Diegos Mexican Food & Cantina

3.7
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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We invite you to experience a touch of Mexico’s finest cuisine in our tropical atmosphere on the 16th Street Mall at Champa Street. Our award winning salsas and green chili will ignite your senses while our margaritas will transport you to the sandy beaches and tranquil sunsets on the water. Ask about our banquet and party facility. We are conveniently located within Performing Arts, Convention Center, and many hotels.
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3.7based on all time ratings
3.6
food
3.7
service
3.4
ambience
3.8
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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DebB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Our table was ready when we were and our server was awesome. Food And drinks were both served quickly - you must try the breakfast burrito! We will definitely go back!

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AngieRiver
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

honestly I’m not a big fan of going downtown but this place was totally worth it, it’s very difficult to find a place that’s fits your comfort zone. With the food answered the music playing it definitely hit my taste of what I’ve been looking for not only that but the drinks were amazing and the service was great and she was overall great . It was a little loud but I did not mind it it actually made me enjoy it more . My husband and I will be returning here and very soon .

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were visiting Denver and wanted to try some local restaurants. This one was good, but nothing special. Good prices on margaritas, though.

TJ
TomJ
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We had a reservation for 7:30PM but there was only a table in the bar available for our family of 5 (which I rejected because it was so loud). We are seated 15 minutes later but it took another 20 minutes to get our drink orders in. 15 minutes later we had our drinks and could order food (just dinner, no appetizers). Took another 40 minutes for food to arrive. Waiter extremely apologetic but it was not that busy (they were woefully understaffed). Food was ok but pretty bland. It was 2 hours from the time we arrived until we left. Biggest problem is not enough staff.

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CherinaeR
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to have dinner and great margaritas!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice hidden spot. Went there for dinner during the Parade of Lights and everywhere was packed except Diego's. Great restaurant but since it isn't at street level it was being overlooked.

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Denver
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I went there twice for lunch when I was on a business trip. On the first day the service was excellent. On the second day the waiter was impatient, sarcastic, and unpleasant. Not sure what his deal was but he was rude and inconsiderate.

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vipgingin
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Went on a busy late night. It was nearby, I was hungry but because it was late and busy I had dozed off waiting for food to arrive. The waitress was great even though they were understaffed and she was doing her best and maintained a smile!!

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Heidi
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diego's is one of my theater group's "go to" places. The service is always excellent, the food is excellent, and Diego's can accommodate large groups (8+) without feeling crowded.

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KBA927
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful, disgusting food, bad odor, terrible service. It was obvious that several of the waitstaff were high. It's on 16th street, but walk a few more blocks and find some place better.

JG
JamesG
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed good food and service here. Great drinks and happy hour specials. Would definitely go back.

DL
DebbieL
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food is good, the salsa’s are all a bit mild. Not sure but lunch for 5 at 12:15 took 45 minutes, was not crowded, seemed like a long time for tacos and a couple of burritos.

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Heidi
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diego’s knows customer service! We were a group of 8 so we made a reservation. I received a call the day before our lunch to let me know that (for whatever reason) Diego’s was not allowed to serve alcohol on the Saturday afternoon our group was going to be there. They asked if we wanted to keep our reservation. I said yes, we would be fine. Then the employee said to make up for the lack of drink service, they would give our group free appetizers and dessert! That’s called customer service...I wish other restaurants had heard of it.

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Rkymtnsmith
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Had a Reservation. No table when we arrived. Took 10 minutes to be greeted by server and a further 10 minutes to GET drinks. Food took 15 minutes and was cool, not hot or warm. The server was very nice, but clearly overwhelmed. Likely will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We came in for dinner before NYE fireworks. They were very understaffed for the amount of customers. It took 15 minutes for someone to come over to our table. We ordered drinks but were still deciding on food. We placed a food order shortly after, an appetizer and entrees. The entrees were delivered very fast but before our appetizer and drinks so we asked the status of drinks and to cancel the appetizer since we were planning to eat that before the entrees. Our drinks were finally brought over, and then the appetizer that we asked to be cancelled. We were told we wouldn't be charged for it but we could still eat it. We ordered another round of drinks but 15 minutes later they still hadn't arrived. We asked for those to be cancelled and just asked for our bill since we didn't want to miss the fireworks. The bill arrived and the appetizer was on it. Overall, very frustrating meal. The food was good but not worth it.

