Salt Lake City, UT: Restaurants: Red Iguana

Aside from Temple Square, the Mormon Church History museums, and the shopping, Salt Lake City has some very delicious restaurants.  “Red Iguana” Mexican restaurant is one of the most famous Salt Lake City restaurants and was even featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.  Now, Salt Lake City and Utah for that matter are not known for their Mexican Food.  When you compare your choices of Mexican restaurants in Utah versus California, Arizona, Texas, etc etc etc. it can become frustrating for authentic Mexican food lovers to find a decent and authentic Mexican Restaurant.  Most Mexican restaurants in Utah are Americanized Tex-Mex food, places such as Cafe Rio and Costa Vida.  Such places are often thought of as an insult to authentic Mexican food lovers.

So one might ask where they can find good Authentic Mexican food in Utah.  Red Iguana is the answer.

They are very authentic and even serve hard to find Mexican dishes such as Mole dishes and chilaquiles.  Moles are the restaurants specialty and they offer 7 different flavors of Mole.  Mole is a sauce made from chili peppers, fruits, nuts, and sometimes chocolate.  If you are not into Moles they have your more familiar Mexican dishes too.

The food here is delicious, it’s spicy, it’s tasty, and cooked and prepared with love.

Enchilada de Mole Verde:

Mole con pollo and I

The atmosphere is also very inviting.  There are pictures and paintings of well-known Mexican figures such as Frida Kahlo and Mexican art pieces throughout the restaurant.

Again, the food is delicious, spicy and made with love.

This restaurant is worth a visit if you’re visiting Salt Lake City.  It’s popular and the wait is long, but there is a tasty reward in the light at the end of the tunnel.

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