When Ramon and Maria Cardenas started out in the restaurant business more than 40 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 dishes up delicious Mexican and Southwestern cuisine in a funky, fun, boisterous and colorful setting. 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 mole dishes will have you thinking you’re in Oaxaca.