Blue Iguana Salt Lake City

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165 S. West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101


Interview from Jen
On a scale of 1-10 rate your overall opinion of this restaurant:
Jen: I would rate it an 8. The service is good and the food comes out quickly. (It doesn't taste like it's been microwaved or anything, though.) The food is always good and the atmosphere is fun. Sometimes on Fridays they have live music - usually an older couple singing in Spanish. Very cute.

What was the best thing you ate?
Jen: I love getting the chile verde or the chile colorado. Both dishes are delicious with a little bit of a kick. (Not too spicy.) Both are stew type dishes made with pork. They're served with rice and beans and tortillas. The chips and salsa that they bring to the table are really good. They make it fresh - each time I go there it's a little bit different (sometimes it has more cilantro or spice, etc.) It's always good though, and the chips are really good. They also have many different types of moles. (rich sauces with meats in it). The mole poblano is really good, however I haven't had it in a while since my son has a peanut allergy and I don't order anything with nuts in it at restaurants. The mole Poblano has red chiles, peanuts, cinnamon and chocolate. It's rich and really good, however moles can have a strong flavor if you haven't had them before.

What was the worst thing you ate?
Jen: I've liked everything I've eaten here. I've been quite a few times and am always happy.

How was the service?
Jen: The service is always good. The servers are good with drinks, and you get a carafe of water on your table, which is great because some of the food is spicy. The food comes out quickly - I love that because we usually have our two kids with us and they're not always patient at restaurants. (Our kids are 3 and 10 months.) This restaurant is good for kids as well.

Would you go back?
Jen: Yes - I've been here several times and will definitely go back again. It's located downtown and you have to walk down a bit of an alley to get to it. It's right next to Benihana (Japanese steak house). I love Mexican food, and this doesn't disappoint.