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Salty Iguana Mexican Restaurant

17717 E US Highway 40, Independence, MO 64055-5460
+1 816-350-8003
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“chips and salsa” (16 reviews)
“burrito” (15 reviews)
“tacos” (15 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
17717 E US Highway 40, Independence, MO 64055-5460
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

We love the chips and salsa. The food is moderately priced. The service has always been fast and pleasant. It is one of our favorite Mexican restaurants.

Thank Bob D
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Out of town visitor and the place was close to my hotel. Ordered the double trouble enchiladas chicken meal. Beef taco that came with the meal was huge, gobs of meat like no taco I have ever seen. Chicken enchiladas was very good mainly because...More

Thank Scotty M
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

The food comes out hot. The chips are fresh and the salsa good. Had the independence burrito. It was good but not great. The beer was a little flat

Thank lecuru
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Food is ok, but definitely not the real deal. They must be doing something right as they draw good crowds, but I am not a big fan of this type of Mexican food.

1  Thank Cheryl J
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We wanted to try this place simply because of the name, and we enjoy Mexican food. The walls are completely painted in murals of cartoon iguanas which is fun and interesting. Their chips and salsa were good; not too greasy. We enjoyed some good margaritas...More

Thank Shannon C
Reviewed 10 June 2018

After a softball tournament, about 25 of us descended on this restaurant. With only a small lead-time phone call, they gave us a huge seating area that accommodated all of us. Service was good (as fast as can be for that many people), and the...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We have visited Salty a number of times and the food is consistently very good. They have a couple of large dining rooms and a bar area as well. Order a Margarita while they bring out the chips and salsa, and better yet include an...More

Thank X3898ZBjoer
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Want the best carnitas in the KC metro area? This is the place. Unfortunately, not all the S. Iguanas make them this good. We live in town and we have tried most of the Iguanas. But the carnitas that come from the friendly spot on...More

Thank jimbagby
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We ate at Salty Iguana on a Sunday afternoon. It did not have too many patrons. Even though it was not busy our service was terrible. We were never asked if we needed anything. WE had to ask for all services. The food was average....More

Thank Librarian12345
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Reasonable prices, and plenty of food. My marguerite was really bad but the manager was very nice and made a new one that was wonderful. Restrooms were clean and service was nice and fast.

Thank youngarmywife
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Lisa A
22 September 2017|
Response from Clovis A | Reviewed this property |
The Independance one have two rooms. Each one exits to a different street. May be they do reserve for parties but you have to call them. Looks like their phone number is 816-350-8003. But check their website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17717 E US Highway 40, Independence, MO 64055-5460
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: +1 816-350-8003
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