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11 Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
401.619.2640
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Ranked #30 of 206 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: Diegos is a casual Mexican Restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. Open year round for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Family owned restaurant that sits on Bowens Wharf next to shopping and hotels. Reservations and walk ins always welcome!
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Orlando, FL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

My husband and I wanted something other than seafood when we visited Newport, RI. This restaurant hit the mark. Mexican food with a delightful modern twist. I ordered the chicken tacos and my husband had the burrito. We found both dishes to be tasty and liked the fact that they added pineapple to the toppings!

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Dallas, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Not what we were expecting - we misread/misinterpreted their posted menu! Our fault, not theirs. Their local spin on "Mexican" food wasn't as close to Tex-Mex as we'd have liked, but it was worth the stop. Chicken Quesadillas were good, and their chips and salsa were very good. OK, they were excellent. My chicken tacos were miles off from what... More

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Monroe, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

We were not looking for Mexican, but the guys at Mansion Rentals suggested Diego's and we gave it a shot. So glad they did! The nachos are amazing and the drink selection is unreal. Sitting at the bar and seeing the guys and girls make these creative drinks was so much fun. They seem to really enjoy their job. We... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Two nights in a row my family and I tried to go to Diego's and had bad experiences both times. As someone who calls Diego's her "all time favorite restaurant in Newport" I am extremely upset that I have to write a negative review. Night 1: Because it was a birthday and we had a party of about 8 people... More

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Hopkinton, MA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

The positive reviews for this place are a bit of a head scratcher. My wife and I came away from our meal disappointed. We rate restaurants on four factors: 1) food, 2) service; 3) atmosphere; and 4) reasonableness of price relative to food, service, and atmosphere. Food - the food was nothing special. It wasn't bad, but it was far... More

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Philadephia, PA - USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My husband, who is a proud "Mexican food snob" is in love with this place - which basically says it all. It's got a cool, laid back vibe inside and the servers were great. We stopped in twice while on vacation in Newport for a quick bite. Guac was incredibly fresh, as was the salsa. We also tried the pork... More

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Surprisingly, this ended up being the best meal we had during a four day stay in Newport. The food is fresh and well seasoned. We had the blood orange margaritas, the fresh guacamole and salas and the rangoons as an appetizer. I'm a vegetarian so I loved that I had the option of tofu in my quesadilla which was really... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

my husband and I recently went to Diego's in Newport Rhode Island, for our Mexican food fix. we had heard the food was great, and wanted to give it a try...The white peach sangria was delicious, but the restaurant was so dark, that we couldn't read the menu... we had to use my phone to she'd light on it. The... More

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Columbia, SC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We shared several small plates and loved every bite (duck empanadas, pork spring rolls, mushroom/goat cheese quesadilla, tuna tostada)! The guacamole was fantastic too! When planning our trip, I had no idea we would end up eating Mexican food in Newport, RI but we did on a friend's recommendation and I'm glad we didn't pass up this gem! Diego's has... More

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Ogden, Utah
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had just 30 minutes for lunch found this place in Newport when I told them we were in a hurry and ordered our food they were great to work with the food was good and the service was excellent the salsa is the best I would definitely go here again

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