Monarca

4.7
27 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
We are MONARCA! A Mexican restaurant, we constantly change our menu with our chef new creations as Ceviches, Enchiladas, Steaks and other specialties. Our bar specialize in Tequila and Mezcal, our mixologist always innovating using spices and flavors that hardly can find anywhere else. We are MONARCA, right in heart of Downtown Salt Lake City a few blocks from temple square. BIenvenidos.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 27 people are saying
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4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and quick Mexican food in downtown. Fun atmosphere and music. Great for date night or a night out. Music was a little loud at times.

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CharP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish we had an amazing dining experience. Everyone was friendly and I cannot say enough about our server Hudson. He had so many recommendations and we weren't disappointed with any of them. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Overall good restaurant with a great ambiance. Friendly service, great music, but the Food was ok. I was not enthusiastic about the Carne Asada I ordered, it lacked deep flavor and salt. The table salsa was mild, not sure if they have hotter salsa’s or sauces but It could have been an off night so definitely give them the benefit of the doubt. Hope this business does well. Has the characteristics to be an outstanding restaurant in the area.

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backdoc
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A gal named "Echo" was our waitress and she was welcoming, helpful, enthusiastic and outstanding in every aspect of the service she provided.. Food, starting with fresh quacamole was for the most part excellent. I had the Monarca Carne Asada and that was delicious. My wife had the shrimp tacos and indicated they were good but not great. However, she is anxious to return to try the vegetarian enchiladas or perhaps the halibut.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Had reservation. Called because we was running late they said it was fine and then made us wait 30 min. A party had a screaming kid next to us. Food was mediocre. Waitress was amazing, she was the manager.

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Lane
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining there. We had a wonderful dinner. Our server was very good. Food was excellent. De will definitely be back and work out way down the menu. Not your typical Mexican menu.

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Steph
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great find! Yummy food, fun atmosphere and top notch service!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food here was absolutely delicious. I loved the enchiladas with mole and the queso fundido. I also got a Paloma and it was very good. Loved the atmosphere. Can't wait to come back!

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vipPaigeZ
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing gourmet Latinx cuisine including a few options for alternative diets!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. We will be back and will spread the word to everyone we know.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This spot was a delightful experience and really good food! I saw on yelp that the spot was new in town so we stopped in for lunch. It was pretty quiet and the service was extremely prompt and helpful. We started with the guacamole and got the Birria Tacos and the Steak Quesadilla. The birria was amazing, and the rest of the food was really tasty too! I needed a nap afterwards. Would recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and must try for any salt lake foodie. Quick lunch meal to culinary experience dinner.

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Michelle
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Wonderful host. Fun scene. Very nice gem.

JK
JeffK
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food.
Excellent service.
Very nice and most enjoyable dinner.
Highly recommend.

TB
TerriB
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Really wish they would bring back the table side guacamole!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This experience was just okay for us. The guac was beautiful but needed more lime. My Paloma drink was spilled and when I got the second one, it was missing the seasoning around the rim. The shrimp tacos were good but wish the shrimp was seared a little bit more and had less stuffing so it would stay in the corn tortilla. The churro was over cooked. I also believe the drinks price point are expensive for not having any higher-end choices in liquor. Their vodka options were Amsterdam and Tito’s… but they were out of Tito’s.

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EdgarP
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Took 15 minutes to bring me my cocktail. My companion asked for a soda and they charged us for every refill( never seen that anywhere)
Food was good overall

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vipAndi
Salt Lake City
36 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved!! It was everything Alamexo used to be, but with its own twist of course. The different setup and menu changes along with the space make it fantastic. I love the space it’s in anyway and the food is so so good! Still love the guacamole even though it’s not done tableside any more. I really recommend the molcajete, it’s the best and we loved it. And our server Sophia was great!! She was so busy but still on top of it all.

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CarlaD
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Will definitely come here again!

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vipKariH
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent new Mexican food option in downtown SLC. Parking in nearby garages and beautiful space with excellent service and super delicious food and cocktails. Nice job! We will be back.

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vipMattT
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can't wait to go back! Great new Mexican restaurant in Downtown SLC. Cocktails were great! Food was fresh and inventive! Service was top notch. We left our to go order and they came outside and made sure we got it!

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AdamD
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Service was fantastic. The empanadas were amazing. The avocado margarita was soooo good. Kind of mellows the sweetness. Will definitely eat here again.

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vipAmyC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great food! Service was ok, it could have been a staffing issues because it was a busy night. It's loud, so if you're lookin for a place to have conversation without yelling, this is not it. Loved the food though.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night trying a new restaurant. Our server was the daughter-in-law of the owners and she was wonderful. The food was delicious and we are looking forward to coming again.

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JulieH
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my 60th birthday party here with girlfriends. We were all very impressed. I would defintely go back for the service, food and ambience.

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Peter
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Service was great. We had 5 in our party, everybody ordered something different, and everyone enjoyed what they got.
From a drinks standpoint, the Margarita was excellent and would highly recommend it. A more extensive beer selection would be nice. Overall, we had a great time.

FAQs

Monarca offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (801) 214-0111.

Monarca is rated 4.7 stars by 27 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.