Red Iguana Brand

Red Iguana

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Fairpark, Salt Lake City
  • The Mexican food at Red Iguana is a can't miss
  • Jakolien S.
    "The sample mole platter is a must, as well as the marguarita."(98 Tips)
    Jeff H.
    "Tacos don Ramon are absurdly tender and delicious"(4 Tips)
    Andrew F.
    "Salsa was amazing and enchiladas were worth visiting Utah for."(15 Tips)
    Mary M.
    "The best authentic Mexican food in Salt Lake City."(3 Tips)
190 Tips and reviews
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  • enchiladas
  • authentic
  • spicy food
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  • Lea F.
    Lea FuturoJune 20, 2014
    The Mole Negro and Mole Coloradito are to die for! You can split your plate and have two moles here. Get the mole sampler to see what you want before committing. Cocktails rock, too.
    Upvoted Jul 27
  • Alex B.
    Alex BennMay 1, 2015
    Don't let the "whole in the wall" facade fool you. The wait staff is very knowledgeable, the mole has very complex flavors, and the drinks are strong. Best Mexican I've had outside the country.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Joe G.
    Joe GermuskaApril 14, 2014
    A friend wrote "I had the Puntas de Filete a la Norteña. It was mind-blowingly delicious. And the service was top-notch--comparable with the service that I had at Per Se in New York."
  • Dave M.
    Dave MilesSeptember 2, 2013
    Best Mexican food in slc. Maybe even the best restaurant in slc. Come with friends because there is usually a long wait. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
  • Meagan O.
    Meagan OlsonJuly 11, 2013
    Best Mexican food I've ever had. The enchiladas verdes are to die for, and you can never go wrong with any of the mole dishes. Make sure to get there early as there is usually a wait to get a table.
  • Ada C.
    Ada ChanDecember 18, 2012
    Definitely get the encurtidos (pickled jalapeños stuffed w/ shrimp & queso & fried) & the puntas de filete (sirloin tips w/almond mole). Skip the fish tacos. Delicious food nonetheless & good service.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MillerMay 23, 2014
    Best Mexican food ever.... Ever. Got the mole negro and Amarillo both were outstanding with a depth of flavor that is unparalleled.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KJanuary 24
    Never had a strawberry molé before but apparently it’s on the specials list most Wednesdays. You need to visit on a Wednesday!
  • Mardell M.
    Mardell MittenMarch 12, 2015
    The service is top notch and the food was delich! Try the moles and Micheladas. Come early as there is typically a wait - even on a late Wednesday night, but it's worth it!
  • Jakolien S.
    Jakolien SokSeptember 16, 2011
    The sample mole platter is a must, as well as the marguarita. We had the signature dish with sirloin and the mole with chicken... Everything is absolutely delicious and the service is one of a kind :)
  • Kathy C.
    Kathy CzernyAugust 15, 2013
    Get the mole sampler before you order They are all delicious. You can even get the mole sauce you like best to go.
  • Hevert B.
    Hevert BritoDecember 1, 2014
    Awesome food and really good waiters! The best food we had at Salt Lake City!
  • Vaibhav P.
    Vaibhav PJuly 4
    Amazing mole - you have to try it. Guacamole is the best I have ever had. Great micheladas, & if you like spice, ask for a side of Serrano peppers.
  • Lyndsey A.
    Lyndsey ANovember 15, 2013
    Everything is so good! If you're bad at decision making don't order the mole sampler because it's impossible to choose just one!! Sour cream chicken anything is yum.
  • Kevin F.
    Kevin FMarch 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Experiment with all the moles. All these dishes are delicious. Enchiladas with mole sauce are my fav
  • Mitchell W.
    The mole is incredible. Get a free tasting plate to try them all before you order. Great vegetarian options.
  • Matt A.
    Matt AffolterNovember 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If it is your first time, ask for the Mole Sampler. Best way to get an idea of what you might like!
  • Ben T.
    Ben TepferApril 2, 2015
    Holy mole! This place is as amazing as it sounds. I recommend the Mole Amarillo of you like spicy.
  • Joseph P.
    Joseph ParadisDecember 16, 2014
    Management is excellent here, the owner is very accommodating and nice. Always a pleasure to come here! Plus the food is just great.
  • Katie D.
    Katie DeckerOctober 10, 2014
    Amazing, authentic food! Get there early cause there is always a line! Also funny enough they only valet but it's free!
  • Ginger P.
