If you’re searching online for the best restaurants in SLC, one name will re-appear, time and again: Red Iguana. That’s for no insignificant reason either – the restaurant is home to some stunning flavors. Of course, it helps to visit with some insider knowledge. If you’re ordering merely burritos and enchiladas, you’re not really seeing the true Red Iguana. Red Iguana’s genius lies in their more unique dishes, specifically their range of signature mole sauces.
But which seven unique moles to choose from, where do you start? Fear not, we’ve got an insider tip for you. Just ask for the ‘Mole Sampler Plate’ – and the friendly staff will quickly bring you out a sampler of all the house moles – including:
Mole Negro: The king of moles with dried chile mulato, negro pasilla, Mexican chocolate, raisins, peanuts, walnuts & bananas
Mole Amarillo: Golden raisins, yellow tomatoes, yellow zucchini, guajillo, aji and habanero chiles makes this mole fiery
Mole Poblano: Puebla’s beloved mole…guajillo & ancho dried chiles, peanuts, sesame seeds, walnuts, raisins,
bananas and Mexican chocolate
Mole Verde: Fresh chile poblano, jalapeño, blended with pepitas, sesame seeds, basil, onions, lettuce, zucchini, & avocados
Mole Coloradito: Pine nuts, almonds, peanuts, sesame seeds, dried ancho and guajillo chiles, blended with fresh chile poblano and Mexican chocolate
Red Pipian: A pumpkin seed sauce made with dried chile guajillo, peanuts, pepitas, onions, tomatoes
Mole De Almendras: Almonds, chile guajillo, chile guero, yellow zucchini, milk, peanut butter and onions
The best bit? The sampler is free of charge. The not so best bit? After sampling each delicious sauce, your final decision will likely be no less difficult.
736 W N Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116