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Diablo's Cantina - MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD

Diablo's Cantina - MGM National Harbor

3.9
3.9
87 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
At Diablo’s Cantina, set your night ablaze with an endless selection of tequilas, delicious south-of-the-border fare, and of course, a little decadence. Our vibrant restaurant and expansive outdoor patio are ready to welcome you. Diablo’s features an array of creative cocktails and one-of-a-kind margaritas perfectly paired with a variety of mouthwatering specialties, including freshly made guacamole, street tacos, sizzling fajitas and more of your favorites. No matter what you choose, you’re sure to leave in good spirits.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Oxon Hill

  • Cross street

    Oxon Hill Rd & Harborview Ave

  • Parking details

    Valet & Self-Parking Available

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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What 87 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. C

    Cobalt33

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food and good service! Very good flaming guacamole.
  2. G

    rodneyG

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere, i was surprised, I knew it would be nice but it was beautiful. Large outside patio for dining and a view of harbor
  3. LE

    LisaE

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! I’m addicted to the Cherry Blossom Martini!
  4. DB

    DavonneB

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food and service was great. It’s just the portion size compared to what you paid for doesn’t match up. $34 for three birria tacos (and that’s it. No sides, nothing) is a bit steep. The drinks were delicious, our server was great and the ambiance (we dined outside) was absolutely gorgeous.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience as always
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mom’s 55th birthday
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    The food was great but the service was lacking. Our server disappeared when it was time to get the check… we had to flag down a manager to get it
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a terrific time At Diablo’s Cantina. Ron was exceptional!
  10. SJ

    SheenaJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Good was excellent, could use a few more options. Servers seemed a little too busy.
  11. AD

    AdventurousDiner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Good food, however portions are very small. The drinks are very tasty and offer you a lot of options to sample various Tequilas. The atmosphere is Awesome to include a DJ with a well rounded playlist. The service was super impressive as everything comes out pretty quickly. I would definitely recommend.
  12. TR

    TamikaR

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I planned a dinner for my fiancé birthday with family and friends and it was absolutely amazing. The food was good and pipping hot just the way I like it. We have been to the Diablo’s Cantina in Vegas but here the menu is much smaller but still worth it. We will be back again. The only that I didn’t enjoy is asking for more shrimp for the shrimp nachos. The shrimp was a few pieces cut up and not worth paying the extra $14 to add. The waitress bought me more shrimp at mo extra charge and has a very pleasant attitude about it. Diablo’s Cantina… you’ll see ya again!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food wasn’t that good
  14. G

    Goldie

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Drinks too! I love this restaurant.
  15. MB

    MsBET

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Although the menu is limited, I like this spot because it is spacious and not to crowded. The view of the patio is great.
  16. AM

    AndrewM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there Superbowl Sunday and the place was rocking. Great food, great service. We will definitely be going back.
  17. FD

    ForeignchocaliqDelux

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an wonderful birthday that fell on superbowl Sunday and had a blast!! My waiter was amazing and so was the bartender!! I will always recommend this place!
  18. TA

    TekishiaA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The Fajitas were removed from the menu and that’s what I wanted. Otherwise food was ok.
  19. L

    Lauranapiranha

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I have been to 2 Diablo cantina locations in Vegas but this was my first time at the one in Maryland. This location has a different vibe which is a little fancier possibly due to the space it took over from the old Jose Andres Fish restaurant. Me and my guest started with 2 street tacos - carnitas and Al pastor which were dry and disappointing. I got a guava mango margarita which was good and had a lot of fruit, my guest got the let’s get tiki which was really good. For entrees my guest got the lobster and scallops enchiladas despite being turned off bc of the price and it was worth it! I got the braised beef enchiladas and did not care for the green sauce and much preferred the red sauce of the seafood enchiladas. We had a wonderful and attentive server. We will be back to try other menu items.
  20. MH

    MarkHenry

    Atlantic City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place for dinner and love the ambiance. I was a little disappointed with the hostess stating they are fully booked, but went to open table and they had availability, booked it and was seated right away. Our server Ron was the best, very attentive and gave awesome service.
  21. LS

