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About Diablitos Cantina
Located in the same building as Sanctuaria. Exclusively serving lunch. Stop in for an amazing lunch experience!
St. Louis, MO 63108
Hours of Operation:
Open for Lunch 11:00am - 3:00pm Tuesday - Friday
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking Lot and Street Parking.
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining
Special Events & Promotions:
Cinco de Mayo Party starting at 9am!
Diablitos Cantina Ratings and Reviews
The food was really good but the service was really, really bad. We waited 30 minutes between the time we asked for our check and the time we walked out the door and the waitress was always hard to find when we needed something. We are on our way to a show and it wasn't particularly slammed, seemed normal for a Saturday night.
I'm a Mexican food lover, and I tried several items with a group. The highlights were the chips, salsa (extra charge per person), and beans. It was downhill from there, and I did not care for any other taco, enchilada, or side dish I tried. I really wanted this place to be great, but it would only suffice as a place to get drinks with friends.
Had high hopes! The salsa bar was messy and it all looked old and nothing tasted special. Asked the waitress for recommendations and ordered the street tacos that she recommended. Again, nothing special, warm at best. Really wanted to like the place but we both said there was no reason to come back.
The decor is great at this restaurant but the food was just average. The menu states they pride themselves in using only fresh ingredients, but the pineapple on the taco was obviously from a can. They don't offer free chips and salsa but charge $3 per person for the salsa bar. We opted to not have any for that price.
Many of the bulbs were burnt out in overhead stars and candles not lit. THIS is what lends to ambience. Sad that standards are falling.
Service was very slow. 10-15 minutes before server acknowledged us. Has to flag down two other servers to get ours. Again, falling standards.
Food and drinks are great. I wish the owners would "surprise inspect" more often. This place is a gem in St. Louis.
My friend and I went to Diablitos Cantina before going to a show at the Fox. We made reservations for 5:30, just in case there was a wait; however, when we arrived, we were able to be seated right away. Our waiter (I forgot his name) was very attentive. We both ordered the salsa bar, and he recommended an appetizer of melted cheese and chorizo, which was delicious. We both got Margaritas, which were also very good. I ordered the Suiza Enchiladas; they were good, but not great. A little dry. My friend ordered the sweet corn tamales, which were amazing! She was a little disappointed that they weren't served with rice and beans, but otherwise they were great. All in all, a good experience, and I would definitely go back!
We went to Diablitos on a Saturday night and the place was pretty vacant. The waiter was nice, helpful and provided his favorites as a suggestion. The outside seating area was actually very nice. As food goes, we ordered a combination of tacos and a burrito. The burrito was very plain and bland as well as the tacos. The best part of Diablitos was the salsa bar.
I would not recommend, there several Mexican restaurants in the area much better than Diablitos.
The food here is really good, although if you are wanting the large Mexican portions this is not the place for you (serving size is good but not huge). While the salsa bat is extra $, it's worth it to try all the different varieties and yummy chips. I also highly recommend the Baja Shrimp and Baja Fish tacos!
We love the restaurant and the food, but the salsa bar is always low or empty. We had 4 people that paid $3 each for the salsa bar and over half of them were empty or down to just a very small amount. This was the same scenario the last time we dined here. The salsas are wonderful, but please keep them filled. I asked a waiter if they could have someone fill them and after 30 minutes, still empty containers. Hope this issue gets resolved as we would love to continue to patronize your restaurant.
I was really disappointed with Dioblitis Cantina. My wife and I went on a Saturday night and although the place wasn't very busy, it took over 10 minutes for our waiter to appear and another 10 minutes for our first drinks to arrive. Most of the wait staff seem to hang out in the back of the kitchen or by the bartender who was doing more tasting than mixing. The food was nothing notable and a little bland for my New Mexican palate. This restaurant needs to get its act together or it won't be able to sustain itself in the fickle St. Louis food market.
We LOVED this restaurant and were surprised that we hadn't heard of it before. The ambiance and decor were amazing, loved the salsa bar and outdoor seating options, very tasty menu options and reasonable prices and all the tequila options didn't hurt either. The brisket street tacos were so good that we now want to go visit the sister BBQ restaurant where the meat came from. We will definitely be back!
