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Red Iguana

Authentic Mexican Food

Red Iguana is the place in Salt Lake City for killer Mexican food. Our menu is a collection gastronomically-creative interpretations of classical dishes proudly prepared for generations in regions of Mexico and the Southwestern United States. It’s a mixture of unique and traditional that people love.

One of the city’s oldest traditions in Mexican food, we’ve create an authentic taste that has stood the test of time. Maybe that’s because we use fresh and delicious ingredients, like chilies, cinnamon, garlic, cumin, onions, cilantro, epazoté, nuts, dried fruit, and fresh vegetables. Come in and taste award-winning food made from our cherished collection of family recipes.

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Can be found here:

    736 W North Temple
    866 W South Temple
    Salt Lake City, UT


Great service, great food. I always come here on every trip to SLC. Come a little early for lunch and dinner as it fills up fast. Very friendly servers. A true gem of a place.

Pamela Buckley,

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The best I have found. Love the moles, the service, everything. Eat the favorites-on this menu it is not because it’s a trendy food item, it’s because it’s a true specialty item.

Liz Butcher,

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Best mole I’ve ever had, and I live in a place with great Mexican food (Arizona). I look forward to eating at the Red Iguana every year when I come to Utah for skiing.

Frank Eory,

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Salt Lake City, UT

  • 736 W North Temple
  • Salt Lake City, UT 84116
  • 801-322-1489

Ramon and Maria Cardenas

In 1985, Red Iguana opened on 300 West between 1st and 2nd South. The original restaurant seated only 18 diners but was an immediate success. After a year of resounding applause and a line of customers down the sidewalk, a fire destroyed the building. The founders were determined to re-open and achieve their dream of introducing Mexican cuisine to Salt Lake City that would be loved, savored and appreciated.

The much-anticipated re-opening at its current location was televised on local news stations with happy customers looking on. Over time, the dream and the family recipes have been passed on to the next generation, and the family continues to offer legendary Mexican cuisine cooked with love and enjoy.