    LaurenS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    We came for a birthday dinner and although the food was lovely the service was subpar. No one came to take our drink order for atleast 20min and we didn’t meet our server until almost 35 min in. He was very kind and sweet but might have been overwhelmed we spilled one of our shots and he never came back with a replacement. Our food came out in pieces and not together like requested and it took him quite a while to bring us the check.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    There celebrating a birthday. Was told upon bringing cupcakes in, there was a fee if we needed them to cut it. I mentioned we didn't because it was cupcakes. Food was overpriced and our server couldn't be found or didnt come back to check on us especially when it was time to pay causing such a lag in our evening. When requesting the cupcakes we were told it's a mandatory cutting fee of $25!!! I mentioned it was cupcakes and then was told it was an outside food fee. The manager eventually waived it after requesting her because it was cupcakes. We were seated between 2 tables and they refused to split the check but also did not automatically add gratuity which I found counterintuitive. Our table of 6 had 3 checks. The table of 10 took almost an hour to check out. The restaurant has a computer or system in which they can easily organize or categorize who had what. Why wouldn't they allow separate checks especially if they weren't going to automatically add gratuity is beyond me and ridiculous. We were finished eating by 9, had cupcakes about 915-930. We didn't walk out the restaurant to enjoy the casino until 1045!!!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Sat in the back corner where it was dark and unwelcoming. Waitress took forever to do anything. Won’t return.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was incredibly loud. Service was poor. Food was not good. Drinks were watered down.
  25. L

    Ladylion

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fun atmosphere & great street tacos! Will be back!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Overrated, food and drinks are mediocre yet have extravagant pricing.
  27. MW

    MarkW

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The restaurant was clearly understaffed, both on the floor and in the kitchen. The menu was extremely limited, to the point where my two adult children couldn't find anything to eat. Literally, three entrees were available. We ordered guacamole and queso. The guacamole was about 50% onions yet had very little flavor. The queso never showed up. When the hostess (or manager) came over to apologize for the delay in getting the queso, we decided it would be better to just leave. To be clear, they were likely suffering from issues related to the pandemic. But when I checked their website when I got home, it still showed a much broader dinner menu, which was obviously not available. Had we known the options would be so limited, we would have chosen someplace else.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had reservations after watching a show and the food was delicious. Our waitress, Cha-Cha was amazing. She made everything easy from ordering to leaving. There were no crayons or paper for kids to color on, she drew pictures for our kids and they were able to enjoy coloring the pictures with a pen. She was thoughtful and we were able to chat and enjoy our dinner. I’d highly recommend the place.
  29. JB

    JulieB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Terrible food. Limited menu. Very loud and disorganized.
  30. BH

    BrianaH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    The waitress could have been better . Long wait for water and other beverages. Food didn't come out hot
  31. a

    arz29

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    This was my first time ever being disappointed at a Mexican restaurant. I must mention that the portions are also more suitable for a child, while the prices set for a more upscale Mexican restaurant. This restaurant is completely not worth it and the owner, MGM, should be ashamed.
  32. JV

    JeVe

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    If you don't want to eat food, this is your place. That mess tasted horrible. Nice vibe, service and views though.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a really nice anniversary dinner at Diablo. The food was very good, smaller portions compared to the price, but neither of us left hungry. The ambience was perfect for our night. The two complimentary glasses of champagne was a welcomed surprise. We will be back before we move.
  34. A

    Alicia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Food there is awful. Only go there for drinks and dancing
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great food, drinks, and service. Can’t wait to go again next time we are in the area.
  36. CS

    ChristopherS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We arrived for our reservation well ahead of time, but was able to be seated right away. Atmosphere was great. Our waiter, Ron, was the best. Had a very pleasant attitude, as did the rest of the staff. The the food was great. Only critique I have is on the carne asada fajitas, it was good, but could have been brought out at a medium, to medium well cooked state, or possibly asked how I would have preferred it. Overall it made my wife's birthday dinner great. Hope to return again sometime in the near future.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was probably the best restaurant experience I have ever had. Not only was the food amazing, but the staff were incredible!!! I was having a hard time and Mila was very kind to me and went above and beyond to help me. Our server, Ron was fun and energetic and gave exceptional service. Another person who really stood out to us was ChaCha. She was very sweet and helpful and fun as well! The entire staff was amazing and made my sister’s birthday amazing!
  38. RS

    RonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The customer service was great. Loved the carne asada fajitas also.
  39. g

    good2beout

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Casual Sunday dining evening, first time trying this restaurant. Food was OK, it was warm, not hot like in most restaurants. Maybe it would have taste better if the food was warmer. The margaritas were good, service was good and quick. Nice ambiance. Due to the quality of the food, this would not be a destination restaurant for us. If you are at the casino or staying at the hotel and don’t want to leave the premises than the restaurant serves the purpose. Otherwise head a little further into National Harbor and try Rosa Mexicana.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Very slow getting a table - Waited 45 minutes with a reservation - Still enjoyed the experience once we were seated.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Diablo's Cantina - MGM National Harbor is rated 3.9 stars by 87 OpenTable diners.

Diablo's Cantina - MGM National Harbor does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Diablo's Cantina - MGM National Harbor

101 MGM National Ave, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Oxon Hill Rd & Harborview Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Oxon Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet & Self-Parking Available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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