Though coveting thy neighbor's wife or underground sprinkler system is beyond the pale, longing for a mouthful of his cuisine is an understandable desire. Satisfy desires to eat from the table of our nation's neighbor with today's Groupon to Blue Iguana. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican fare and drinks at Blue Iguana's Salt Lake City location.
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Mexican fare and drinks at Blue Iguana's Park City location.
Blue Iguana's culinary crafters enliven Utah's mouthscapes by dishing up traditional and creative gourmet Mexican fare. The Salt Lake City restaurant's menu whisks taste buds away on a savory journey with tacos, enchiladas, burritos, and combination dinner plates such as the puntas de filete, in which sirloin tips and bacon slumber beneath a blanket of mole and playfully toss sautéed onions and chilies at each other ($14.30 for lunch; $16.50 for dinner). The Park City menu boasts a similar selection of border-busting edibles. Roasted veggies loaded into chimichangas ($17) soothe raging appetites with an herbivore hug, and the 10 saucy, large prawns of the Camarones Iguana tell hunger off with a spicy chili sauce ($24).
Both of Blue Iguana's locations sport colorful décor and a relaxed atmosphere free of any mariachi assassins. The Park City restaurant also preps for warmer months with an expansive, umbrella-laden outdoor patio.
Terraces of tortillas tower over simmering mole, a special recipe that has been passed down for three generations, on tables in the 15-year-old eatery with a family atmosphere. Here, in Blue Iguana's kitchens, Chef Castillo imparts the culinary arts of the Aztec empire to his team of cooks using his knowledge of Chihuahua, Mexico. In this province, families fiercely guard such traditions to honor their forebears and preserve their culture's legacy for future generations. Castillo specializes in mole recipes, which teem with rich ingredients such as chocolate, almonds, and pumpkin seeds. Guests seeking a lighter meal can customize tacos with a choice of more than 10 fillings, including grilled yellowfin, charbroiled sirloin, sautéed mushrooms, and spicy pork chorizo. The margaritas are mixed with the restaurant's brimming top-shelf tequilas such as Patron Silver and Don Julio. Diners can also visit the Park City location for breakfast dishes.