare for a wait. Also waiting area is outside for prepare ahead for that. Good food but a tad pricey for what you get.

Thank Steven88Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Mexican restaurants; however, the Red Iguana surpasses my favorite. The homemade salsa and chips were sooooo good. The margaritas, even the house, were amazing. I had the shrimp quesadillas. Others in the party had carnitas and tamales. All dishes got rave reviews. One...More

Thank Magnolia1950
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on a road trip from South Central Texas through New Mexico, Arizona, Idaho, Utah. Wyoming, and Colorado and I'd have to say the best food we had the entire time was at the Red Iguana. The food was delicious! Top notch!

Thank Deb K
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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
23 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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