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“Uneven quality with haphazard service”

Diego's Spirit Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 139 Restaurants in Redmond
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 29, 2012

We had been told that this is the best restaurant in Redmond, and we hope that that's not true.

We've tried it several times, and have occasionally had good food, but never have all members of our party had good food. The veggie burrito, the seviche, and the pork tacos are reliably good. The crab enchiladas are horrible--mushy throughout. The pork osso bucco has been excellent on one occasion, and jerky-like (dry and chewy) on another. The brisket has been tough and dry both times we ordered it, with a burned-tasting sauce--not even close to the tender, juicy, fall-apart dish we'd hoped for.

The busboys are attentive, but the wait staff is over-taxed, and it's hard to flag a server down.
But most unforgiveable in a Mexican restaurant, the margaritas are watery.

We'll probably be going back--our friends and neighbors like to support the local businesses--but Diego's sure wouldn't be our choice for a fine dining experience.

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Thank botanicalwoman1425
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

Let me first say that I really like the food at Diego's.It is a quality restaurant --and their service is very good---Summertime outside dining can get quite hot but after our winters who really cares.

On our last meal I ordered fajitas and after they arrived I requested additional sour cream. They brought a very small portion-2 or 3 spoonfuls and I was pleased....UNTIL I received the bill and found that they had charged $2.50 for the portion of sour cream....

I protested but they remained adamant about the charge even though you can buy a pint of premium sour cream for about the same price. as a result I have taken a sabbatical from Diegos..---Too many other choices in Central Oregon to be nickle- and -dimed.

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Reviewed May 11, 2012

Love Diego's! Excellent food. Mouth watering Osso Bucco!

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Thank Rob K
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

As relatively new residents to Redmond, Oregon we have fallen in love with Diego's. The atmosphere and quality / variety of food cannot be beat anywhere except perhaps in Portland 160 miles away. A variety of cuisines ( superior mexican, continental, American ) always offers something we enjoy. Particularly try the Chicken Mole...or the Pork Osso Bucco...or the BLT....or...or...or.... it is that kind of place. We love to sit at the well-stocked bar and eat and chat with the regulars and the great staff.

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Thank anne g
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

One of the best resturants in Central Oregon. Friendly and quality service, exceptional food.

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Thank denalimark
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