Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City

4.4
141 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Purchased from the Red Iguana family in 1998, the Blue Iguana Restaurant has provided patrons with delicious, authentic Mexican food for over two decades. From day one, the only goal for Blue Iguana was to create a menu rich with traditional, old-world recipes while pushing the culinary envelope and creating new, one-of-a-kind Mexican cuisine.

Trained by the culinary artists of Chihuahua, our head chef, Chef Castillo, cooks up some of the most mouth-watering and unexpected Mexican cuisine outside of his homeland. After he learned closely guarded recipes created in the tradition of generations-old Aztec cuisine, Chef Castillo began applying these techniques to create everything from classic Mexican dishes to modern cuisine.

Our restaurant is warm, inviting, family-friendly, and full of energy. Dining at the Blue Iguana is more than a meal—it’s a journey back in time to the tastes and sounds of old-world Mexico.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 141 people are saying
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Wrong dishes came to our table. Took 20-30 min to correct. Was a mess but only way they made up for it was taking 10% off our bill! I wouldn’t try this restaurant again.

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vipBarbiA
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Blue Iguana!

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3ctheusa
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The atmosphere is fun and the food was very good

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vipmgp1981
New Orleans
312 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfection. Our server was very helpful and letting me know it was great on the menu and what she suggested. This also is very spicy and homemade. I enjoyed all the drinks especially the skinny margarita. They validated parking and great location. Highly recommend

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CCohuntingforgreatfood
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Avoid this restaurant - filthy kitchen, bad service, accessibility is very poor, terrible food and the margarita was 90% sugar.

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Annon
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

such a great atmosphere and even better food! went there for our first time and definitely are headed back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service!!!! Definitely recommended

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vipnbj3
Salt Lake City
27 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great fish tacos and chili verde enchiladas! Very good salsa with chips. Margaritas are overpriced.

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you for the feedback! Please be sure to come on National Tequila Day (July 24) for our drink specials!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food wasn’t great and neither was the service

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. Please feel free to email us at biguana@aol [dotcom] if you wish to discuss your experience further.

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JudyH
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal at Blue Iguana. Service was good and quick.

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on July 1, 2021

Judy, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Please come again soon!

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WilliamJ
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I couldn’t find parking right away but it is right next door you get validation at the restaurant it gives you 90 minutes of free parking. Food was fantastic ambience was super service was very good I enjoyed dining if I go back To Salt Lake CityI will go there again.

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on July 1, 2021

William, we are so happy you enjoyed your experience. We can't wait for you to come back to SLC and dine with us again!

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MacGeezy
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, meat was amazing, drinks were great, strong but great.

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you for the 5-star review! We hope you come again soon!

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AAIM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great experience. Our server wasn’t really attentive to the section he was in. It was extremely loud also felt like the tables were way too close to others tables. The food was excellent! Though few complaints we did have a great time! I’d come back again I’d back in the area.

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you for the positive rating and the feedback. We can't wait for you to come back and dine with us again!

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vipannettec
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I reserved a table outside and enjoyed a delicious margarita (the highlight) and veggie tamales with rice and beans. One of my tamales was hard on the edge but I enjoyed the green sauce. Beans were excellent. Chips and salsa very underwhelming. Service was efficient and overall outdoor decor was charming and relaxing. I dined before the dinner crowd started arriving and made reservations in advance. Definitely recommend reservations because within 15 minutes indoor dining was full.

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you for the positive rating! We hope you'll come again so we can show you a true 5-star Blue Iguana experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Need more A/C

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you for the feedback!

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vipYosA
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food, great drink, wonderful outside seating

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you for the 5-star review. Come again soon!

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ChipH
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to accomodate a large group on short notice.

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on July 1, 2021

Chip, thank you for the 5-star review. Your group is welcome here anytime!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for date night or girls night

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thanks for the 5-star review! We hope you come again soon!

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was hard to find under massive amounts of garnishes. Margaritas were nasty, tasted like chemicals not lime. Way over priced.

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on May 31, 2021

We appreciate the feedback. Should you wish to discuss your experience further, please email us at biguana@aol [dotcom]. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Birthday/Retirement

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you for the review. If there is anything you'd like to discuss about your experience, please email us at biguana@aol [dotcom]. Thanks!

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vipnbj3
Salt Lake City
28 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great fish tacos. Very good chile verde enchiladas, too. Margaritas are overpriced.

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on May 31, 2021

Thank you for the overall positive review!

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2manyks
Salt Lake City
29 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The service was not very friendly but the food came quickly and was delicious. Finding the restaurant and also finding parking was tricky but once we figured it out it was fine.

