Diego's Cantina and Tequila Bar

3.8
139 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Authentic Mexican cuisine and handcrafted margaritas have helped Diego's become a Mainline Magazine's "Best Bar". The fun atmosphere and personable service makes this a great spot for family dinner or a late night out with friends. With lunch specials, a late night menu and over 60 tequilas there is something for everyone at Diego's.
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FF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Had reservations..Got there 15mins early and were seated. Took 25 minutes just to get someone to our table for water and drinks. Took an addtl 15 mins to place order. Food was good - enchiladas and steak fajitas. Never were asked for 2nd round drinks. Service was terrible..a guy from the back came out to deliver plates to people and he was the only one w personality in that whole place. Bill came out very quickly..only thing fast that night..Never were thanked for coming, nothing. Will not be a place we will ever return too, esp. with all the amazing restaurants Media has to offer!!

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b
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for a quick bite. Our server was quick and attentive, food arrived quickly. Complimentary chips and salsa were terrific!!!! Highly recommended.

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S
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such an excellent meal and the Margarita's were amazing!

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C
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Was a little loud at times but the fajitas were very good. Would've liked more salsa then what was given for the nacho chips when they initially bring it to the table.

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MK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Awful. Completely understaffed and undermanaged. After waiting for quite a long time, our food was both overcooked and cold at the same time. The rice was so hard I was worried I would break a tooth. The open-space kitchen allows you to watch the cook prepare food with one hand while talking on his cell phone with the other. Just eww. I booked through Open Table because they were one of the few that had openings on a Saturday night. Now I see why. You want Mexican food? Run for the border.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mike was a great waiter. The place was super laid back and fun. It was a perfect location for girls night out. We didn’t feel rushed to leave and we were able to order rounds of drinks after dinner. We will definitely be going back

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g
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

We have eaten here before. Not so good this time. Rice undercooked. Out of peppers, which they told us. Sso fajitas served with huge pile of onions. should have offered a replacement. I had steak which was good. Would maybe give it another try. It was day after Eagles playoffs, so maybe that is why they were out. Plus quality not as good as I remember.

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DG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Thank you for offering Gluten Free options and doing them VERY WELL!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The drinks were amazing. I wish the food was more consistent. My boyfriend and I get the same things every time and sometimes they are different. Last night there was one server on a Friday night that literally had 10 tables. I ordered steak fajitas, had one bite and didn’t eat it. The steak was burnt to a crisp and barely cut up. We are giving it another chance. Overall we have had good experiences here.

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MG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Waited @ host stand for 5 mins before greeted. Reservation was @815 party in front of us was @830, they got a nice booth and we got put at the one small table in the bar area. When asked if we could change tables host told us to sit there for now and she would check (she never came back). Were served chips before water, finished chips by the time the water came. Margaritas had very little tequila (all mix). Ordered nachos for app and they came the same time as the meal (barley had enough room on the table.) Burger was good but french fries were cold. 2nd round of drinks were a beer which was served in a plastic cup and sangria which was below average, also had to get up and order these drinks from the bar b/c we could not find server. Overall was a very bad experience from the time we got there till the time we left.

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything at Diego’s is great except for the desserts. Limited choices and not particularly good, just average at best.

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HB
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Blah Mexican. Highlight was the chips and salsa. Both had margaritas and chicken enchiladas. Not the worst Mexican we’ve ever had, perhaps barely average.

Strange thing about the OT system though. It highlighted “only 3 tables remaining”. We arrived, the restaurant was nearly empty. Only 30 tables remaining would have been more accurate! And, there was no hostess to seat us - the bartender said, anywhere you want.

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DD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Seems like more of a college hangout than restaurant. Smelled like dirty mop water...
The food was really, really bad. Pretty sure everything was microwaved. Tequila list was boring and drinks were terrible.
Our server was very nice.
Would never return.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great as usual. I only wish I knew our waiters name. He was a great guy! Loved my empanada and excellent margaritas!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! We will definitely be back.

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A
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The reservation portion of the eve went well and we were seated promptly. The front area with jazz entertainment had a fun vibe and seating in that area would be most recommended in my opinion. We were seated at a tiny picnic style table with light weight uncomfortable chairs in the back. Working in the industry, I have been to many similar places and this one I would rate as fair, not terrible and not excellent by any means. Portions are average with most toppings add ons for extra. Drink price range average around $10.00 for a small mixed drink. Glad to have tried but probably wont be back anytime soon.

