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July 22, 2016

5 Reasons Why Blue Iguana is the Perfect Downtown SLC Lunch Option

Finding the perfect lunch destination in Salt Lake City can be overwhelming. So many options and so many influencing factors including restaurant location, reputation, quality, amenities, finicky diets, etc. One place we think you’ll all agree on is Blue Iguana. Here’s why…

Location Location Location

At 165 S West Temple our Salt Lake City location is literally in the heart of downtown. Patrons will enjoy easy breezy walks to and from while soaking up the scenery.  Think we’re kidding? Here are distances to a handful of popular downtown destinations:

  • 499 feet or 2 minute walk to Salt Palace Convention Center east entrance
  • 0.2 miles or 4 minute walk to City Creek Shopping Center’s south entrance
  •  466 feet or 2 minute walk to Salt Lake City’s Capitol Theatre
  • 0.6 miles or 12 minute walk to Salt Lake City’s hotel district


Location is obviously important but it’s what’s on the inside that really counts. Patrons who lunch at Blue Iguana will enjoy a spacious dining room that handles big parties exceptionally well. During warmer months, we offer one of the only truly shaded outdoor patios in downtown.

Great Food, Great Service

Serving delicious authentic Mexican food in a warm and accommodating atmosphere is our passion. Our main menu offers just about something for everyone including a vegetarian menu. In warmer months, we offer a unique summer salad lunch menu. Aside from great food, we are constantly tweaking our processes. When you decide to lunch with Blue Iguana, we strive to offer you the best experience possible.

Award Winning

Blue Iguana is on an award-winning roll and there’s no stopping us. In 2016 as well as 2017, Best of State recognized Blue Iguana as Utah’s Best Authentic Mexican Restaurant. That’s two years in a row! The Best of State awards were created to recognize Utah businesses for excellence. In 2015, Blue Iguana won Best Holy Guacamole in City Weekly’s Best of Utah 2015 reader’s poll and took a prestigious second place for Best Mexican. In 2016, Blue Iguana took first place for Best Feast for the Eyes & second place for Best Mexican in City Weekly’s Best of Utah 2016 Reader’s Poll.

Free, Password Protected Wireless Internet

For those who simply can’t unplug during the lunch hour or prefer not to erode personal data plans. Our free password protected wireless internet plus convenient location, great food, and spacious dining room makes Blue Iguana one of the best lunch options in Salt Lake City.

It’s A No-Brainer

Hopefully you now have a solution to your Salt Lake City lunch conundrum. The only thing that’s left is to grab your friends, co-workers, fellow convention goers or what have you and head over to Blue Iguana today! Click here for more info on our Salt Lake City location including address, directions, phone & hours. Find our Salt Lake City location on Facebook, Google+, Yelp and TripAdvisor.

Heading to Park City? Great news! We’re located their as well. Click here for details on our Park City location.

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