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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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3.7

Overall Rating

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food

3.6

service

3.7

ambience

3.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (116)
Great for Lunch (91)
Kid-friendly (54)
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Fit for Foodies (18)
Romantic (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Casual (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Scenic View (3)
Spicy (3)
Authentic (2)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Quick Bite (2)
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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Not worth the visit

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Best tacos ever and the chips and salsa were fantastic

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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 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!

Tags: Spicy
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 30, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 22, 2017

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

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 10, 2017

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

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 25, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Quick Bite, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined 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!

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 (Denver)·Dined 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

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 (Denver)·Dined 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!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 27, 2016

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

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 2, 2016

Food was great!! Loved it!!

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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Bad service and crummy food!

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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 5, 2016

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

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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined 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

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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2015

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

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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 3, 2015

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

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 6, 2015

I won't be back. From the service to the food, this place stinks. Not work the $30.00 we paid for lunch. I could have gotten better service AND food at Taco Bell. I will never be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 23, 2015

I was disappointed at the service. It was super slow and it took forever to get our food and drinks. Sorry I don’t think I will be back.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 22, 2015

I had the shrimp fajita burrito. It was good but not as good as it used to be. Previously, they grilled and seasoned the shrimp and it was flavorful and done perfectly. Apprently, they now broil the shrimp and it's bland; it reminded me of boiled shrimp without any seasoning. The rest of the food was good, but they need to go back to how they made their food when they first opened.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2014

I brought a party of 10 to Diego's for an early (7:00) New Year's Eve dinner. The food was fairly standard... No one raved about it, but no one complained, either. The problem was the quality of service was very poor. The restaurant appeared to have sufficient wait staff, but our server couldn't seem to get to our table more than 1x/30 min. One of our guests ordered fajitas and only received 3 small corn tortillas for a substantial amount of fajita fillings. After he ran out of tortillas, he waited >15 min to see the server and ask for more. After he put in the request, he waited another 15+ minutes and still hadn't received them. So, I went to the front podium and asked for more from the staff stationed there. The manager said "just tortillas? The kitchen isn't even that busy right now..." and promised to bring some post haste. Fortunately, he brought them fairly quickly. Of course, my friend's food was cold by this point.
Enough about tortillas.
When the server reappeared, we asked for the checks. At the start of dinner, we requested she put each couple on their own check. She said "as long as you don't switch seats or get too crazy (?!), it should be fine. All couples sat together and no one changed seats. However, it still told her four tries to get all the checks somewhat correct (we gave up and figured out the differences between ourselves). As a result, we missed the fireworks - the only reason we decided to come downtown at all!!!
We were very disappointed and I do not recommend this restaurant for large parties.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2014

Last couple of lunches have been fine, but it seems the service has been off. We waited for our "free Mexican Hot Chocolate" and finally got it when we were almost finished with our lunches!
Good salsa bar!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 12, 2014

It's difficult to find moderately priced food in downtown Denver without doing the fast food thing. Now there's a new choice - Diegos. The food was good, the service was excellent, and the prices were much lower than I expected.

I had the quesadilla with chicken and Pueblo chili. It's an appetizer, not an entree, but it was more than enough food for dinner especially since they gave me chips and salsa, too. With tax, the check was just over $10. The menu had a lot of interesting looking choices on it and I look forward to exploring them.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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