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BK
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

My only issue-corn tortillas like leather-couldn’t eat them
I didn’t complain and I know I could have
Just watch out for this thanks

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AG
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for any occasion. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Will definitely patronize this establishment.

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p
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and Mike, our server was fantastic.
My friend and dining mate ordered a margarita that left a lot to be desired.

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TG
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Margarita was great. I enjoyed the pastor tacos very much. Will be back

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T
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a nice place to meet up with friends and comfort food. Sports in the bar. The seating in the back was nice and quiet for the date.

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MK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great for our girls’ night out- food and drinks were good and service was great!

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B
Philadelphia
220 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

For an aborted dining under the stars evening, everything went well. Food was really good.

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SS
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good meal at Dining Under the Stars. Many vegetarian options.

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MJ
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Diego’s is our preferred restaurant when we are looking for Mexican.

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OT
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

It was dining under the stars night, so the waitress was a bit busy. The food was good and the drinks better!

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HB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been here several times and just brought friends with us for their first time. Drinks were fantastic, jalapeño margaritas, mojitos and beers. And the food was delish.

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DS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We have been to DIEGO’s many times but after our last trip we won’t be back. We had a reservation and there was a large party inside the restaurant. The tables outside weren’t full. We were seated immediately and then waited 20 minutes to place our order. Then waited an hour for our food to arrive. I had to get up and find the manager to see where our food was. When it arrived (over an hour after we had ordered it), 2/3 meals were cold. I realize there was a large party inside which took up their time but we didn’t walk in, we had a reservation. And other than me going inside and seeking out the manager, he never came out to check on us or apologize. Very disappointing.

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s
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We happened to go on National Tequila day so there were some great drink and food specials. Margaritas were just ok (very small and minimal tequila). The food was pretty basic, but for the price ($2 tacos and $5 fajitas) it was pretty good. Although the chips weren't that fresh. Finally - it was a muggy evening and they had the doors/windows open and it was a bit uncomfortable inside. We would have stayed longer, but we were sweating! With so many great options in Media, we will not be going back.

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RM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I really enjoyed the food and service. Our table was a bit dark, but the trade-off was that it was a bit quieter.

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M
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for a birthday dinner. Food and service were both fantastic! If you love Mexican, you will love it here!

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e
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

dinner was fine. however, We went for dining under the stars and while we have the second to last latest possible reservation while we were eating (we were seated outside) they started to clear the tables that were empty so it kind of made me feel like I needed to be rushed to get out of there which isn’t fair because I booked a reservation and that is the time that they scheduled but if they’re cleaning up and moving the tables away from you it takes away from the experience and makes you feel rushed and almost not wanted. I understand they want to go home and it’s a busy night, but clearing all the other tables when you still have people eating made me feel like we needed to wrap it up and leave.

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S
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

I wanted to love this place. When we arrived we were seated quickly because we had a reservation, but there is no reservation really needed. Once seated, the hostess told our server to take our table and then our server disappeared for about 10 minutes. She then shows up drops two classes of water on the table and says “I will be right back” . About 15 mins goes by and she takes our drink order. At this point we are getting ready to leave, but surprisingly our drinks return promptly. It takes half hour to get our starters at this point I cancel my entree asks for the check and leave. This was around 5:30 on a Saturday with 3 servers and 3 tables.

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ND
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

My husband and I dined at the restaurant couple of days back. There was noone to seat us; after few awkward moments, we went to the bar and had to ask to get seated.
The service after that was good, the waitress was friendly. The food is OK.

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ST
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I met up with old work friends....they aren't familiar with area and requested Mexican...... WE HAD A GREAT TIME..
Good food and not rushed

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D
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Found this place on Open Table and went based on the 4-star rating... was kind of surprised at the casualness, almost dive-bar vibe of the place, but the rest of the experience was great. The service was fab -- the waiter was so nice and attentive, and the food and drinks were delicious (amazing fish tacos! fab margaritas!). It wasn't expensive and the value was pretty good too. I'd definitely go back.

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s
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. Food was hot and delivered quickly. We enjoyed the evening

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l
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was amazing!
Mayan mule was undrinkable; literally tastes like a combo of dish soap and burnt rubber— the margarita wasnt much better.
You will love the food, but stick to beer, not the cocktails.

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HB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great time, good food, excellent margaritas! Our waitress, Heather was extremely busy that night and did not drop a ball!!! She did a fantastic job of serving us.

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JW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

830 on a Friday night it was more bar than restaurant. Food was good and the bar filled up pretty quickly. Wife's white sangria tasted like sour mix but other than that.... A good experience. We'll be back for drinks and bar snacks.

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