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About Cafe Diablo

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.

599 Main Street
Torrey, UT 84775
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southwest

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(435) 425-3070

Website:
http://www.cafediablo.net/

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!

Parking Details:
Easy access gravel lot. Motorcycles should park in the smaller west lot.

Executive Chef:
Jermaine Bond

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cafe Diablo Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

3.8

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Fit for Foodies (13)
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Worth the Drive (10)
Casual (8)
Seasonal (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Authentic (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Cozy (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Organic (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Fun (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Tapas (2)
Business Meals (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 6, 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!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 25, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 22, 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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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 18, 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.

Tags: Spicy, Local Ingredients, Tapas
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on October 13, 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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·Dined on October 13, 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 :)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 13, 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined 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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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 12, 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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·Dined on October 7, 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!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vegan, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Organic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 4, 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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·Dined on October 3, 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.

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 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.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Good for Groups, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 30, 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!

Tags: Organic, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on September 29, 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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The service was exceptional.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 28, 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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We were visiting the Mighty Five national parks in Utah for a week and this night we stayed at a resort just outside Torrey near other restaurants but after reading Cafe Diablo's TripAd we booked a day ahead of our arrival date to assure seating. The creative food menu was the draw too. We shared a delicious Buffalo tartare. My husband henjoyed the elk sirloin while I dined on a very good pumpkim seed trout but the Au Gratin potatoes were the best ever! Good wine and chocolate souffle dessert. However, the service was slow, beginning with waiting too long after being seated in a non-descript, too brightly lit dining room. We arrived after sunset so didn't sit ooutdoors on a chilly evening.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on September 26, 2017

The food was outstanding. The person who seated us was pleasant. The server was friendly. The food came out in a reasonable amount of time.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Cafe Diablo has an interesting menu but tends to be a little too 'cute' with the selections. There aren't many choices in this very rural tourist area of Utah and Diablo is definitely worthwhile. Our visit this time (we have a second home near there) was a bit of a disappointment. The service was slow and not very professional (dish clearing, etc) and our order of rare Tuna was way overcooked. However, the owner quickly fixed that with another order properly cooked and comped us for the Tuna. On the service issue, it is a bit understandable as it is hard to find good help in this area.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had a wonderful meal that we shared. Great margaritas!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was fabulous. Nice wine selection. Just a yummy meal with a very nice waiter. Really enjoyed the evening.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Healthy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on September 23, 2017

okay food! It came recommended but we felt rushed, and food was just okay.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Meh. Food was fair at best. Might be the best option in Torrey, but it's not great.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on September 6, 2017

We made reservations through Open Table and had very high expectations reading other people's reviews. For starters, a gentleman in a suit (Maitre d'?) barely greeted us as he seemed very caught up with other tables. I told him we had a reservation but he didn't want to hear about it or cared so he told us to pick any table just as if we had walked in. Bear in mind I asked for a table outside and it was obvious they didn't "reserve" a table for us. So what's the point of them asking on Open Table for preferred seating options? Our waitress was very nice and the menu seemed creative and interesting. When food arrived we realized it was just rethoric. The firecrackers lacked taste. No spice or seasoning. Battered nicely but no flavor. Very disappointing. My husband's empanadas were ok, not great. We've had better empanadas off of food trucks near our home. My raviolis were too soft and not balanced. Too much filling. My husband was happy with the quality of his meat (ribs) but didn't care for the sauce. Beautifully presented though. The wine list is discreet. A couple of good wines in between some budget conscious labels. We can't even remember what we had for dessert. Not memorable.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Read lots of good reviews so expected good food and service. We were left waiting at the entrance for 3-4 minutes without acknowledgement despite being seen by a waitress. They may have been short staffed as we waited to order drinks and then food. Hubby ordered the elk steak which was smothered in a sauce to the point that the taste of the meat was totally obscured. I ordered lobster and was then told they'd sold out. 2 main courses and 2 glasses of very disappointing wine came to $80.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Disappointing meal at Cafe Diablo. Service was very friendly but a bit slow despite a quiet night. The drinks were variable - the Margarita was great but the Mojito was basically some rum with Sprite and two mint leaves. The food was the main issue though - the menu promised much but failed to deliver. A free southern bruschetta was a nice touch and very tasty, but the trout dish was overcooked and poorly conceived, with an overload of sunflower seeds and unappealing cold sides (especially the courgette salad). The elk sirloin was pricey and also not great. It arrived on the well done side of medium despite asking for (medium) rare, and the roast potato side was somewhat dry and probably diced too small. Given the great reviews maybe an off night (or night off) for the chef, but we wouldn't go back.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

We've never ever had a bad meal or experience there. Incredible menu!

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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