736 W North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
From the Menu: Generous portion of house fried tortilla chips topped w/ refried beans, pork chile verde, house made pork chorizo, melted jack cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream, black olives, green onions & jalapenos.
Oh boy, this review has been a long time coming. It's been on my "to-write" list for about four months. Do you know what happens to my brain in the course of four months? What about since last weekend? Major memory desedimentation. I'm lucky I can remember how to tie my shoes at this point. If the police ever had to question me regarding where I was, what was I doing, and if I had an alibi for events that took place prior to 24 hours ago I would most assuredly end up in jail. I would appear conspicuous as fuck and found guilty in record time.
Fortunately I had the foresight to immediately record my numerical thoughts below. Otherwise, this would have been a complete disaster. Okay, it still is, but at least there are pretty pictures!
Here are the bullet points of what I remember:
- My wife and I were in Utah to celebrate her graduating from Utah State and receiving her Master's Degree. As a dietitian.
- Yes, you read that correct.
- In Utah I felt it imperative to eat nachos. Or simply, I feel it's imperative to eat nachos.
- We discovered the Red Iguana was quite close to our hotel.
- We discovered this "guy" also ate at the Red Iguana at one point:
- We contemplated leaving after learning this, but decided to stick it out.
- We waited outside for a table for at least 45 minutes to an hour with all the locals, hipsters, and out-of-towners. Why the hell was it so busy?
- We realized it was Cinco-de-Mayo.
- We enjoyed some of the best Mexican food we ever ate in our lives.
- Presentation: 9
- Assembly: 9
- Originality: 5
- Value: 8
- Taste: 9
- Overall: 8.0