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vipSusan
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and good service! The menu has many choices and the carnita and avocado burrito was amazing. Our server was very patient and helpful.

JM
vipJustMe
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Great for lunch if you have the time, the Hostess had issues understanding basic requests and the waiter was slow. I don't think they had enough people working to handle a minimal lunch rush.

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vipJudy
New England
26 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not worth the visit

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Hotairkat
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Location was convenient, very noisy, food was ok, service was excellent. Expensive for the for quality of food.

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vipHangluc
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Best tacos ever and the chips and salsa were fantastic

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went out for a birthday lunch, service was great. I got the taco salad but wasn't super impressed. I'd go back again but maybe try an enchilada or something different.

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vipMark
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good CO-Mex, including green chile and red. We enjoyed our taco and enchilada dinners, and the margaritas were not too sweet no too tart. Very reasonable for being right on 16th Street Mall!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was great - food was tasty. Adults and kids all enjoyed their meals. Food came out quick.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2017
Overall3food2service1ambience1

I think there was only one waiter working so the service was very slow.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience5

service a bit slow just to get waters to all the members of our group

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Warm welcome, prompt seating, good service, nice selection of dishes, reasonable prices. We will return.

WA
WASJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Met a friend before seeing a show at DCPA - good food, yummy margs, good value. The carne asada was delicious.

LH
LisaH
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A group of 6 of us went to Diego's on our way home from the Women's March. Everything along the mall was packed; the crowds were much larger than expected. Open table really helped us find a place that could accommodate us. Despite the crowds, our server was fantastic, gave us helpful menu advice, took time with each of us,refilled chips and water. And the food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We wouldn't expect to be treated like kings during NYE anywhere.. But the hosts and receptionists were very accommodative I'm adding more guests at request.. Very nice place

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vipgottacoupon
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious and flavorful Mexican food in a festive atmosphere with a large varitey of menu items! Tucked away down a short flight of stairs on the corner of Champa and 16th street mall in Downtown Denver, Diego's provided an excellent meal at an affordable price! The green chili is deliciously homemade and comes in mild, medium or hot. Red chili is also available in 3 heat levels. Breakfast burritos are served freshly prepared all day. Very delicious meal and we'll be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good. Our group ordered shredded chicken taco salads and soft tacos. Overall, service was good. Food was delivered quickly and waiter split the checks.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation, went there with my group and it was closed. Disappointing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great!! Loved it!!

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Heidi
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 12. Our reserved table was ready when we arrived, the service was top-notch, the food was delicious, AND the waiter was kind enough to do 12 separate tabs! No one does that anymore. Excellent experience.

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vipCrescentroll
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad service and crummy food!

M
vipMaximillian
Chicago
140 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The salsa bar here is really good with mild to spicy options. The queso was pretty good and the quesadilla appetizer was excellent. Unfortunately, the main dishes lacked spice and flavor. My wife had the fajita burrito and I had a combo with a taco, chile rellano, and chimichanga. None of it stood out. The margaritas were good and we would maybe come back for drinks and appetizers, but not for dinner.

LF
vipLuvFoodLuvWine
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2016
Overall1food2service1ambience1

This place is not good. Service was terribly slow. So much that we left after one drink.

SM
SuzanneM
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a group of 32 during a very busy volleyball tournament weekend. We were excited that they could accommodate our group, and they gave us great service. The food was good and we had a very nice time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed Diegos! We went for a casual Valentines dinner and received tasty food and a great margarita! The service was fast and our server was very attentive. We will definitely return!

FAQs

Diegos Mexican Food & Cantina does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Diegos Mexican Food & Cantina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 343-4671.

Diegos Mexican Food & Cantina is rated 3.7 stars by 142 OpenTable diners.