When Ramon and Maria Cardenas started out in the restaurant business more than forty years ago, they couldn’t have possibly envisioned the wild success of Red Iguana. A perennial people’s favorite, Red Iguana has had a lock on City Weekly’s Best of Utah Mexican category for what seems like centuries. That’s because The Cardenas family has been dishing up delicious Mexican and Southwestern cuisine in a funky, fun, boisterous and colorful setting since the mid-1980s. And now there's Red Iguana 2 to help tame the long table waits. For authentic Mexican fare, turn to dishes like Red Iguana’s signature cochinita pibil, papadzules, chilaquiles and puntas de filete a la Norteña. And the seven mole dishes at Red Iguana will have you thinking you’re in Oaxaca. Keep an eye out for Los Lobos; the guys in the band visit Red Iguana whenever they’re in town.
Price: $$ - Moderate
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