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Diegos Restaurant

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Latin, Spanish, 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: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful Experience

We had a great meal here after a day of hiking Mt. Shasta and then driving across California to Grass Valley. We were treated to great service, reasonable prices and a very pleasant experience. I had fresh lemonade (with crushed ice and a hint of lime) which was delicious and refreshing. We split a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Jana L
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Irvine, California
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  • Large groups
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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had a great meal here after a day of hiking Mt. Shasta and then driving across California to Grass Valley. We were treated to great service, reasonable prices and a very pleasant experience. I had fresh lemonade (with crushed ice and a hint of lime) which was delicious and refreshing. We split a plate of chicken, garlic mashed potatoes... More 

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Colfax, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Had dinner with a group of 16 on a Saturday night. We were placed in a separate room that comfortably accommodated all of us. According to my friends, mixed drinks and choice of beers was very good (I was a DD for the evening). The bread appetizer comes form of freshly baked 'balls' about 2-inches in diameter. The accompanying soft... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

In Grass Valley we are lucky to have many different types of restaurants, and Diego's South American food is a nice change. We have eaten here several times, and it never disappoints. A bonus with this restaurant is the covered outdoor patio, perfect for days and evenings when the weather is nice.

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Grass Valley, CA
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food is really good and the eclectic decor is peaceful and somehow very reassuring! The staff is exceptionally friendly, also, though, as many have said before, the service is slow. If you just realize that before you go it doesn't bother you as much. Our favorite menu item is any one of the panqueques.....South American food as the average... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I made it in for my second visit to Diego's with my family and was quite pleased with the flavor and quality of the food and desserts. All of the adults ate some variation of the taco special (fish, steak & chicken) all of which were flavorful, light and tasty. The kids had PB&J and chicken strips, which they enjoyed... More 

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Eureka, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to stop here on our 10th trip on hwy 20. It was our first time stopping in grass valley for lunch so we didn't know where to go. From here on out we will not stop anywhere else. All of the sauces were so full of flavor and the tiny bread balls where fantastic. We... More 

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El Dorado Hills, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We stopped here after reading reviews and looking for something different. Chilean food sounded pretty good so we stopped in at Diegos on a Thursday afternoon. It's a funky and eclectic mix of all sorts of stuff inside. Really kind of cool. Outdoor sitting in available and the smallish front dining room is separated from the rear dining room by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Great lunch, great food, great service, great time with friends, will definitely return. Empanaditas with guacamole and salsa with a side of cole slaw were very tasty, rellenos excellent, lamb skewers and grilled chicken very good, nice sides and salad.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Went to Diego's last night. It was recomended by a business associate. Very good and friendly service. The food is Chillien, unique but very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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 

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Additional Information about Diegos Restaurant

Address: 217 Colfax Ave, Grass Valley, CA 95945-6810
Phone Number: 530-477-1460
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Grass Valley
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian, Chilean, South American

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian, Chilean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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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