We always look for a local restaurant when we head through towns on our journies. Tried this place based on reviews and it didn't disappoint. We were concerned because they don't take reservations....but we got there at about 5 pm and had no problem getting a table. There was a constant stream of guests and only one large group had to wait about 5-10 minutes.
Service was friendly and attentive, but our server pretty much left us alone-he didn't ignore us though.
The menu is quite varied...it's a good idea to take a look online before you go so you don't need hours. It's got a little bit of everything from tex mex to italian and seafood to hearty meat dishes and a couple of vegetarian options
I had the Enchiladas del Mar. They were quite good. Unlike many seafood offerings in other establishments, you could tell what was what...nice chucks of shrimp, crab and lobster. Topped with a tomatillo sauce, they also had a citrisy note.
My husband had a carnitas chimi and chili relleno. He wasn't overly impressed with the carnitas and wished he'd order picadillo-his usual go-to. With the addition of the sauce and sour cream, he thought the flavor was improved. Chili Rellenos are one of his favorites and he rarely ranks them as over the top outstanding (we're usually in New Mexico or Colorado where the chilis are the best in the country. He really enjoyed this one.
The usual sides of rice and beans are served. Green Rice=not red-mellow flavor; black beans were really tasty (and I usually pass on the beans). The cole slaw on the side is amazing-cabbage, carrots, peppers in a nice dressing-not tart or overpowered with spice or heat.
From what I observed from locals-order the guacamole, but beware-it's a large plate which everyone seem to finish to the last drop. Popular items seem to be the osso buco and one of the many seafood offerings. Seems that they have really gotten the varied menu down.
On top of all that there are margaritas and inventive martinis.
But dessert-leave room for dessert and SHARE! We had the fried ice cream with strawberries, chocolate and cream. Like with some of the entrees, we saw some of the other desserts go by....they all looked amazing.
Diego's seems to be frequented by locals of all ages. While kids are welcome, I didn't see too many-3 or 4- it does have a more adult atmosphere.
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