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Diegos Mexican Food & Cantina

130 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups (117)
  • Great for Lunch (92)
  • Kid-friendly (55)
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 130 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.6  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DebbieL (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 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.

Heidi (Denver)
5.0  Dined 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.

Rkymtnsmith (Las Vegas)
1.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  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.

vipJustMe (Denver)
3.0  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.

vipJudy (New England)
1.0  Dined on September 12, 2017

Not worth the visit

Hotairkat (Denver)
3.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

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

vipHangluc (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

Best tacos ever and the chips and salsa were fantastic

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  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.

Mark (Dallas)
4.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on June 30, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on March 22, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on March 10, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on March 2, 2017

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

WASJ (Denver)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  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

gottacoupon (Denver)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  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.