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Diegos Restaurant

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Latin, Vegetarian, Chilean, South American
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217 Colfax Ave, Grass Valley, CA 95945-6810
530-477-1460
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Our vision is to provide a comfortable, friendly, neighborhood cafe where...
Our vision is to provide a comfortable, friendly, neighborhood cafe where our guests enjoy Latin flavors of the lower Americas in their traditional style. Diego's recipes are freshly made; from the warm homemade bread that starts your experience, to the guacamole, salsas and sauces that accompany your meal. We consciously source quality local products that are friendly to our environment. This includes free range, naturally-raised meat without antibiotics or hormones, as well as sustainably raised fish. We also purchase organic produce whenever possible. We do not cut corners here at Diegos, and our guests see the value in our quality.
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Good for:
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Food - slow, but kind service

The food is wonderful. The delicious vinegar and onion dip they serve with the homemade rolls when you get there is wonderful. The only problem I have, and this is consistent with every time I have been there, is that the service is very slow. Please do not get me wrong, all the servers are kind... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

After working in the restaurant industry with some pretty well known chefs in the Bay Area, finding a small town restaurant with a passion for quality and flavor can be difficult. Not so with Diego's. They consistently provide fabulous dishes, daily specials and in house made desserts. I especially love the handmade tortillas for tacos and their wonderful Tres Leche... More 

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June H, Owner at Diegos Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We work really hard at making an all around experience. Its so important to us to have our guest feel like they are at home. Have a wonderful day!!! June More 

Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The food is wonderful. The delicious vinegar and onion dip they serve with the homemade rolls when you get there is wonderful. The only problem I have, and this is consistent with every time I have been there, is that the service is very slow. Please do not get me wrong, all the servers are kind and really fun. That... More 

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Lotus, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I recently moved to Grass Valley and this is the one place we keep going back to. We love the panqueques and the Siracha Shrimp and all the salads are delicious. Affordable, quirky, delicious, fun - everyone we take here loves it too!

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June H, Owner at Diegos Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the taking your time for the review. I have posted your comments for our servers to review. I agree that the service can be slow and we are constantly working on improving. Your comments are so important to us and hopefully the next time you dine with us the service will improve. Thank you again for your... More 

Grass Valley, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Diegos is a great restaurant to go to for food that is a little different! They serve Latin American food and it is delicious! The service is always great; servers very friendly and always accommodating. The portions are generous. They have indoor and outdoor seating.

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Grass Valley, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

good food and great owners and so nice. The food is made to order and fresh ingredients Chiliean food and a mix of Cuban etc. Nothing can explain this original food just plain good and healthy. They serve wine and beer only no cocktails .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wonderful food, really fun environment, super friendly staff. The food is consistently great, I have never been dissapointed and visit here often. Be prepared to spend the evening, the service does take a long time (or do takeout! But you'll miss part of the experience)

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Diego's serves an interesting variety of vegetable, meet, and fish entrees, which are Chilean inspired. We tend to order the Tipapia dishes most often, especially the Pescado La Plancha. The portions are generous, making this a great dish to split for an extra couple of dollars. The tilapia is grilled perfectly and topped with guacamole and fresh salsa with a... More 

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Northern California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Love this restaurant - good food, very comfortable. But the website link is wrong. Should be www.diegosrestaurant.com

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We were passing through the adorable town of Grass Valley when hunger struck. . . mildly panicking we picked the first place with a decent rating on . . . a competitor website that rhymes with "Belp!". Being long-time SF/Bay area residents we're pretty picky when it comes to dining out - we've been spoiled. This place is awesome! Great... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Wow, try the special, a Crepe wrapping chorizo, veggies, potatoes and the surprise, pineapple, it is wonderfully spicy and absolute delicious, ask for Diane the owner, she's a champ dedicated her life to locating and preparing exotic dishes.....

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 217 Colfax Ave, Grass Valley, CA 95945-6810
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Grass Valley
  • Phone Number: 530-477-1460

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Latin, Vegetarian, Chilean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating

Description

Our vision is to provide a comfortable, friendly, neighborhood cafe where our guests enjoy Latin flavors of the lower Americas in their traditional style. Diego's recipes are freshly made; from the warm homemade bread that starts your experience, to the guacamole, salsas and sauces that accompany your meal. We consciously source quality local products that are friendly to our environment. This includes free range, naturally-raised meat without antibiotics or hormones, as well as sustainably raised fish. We also purchase organic produce whenever possible. We do not cut corners here at Diegos, and our guests see the value in our quality.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?