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About Diablitos Cantina

Located in the same building as Sanctuaria. Exclusively serving lunch. Stop in for an amazing lunch experience!

3761 Laclede Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Open for Lunch 11:00am - 3:00pm Tuesday - Friday

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(314) 644-4430

Website:
http://www.diablitoscantina.com/

Parking Details:
Parking Lot and Street Parking.

Executive Chef:
Christopher Lee

Additional:
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

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3.9

Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

3.7

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (222)
Neighborhood Gem (177)
Great for Outdoor Dining (128)
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Fit for Foodies (128)
Great for Lunch (104)
Hot Spot (94)
Vibrant Bar Scene (88)
Kid-friendly (79)
Late-night Find (66)
Special Occasion (64)
Romantic (46)
Great for Brunch (12)
Scenic View (5)
Casual (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Authentic (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

They are closed - Out of business

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The place was shuttered. Should be taken off open table.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

It is closed. Need to remove from open table. The door was boarded up.

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 (Chicago)·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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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Great food, authentic and original. Salsa bar is great

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (St. Louis)·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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 (St. Louis)·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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 (St. Louis)·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.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Portland)·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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 (St. Louis)·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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on August 17, 2016

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (St. Louis)·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 .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 5, 2016

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 4, 2016

Great food! Love the salsa bar

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 (St. Louis)·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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (St. Louis)·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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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 (St. Louis)·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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 (St. Louis)·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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (St. Louis)·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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (St. Louis)·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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 (St. Louis)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (St. Louis)·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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 (St. Louis)·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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (St. Louis)·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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 (St. Louis)·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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 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 8, 2016

The smoked brisket chimichanga was fantastic.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 3, 2016

Incredible salsa bar and tacos!

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 (St. Louis)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (St. Louis)·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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 (St. Louis)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 12, 2016

The atmosphere was fun, the staff was friendly and the foods was great! My husband loved the queso but it was too spicy for me. I had the chicken lime tacos and they were perfect! We will definitely be back!!!!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 30, 2016

The food was very good and the portions were just right. Watch out for the cost of your alcoholic beverages .... Quite high!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 9, 2016

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.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 2, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 18, 2015

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.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 18, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 12, 2015

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.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 29, 2015

Thought the brunch would have more of a food selection.

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