Winter / Spring 2017
Salt Lake City's Top Ranked Mexican Restaurants
Rio Grande Cafe
Since 1981, the popular Rio Grande Cafe has been serving great Mexican food inside the Historic Rio Grande Train Station. They feature a traditional menu along with a variety of favorites including Carnitas, Chimis, and their famous 'biggest enchiladas'. Located downtown, they offer patio dining and locally brewed beer on tap.
The Red Iguana
You just have to see the crowd waiting outside for a seat to know this perennial favorite doesn't disappoint its legion of fans. Inside, the conversations are loud and the decor is bright, but it's the food that's the draw. Nachos, chili verde burritos and moles too numerous to mention are all stand out menu items, as are the margaritas. When they're in town, Tex-Mex band Los Lobos eats there. If that isn't a recommendation, what is?
736 West North Temple, Phone: 801-322-1489
La Macarena Family Mexican Restaurant
Hidden at the back of Ivy Place on 9th East and 4700 South, this tiny Mexican restaurant serves up some of Salt Lakes Best Mexican food! This joint only has 10 booths, and can get rather crowded at times, so please understand if you can't get in or if the wait is long. Three excellent choices are the carne asada, chile verde and the jumbo half beef / half pork burrito plates, all three were mighty tasty.
They have two locations in the Salt Lake Valley:
Ivy Place, 4700 South 900 East #19, Phone: 801.262.1300 and 145 East 1300 South, Phone: 801.364.2525
La Frontera Mexican Cafes
La Frontera has six locations throughout the Salt Lake Valley and serve a variety of delicious Mexican cuisine, from tacos to chile rellenos to my favorite, smothered burritos with chile verde. When you are looking for great mexican food with large portions and low prices, give La Frontera a try. Closest location to downtown Salt Lake is 1236 West 400 South. Phone: 801-532-3158
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Downtown Salt Lake Restaurants
Salt Lake Valley Restaurants
Sandy Utah Restaurants
New & Noteworthy
Cosmopolitan / Eclectic
Japanese / Sushi
Park City Restaurants
Salt Lake Child Friendly Restaurants
Salt Lakes Best Breakfast & Brunch
Best Deli's & Sub Sandwiches in Salt Lake City
The Best Burgers In Salt Lake City
The Best Pizza in Salt Lake City
The Best Philly Cheesesteaks in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake Catering Firms
Best of Salt Lake's Buffett's
Salt Lake City's Annual Dine O' Round
Park City's Annual Dine About
Chicago Dog's in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake's Best Restaurants Open on Sundays
The Best of Salt Lake's Patio Dining
Salt Lake City Visitor Information
Ski Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City Hotels - Hot Deals/Discount Coupons
Visit Park City - Park City Lodging
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