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About Diegos Mexican Food & Cantina

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.

1600 Champa St.
On the 16th Street Mall @ Champa Street
Denver, CO 80202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
16th Street Mall

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 343-4671

Website:
http://www.diegosdenver.com/

Entertainment:
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
WATCH ALL THE GAMES HERE!!

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

Denver Nuggets and Avalanche teams!!

During all Nuggets & Avs' games:

ENJOY DRINKS SPECIALS

$5 Diego’s Frozen Margaritas Daily

Go Nuggets and Avs at Diego’s!



Catering:
We offer our entire award-winning menu for your next event. Contact us to customize your mouth-watering choices.

Parking Details:
Parking Conveniently Located across the street;$5.00 evenings and weekend parking.

Public Transit:
We are conveniently located on the 16th Street Mall just steps from the free Mall Ride and one block from light rail.

Executive Chef:
Walter Terrones

Private Party Contact:
Tony: (719) 352-5412

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

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
W—.
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

Diegos Mexican Food & Cantina Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.4

service

3.6

ambience

2.8

value

3.2

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2012

The restaurant was fun. The staff was friendly, the food was reasonably priced, tasted good and was delivered in a timely manner. The decor was fun and we loved the music playing

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 17, 2012

The music was way too loud to have a conversation. We complained and we were moved to the patio area where the music was still too loud. The house margerita tasted as if it had no alcohol it in. I ordered the chili rellanos that came the food was cold and flavorless.

The only good thing about this restaurant was the service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2012

I will not visit dinner without visiting Diego's: excellent fajitas and outstanding margaritas.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 25, 2012

Food was very flavorful. Our server Alan was attentive and helpful with questions on the menu.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 6, 2012

Great food, fun atmosphere...great service! Prices reasonable, too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2012

If you want very good Mexican food at reasonable procies this is a great place.

They had a 2 for 1 Margarita deal which was great!

The wait staff is was very attentive and friendly!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (London)·Dined on September 27, 2012

Great atmosphere. We took a large group there and had awesome food and fantastic service! The manager came over and brought us salsa and regularly checked in with us.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2012

Food was great ,but the waiter screwed up my order, took forever to get my side of guacamole. The margritas were super!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 6, 2012

We were seated on time, and the service staff were very helpful. They handled two late arrivals with speed. The food was very good, and everyone's order was accurate. We had a good time!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 20, 2012

We did a company luncheon at Diego's for 20 people. I had made a reservation online about a week prior. We got there and the table was set up and ready for us, and we got a lot of attention! We had plenty of the chips and salsa, and our drinks were constantly being filled. You worry with a group that size about confusion on the orders or something going wrong, but it was so smooth! Our food came out warm, at the same time and delicious - the majority of the people in the group had never been there, everyone loved it and said they'd definitely be back. Thanks Diego's!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 12, 2012

We love this place! I have liked everything I have tried off the menu, and the chips and two temperatures of salsa provided is such a nice, and unique bonus. Beyond the food, we really enjoy the staff. It is always nice to be remembered and we feel special everytime we go. Love Diego's!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 10, 2012

Finding a mexican food place right in downtown denver was such a treat!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 12, 2012

Salsa & Margaritas are amazing!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 5, 2012

We went to Diego's on Cinco De Mayo, so it was very busy. The atmosphere was most certainly "bar" like... with some folks needing to be cut off. However, our overall experience was good. We sat in an indoor/outdoor area which was a bit more casual. The food was good, however, the service was a bit slow.. Then again, with how busy they were, I guess it was to be expected. Our waitress was very nice and apologetic about any delays. We had 6 in our party, and all were satisfied with their meals. Nothing spectacular, but good. I liked the salsa bar (nice selection) and the Margaritas. I'd go again.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 5, 2012

Things were just okay, not spectacular. Service was VERY slow.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 4, 2012

Went during 5280 week. Felt that the 5280 offering was misleading. The text read that the special menu was $52.80 for 4 people. When we got there, we realized that the special menu was $52.80 for 2 people. The $52.80 menu for 4 was different food choices. Those
choices were not special or interesting. Very average. Felt mislead.
The service was very good with the exception of delivery of cocktails. One cocktail came after delivery of appetizer and the pitcher of
margaritas were not delivered until after the dinner food was delivered. The resturant was not very busy, so this was confusing.
The odor of the resturant smelled like stale standing water.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2012

When we arrived, our server told us that the 5280 menu posted online was not available and we could make a mini-combo (something available on their normal menu). This was not as appealing as the 5280 menu. They did still offer the appetizer (Green Chile Fries), but we only got one choice for dessert, not the choice of 3 like the online menu stated. This was even more frustrating when we saw the table next to us ask for 5280 and got offered the menu posted online.

