Diegos Newport

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$30 and under
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Contemporary Mexican

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Diego’s on Newport’s waterfront specializes in Mexican style dishes with a modern twist. Our focus id fresh ingredients, homemade sauces and bold flavors. Our bar offers Newport’s widest variety of both Mexican inspired and prohibition age cocktails. Our goal in to offer affordably priced gourmet food ad drinks in a casual environment year round.
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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food good service! Margs are delicious.

JG
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food as always!

J
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

2nd time going to Diego's. The food is really great. Had the chicken tacos both times. The guac and chips were great also. Sitting outside is great when it is comfortable outside.

DD
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our meals. We had gluten free vegan nachos- best we’ve ever had including regular nachos. We had a beautiful view of the harbor from an upstairs window. The pumpkin guacamole was excellent. Had a little bite to it. Wonderful meal

R
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was really good. The small plates are great and allow you to taste various things. Great for sharing!

PC
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Delicious food - fresh and well prepared. Nice range of options for vegetarian and gluten-free folks. Grunge themed decor and music.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome vegan menu. Enjoyed vegan nachos, veggie tacos, and quesadillas

KJ
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This service was very helpful as we had a baby. This may sound pretentious but the place didn't look like what we expected. It was a little divey. Totally fine just not what we expected. That being said, the food and cocktails were the best we've had in Newport. Highly recommend it.

TB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the secret vegan menu!! All food was delicious 😋 great staff, very accommodating. Had a great time!

LR
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great brunch as usual! Our waiter Eric was terrific!

O
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was pretty terrible, and the food was just okay. The guy who was our server really didn’t care that he brought out apps at the wrong time, or made mistakes with the apps, and completely forgot about a couple things (like drinks). He literally said, “Hey Dude, you can take it or leave it,” when he brought out the apps with the meal, even though we had asked to have them out first. Not apologetic at all. It’s like we were bothering them, when they made the mistakes. And we waited 45 mins before even the chips came out. The salsa with the chips tasted like dishwater. To be fair, they did take the apps off the bill, but our overall experience was still poor, especially considering we drove all the way down from Chepachet to come to Newport.

Diegos Newport
Responded on October 2, 2019

Hi, My name is Greg and i am on the management team here at Diegos. Let me first say, Wow! We are so so sorry for this horrific experience, we do not take these reviews lightly ,for it allows us to identify what went wrong, and fix it. Sounds like we have a bad apple in the group and without this review, it could have possibly affected other guest experience's. If you allow us, i would love to send you a gift certificate and personally invite you back, as our guest! Cheers, Greg

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OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good, gave us a brunch money even though it was after noon. Brunch menu value is also good. Very positive experience.

M
Dallas
133 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great historic setting with white tablecloths, etc. Lunch menu had many salad, soup and hot entree options. Bread on request. Good wine, beer and cocktail options. I had a delicious local greens and vegetable salad with lobster salad.

s
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Best for brunch! Really good food, and proper portion sizes.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Made reservations a day ahead, no problem, promptly seated. Cocktails and nachos were very tasty. When our meal finally arrived... not impressed. My husband’s steak burrito was cold. My “pan seared” fish tacos were barely warm, scant fish ... was expecting to bite into a piece of fish but instead searched for little shreds of it mixed in with the slaw and taco toppings. Plus 2nd the soft taco shell was soggy. Didn’t eat much of it. Service was eh. Really bummed. Went for my daughters birthday and 3 of the 4 meals were fair. It could have been so great. It wasn’t even that crowded, why the fail on the food and service? We were there after lunch crowd and before dinner crowd. I won’t rush to go back. Disappointed.

Diegos Newport
Responded on September 18, 2019

Hi, My name Is Greg Martell and i am on the management team here at Diego's, i am so sorry that we fell short during your dining experience. We do not take this feedback lightly, as it gives our team an opportunity to get back to the drawing board, and fix the problems! We would love an opportunity to win you back and have you in for dinner! We would like to offer you a gift certificate to put that towards your potential next visit. Again, we apologize! Cheers, Greg

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BJ
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A nice, fun dining experience. Never a complaint about the food or service. Even when there is a wait it is well worth it.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The food was awful. Either too salty or no taste at all. The waiter never checked on us until the end. My boyfriend didn’t like his drink and wanted a different one. We got the bill and had to wait for a pen to even tip him. I will never go back nor recommend.

KK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I have never been to a Mexican restaurant where you had to pay for salsa. We ordered a pitcher of Margaritas....there did no seem to be any tequila in it. I could not find the fish in my fish tacos...only pineapple and jalapeño. My husband ‘s burrito was ok. Very pricey for the quality of food and drinks.

Diegos Newport
Responded on September 18, 2019

Hi there, We are so sorry that we fell short with your experience here at Diego's. We have since held staff pitcher making classes, and have reviewed where we have fallen short with our chefs. We would of course love to invite you two in for dinner, on us, and make a run at winning you back over. You can ask for Greg or Leigh, if and when, you make your reservation with us. Again, our apologies and we hope to see you soon. Cheers, Greg

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MA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 1

We were very excited about dinner at Diego's given their Vegan menu. But we had just 3 things to say about our experience - Bland, noisy and BLAND AF. We were stuck in a table in a really tiny room which was so noisy that our ears went numb. However, the service was good and the waitress was very sweet.

