Diegos Newport

4.3
94 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Mexican
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Fun
Diego’s on Newport’s waterfront specializes in Mexican style dishes with a modern twist. Our focus id fresh ingredients, homemade sauces and bold flavors. Our bar offers Newport’s widest variety of both Mexican inspired and prohibition age cocktails. Our goal in to offer affordably priced gourmet food ad drinks in a casual environment year round.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Mexican, Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of Operation
Daily: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am -9:30pm
Daily: Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday : 9:00am - 1:00pm

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Phone number
(401) 619-2640
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 94 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.1
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
Value
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Fun, energetic atmosphere. Very much a pet friendly place with the outdoor seating. At first, we weren't exactly sure who was our server since a few different people waited on us. Great guoc, fish tacos and mushroom quesadillas. The upgrade Margarita was ok, not sure if it was truly all fresh lime since a little on the sweet side. Overall, excellent, friendly service and loved the food.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Delicious Mexican food with a twist. Had the chicken tings chilaquiles and they were out of this world. A great selection of interesting cocktails. Also checkout out the breakfast and drink deal!

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5.0Dined on 11 July 2018

Had some friends visiting and walked down to the wharf for a late lunch. I wanted them to experience a great lunch in the center of Newport’s waterfront. As usual, Diego’s came through!

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1.0Dined on 5 July 2018

We specifically chose Diego’s because they had a gluten free menu, which had gotten good reviews. The food was horrible and the service was not great either. I had to wait over 20 minutes for my drink, which turned out to be the one thing that tasted good. Something was added to the guacamole to thin it out, it had a weird consistency and was pretty flavorless. I got the chicken enchiladas for dinner. Once again, incredibly flavorless and the refried beans were watery. To top it off, I ended up getting very sick that night and the whole next day. I think it is a fine place to go for drinks, but I would not recommend eating there.

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3.0Dined on 21 June 2018

The location is great and the ambiance is good but the food was awful. I got the steak frites and there was nothing enjoyable about this meal. Steak was dry and tasteless and surprisingly they did not have any sauces to spice it up. They did credit the steak and the pitchers of drinks were good so it was a silver lining on this experience. Do not think I would be going back anytime soon! Overrated for what it is

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2.0Dined on 17 June 2018

Service terrible, slow

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4.0Dined on 10 June 2018

We loved Diegos because they were super dog friendly. We had our two dogs with us and the waitstaff went out of their way to make them feel welcomed and comfortable. The food was ok. It could use a little more spice. But we will definitely come back to this place next time we’re in Newport because of how dog friendly they are.

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5.0Dined on 3 June 2018

Always great food and amazing ambiance. Service is always top notch too!

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5.0Dined on 29 May 2018

Simply excellent! The food was delicious, terrific cocktails and great location! The menu is varied and you will certainly find something special to eat. Highly recommended!

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4.0Dined on 20 May 2018

Food is great. Drinks too. Can’t stand you be nickeled and dimed to death. The nachos basically come “dry”. Paid extra for a 2oz portion of sour cream and 4 ox portion of salsa. $1 each. Come ON! For the food cost the dissatisfaction price is huge. I’m a local. Will unfortunately look elsewhere next time.

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5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

Had some amazing cocktails and delicious Mexican brunch! They have a $5 menu when you buy a drink, and they're all DELICIOUS. Try the eggs Benedict or the torta. So good.

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5.0Dined on 10 May 2018

Out 43rd anniversary...as usual it was fabulous food but excellent service from Zach

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4.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Great food and harbor view from the upstairs, but the music was very noisy.

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3.0Dined on 14 April 2018

The food was excellent. The service was subpar- our server wasn't friendly, seemed too busy to care. I left disappointed.

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4.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Margaritas were so good but the service was super slow. In all fairness, it was a Saturday night and it was busy. I would definitely go back again.

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3.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Great drinks and food. Except the nachos are terrible! Place is so loud and the service was horrible. We always love going there for drinks and thought we would try the food but never again. Go else where for dinner and go to Diego’s for drinks afterwards

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Great food, fantastic service, and outstanding food!

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5.0Dined on 2 April 2018

We had an absolutely delicious meal! We shared two apps (guacamole with seafood and sauteed calamari) and an entree (local catch tacos). Everything tasted great, really flavorful and fresh, and service was good. The decor was punk rock inspired Mexican and fun to look at! We wish this place was in our neighborhood. We’d go all the time!

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Really interesting menu. Great food & service!

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5.0Dined on 27 March 2018

Great mushroom tacos
Fun friendly service
Greeeeeaaaaat cocktails!

