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Red Iguana

736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116-3352
+1 801-322-1489
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“moles” (450 reviews)
“mole sampler” (105 reviews)
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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 yesterday

I've been here several times. The food has always been good. Service has always been attentive and prompt. The wait is always annoying.

Thank Travis T
Reviewed yesterday

It isn't just for tourists. Great reputation from locals too! One problem it is so popular that there is frequently a long wait. Solution: Got to Red Iguana 2. It's not far and equally good.

Thank Betty H
Reviewed yesterday

I have a confession to make, I’m a Mexican food snob. There, I said it. I can’t really feel bad about it however, because after all I am Mexican and have been around some very good Mexican food Both traditional and non-traditional. I preface this...More

Thank Louis P
Reviewed yesterday

Hands down some of the best Mexican food in the state. If you never have had true mole` this is the place. The food is all home made and extremely tasty. Order the small Mole` sampler so you can taste them all, before you order....More

Thank shuter1371
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you like mole, there are a number of dishes here that you will love. But the menu is extensive. I can't imagine anyone having trouble finding multiple dishes they like. I stopped for lunch one rainy day, and the food was fantastic. Even the...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a SLC institution. If you are reading this, you haven't eaten here yet, otherwise you would already be in line. On second thought, don't go- shorter wait for me.

Thank Trapperpeak
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food and the ambiance go together for a exciting meal. The are busy but it's worth the wait. Bring a camera for the sign and funky decor.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Every time I eat at the Red Iguana the service is excellent. They have delicious food and my favorite is the chili verde. Being from California it's hard to find excellent Mexican food in Utah. I love it! It's the best in the state!

Thank Nina0818
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I could go into a long description of why I love Red Iguana. So much of it centers around food and service quality. I suggest that you just go there, preferably early or late lunch, because many many like minded folks will have the same...More

Thank Grant S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best Mexican I've had. Dined solo on business trip. I arrived around 4:30pm on a Friday and it was already pretty busy but the service was great! Food came pretty quickly and was out of this world!! I stop here every time I pass through...More

Thank ccneal61210
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Ingrid T
Can you send a gift certificate to someone who lives in Holladay, that will get there in time for Christmas?
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
Do they serve alcoholic margaritas?
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.
Do you take reservations
27 July 2015|
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Response from Bill C | Property representative |
Yes for parties of 6 or more on a limited availability so best to book ahead, thanks for asking.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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