Holiday 2016 Hours of Operation


In an attempt to keep things simple on our end and to keep our patrons informed, we have chosen to promote our Holiday 2016 hours via the following page. Below you’ll find a brief highlight for each location as well as that location’s hours for the 2016 Holiday season. Please join us!

Hours for either location are subject to change so please check here periodically to stay up to date.

Blue Iguana Salt Lake City

This year’s exciting news regarding our Downtown Salt Lake City location is that normally we’re closed Christmas Eve however this year we’re opening from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm!  So put on your Santa hat & join us for a cozy evening of great food, drinks & live entertainment.

Official Blue Iguana Salt Lake City Holiday 2016 Hours

  • Saturday, December 24 (Christmas Eve): 11:30 am to 9:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 25 (Christmas Day): Closed
  • Monday, December 26: 11:30 am to 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday, December 27: 11:30 am to 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday, December 28: 11:30 am to 9:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 29: 11:30 am to 9:00 pm
  • Friday, December 30: 11:30 am to 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve): 11:30 am to 10:00 pm
  • Sunday, January 1 (New Year’s Day): 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Monday, January 2: Return to normal business hours

Blue Iguana Park City

Blue Iguana Park City will remain open throughout the Holidays including Christmas Day as well as New Year’s Day. Come après with us!

Official Blue Iguana Park City Holiday 2016 Hours

  • Saturday, December 24 (Christmas Eve): 11:30 am to 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 25 (Christmas Day): 11:30 am to 10:00 pm
  • Monday, December 26: 11:30 am to 10 pm
  • Tuesday, December 27: 11:30 am to 10 pm
  • Wednesday, December 28: 11:30 am to 10 pm
  • Thursday, December 29: 11:30 am to 10 pm
  • Friday, December 30: 11:30 am to 10 pm
  • Saturday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve): 11:30 am to 10 pm
  • Sunday, January 1 (New Year’s Day): 11:30 am to 9:00 pm
  • Monday, January 2: Return to normal business hours

That concludes our Holiday Hours summary for 2016. Questions, comments, concerns? Feel free to drop us a line via our Contact Form or simply by calling us at (801) 533-8900.

Happy Holidays!

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.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2016 and Dia del Amor at Blue Iguana

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and with that, thoughts of love and adoration float through the air. For our single friends, though, the very mention of the day can elicit groans and eye rolling.

Here at Blue Iguana, we celebrate El Dia del Amor y la Amistad, held the same day as Valentine’s and in fact a variation of the V-day first started in Roman Catholic times. But Dia del Amor is more than the ooey gooey romantic kind of love and that’s why we love it so much (no pun intended).

Dia del Amor is a day to celebrate love and friendship. Chocolate roses and candy hearts are still appreciated, but gatherings of loved ones romantic and otherwise are also part of the fun.

A long weekend too!

Bonus: because it’s President’s Day on Monday, it’s an extra long weekend notorious for powder play here in Utah.  So gather your loved ones: romantic, ski lovers, good friends, whatever loves you’ve got, and celebrate your own way at Blue Iguana over Valentine’s Weekend.

What to expect

We’ll be serving up our famous Old World Mexican favorites and some specials for this very love filled weekend:

Enchiladas with Strawberry Mole

Enchiladas with Strawberry Mole

Enchiladas with Strawberry Mole

Grilled Steak

Grilled Steak with Mole and Mexican Rice

Grilled Steak with Mole and Mexican Rice

Pair with one of our Best Margaritas in Utah like the Strawberry Margarita or go for a Strawberry Mojito with just enough mint to feel refreshed after earning your turns up on the slopes.

Whether you dine with us in Salt Lake City or slopeside in Park City, Blue Iguana is the place to celebrate love this holiday weekend.

Please be advised this is a busy weekend in downtown (being headquarters for the Western Hunting Expo as well) and Park City, Dia del Amor celebration and specials will last all weekend including President’s Day Monday – plenty of options!

Sundance Film Festival 2016 Hours

It’s that time of year again – temps are cold, the mountains are filling up with snow & the excitement in Park City grows exponentially by the day. As producers, directors, filmmakers, high-tech marketers & festival goers fall upon Park City, local businesses make sure all last minute preparations are in place.

With that, we will be maintaining our Festival hours here as they are slightly different than what’s published around the web & are subject to change. We’ll be using social media to keep you up to date with the latest & greatest so be sure to follow us.

Blue Iguana Park City Sundance Film Festival 2016 hours:

  • Monday, Jan 18 through Friday, Jan 22: open 11am to 10pm (normal business hours)
  • Saturday, Jan 23: closed to the public
  • Sunday, Jan 24: closed to the public
  • Monday, Jan 25: 8am (brunch) to 10pm
  • Tuesday, Jan 26: 8am (brunch) to 10pm
  • Wednesday, Jan 27: 8am (brunch) to 10pm
  • Thursday, Jan 28: 8am (brunch) to 10pm
  • Friday, Jan 29: 8am (brunch) to 10pm
  • Saturday, Jan 30: 8am (brunch) to 10pm
  • Sunday, Jan 31: 11am to 9pm (return to normal business hours)

Blue Iguana Park City Contact Info:

a: 255 Main Street Park City, UT 84060

p: (435) 649-3097

s: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

We sure do hope you enjoy your time here in Park City. As always, swing by the Blue Iguana for great food & cocktails in a warm & lively après ski setting.

