Diego's Cantina and Tequila Bar

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$30 and under
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Mexican

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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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was a random find to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday. The drinks were well mixed and the food portions were nice. You get a nice portion for your money and all the food taste great. I definitely plan to visit this location again.

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vipPhiliEat
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The chips and all of our meals were drenched in salt.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing as usual!!! We were seated right away, our waitress was a bit distracted it wasn’t really busy but I ordered some extra salsa and an appetizer it never came I asked again for the salsa she brung it I told her to forget the extra appetizer and just ordered my main course.

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JoanneS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience5

The food was tepid. The beans were flavorless and the rice was undercooked. The waitress was very kind, but seemed overwhelmed. She was slow to wait on us, although apologetic. She got my meal order wrong . I asked for mole sauce and she brought me green salsa. When I pointed it out, she said she thought I asked for green. I asked for a side of mole. I was more than 1/2 way through my meal when she finally came back and said they were out of mole. I find that hard to believe and think she just forgot it. I then ordered a second regular margarita and she brought me a mango. I liked it, so I didn’t send it back, but pointed out it was wrong because my date wanted to order the mango margarita, instead of the original he already had. She then blamed the bartender for the mistake, when it is clear by the appearance of the drink that it was not a plain margarita. She should have noticed that when she picked it up and corrected it, if it was the bartenders mistake. We tipped her 10%. Which I think is appropriate given the circumstances. The drinks were delicious.

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vipNancy
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great service and the food is consistently good

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vipLeeBee
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Went to Diego's during the holiday to see their over the top decorations. So fun! They seemed a bit overwhelmed at the time. They ran out of dinner plates (??). How does a restaurant do that?? Food was just ok. Chips not great and the margaritas were weak at best. Oh well, got some fun pics anyway and hope they do it again next year!

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Colby
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Wonderful food and atmosphere!

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Jdaniel
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great margaritas & food!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night!!

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vipNancy
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is always very good, taste fresh. The service is quick!

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vipNancy
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fresh food and a great value!

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vipGreta1
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our reserved table was in the back. Could barely hear the music we came to see. Waitress didn’t understand our order. Took forever to get a drink. The drink I asked for was awful. The food was bland. We never got the salsa and chips we asked for. The bathrooms were disgusting...the list goes on and on.

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EleanorF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. I would recommend highly.

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kimK
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were awesome ! First time there and will be back !

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vipBear
Philadelphia
243 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Not a good experience. We intended to dine outside, but, at the time we arrived, the restaurant was hesitant to sit anyone outside for dining under the stars since there had been a smidgeon of rain and it was very overcast. Persuaded to remain and eat inside, we had a good meal, the salmon dish was excellent. We thought our server had been reassigned or finished a shift. We got less and less attention. The time it took from when we finished our meal until anyone came to our table so we could get a check was unacceptable. It soon became apparent that our server was waiting on tables outside, as the sun had broken out slightly. Rub salt in the wound by opening up the outside tables, never offering to move us outside, and reassigning our server to outside tables so we could be ignored. To top it all off, the restaurant reported us to OpenTable as a no show, causing more aggravation. They need better organization and preparation for dining under stars.

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vipNancy
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent service and the food is consistently good .

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vipJohnW
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food at a great price. First time there for lunch and will be back.

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Paul
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

it was uncomfortably hot, though they did put on the air-conditioner when we complained. It took a while to cool off. Service was not bad, but not great either.

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viploveroffood
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food wonderful staff.

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DeniseM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delish!!! Hot sitting by the kitchen though! Fajitas and tacos were great! Frozen margaritas weren’t soo frozen due to the excessive heat but they had a great flavor!

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SuzyQ0203
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience1

Mike was our waiter and was great! Made wonderful food suggestions that we all loved. Only downside was that we were seated in the very back of the restaurant. Unfortunately, it was a very hot day and the air conditioning did not reach where we were sitting. We were also next to the bathrooms, which smelled! Thankfully, Mike was able to provide us with a box fan once our food came out so we could tolerate the remainder of our dining experience. I would have thought that given how far in advance we made our dining reservations, we would have been given better seating. Or, that the restaurant would have an air conditioner in place that provides a comfortable atmosphere for all of their guests no matter where they are seated.

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Kk1249
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We ate at the one and only outdoor table, and I’m glad we did because the air conditioning was broken. We were seated immediately but had to seek out a waiter after we waited for 15 minutes and no one came to the table. I did enjoy the little outdoor nook, and the hostess was excellent.

The food is nothing more than average. It wasn’t bad. It wasn’t good. We had tacos and a burrito. Complimentary chips were tasty but there is nothing that would make me go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fabulous margaritas, chips were delicious and the tacos amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

I had reserved an outside table but when we arrived, we were told that the two tables had been taken by people at happy hour and the only way to get them would be to tell those people to leave. The manager said it was his fault for saying outdoor seating was an option, and gave us free guacamole and chips (which weren’t good at all). We were seated in the middle of the restaurant, by the kitchen. It was hot and extremely noisy. The food was ok, drinks were pretty good, but overall I was not happy and probably won’t go back.

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BAMBAM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was very good. The noise level was pretty high. I had a hard time hearing anyone

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vipTrish
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food was soggy and had little flavor - guacamole tasted worse than a grocery store brand - was 8 dollars for a cup size - outdoor dinning was fun but street had manny restaurant options- good place for drinks but go elsewhere for food. Meal was very overpriced for what was served.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not great. Food so so

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PaulaC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was delicious with big portions. They ran out of shrimp so I was a little disappointed. Service was poor. Waiter neglected table and charged us for the previous tables bill and I still have the charge on my debt card. Other than that, great food with great prices and nice area.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Went there for Media's Dining Under the Stars. The food and drinks were excellent. I'd especially recommend the empanadas. The service was a little bit slow, possibly due to the larger crowds for outdoor dining. Overall I would recommend it, and I would eat there again.

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DavidS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Service was good and friendly. Food was lukewarm at best. Meals came out over a period of 15min and took almost an hour.

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vipMichaelC
Caribbean
11 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great way to celebrate the eve of Cinco De Mayo with food and drinks! Our waiter Mike was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Too noisy to have s conversation. The nacho chips were floppy with grease and the host asked us if we’d were ready for a takeout container before we were halfway through our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Great food and drinks. Service was bad

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NatashaK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Never got food or chip/drink refills after 1 hr; walked out.

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Stephanie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The food was overpriced and was not as good as expected. The queso fundido, which I order every place that I eat that offers it, was terrible. If looking for mexican eats, I would head to Hidalgo's down the street. Authentic every time. The food was also overpriced-ordered the $22 shrimp dish. Admittedly their queso blanco was pretty good, but I just feel like their food was nothing special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing selection of tequila and Mexican food!

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AADH
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waitress was rude. It took forever to get our drinks refilled (we had to wave her down for service). & the food was cold. Safe to say we’ll never go back!

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HayleyC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Margaritas were great! Food wasn’t great, felt like they ran out of chips and some other things so were “improvising”. Could have been an off night but everything was very slow coming out and was hard to get service.

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Lindsy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very relaxing experience. We enjoyed our drinks, our food was not rushed out so we had time to enjoy our drinks first. When the food came out all was delicious

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Mary083306
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was great. The waiter was knowledgeable. The hostess although was unorganized and looked overwhelmed.

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Diego's Cantina and Tequila Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (484) 442-8741.

Diego's Cantina and Tequila Bar is rated 4 stars by 181 OpenTable diners.

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