Blue Iguana - Salt Lake City

4.2
27 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
What 27 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming to the Blue Iguana when we are in Salt Lake. The food and service is always excellent! I also love being able to make reservations online!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Service was slow...
Drinks were watered down; obviously sitting to long at the bar...
Party of six; meals were below average.

B
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Took too long to order and get food. Waitress was not attentive.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was ok.
Red iguana way better.
They had a terrible mariachi band singing really loudly the entire time we were there.
Conversation was almost almost impossible
Our waitress was horrible got every single persons order wrong and was completely inattentive. We had to ask for our check twice and had to wait for 20 minutes before she brought it out. We asked for chips which she bought with our meal. Never refilled our water or a refill soda for my daughter
I ordered a white wine sangria margarita... I got a red wine margarita
My daughter ordered flour tortillas got corn. She also ordered a side of rice and beans which we had to ask for twice.
My boyfriends chicken chimchanga was soggy and had a weird sweet after taste.
Save your 75 bucks and go somewhere else

MA
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, fun atmosphere and great authentic food! Service was excellent and we had twenty people on separate tickets and they did not make a single mistake!

MK
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

We love the Blue Iguana! The food is fabulous! My only complaint is the live music--the guitar player/singer. He is just so loud it can be difficult to carry on a conversation. I will ask if there is live music next time and go somewhere else if that is the case.

MF
Nashville
33 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding! My husband is quite the burritos snob but thought these were the best burritos he had ever tasted! The only sad part of the evening was my husband leaving my to go box on the table!

k
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and a fantastic selection of gluten free options!

AN
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely fantastic. Service was a little slow but was more than made up for by the food. Highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great vibe. Pretty good food. Will for sure go back.

JP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outside area comfortable and very peasant. Service was GREAT

OT
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Why wait for 2 hours ar Red iguana when the food is just as good at Blue Iguana and you can walk in

MS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The food was decent, but not half as good as Red Iguana. The building was nice. The service was terrible. Our waitress took half of our drink order and then left without saying anything. She brought the wrong food out and argued about it. She did not refill our drinks even once. We will not be going back again.

P
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

As always the food is fantastic and authentic and the atmosphere is great, with one exception: the 80’s music must go!!! You should be playing something with a south of the border theme, not Madonna and Michael Jackson. This is only change required. Everything is top-notch!

BW
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food. Service was awesome. The temperature of the restaurant was really hot. Cozy restaurant. I would go back.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful the service was great and they really went the extra mile to take care of us mothers

HA
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was horrible. Food was decent but a little overpriced for the small amount or rice and beans some one gets.

BT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Service was horrible. We had to ask someone to find our server so we could order drinks when we were waiting for our other two diners to arrive. And then she acted like it was an inconvenience to come to our table. She checked on us one during our entire stay. She never asked if we wanted another drink or even cam by to refill our waters. Except when she asked one of our party if she could take their plate when they were still eating. The food was okay but nothing I would jump at to have again. I would never come back there and I would never recommend to my friends to eat there.

TB
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun night out with the fam. Great food. Asked about the different mole’s they are famous for and they brought us a sampler plate to try. They were all great but the yellow was my favorite. Fun atmosphere. Love the patio.

MM
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great. Ambiance was great. Service was timely but server had no personality and didn't seem to want to be there.

k
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A great place for a large party. Service was fast and friendly and the food was great! The shrimp tacos were delicious and the enchiladas were great, too. A great mexican food choice in Salt Lake!

s
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We may have been the louder group with 9, but no problems. Service was very fast and efficient. Food and drinks were great!

OT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and quick service. Mid afternoon on a Saturday so there was no crowd.

l
Las Vegas
43 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance was great. Most of us had the fajitas, different proteins, and we all enjoyed them. One had the pork carnitas and they were fabulous. All the meals were very filling and even had leftovers.

KT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Fun atmosphere. Good quality. We enjoyed the authentic music and service.

AG
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the authenticity of the restaurant. The live performers were doing an amazing job with spreading the culture through the the restaurant. I loved it

CC
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Seated right away (had reservation) Received food and drink quickly (party of 7) Everything tasted good.
Only negative - server never made mention of our "special occasion" which was noted on reservation.