They did still offer the pitcher of margaritas at a discount and they were pretty strong. It was $52.80 for four, so not a bad deal overall. However, they wouldn't let us just do it for 3 people, so we paid for 4 and took home the extra meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 1, 2012

The food was not good at all. Everything was too large of portions and tasted like it was straight out of a box. Although out server was nice, overall he was very forgetful and slow.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 19, 2012

Excellant food and scenary. Our waiter, Marcus, was absolutely adorable.
We will definately dine with Diego's again in the near future.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 13, 2012

We eat here at least twice a week and lovvvve it!!! I could eat here everyday! The food is delish and the service is amazing - everyone is super friendly and goes above and beyond to make sure everything is perfect! It's our favorite lunch spot downtown!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2012

Service was terrible, restaurant was half empty and food took 30 minutes to arrive, then 2 out of the 5 meals ordered were wrong. It appeared to be very clean and well kept, and the margaritas were good, but the food was not very good.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2012

We were please to find Diego's open because of the snow storm. Thought for a moment that the service might suffer, again due to the snow storm because they were quite a few people that didn't make it into our work but the service was great as usual just like the food. Thanks again!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2011

While Diegos had a great atmosphere, the server was inexperienced and the food was poor. I ordered a tamale, which was dry. I ordered chile on the side and it never came. Our drinks were not refilled (alcoholic which brings in a lot of revenue for the restaurant). I was a bit disappointed for a downtown restaurant.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2011

We went to Diegos for our New Years Eve dinner w/2 other couples, and we had a great dinner. Good food and good location!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2011

the wine was quite pricey for the quality.. but it was New Years Eve and we did not have reservations before the 30th. We were able to get in at 7pm and the food was okay.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2011

Food was terrible. Don't waist your time.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2011

The fried food was cold and undercooked, I didn't eat any of it. The drinks were great and service wasn't bad!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2011

Service was slow. For a lunch hour one could be delayed for more than an hour.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 2, 2011

Diego's is a bar with some food, not a restaurant. The appetizers were terrible enough that we left and got dinner somewhere else.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2011

Not a restaurant i would return to - smelled like sewer inside the restaurant - We went for my daughter's birthday and I was not impressed at all.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 27, 2011

We went there because the food is good, prices are resonable and it is convenient to our work. The online reservation worked really well- they had our table for 10 waiting for us.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on September 4, 2011

This is the worst Mexican food and service I've ever had in Denver. I cannot believe they are on open table. This is basement joint in a horrible part of town. Do not waste your time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 28, 2011

The chips and salasa are really very tasty, the entree (I had a bean chimi) was a bit bland. The margaritas tart and strong, just the way I like them.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 19, 2011

Great food, wonderful service. They have the best queso.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 2, 2011

Went for birthday lunch on Tuesday. I ordered a custom combo plate of guac tostada, chimichanga, and cheese enchilada for around $10-11. I enjoyed them all as well as free chips & salsa - appreciated came with both mild & hot salsa choices. Service was good & friendly staff. House Margarita was free as had joined their e-mail list & was my b'day - drink was mediocre though. Will definitely go back for lunch. Very grateful they did not sing to me!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 8, 2011

Went to Diego's on Friday night for a date with my hubby-to-be. Wonderful ambiance. Service was pretty good and the food was creative & delicious. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on May 28, 2011

The food was a nice suprise for mexican, and had a variety to choose from. Glad to find a place downtown that is awesome. Can't wait to go try again when in Denver, will be one of our stops.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 17, 2011

Diego's is a pretty straight-forward Mexican restaurant. No big surprises which is, in general, a good thing: the food is pretty straight-forward, the service is good, and the ambiance is fine. We had Presidente margaritas which were very good - no skimping on tequila which was appreciated! Tortilla chips were free and plentiful, and a complimentary salsa bar with ~6 different flavors of salsa was a nice touch. We ordered the nachos supreme with chicken to start, partially as a vehicle for the variety of salsas; somewhat strangely the nachos supreme came AFTER our meals were brought out. For my entree, I ordered the chile verde which was described as "award winning" on the menu. It was good, not spectacular. Overall, a good restaurant.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 22, 2011

I had a party of 18 and made a reservation earlier in the week so that they would have plenty of time to prepare. The food was great and the margs were even better but when it came time to pay our bill it was a disaster. We had asked the server to split our checks before dinner which he said was fine. He told us at the end that this was not possible. We were fine with that but were all paying separate. It took him an hour and half to figure it out and there was no manager onsite to assist. Several people in our group work at other restaurants using the same system had to literally help him collect our payment. They also advertised $5 House margaritas on Fridays and we were charged full price.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 2, 2011

While the food was good and everyone seemed to generally enjoy the experience, we were a bit disappointed in the service. We had a party of 11 and had made reservations for 15. We were a couple of minutes late and they had already broken down our table and had to re-set it (not a huge deal, it just took a couple more minutes). However, we were VERY slow to be served. They didn't take our order until we'd been there about 25-30 minutes and we didn't have any drinks (not even water) until we'd been there over 45 minutes. This would maybe be understandable if they were incredibly busy or we hadn't made reservations, but there were only 2 other groups in there. The staff were moving quickly, but didn't appear to be doing anything. Frustrating.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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