    Ginger PCDecember 31, 2013
    It's worth the wait! We live in Virginia and eat here every chance we can. Great service, ask for the hotter salsa. Yum!
  • Debra J.
    Debra Joyce GomezApril 15, 2014
    Great food, great atmosphere. Try the mole and chicken enchiladas. Ask for Victor to be your waiter. And then ask him to dance.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FilarSeptember 7
    Best Mexican I’ve ever had. Salsa was amazing and enchiladas were worth visiting Utah for.
  • James M.
    James MoralesMay 24, 2013
    Oh and our waitress Leigh is AMAZING. Totally sweet and knowledgable server. Red iguana thank your lucky stars for her!
  • Kim H.
    Kim HolstJuly 4, 2015
    Carnitas were excellent. Amazing variety of mole sauces--so if that's your thing, this is definitely your place.
  • Michael R.
    Michael RJune 14, 2012
    Some of, if not the best, mexican food I've ever had. I tried the special that might which was strawberry enchilada, simply amazing.
  • Ben F.
    Ben FigueiredoApril 2, 2014
    This place looks like a dump on the outside... so you know it's gonna be great mexican food! The chimichanga was top notch. If I wasn't stuffed after it I would have ordered more. Go here now.
  • Doug C.
    Doug CaldwellSeptember 21, 2011
    First time visit featured on Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives. 30 min wait on Tue night in Sept. Too crowded try other location Taste of Red Iguana, 28 South State.
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussMarch 22, 2016
    The Red Iguana plate is a huge and tasty sample (5 items!!) of many of the best dishes.
  • Celena
    CelenaOctober 7, 2013
    Best Mexican of my life. Be sure to ask to sample the moles. Salsa is spicy and amazing!
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkAugust 6, 2013
    This is the best Mexican food in the state. Don't forget to try the mole sauce or the flautas!
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew McdonaldAugust 10, 2014
    Mole! Get the mole. Do it to it. Also there is a bear outside.
  • Tammy
    TammySeptember 16, 2016
    Coloradito mole is divine!! The sample mole platter will definitely help you decide what to order.
  • GNC S.
    Carne asadas in their house enchilada mole sauce is amazing!
  • Julia L.
    Julia LuJuly 31
    Definitely worth the hype. The food came out really fast and was delicious!
  • Brandon K.
    Brandon KellerMarch 15, 2013
    Get the jalapeno margarita - its all freshed squeezed and its full of flavor without kicking you in the throat
  • Suzy N.
    Suzy NagarNovember 8, 2016
    Mole verde!!!! Definitely get the mole sampler plate to try ALL the sauces! Super trasty!
  • Martin R.
    A Salt Lake City Institution. If you only go there once (the lines are long) get the mòle sampler.
  • Bri L.
    Bri LewisMarch 24
    Amazing enchiladas!! I went through a few glasses of water for the spice, but if I didn’t get so full I would have had more!!
  • Tammy
    TammySeptember 3
    Mole platter for sure. Get there early, can be a long wait in the evening!
  • Jesper v.
    Jesper van HaarenAugust 30, 2016
    Best Mexican food I ever had! The tacos are amazing.
  • Randall H.
    Randall HuntJuly 5, 2017
    Different sets of tacos on different days. Try the pibil!
  • Mark U.
    Mark UhlesFebruary 5, 2016
    Everything was great - loves the guacamole and the SF quesadilla was amazing!
  • Bikabout
    BikaboutJuly 19, 2017
    Simply the best Mexican food I've ever had, with primo bike parking right out front.
  • Ej P.
    Ej Pennyman IIIFebruary 2, 2013
    I just read all 61 tips and only one mentioned the salsa. It's spicy and rich and delicious.
  • Ed D.
    Ed DennisDecember 2, 2016
    I have eaten many meals here and never had a bad dish. Love the Red Iguana,
  • Jered F.
    Jered FregosoJuly 20, 2014
    Seriously awesome and legit Mexican food in Utah. Good beer prices too.
  • Martha J.
    Martha JMay 5, 2017
    Great food, awesome drinks. The salsa was some of the best I've ever had!
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LuckertMarch 17, 2011
    Lines are long on weekends. Food is hit or miss depending on what you order. The killer nachos are a great deal and yum but beware of sat fat - eat too much and you'll be hurting.
  • Mary M.
    Mary MorganAugust 18, 2015
    The best authentic Mexican food in Salt Lake City. Loved, loved the mole sauces.
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