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The sister restaurant of the original Red Iguana, where Los Lobos stops when they perform in Salt Lake City. Killer, authentic Mexican that proves Utah can really spice things up. When Ramon and Maria Cardenas started out in the restaurant business more than forty 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 has been dishing up delicious Mexican and Southwestern cuisine in a funky, fun, boisterous and colorful setting since the mid-1980s. And now there's Red Iguana 2 to help tame the long table waits. 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 seven mole dishes at Red Iguana will have you thinking you’re in Oaxaca. Keep an eye out for Los Lobos; the guys in the band visit Red Iguana whenever they’re in town.
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