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What more is there to say about this legendary Cardenas family restaurant? The restaurant has been featured everywhere from print to TV and offers a deep menu of beloved Mexican dishes. As such you’ll find lines out the door every single day. Rain or snow. Guaranteed. Read the menu and go now.

Red Iguana menu

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What should I order at Red Iguana

If you glance over the Red Iguana menu above you’re going to find an awful lot to choose from, it can be intimidating to pick the perfect dish if it’s your first time. Especially after braving the queues outside, you want to make your selection count.

Our pick would be to go with something unique and memorable that you might not be able to buy elsewhere. For starters the Red Iguana offers a range of mole dishes that you won’t find many other places, you can even ask for a small sampler plate of each mole to get a taste for their flavors.

Beyond the mole choices look at the Red Iguana classics, dishes like the puntas de filete a la nortena and cochinita pibil. These are regional Mexican specialties that are rarer on menus. Our advice is stay clear of the more routine items like fajitas and tacos.

What’s the difference between Red Iguana and Blue Iguana in Salt Lake City

People often ask if these two restaurants are related, what’s the link or connection? These days, they are completely different restaurants. The reality is that the Blue Iguana was purchased from the Red Iguana family in 1998 and is now ran as a completely different restaurant with its own unique menu. In 2010 the Bus Iguana also opened a second location in Park City Utah.

What else should I know about Red Iguana

Cuisine: Mexican
Don’t miss: Mole
Reservations: No, extremely popular, plan on waiting
Parking: Own lot
Alcohol: Full bar
Service and atmosphere: Casual, waiter service, very busy

Where is Red Iguana located in Utah

There are currently two full service Red Iguana restaurants in Salt Lake City

Red Iguana 1
736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(801) 322-1489

Red Iguana 2
866 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(801) 214-6050

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