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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 - 11:00 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

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  • 7
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 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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Melbourne
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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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Yuma
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262 restaurant reviews
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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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Bonita, California
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45 restaurant reviews
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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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Paris
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18 restaurant reviews
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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 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

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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Chula Vista, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 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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San Diego, California
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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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San Diego, California
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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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Bowie, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I grew up in Chula Vista, and to show my age, I remember when this place was a King Castle hamburger place. This is definitely a locals restaurant, you probably won't find it in any tourist magazine. Nothing fancy, but they do put out a pretty good plate of Mexican food at a decent price. I have eaten many things... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Came here for a late breakfast after my son's graduation. We were a group of 6. The food was typical Mexican food but not outstanding in either quality or service, it was just okay. I've eaten here a few times over the years - I would go back given the chance. Two of my (ex's) family say it is one... 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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