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Diegos Mexican Food & Cantina

132 reviews
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$30 and under
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Perfect For:
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Mexican, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(303) 343-4671
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Walter Terrones
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Private party contact
Tony: (719) 352-5412
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We offer our entire award-winning menu for your next event. Contact us to customize your mouth-watering choices.
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Cross street
16th Street Mall
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Parking details
Parking Conveniently Located across the street;$5.00 evenings and weekend parking.
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Public transit
We are conveniently located on the 16th Street Mall just steps from the free Mall Ride and one block from light rail.
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Live entertainment on Saturdays!!
Best Value Downtown!!
Reserve your catering needs now!

All-day Saturday and Sunday Drink Specials:

Seven Day's a week for $ 2, 3, 4, and 5!:
Bean Dip $2.00
Con queso $3.00
Chile Fries $4.00
Diegos Nachos $5.00

Diegos quesadillas $5.00

It’s game time!! Come and cheer on our

Denver Nuggets and Avalanche teams!!

During all Nuggets & Avs' games:


$5 Diego’s Frozen Margaritas Daily

Go Nuggets and Avs at Diego’s!

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Special events & promotions
Diego’s Happy Hour
7 Days a Week
3-6:30 p.m.

$5 Diego’s Frozen Margaritas
$5 Diego’s Signature Margaritas
$2.50 Coors Light Pints
$3.50 Import Pints
$3.00 Wells

Salsa Bar
$2 Tacos
$2 Tostadas
1/2 off Select Appetizers

Diego’s weekly specials
7 Days a week specials:
S.I.N. Sundays—Service Industry Night
Margarita Mondays--$5.00 for all Specialty Margaritas
Taco Tuesdays—99 cents Tacos and Bean Tostadas
Thirsty Thursdays—It’s Island Night; $5.00 Tropical Drinks $5 Diego’s Frozen Margaritas, and $5 Diego’s Signature Margaritas, 3-close
Fiesta Fridays--$15.00 Beer Buckets! !!
Kids’ Day Saturdays—1 free kids’ meal with a purchase of an adult’s
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
What 132 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
2.9based on recent ratings
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Do not eat here. Food arrived cold, it was flavorless. Incompetent staff botched our bill, chased us down the street and told us to return to the restaurant. No local beer (?!) and only national brands. Quiet because nobody there. Hotel recommended. Awful. And they didn’t honor our Open Table reservation.

4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

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

3.0Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

4.0Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

3.0Dined on September 14, 2017

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.

1.0Dined on September 12, 2017

Not worth the visit

3.0Dined on August 26, 2017

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

3.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Best tacos ever and the chips and salsa were fantastic

3.0Dined on July 14, 2017

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.

4.0Dined on July 9, 2017

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!

5.0Dined on June 30, 2017

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

3.0Dined on March 22, 2017

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

4.0Dined on March 10, 2017

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

4.0Dined on March 2, 2017

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

4.0Dined on February 25, 2017

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

5.0Dined on January 21, 2017

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!

4.0Dined on December 31, 2016

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

5.0Dined on December 28, 2016

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!

4.0Dined on December 20, 2016

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.

1.0Dined on November 27, 2016

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

4.0Dined on November 2, 2016

Food was great!! Loved it!!

5.0Dined on July 30, 2016

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.

1.0Dined on June 11, 2016

Bad service and crummy food!

4.0Dined on May 20, 2016

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.

1.0Dined on May 5, 2016

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

5.0Dined on March 4, 2016

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.

4.0Dined on February 12, 2016

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!

4.0Dined on January 23, 2016

I wasn't sure what to expect after reading mixed reviews. We were greeted promptly by our server, Drinks came quickly, we really liked the salsa that came with the chips and both enjoyed our meals. We will come back again

3.0Dined on December 31, 2015

It was New Years Eve and we wanted to listen to live music. We found this place right on the mall. Very energetic friendly place. Our server was nervous on her first night but after talking with her she felt more at ease and took very good care of us. The food was good but the margaritas were better! We could view the fireworks outside of the restaurant on the curbside of the mall. We had a great time.

3.0Dined on December 26, 2015

There were three of us and no one got the right order.

5.0Dined on October 16, 2015

Never had a bad meal here. They have daily specials. The crispy chili rellano is excellent as are the Tacos Dorados with crispy flour tortillas. Try it out.

4.0Dined on August 3, 2015

The shrimp fajita burrito is SO good! This is definitely one of my favorite Mexican food restaurants downtown.

4.0Dined on June 19, 2015

This was a great place for our work lunch. There were about 12 of us and we all enjoyed our food a lot.

5.0Dined on May 30, 2015

We had a great experience. Even though there was a very large party at the restaurant we were very well taken care of. We had wonderful service, the staff was very attentive and friendly.
We have been looking for a good Mexican Restaurant, this will be our new favorite.

2.0Dined on April 11, 2015

The only thing i can say positive about this place is that the Watermelon Margarita was good. The Queso was so thick you couldnt even taste it. We added salsa to try and make it edible. It still wasnt. It stuck to your mouth. The Fajita Nachos were burnt.

We waited for a bit before someone came and said sorry the waiter is dealing with something else. What?! So he took our drink orders. Our waiter eventually showed up with water and immediately walked away not asking for our orders. Once we finally got our food the only time the waiter came back was to give us our bill.

I was really looking forward to eating here but the whole experience was horrible.

4.0Dined on April 11, 2015

It appears we had a waiter and a waiter-in-training. We had a group of nine and everyone was given the incorrect meal when we were served. Some items were not brought out until we reminded them. I was given the incorrect credit card and receipt when I went to pay. I ordered a pork and avocado burrito. The pork was very well done. I had to pull some out of the burrito as it was crunchy. The rest of my meal was good. Our theater group normally has a very good experience at Diego's.

4.0Dined on March 19, 2015

Diegos is fairly consistent as to food and service. The taco salad was just fair this time, very little beef.
Service pretty consistent.