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Don Diego's Restaurant

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801 W HIghway 66, Gallup, NM
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 19
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Food and Hand Crafted Jewelry as a bonus

We were driving through Gallop after a trip to the Grand Canyon and decided to stop for a late lunch. The restaurant is right on Historic Route 66 and since we were trying to experience the Mother Road on our vacation it seemed fitting. We were warmly greeted and seated quickly. We both ordered the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
maldenmusic
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Malden, Missouri
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The margaritas were a mix and not good and the good part was the waitress took it off the bill. The food was not good. Would not go back here even though it seems like an old resturant

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Malden, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We were driving through Gallop after a trip to the Grand Canyon and decided to stop for a late lunch. The restaurant is right on Historic Route 66 and since we were trying to experience the Mother Road on our vacation it seemed fitting. We were warmly greeted and seated quickly. We both ordered the chile rellenos and were not... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I have gone to this fine restaurant for years, I have to say Archie and his wonderful family have done a great justice for Gallup for putting out some great food over the years. I don't live in Gallup any more but every time I'm there I enjoy one of the things I love of my roots. Thank you,

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Went with the recommendations from Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed! Chips and salsa were good. Staff very friendly. I had the best chicken burrito ever, and it was almost as big as my head. Husband had shredded beef tacos. Said they were delicious. He thought the beans and rice weren't that good though. People did stop by to sell... More 

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Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Nice to get Mexican food like our Mother made. Chili is genuine New Mexico chili. The bischochitos are wonderful also when they are available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Again checking my TRIP ADVISOR I found Don Diego's with favorable reviews so headed there for tonight's dinner. We were pleasantly surprised to find this Bano family run restaurant to be so busy..After enjoying our meal we understood why. The portions were delicious and generous, the salsa and chips very flavorable, the pitcher of ice water on the table readily... More 

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Feels like this was a very important restaurant at some time in the past. Service good. Food decent New Mexico style Mexican. I was excited to see fish tacos on the menu. Then I asked what kind of fish... Catfish? Yuck. Had to pass. Chili Relleno was decent.

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new mexico
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

The Sheepherder is good, marinated beef with onions & smothered in chili. & cheese. Crispy tacos are excellent! No refried beans here, whole pinto beans. Red & green chili are good & full of flavor. Carne is good. You always have a pitcher of ice tea at your table. Complimentary chips & salsa, which is good. The salsa is totally... More 

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Gallup, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have lived in Gallup most of my life and going to Don Diegos since they opened. The food is always delicious and the service is awesome. The owners are wonderful people. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Looking forward to pork carnitas but boy were we disappointed. Fatty fried pork mixed with undercooked vegetables. Something you might expect at a cheap buffet not " the best Mexican restaurant in town". Never again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 801 W HIghway 66, Gallup, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
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 - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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