The food was another story... Usually
we are so grateful to find vegan options that we never leave a bad review. But this meal was so disappointing that we can not give what we ate more than 2 stars.

Diegos Newport
Responded on September 18, 2019

Hi there, My name is Greg and wanted to say how sorry we are for your below par experience. We have been working hard with our Chefs to up our vegan menu game, and we are so sorry if you felt the weight of that. You, not being happy, truly concerns us. We would love a crack at turning it around for you, i cant guarantee that it would *ever* be quiet here, but i can guarantee that you will have a great meal, served by me personally. I hope this note finds you well and again my apologies!

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NO
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Have the Guacamole Del Sur - amazing!!

EG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very lively vibe on outdoor patio on Bowen’s Wharf. Very good service. We enjoyed the standard margaritas. We ordered the chicken quesadilla and fish tacos both of which were fine but not close to the best we’ve had elsewhere. Priced moderate (you pay for chips and salsa here. Overall a convenient, fun and satisfying.

LL
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We loved the food and it was overall a good meal. But we had a larger party (ten) and I put in a reservation about a month prior for us since it was a big group. And then we got there right before our reservations were ready and we had to wait an additional 30 minutes to be seated. This ran us late to our next scheduled event. Just a heads up for anyone booking a large group.

Diegos Newport
Responded on September 20, 2019

Hi there, So sorry about the delay with your reservation. We try to come as close as possible timing wise with larger parties and we fell short on this evening, our apologies. Cheers, Greg

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, atmosphere and staff were fantastic. My fiancé and I each had the juevos rancheros then finished up our brunch with a couple more drinks at the bar. We have been to Newport multiple times and had no idea Diego’s was even there! We will definitely make a point to return the next time we are in Newport. #superdope (Hey Tim!)

JF
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The vegan menu had a variety of options and the grilled avocado was awesome. Cocktails were yummy and decent prices especially considering the location.

NR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good but the margaritas were very sweet

c
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fresh and amazing food, great service,
Local gem!

J
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We visited Newport for a week and dined at Diego’s three times. The only reason we came there was because of the Vegan menu that they offered. Thank you so much for offering a vegan menu (and a really exciting vegan menu at that!)

The food was excellent and we tried something new each time we dined. The drink menu was amazing.

Highly recommend everything, especially the mango guacamole, vegan enchiladas and the vegan Korean BBQ tacos!

WD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always excellent. Our favorite is the steak frites, but other entrees are delicious too! Alittle noisy at times. Good views on top floor!

BJ
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not our first time and definitely not our last. Food is always top notch and waitstaff fun and attentive. Sat & Sun brunch is a nice departure from normal breakfast fare. Highly recommend as a weekly stop for any meal, or more often if you were me.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall, yummy food and good price!

V
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Overall, not a pleasant experience, which is too bad because I have eaten here in the past and it was very good. It took 30 minutes to get our drinks (we ordered apps, dinner, and our apps came out before the drinks). One of the drinks we ordered was clearly a pre-mix and there was no tequila shot added to it. Tacos were cold, burrito was mostly rice.

Diegos Newport
Responded on September 20, 2019

Hi Victoria, I am so sorry for the delay in response and am truly sorry about your experience. First off, thank you for the feedback, it is the *only* way that we can continue to grow and improve. We would love to invite you back in and try to win you back over with a dinner for two experience, I will wait on you myself! I can send you a gift certificate or i could leave one for you here at the restaurant. Again, so so sorry! Cheers, Greg

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BB
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night with my wife of 39 years. We had a reservation for 4:30 pm. They sat us near the bar, but far enough off so we could hear ourselves! We're going back again next Friday ;)

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Music was way to loud outside.

AR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was in the upstairs portion of the place in downtown Newport. It was hot and there were loud fans (requested by neighboring patrons and fans were directed at them and we did. It have option to cool off, I guess...) The tables were sticky. Waitress was pretty good about filling waters, but was not available to request other items (salt/pepper/splenda). Kitchen was also out of some food options (grilled steak, etc.) overall, food was good and we had a good time.

JE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was awesome. Our waitress Julie was great. Highly recommend

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

We made a reservation, confirmed it and arrived on time but when we were seated they did not have a table big enough for our party so we squished into a small table and spilled into the party next to us. Also, more importantly, I have a severe gluten allergy and I ordered all of my food accordingly, but I got extremely sick very shortly after eating. I am thoroughly disappointed by this experience.

Diegos Newport
Responded on September 20, 2019

Hi there, We are so sorry for the late response and i want to apologize for this terrible experience. We take these type of reviews very seriously. And if you allow us, would love an opportunity to hopefully win you back over. We could send a gift certificate in the mail? If you're local we could leave one for you at the host stand? I would of course personally wait on you, to prove how serious we are. Again, thank you for the feedback and i hope you hear from you soon. Cheers, Greg

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F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made reservations and we were seated immediately. Our server was so friendly. The food was delicious and so was the sangria. We will be back!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots in newport.

ND
New England
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a fun place. Food was awesome, service was great. They easily accommodated making a burrito into a burrito bowl even though it was not on the menu. They also had a fun list of specialty drinks and those that we tried were so good! Our waitress let us hang and enjoy our drinks well past the food was done. We will be back!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

awesome food!

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