The whole experience was awesome ! I had the "Deviled Legs " which were amazing ! I have never had chicken that tender and the flavor was great ! This evening it was fairly cool outside and they had a small fire pit going on the back patio. My girlfriend and I will definitely be going back.
You go to a restaurant for good food. Even if the atmosphere is nice with cool artwork, nice lighting and neat metal lanterns...you want GOOD food. The food was awful and over priced. The margaritas were terrible (watered down pitcher). The only redeeming part of the meal was the chips. The chips themselves were good. The salsa bar isn't anything great. If you're going to charge for chips and salsas, make them GREAT salsas where people won't mind paying, per person, for them.
Overall, I wish I could get my $65.00 back. We should have went to Pueblo Solis for that amount or spent $30.00 for a better meal at Chimichanga's.
Nice decor. College crowd as near SLU. Nothing distinctive about food or menu. Salsa bar nice, but needed replenishing when we were there. Very personable waiter once he finally found our table!!
Can't say I'd drive that far to go there again. We have as many good or better Mexican restaurants in west STL county.
The food was very spicy and I love spicy food, but this was numbing my lips. My chimichanga was small for $13 and the rice and beans were very bland. Maybe they are supposed to balance out how spicy everything else is. My boyfriend got the street tacos and he loved them. If we go back, I would be getting the street tacos.
We were looking for a Mexican restaurant that had great food and not just blobs of beans and cheese with assorted meats and veggies. This place is a total score. Great food,good drinks and loved the ceiling lights. This was a great experience. Will definetly return.
There were only 6 of us, and the place was not crowded (early on a Saturday night) so we expected better service than what we received. The food was really good, so I will give my compliments to the kitchen crew, however, the server needs additional training and knowledge of the menu.
We were very impressed with the menu and tequila selection. A fun and delicious place with great art and icons on the walls (and ceiling). We'll be back to try more items on the menu. The high ceilings give the restaurant an open feel and absorbs the sounds to make it good for conversation. We visited for the New Years so the outdoors was not open but that looked like a fun area to hang out as well. Hopefully next trip.
The hostess made us wait until 5 minutes after our reservation time even though there was a 6top table ready(we were only party of 4). When we sat down it took a very long time to get our drinks from the bar. The queso dip was good, but the chicken burrito I had was so salty I had to remove some of the meat just to eat it. The server was not very attentive and took long to refill drinks. Would not honor the happy hour special even though we sat down before the time had ended. Took a long time to get check when our kids were getting tired.
We (I was part of a party of four) loved it. Great ambience, great decor. The food is very good. The menu includes many common dishes found in Mexican restaurants, but also some dishes more unique to this restaurant. We liked the appetizers as well as the entrees. The salsa bar is a plus. The fried ice cream was good, but we were disappointed in the sopapillas, as they were not puffy and soft as sopapillas generally are. These were more like ravioli than sopapillas.
I had the Austin, which I enjoyed very much. All the selections in the Three Tacos are delicious.
I had been to Diablitos for lunch several times, but this was my first dinner. I will definitely return. I'm a fan.
Young, pretty eager people running it when we arrived, but seemed to lack skills related to the food and service part of the operation. They have a salsa bar, which I thought was pretty interesting. The server asked if there was anything we needed. I said yes, how about filling up the empty salsa containers at the bar that have been emtpy for the past hour? They did, but why did it take so long? Little things really. The food was good and the decor is interesting. I made the mistake of confusing this place with Cantina Loredo and was disappointed right from the start.
Food was great. Fajitas were fresh and well cooked, guacamole was nicely done and flavorful. Service was not good. We had a reservation, but still got stuck on the patio - which, despite their representations, is very cold. Waitress spent night flirting with bartender - all of our food was delivered by others, drink orders took weeks and they finally delivered the salsa bar containers right as we finished our dinner. We could have been on fire, and there would have been no one to notice. Had to go inside several times just to get ordered items delivered.
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