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Salt Lake City spices it up

Red Iguana always has a line out the door at its original locale in Salt Lake City. The Mexican menu includes a popular mole sauce, here on chunks of turkey.
Red Iguana always has a line out the door at its original locale in Salt Lake City. The Mexican menu includes a popular mole sauce, here on chunks of turkey. PHOTOS BY STEPHEN JERMANOK FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

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SALT LAKE CITY — Home to the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, this city is often thought of as lacking diversity. Yet an ethnic population of around 35 percent has led to an explosion of indigenous fare over the past decade, from Nepalese to Ethiopian offerings. Try these three stalwarts for starters:

Red Iguana

An authentic Mexican restaurant so beloved by locals, there’s guaranteed to be a line out the door, even at 11:30 a.m. on a weekday. Head to this original locale and watch the dishes come flying out the kitchen door.

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