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Cafe Diablo

4.6
267 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southwest
Perfect For:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Local Ingredients
  • Authentic
Nestled below the Boulder and Thousand Lake Mountains in Southern Utah, Cafe Diablo offers a fresh dining experience that celebrates the outdoors and the red rock wonders that surround us. Dine outdoors on our patio or indoors in our local art gallery and enjoy a seasonally inspired menu with a casually sophisticated ambiance.

The human tongue has roughly 10,000 taste buds. Our aim is to excite all of them! By showcasing local flavors and ingredients, we create dishes that please the palate and the eye. And after the main meal, may we suggest you save room for dessert. We make all of our pastries and ice cream on the premises daily, and they are simply scrumptious.

What makes dining at our restaurant so special? At Cafe Diablo, we believe a superb meal requires 4 ingredients:

A blending of tastes that delight, energize and yet comfort the palate.

A plate that pleases the eye and makes you want to take a picture before you dive in.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southwest
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Hours of operation
Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(435) 425-3070
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jermaine Bond
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Catering
Weddings, Corporate Retreats, Movie Sets, Birthday Parties, Roundups, Open Houses, Barn Dances... Cafe Diablo caters everything from picnic baskets to parties of 250 or more. We love food, and we’ll bring our passion and enthusiasm to your gala to make your event amazing. Come by or call and tell us about your event and give us your ideas. We'll listen and show you what is possible. If you can dream it, we can make it happen. Our goal is to make your special day distinctive, festive and stress free!
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Easy access gravel lot. Motorcycles should park in the smaller west lot.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 267 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

An amazing restaurant for such a small town! Great food and great service

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Pleasant spot with good service and many interesting menu choices—some dishes just a little over-wrought, but that’s the trend. Priced fair for quality ingredients and preparation. Pretty sure you will enjoy your evening there.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great unique food presentation. Fun to order different dishes just to see the presentations! Also very tasty food.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food here is excellent, with an interesting menu. I had the spare ribs; they were presented in a stand up spiral, were fall off the bone tender, and absolutely delicious.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The place was very charming. Our server, Trudie, was very attentive without being intrusive. The Margarita was fresh without being too sweet. We had the Bison tar Tar and the Rattlesnake cakes, both were delicious. I would go back again next time we are in town.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

If you're visiting Capital Reef this is a lovely place for dinner. Food was very good and plentiful for those with a big appetite.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We had a memorable meal here 6 years ago while visiting the area, and made a point of coming back 6 years later as we were traveling through. It did not disappoint! Definitely the best restaurant within 100 miles or more. Great, interesting food, with a presentation that rivals the fanciest big city restaurants.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great salmon, deep fried cauliflower, sauteed corn. Good selection of wine. Amazing to find such great cuisine in the middle of nowhere

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Food was excellent but don't think they were geared up for the season yet. They were out of several beers on menu. Our server was pleasant but think too busy for the number of patrons. Also the Margarita was not really made from fresh lime juice as described in menu just from sour mix with squeeze of lime slice wedge at end, misleading drink description.
All in all a cut above in Torrey but not really as good as expected from other reviews.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Super wait staff. Excellent food. Good ambiance.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

My husband and I really enjoyed this restaurant in out of the way Torrey, Utah, near Capitol Reef National Park. The fact that we did not expect such good quality in a very small town added to our enjoyment. It was such a pleasurable experience that we returned the next evening. I would recommend the Diablo Salad which we ate both nights and the Turkey Mole. Our waiter, Andrew , did a fine job being attentive as well as pacing our meal.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

This was opening night for Diablo after two months off. The crowd was larger than they expected...mostly locals. The one waitress handled the situation with grace and charm. Appreciated the owner/manager chatting up the tables and lending a hand to the waitress.

Cheers!! Welcome back!!!

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2017

This place was GREAT! It wow recommended to us and you lived up to our expectations.

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4.0Dined on October 24, 2017

The food, service, and ambiance were excellent. I'm deducting one star because this restaurant includes the tax amount when calculating suggested tips. Most people wouldn't intentionally, and shouldn't, tip on tax, so this practice misleads the consumer. I spoke with the manager about this to see if it was an innocent mistake, and it wasn't. Not a big deal, but irritating nonetheless.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

We went here on a recommendation from a friend and were really pleased to have done so. This place is a treasure. Really good food, excellent service and a great evening out. We'd read mixed reviews on this place - some sites posted very poor reviews, others very good ones. Having been there, I suspect the negative reviews had an agenda. What makes this place all that more special is its location; almost the last thing you'd expect to find in such an out of the way place.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Located in the very small town of Torrey, UT, this restaurant has a very unusual and creative menu. The presentation of the meals was spectacular and fun. Unusual menu items included game meats and rattlesnake! Though we did not try the rattlesnake, we were really glad we ate there.

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Inventive menu of standards done with flair in flavors and presentation. Nice wine list, reasonably priced. A gem in the heart of canyon country. Don't miss.

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3.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Disappointed in food. Not as good as before. Would not return.

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2.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was very good--the service was not. Very disappointing--no apologies, or service recovery.

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2.0Dined on October 19, 2017

Barely mediocre. Hit or miss on most dishes. Poorly trained staff. Very overpriced for the quality of food.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

Fabulous and unexpected fine dining in Torrey. We were so pleased to hear about this fine restaurant.

