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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
7:00 PM

Diablitos Cantina

3.9
190 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Located in the same building as Sanctuaria. Exclusively serving lunch. Stop in for an amazing lunch experience!
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Tex-Mex, Contemporary Mexican
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Hours of operation
Open for Lunch:
Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(314) 535-9700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Christopher Lee
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Boyle Ave.
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Parking details
Parking Lot and Street Parking.
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Special events & promotions
Cinco de Mayo Party starting at 9am!
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining
What 190 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.9  based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.7
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Snickname (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

They had everything ready for our group even though we called at the last minute and increased the number of guests. Service was very friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
1.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

This restaurant is closed. Please remove it from your listings

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 21, 2017

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.

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BrentB (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Great food, authentic and original. Salsa bar is great

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vipOpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
1.0  Dined on December 3, 2016

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.

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vipGlobalGastronomique (St. Louis)
2.0  Dined on November 12, 2016

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.

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2016

I have had the pleasure of visiting this restaurant twice and both times I have had good service and good food. As long as they stay OPEN I will keep coming back.

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JaneS (Portland)
3.0  Dined on October 22, 2016

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.

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2016

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.

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TamaraE (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on August 17, 2016

Very cute decor. Great place for families visiting their SLU students!

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AnthonyK (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on August 5, 2016

Overall was very good. Service was excellent, tried the salsa bar it was average. The food was great. Only complaint was my margarita tequila and sprite. I will return again. I'll just stick to water next .

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SandyK (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2016

Wonderful salsa bar and the best chips in town. Very friendly and attentive servers

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vipOpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on August 4, 2016

Great food! Love the salsa bar

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StephanieM (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on July 30, 2016

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!

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MatthewA (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on July 24, 2016

Amazing food and a fun atmosphere. This place has everything you want in a Mexican restaurant and is good for all ages and families.

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
1.0  Dined on July 9, 2016

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.

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TimB (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on June 24, 2016

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!

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on June 3, 2016

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.

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Scoop (St. Louis)
3.0  Dined on May 7, 2016

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.

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Ptom (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on April 9, 2016

This is our third time there. We love it. The salsa bar is to die for. And the street tacos are unmatched. Great flavors. And it is all so reasonably priced. Go there now.

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
3.0  Dined on April 9, 2016

Reservations on a Saturday night for 4 - turns out not necessary. There was a significant draft in the restaurant, so we asked to move tables. Our server was fine - not overly friendly or helpful.

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stemar (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on April 2, 2016

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!

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on March 25, 2016

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.

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
1.0  Dined on March 19, 2016

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.

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Chris (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on March 8, 2016

The smoked brisket chimichanga was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on March 3, 2016

Incredible salsa bar and tacos!

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ldhio (St. Louis)
3.0  Dined on February 20, 2016

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.

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Good food will be good food, BUT when your service is so bad you really don't taste the food, you just want to leave as soon as possible, Being VALENTINE day makes the matter much worse.

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

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.

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2016

There were six of us and we had loads of fun. The food was great and we all enjoyed the salsa bar. Drinks were delicious and our waiter kept them coming.

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