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Casa Don Diego Restaurant

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1199 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91911-3136
619-426-6131
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Try the beef mole!

A friend took me here when I visited from Australia. He had been coming here since he was a child and grew up in the area. I've not had much Mexican food and I tried the beef mole. I fear I will now spend forever trying to make a sauce as delicious as that was. Service was good, food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
Gilbert P
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Melbourne
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san diego
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This place has been around for years. Its been a while since I've been here but I will not be going back. Went today with some friends and had breakfast did not like it at all. the rice had no flavor and it didn't look very appealing . I heard the food has gone down hill and it truly has... More 

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Thank huenume
Columbus, North Carolina
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115 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Food was fresh and excellent. The food quality hasn't changed in almost 40 years. This was our favorite Mexican restaurant when we were in high school and it still is.. The brunch looks yummy and very reasonable. I will try this when we are in town again. Staff were very nice and accommodating. I love the maragatitas and their beef... More 

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Thank Pat72012
Melbourne
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A friend took me here when I visited from Australia. He had been coming here since he was a child and grew up in the area. I've not had much Mexican food and I tried the beef mole. I fear I will now spend forever trying to make a sauce as delicious as that was. Service was good, food was... More 

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Thank Gilbert P
Yuma
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381 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

3/28/15 The wife and I came here for our son’s birthday. They had very good food and the service was average. I did not think the atmosphere was very good. Cap & Virginia

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1 Thank Emry L
Bonita, California
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

This place has been inn CV for 45 yrs. It is a local favorite. Everything on the menu is authentic and very good. They have a full bar and the service is excellent. Prices are reasonable. Good menudo everyday.

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1 Thank yeguerrero
Paris
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I had not visited this restaurant in 15 years, but thought I'd try it out for Sunday breakfast. Happy to report that the service was great and the food was still excellent. It's the kind of Mexican breakfast your grandmother would make. Tasty reliable comfort food. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. When we casually asked him about the coffee,... More 

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1 Thank citizenMcDermott
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Been a Casa Dons customer for over 15 years and it used to be great. Ever since it has changed owners it has gone downhill fast. Twice we have been charged prices above what posted signage said and when questioned was told they just changed prices and forgot to change the drink menu prices. Service was ok but on the... More 

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Thank Ron B
Chula Vista, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The place is too old and smells like that. The price for some breakfast is greater that eating a huge meal at olive garden or ihop. If you want that kind of Mexican food, honestly, just go to a taco shop. You will get the exact same food for half the price. I would not recommend the place at all.

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Thank GuillermoCalleros
San Diego, California
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150 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

My husband grew up in Chula Vista, and told me how great the food was all those years growing up there. He was very happy to go here again and have the same great food and service! The fish burrito was delicious - one of the best I've had, and their rice and beans were also very flavorful. Our first... More 

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Thank T F
San Diego, California
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

If you want consistently good to excellent Mexican Food this is where to go. Ate there again last night. We eat there for breakfast on occasions, lunch or dinner and have for over 30 years. Having a family of 7 we enjoyed the food and the prices and the service. Though late afternoons are always slow at food services. (... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1199 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91911-3136
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chula Vista
  • Phone Number: 619-426-6131

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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