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner at Cafe Diablo. We shared a salad and then both had the pecan crusted chicken. It was so tender we hardly needed a fork. It was served with seasonal veggies. A complimentary bruscetta was very good. Reasonably priced wine was a plus. We topped the evening with a sensational apple dessert. We would certainly go back again.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Fabulous food, creative menu, attentive service, warm atmosphere. Will absolutely be back!

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Really excellent, and unusual menu, including rattlesnake cakes (delicious) and elk (wonderful). If one is near this restaurant, it's the place to dine.

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3.0Dined on October 12, 2017

We have been to this restaurant in the past and thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service. This time, the service was slightly off. The salmon that three of us ordered was dry and overcooked. The chicken was also dry. It was almost as if our orders had been left sitting before delivery. Granted, it was a busy night, but we were very disappointed. We will probably not return when we are in the Torrey area.

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2.0Dined on October 12, 2017

We have enjoyed Cafe Diablo many times in the past. This visit, however, was a disappointment. We had a reservation and arrived a few minutes early. We were seated promptly, enjoying the ambiance and the fabulous artwork. However, we waited 10 minutes or more for a server to come to our table, even though two parties who were seated after us at nearby tables received immediate service. My husband finally flagged down the hostess, who said she would find our waitress. She came back. saying the waitress was very busy and she would send someone else. He appeared in a few minutes and was not a regular waitperson (not wearing a name tag, a Utah requirement for wait staff). The service was then good and I saw him waiting on other tables near us as well. The food, however, was not what we expected or had enjoyed in the past. I had a lamb shank, which was very large and strong tasting. I think it may have been a sheep shank rather than lamb shank. It was served with hominy, which was too salty to eat. My husband had beef filets, which he enjoyed, but his mashed potatoes we also too salty to eat. The food at Cafe Diablo is always creatively plated, but this time it seemed that more effort had gone into the decoration of the plate than what was on it. It was quite, and hopefully they were just having an off night. We ate there in the Spring and the food was delicious. We will probably go back another time when we are in town and hope for service and food that is up to their usual standard.

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2017

Amazing food!! Very creative and delicious. Recommend the Creamy Jalepeno beer on draft. Smooth & creamy with a light to medium kick. Also recommend the Elk Tenderloin medium rare (don’t be afraid of this one! Go for it!). Anything on the menu is really excellent. We eat there EVERY time we’re in Capitol Reef :)

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3.0Dined on October 12, 2017

Menu choices different but a bit limited. No homemade puddings and nothing other than ice cream for gluten free. Rather expensive.

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5.0Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent restaurant in Torrey. Interesting recipes. Unexpected gourmet food in such a small town.

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4.0Dined on October 11, 2017

Despite being located in the small town of Torrey, UT; this is a restaurant that would be a success in any big city. The food was creative and beautifully presented. The only problem I had was the portions were huge! The lamb, elk and beef were all excellent.

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4.0Dined on October 11, 2017

A nice surprise of a fine restaurant
With such a fresh and creative menu
In a remote area like Torrey Utah

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5.0Dined on October 11, 2017

Must eat there while you are in the area, exceptional food.

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

I booked this restaurant for my 60th birthday based on the reviews. I really enjoy delicious, inventive, beautiful food. This place hot it out of the park. Creative without being weird, just very, very delicious. The wait staff was welcoming, patient, and knowledgeable. I would recommend it highly to anyone and everyone. I still can't believe this fabulous restaurant is in the tiny town of Torrey, Utah!

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2.0Dined on October 3, 2017

This restaurant was reviewed positively and as travelers we were dependent on written reviews. My husband and I had a terrible experience. The service was extremely slow. We were virtually ignored throughout our meal. That being said the alligator cakes were good and they served a complimentary bruschetta which was delicious. A good beginning and then it was all downhill. The chicken was rubbery and tough and the salmon was overlooked and so spicy, we couldn't taste anything else. Once the waitress finally came and asked about our meal, we told her how bad the entrees were. We didn't get charges for our entrees which was a really nice response but the waitress disappeared and we were never able to thank her. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on October 2, 2017

Waiter good. Ambiance : not. Bright lights cafeteria style not conducive to fine dining. Shades closed with beautiful scenery all around outside.
Next room had sconces & more attractive.
Food fine. Plates small helpings for the price.

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5.0Dined on October 2, 2017

I've wanted to have dinner here for a few years, but my hiking trips to Capitol Reef have always been just before Cafe Diablo opens in the spring or just after it closes in October! It was worth the wait - very good food and great service.

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

The prickly pear margarita was delicious!! So many things to try, we had empanadas, crab shrimp stack and elk steak, all wonderful and left us too full for dessert. But the cheesecakes looked amazing!

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2017

Travels with 8 people, it is not always easy to please everyone. However everyone in our group was in agreement that Cafe Diablo was the absolute best!!! Thanks to everyone in the restaurant for making our evening so perfectly.

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2017

The service was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2017

We were visiting the National Parks in Utah with friends and Cafe Diablo had been recommended to us. We were not disappointed! We dined on delicious elk short ribs, great wine and wonderful desserts. We recommend it.

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