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“WOW this food was really good!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Diablo

Cafe Diablo
Ranked #1 of 19 Restaurants in Torrey
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Southwestern, American, International, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Walnut Creek, CA
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“WOW this food was really good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

Pretty creative cuisine for the middle of nowhere. Everything was prepared really well with interesting sauces and spices. Got to try the rattlesnake, and save room for dessert!

Oh, and the margaritas were really good too :-)

Visited October 2012
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Texas
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61 reviews
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“Way overrated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

Service was excellent. Food is elaborately presented, unfortunately the actual taste doesn't meet expectations. Way overpriced for what you get. Sorry all you guys who sing the praises of this place, I just don't get it.

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Bend, Oregon
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4 reviews
“A Huge Surprise in Torrey, Utah”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

When a store clerk gave us a few recommendations for restaurants, we tentatively ended up at Cafe Diablo for a "special experience" as she had stated it. It was, suprisingly, an amazingly special experience. From the exceptional appetizer plate through the main course (I had the veggie tamale which was incredibly delicious) to dessert, this is a class act in taste . . . all fresh food and seasonings and such impeccable flavor. I'd go back to Utah just to eat there again . . . and enjoy the hiking, again, at Capitol Reef so I could eat more,!

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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334 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
“too many ingredients thrown in together - and beware double service charge”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

we were very disappointed as we had been told that the food was great but i think the chef thinks that if he puts a million ingredients into every dish it makes it perfect. wrong! my son-in-law is a chef and he agreed. we thought that the differing ingredients ended up fighting each other and just tasting and looking like a mess. trying to hard - and maybe a bit too pretentious. we also thought the choice of mains was boring - but the appetisers were interesting. the service was good (my husband thought it over friendly though) BUT and its a big BUT - although there were only 4 of us they had already added the higher service charge to the bill when it came - a charge that according to the menu is usually only used for large groups !! and then they had the cheek to leave space for a tip on the credit card as well - hoping we would not notice the group service i guess. this happened to us more than once on our 3 week trip and we started to wonder whether the locals are sometimes trying to take advantage of overseas tourists who they think do not know the ropes - or will be too embarrassed to complain. so beware.

Visited September 2012
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Quintana Roo, Mexico
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“Outstanding for a tiny place like Torrey.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

Cafe Diablo not only surprises, it excels in a variety of menu choices. Pumpkin seed Trout was incredible. Citrus salad perfect. Enthusiastic service. Impressive desserts.

  • Visited October 2012
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