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Don Diego's Restaurant

Mexican
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801 W HIghway 66, Gallup, NM
Today
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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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just like Mama made.

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Charlotte R
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Arizona
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Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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4 restaurant reviews
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
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The food taste like authentic Mexican food. Food was served very quick being there during lunch time. It is a little hot and spicy though which is good.

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Tuba City, Arizona
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37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I've been coming here since i was a toddler. When i think of a child hood member this place comes to mind. Same people been working there for over 20 years. what i love about this place is all the food is prepared quick and taste sooo good. Burgers and Beers is the way to go on a friday night... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is one of those restaurants that you want to give a good rating to but there's just enough things wrong that you can't. The food is good (not great) but at a nice price so it kind of evens out. The service is also average but the location is extremely convenient (right on the business route in town) so,... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food was very good. The only thing that bothered us was the interruption during our meal of the little Mexican children trying to sell us things. I don't think the restaurant should allow this when you're out for a nice meal and just want to have some alone time with your spouse.

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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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