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3.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Got apps before our drinks. Took 20 min for a server, server was very apologetic though

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3.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Was just not intrigued by this so called "californian infused mexican food" It was OK. Also seemed as though tables ordering alcohol were attended to more

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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

We visited Diego's on a Sunday night during a recent weekend escape to Newport - what a treat this place is! I started with one of their signature cocktails - The Silver Fox - and YUMMMM!!! The Nachos are the best I've ever tried - we got the original nachos with grilled chicken and I could have happily eaten the entire plate as my main entree. For my main I ordered the quesadilla, and could only eat half...which was fine as the other half went home for the next night and was just as good then!

As a serious foodie, I would highly recommend you make Diego's part of your weekend experience....but make your reservations in advance because they are busy!

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1.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Our drinks sat on the bar ready for over 10 minutes. Nachos were cold and cheese was coagulated.

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5.0Dined on 25 February 2018

Food and drinks were amazing!! Can’t wait to go back!!

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4.0Dined on 15 February 2018

Diegos is a fun place to enjoy great drinks and food. We come to Newport once a year and always make Diego’s a tradition. Wonderful staff and great food! Can’t wait to come back next February to enjoy great Mexican food:)

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5.0Dined on 19 January 2018

Everything was great. The chicken nachos were awesome and our server couldn’t have been better.

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5.0Dined on 27 December 2017

Great gluten free menu! Staff very contentious of ingredients and options.

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1.0Dined on 26 December 2017

Restaurant was uncomfortably cold. Had to wear our coats while eating. Service was slow. Never got additional drinks we ordered before our meal was finished. Food was ok, not great. Would not go back.

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2.0Dined on 2 December 2017

I was very disappointed in my visit this past weekend to celebrate my daughter's birthday. The food was cold, the server dropped my daughter and her husband's meal on the stairs so they had to wait for another to be prepared and they didn't offer to comp anything with a party of 8! Very disappointed in the quality of the tacos as well. They were not at all as tasty as the food truck, although I was told they were the same, and they arrived cold. Most of the meals arrived cold.

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2.0Dined on 28 November 2017

Prefer Diegos in nice weather when we csn sit outside. We like the vibe when that area is open. We were seated upstairs in the end booth near the service station. At least 5 times during our meal one of the waitresses came to scrape leftover food into an open basket placed within 3-4 feet of where we were sitting-not an appealing setup for the diner stuck next to that arrangement.

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5.0Dined on 21 November 2017

A last minute decision turned into a great afternoon meal!!

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5.0Dined on 8 November 2017

Diego’s is a nice find for casual Mexican cuisine in Newport. Service is both helpful and friendly. Many interesting twists on the menu, so this far from your chain Tex-mex restaurant . Would recommend Diego’s if you are looking for a casual dining experience in The South coast.

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5.0Dined on 5 November 2017

Fresh food, innovative menu and terrific service from Emily C. Everything about our visit was perfect We had been here last May and had terrible service and bad food. We are so glad we gave it another chance and will be coming back soon.

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5.0Dined on 3 November 2017

Delicious as always!

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4.0Dined on 8 October 2017

Deeeece food. Cool atmosphere. Went there the day before my birthday (10/9 if you want to wish me a HBD).

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5.0Dined on 29 September 2017

What a great place to be !!! Great food and superior service!!! Getcha some !!!

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3.0Dined on 30 August 2017

5/10. Got the fish tacos and four diff salsas with guac. The salsas weren't great and guac was bland. Fish tacos had too much goin on and the flavors were all off. Only great thing about this place is their bride of carlos drink. Super spicy but damn good. Tried a few other drinks and left them on the table. The mooring is one the top food spots from our trip.

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3.0Dined on 22 August 2017

music much too loud.
couldn't even hear waitress explain specials!!
Certainly wasn't a place to have conversation.
Service very slow & it was early before crowd.

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4.0Dined on 20 August 2017

This was our sixth annual visit to Diego's, and this year things weren't quite up to expectations. Overall we weren't really dissatisfied, but I'd say we were a bit disappointed or let down. Our reservation was honored without a hitch and we had a great table. Our waitress was nice enough, but as humans sometimes do, she didn't get our order quite right. When the expeditor brought our meal we pointed out the error. He took it right back to the kitchen, and our waitress came immediately to the table to apologize and offer us a dessert (which we declined). That was handled well and a nice touch. The letdown came when our order wasn't completely right the second time. We accepted it as it was, and it was "good" but the food just didn't seem up to the standard we had become accustomed to at Diego's. We weren't going to let this ruin our first night in Newport this year though, so we made the best of it and enjoyed the ambiance and the "good" but not very good or great food. We'll likely give Diego's another chance next year. I really hope they get it right or they'll lose us as return customers.

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