Fodor's Expert Review Red Iguana

$$ Downtown Salt Lake Mexican Fodor's Choice

Visitors are sometimes taken aback to find stunningly authentic, richly flavorful house-made moles, chile verde, carnitas, and other self-described "killer Mexican" dishes in Salt Lake City, and especially in a modest old building on the other side of I–15 from Downtown. But the lines out the door attest to the longstanding adoration of the Red Iguana, which in addition to doling out great food also serves first-rate premium margaritas, good Mexican beers, and delicious and free salsa and chips. If the crowds have you feeling blue, try the satellite outpost, Red Iguana 2, which is just two blocks away and has many more tables.

Mexican Lively Lunch Dinner $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

736 W. North Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah  84116, USA


Known For:
  • Chilaquiles for breakfast
  • Richly complex turkey and mole dishes
  • Fried ice cream with shredded coconut and cinnamon-sugar

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