Diego's Cantina and Tequila Bar

3.7
156 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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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

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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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Not great. Food so so

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PC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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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DS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

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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MC
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

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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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Great food and drinks. Service was bad

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NK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

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

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S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

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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OT
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing selection of tequila and Mexican food!

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AA
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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HC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

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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L
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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M
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

VERY VERY slow service.....took well over 15 min for I waitressed even come to our table and all she did was drop water off. Then about five minutes later came back to get our drink order. Which then took a good 10 to 15 minutes to get those.... I felt like I needed to order two drinks at a time because it was taking so long...And by the end of the night I guess they ran out of glasses and my Margarita were served in a little plastic cup... food was very good but again took a while for it to come out.....I feel like every time I go there the food is consistently very good and the drinks are consistently very good. And the service is consistently very very slow

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was super nice and talkative, (which I’m usually not into but he was really cool), he offered us different menu items and made us feel super welcome. The food was SO GOOD. Fried avocado was delicious, as were my shrimp tacos. Definitely eating here again.

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FF
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
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
18 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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SB
Philadelphia
9 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 25, 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 December 31, 2018
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 December 31, 2018
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 28, 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 27, 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 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! We will definitely be back.

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A
1 review
Dined on November 17, 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
56 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
228 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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