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Feb 9, 2011 06:48 PM

Driving along I-80

Hi, I'm driving cross country along I-80 and will be passing through Wyoming and Utah, probably spending the night in Salt Lake City. Does anyone have any suggestions of places to eat along the way?

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  1. Your likes and dislikes may help.

    Salt Lake City has lots of choices. Great ethnic places.

    Aspen House, Anong's Thai and Rose's Lariat in Rawlings, WY are all good. Rose's is a great Mexican lunch counter type of place and usually full.

    Rose's Lariat
    410 E Cedar St, Rawlins, WY 82301

    Aspen House Restaurant
    318 5th St, Rawlins, WY 82301

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    1. re: Stan

      Thanks for your suggestions, we are pretty adventurous and open when it comes to food, so all suggestions are welcome and appreciated. The ones you put sound great, I was having trouble finding things in WY, so we will definitely check those out.

    2. Another great mexican place to try is Su Casa in Sinclair, WY it's about 9 miles from Rawlins. Alot of people prefer either Su Casa or Lariat, my husband & I love Su Casa, my mother in law prefers Lariat! Can't go wrong with either.

      Laramie has quite a few good places, you might try searching I-80 or Laramie on this board.

      Su Casa
      705 E Lincoln Ave, Sinclair, WY 82334

      1. In SLC, I would go to the Red Iguana. Best Mexican food I have had in the US. I have dreams about the Red Iguana.

        We ate at a good little mexican place in Rock Springs, WY. Don't remember the name, and it was a pretty non-descript fast food looking taco/burrito place, but it was quite good and cheap. It was heading north (towards Jackson), on the left, and just past a larger, fancier looking mexican place on the left (called "santa fe" or "el paso", I think?).

        Red Iguana
        736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

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        1. re: LurkerDan

          Ditto on Red Iguana in SLC. Not to be missed. Get the mole sampler - it's not on the menu, but they'll bring you a plate with all seven moles to taste, so that you can decide which you want to order. DO NOT confuse with the Blue Iguana - different owners (though related), and very different food.

          For a quicker bite in SLC (Red Iguana usually has a line), try Lone Star Tacqueria. Very fresh and delicious tacos and burritos.

          Red Iguana
          736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

          1. re: monopod

            For further clarification, there are now 2 Red Iguanas, just a few blocks from each other. Both places are the "same" (ie same owner, and different from the Blue Iguana); they opened the second one to deal with the overflowing crowds. Though I have never eaten at the second one.

            Red Iguana
            736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

            Blue Iguana
            303 E Tomichi Ave Ste C, Gunnison, CO 81230