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you for the feedback! We hope you come again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you for the 5-star review!

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ElizabethD
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fun atmosphere with delicious food. The service was good. Overall everyone was happy with their meal. The margaritas were reasonably priced and tasted good. I had the Jalapeño margarita which was not that hot but flavorful. The strawberry margarita was also enjoyable. Nachos and guacamole are how we started our meal with tacos, fajitas and each one was top notch.

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on May 31, 2021

Elizabeth, thank you for leaving us such a positive review! We can't wait to have you back here again!

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FrequentFlyer
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Wait staff completely inattentive. I sat with my drink empty for 2/3rds of my meal AFTER I stopped one of them to ask for a refill. The food was fine, but not exceptional. I think they're counting on the notariety of the brand and it'll eventually fail because the product doesn't live up to the hype.

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on May 31, 2021

We appreciate the feedback. We also appreciate your patience with us as we work on increasing our staff. In the restaurant industry, there is a real demand for more employees to meet the needs of guests as we all progress out of the pandemic. However, we are hiring, and we're confident that you'll be able to see a 5-star experience should you visit us again in the future.

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Cloudy
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute place. I loved the ambiance. I am not normally a fan of Mexican food, but this food was outstanding. Price was very reasonable, most meals were less than $14. Highly recommended.

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on May 31, 2021

Cloudy, thank you for your 5-star review and recommendation! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great atmosphere!!

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on May 31, 2021

Thank you for the 5-star review!

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Benjamin
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Iguana never disappoints. The chorizo, grilled shrimp and pineapple tacos are amazing. So are their fajitas. So is the poblano mole. So are their rice and beans. Service is consistently fast and friendly. Weekends can be busy so get a reservation, but otherwise I usually get seated quickly without a reservation.

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on May 31, 2021

Benjamin, we love your review! Thank you so much, and we can't wait for you to come back again!

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ElenaA
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food doesn't disappoint in flavor and freshness. The night was busy and our waitress forgot a few things throughout the night but it was still a great experience. We had the 5lb Burrito, shrimp and tacos and they were all great.

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on May 31, 2021

Elena, thank you for the positive review! We hope you'll come again, so we can show you a true 5-star Blue Iguana experience!

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RickL
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

No easy Handicap Access. Handicap Access is through the kitchen.

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on May 31, 2021

Thank you for the positive rating. We certainly understand any frustration you may have with this and hope you were still able to have an enjoyable experience.

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KimL
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We held a graduation lunch here. They were very accommodating and helpful.

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on May 31, 2021

Kim, thank you for choosing Blue iguana to celebrate such a special day!

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vegemadre
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 12 for a graduation celebration. Table was ready, service was amazing and food was delicious. Amazing and memorable time. We always had dinner at the Blue Iguana whenever we'd come to SLC to visit our daughter at the U so it was the perfect place to have her graduation dinner. Everyone had a wonderful time!

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on May 31, 2021

Thank you so much for the great 5-star review! We can't wait for you to come back to visit your daughter, so we can have you here again with us!

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nicko
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun place manager was great extremely helpful

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on May 31, 2021

We're so happy to hear about your 5-star experience. Please come again soon!

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JMAK
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food!! Also thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful music performed by Jean Pierre de Rurange.

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on May 31, 2021

Thank you for the 5-star review and for giving a shout out to Jean Pierre! We love having him sing in our restaurant! We hope you come again soon!

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Kyle
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Food was absolutely terrible. Never have I had a worse experience at a Mexican restaurant.

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on April 18, 2021

Hi Kyle, thank you for the feedback. Please email us at biguana@aol [dotcom] if you'd like to tell us more about your experience. What you have to say is valuable to us!

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MistyF
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

It was mediocre at best, the food was instantly forgettable and the service wasn’t bad but wasn’t good. Will not be back.

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on April 18, 2021

Hi Misty, we appreciate your feedback! If you'd like to discuss your experience further, please email us at biguana@aol [dotcom].

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. Great service. Noisy.

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on April 18, 2021

Thanks for the 5-star review! Please come again soon!

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Cristina
Anchorage
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, from the moment we arrived to the time we were done. The service was great and the food was delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on April 18, 2021

Cristina, we appreciate your 5-star review and recommendation! We hope to see you again soon!

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Thomas
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, parking ok, friendly team !

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on April 18, 2021

Thomas, thank you for the 5-star review!

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ScottD
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great experience. Great staff

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City
Responded on April 18, 2021

Scott, thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review!

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FAQs

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (801) 533-8900.

Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City is rated 4.4 stars by 141 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.