Halloween Weekend 2015 Festivities

We’ve got an action packed weekend coming up with fun stuff going on at both locations. Here’s more…

Day of the Dead Observance – Friday, October 30 & Sunday, November 1

Join us for the largest, longest running and most authentic Day of the Dead celebration in the heart of the Wasatch!

Blue Iguana will have live entertainment at both the Salt Lake and Park City locations on Friday, October 30th. Yes, we know that Sunday is the official day but we want to make sure you all can celebrate with us and we’ve chosen to mark the day on Friday.


The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday centered on remembering friends and family who have passed. It’s a time to gather with family and friends, to celebrate the lives of loved ones and to honor their history. The skull has become a popular visual for the day, sugar skull painted faces and/or masks are often wore as part of the traditional observance.

Blue Iguana, now in our 18th year, and known for our authentic, old world Mexican cuisine, invites you to join our festive atmosphere as we honor an age old Mexican tradition. The Day of the Dead festivities are a long running tradition here at Blue Iguana and an important part of our staff and family culture.

While You’re Here

Drop in to partake in the fun. See the restaurant transform into an ofrenda. Join our servers in traditional attire and face paint (face painting will be available to the public at our Salt Lake location). Try our award winning Iguanarita – our spin on the classic margarita – and enjoy one of more than a dozen “Holy Moles” perfected by Chefs Manuel Castillo and Antonio Cardenas. Blue Iguana server with face painted in recognition of Day of the Dead 2014

Think we’re kidding about how serious we take Dia de Muertos? Check out last year’s Day of the Dead photo gallery!

Halloween 2015 – Saturday, October 31

The Halloween festivities on Park City’s Main Street make Blue Iguana a great place to celebrate Halloween. Main Street is closed for a community-wide trick-or-treat up and down the street. Come in your costume and check out all the Park City events, including a Howl-O-Ween dog parade.

Of course the fun isn’t just in Park City. Our Salt Lake staff partakes too! We’re handing out candy during business hours and our staff will be in costume as well. You’re welcome to come in dressed-up, trick-or-treat!

Hope to see you this weekend!

Blue Iguana Dine O’ Round 2015 Menu

Blue Iguana is excited to be joining the 2015 Downtown Dine O’Round in Salt Lake City.  This special promotion runs from September 11 – 27.  We are offering a $10 two-item lunch and a $15 three-course dinner in addition to our existing menus.

$10 Dine O’Round Lunch includes:

Salmon Salad

Seared salmon over a fresh bed of greens, topped off by a mango chipotle salsa and finished with a tropical mango vinaigrette.

Two Enchiladas

Served with Rice and Beans

$15 Dine O’Round Dinner includes:

Individual Killer Nachos

Chorizo, chile verde, beans…the works!

Puntas De Filete

Grilled sirloin tips and bacon sautéed with onions and serrano chilies topped with almond mole

Caramel Flan

Silky custard with a creamy caramel sauce finished with a drizzle of chocolate.

We can’t wait to see you at Blue Iguana – Salt Lake City for this great event.


Many thanks to the folks over at KSL for interviewing Blue Iguana Chef Antonio Cardenas & featuring our Puntas De Filete Dino O’ Round entree. If you’re not hungry now, you will be after this (video will load in 15 seconds):

Did you know Downtown Dine O’Round Salt Lake City is holding a contest to WIN DINNER FOR A YEAR?  Enter by posting a photo to Instagram of your Dine O’Round experience. Use the hashtag #dineoround and tag @downtownslc and you’ll be automatically entered to win!  Tag us too using #blueiguana and @blueiguanaSLC (it’s not required to enter the contest but we would appreciate it).

Summer Lunch at Blue Iguana

Blue Iguana is serving up summer hits at both the Park City and Salt Lake City locations. Enjoy $8 lunch specials and an incredible line up of seasonal salads all while dining on one of our fabulous patios!

$8 Lunch Specials – Monday through Friday until 5 pm

Mondays: Two Enchiladas ($8)

Tuesdays: Two Tacos ($8)

Wednesdays: Quesadillas ($8)

Thursdays: Tamales ($8)

Fridays: Burritos ($8)

Summer Salads Starting at $9

Southwest Salad

A fresh take on an old classic, featuring our house-made avocado vinaigrette.

Berry Salad

Light and refreshing, pairing berries and greens with cotija cheese and a raspberry vinaigrette. A southwest spin on a coastal favorite.

Blue Iguana Salad

Seared salmon over a fresh bed of greens, topped off by a mango chipotle salsa and finished with a tropical mango vinaigrette.

For our complete menu, click here.

A Lunchtime Getaway!

Escape the workplace grind with a quick visit to the Iguana for a meal reminiscent of spring break on the beach. With convenient downtown locations and open air patio dining at both our Salt Lake and Park City restaurants, you’ll be dining in an atmosphere that is sure to have you questioning whether the office is in fact just a few blocks away.

The Patio at Blue Iguana Salt Lake City

Guests enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine & cold margaritas at Blue Iguana Salt Lake City’s outdoor patio

Our Salt Lake City location is moments away from City Creek and the Convention Center, with easy access to and from the airport as well.

And if you’re already on vacation, our Park City location, at the top of Main Street, is an ideal spot for lunch with the family after a morning biking the trails, hiking the slopes, or exploring historic downtown. Take a mini Mexican vacation in the heart of a historic Old Town Park City!

Both locations feature a full bar with Real Beer, Utah Beer and the best margaritas in the state.

Travelling for work or play, or just looking to get out of the office for a bit, come see why Blue Iguana has become the lunch time destination in Park City and Salt Lake. Blue Iguana: old world classics served up fresh!

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