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Don Diego's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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801 W Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-6827
08:00 - 21:00
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Willow Park, Texas
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A locals place, and the food was really good NM Mexican food. Combinations #2 and #3 are really good. Good margaritas! I would really recommend the green chili over the red chili. Pretty spicy, but good spicy.

Thank phillipfrazier
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10 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our dinner there was delicious. Great wait staff and wonderful food. The location is easily accessible and it's a local favorite

Thank Larada H
Gilbert, Arizona
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109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our way from Phoenix to Albuquerque, NM we were forced off Interstate 40 due to a shooting. We saw Don Diego's on Route 66 and decided to stop. I had a beef enchilada with green chili and my husband had a beef chimichunga with green chili. He said it was the best chili that he had in years. The... More 

Thank Gailybird
Gilbert, Arizona
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135 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised by the vendors selling trinkets at your table. Haven't seen that in the United States before. I was also surprised by the friendly service in that we were one of the few Anglo's in the place. The food was very good. I had a beef burrito covered in cheese and with Salsa Verde on the side. Maybe... More 

Thank Darius M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent genuine cuisine. Good sevice. Clean family atmosphere in restaurant. They do have a separate cocktail lounge.

Gallup, New Mexico
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Our group of four went to this restaurant on a Saturday night. We were promptly seated; our drink and food order was taken right away. The server checked on us periodically through the evening. Everyone enjoyed their food and the margs.

Thank LisaYE2017
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I like Don Diegos because its red chile is great. It doesn't matter what you have it on it is awesome. I particularly like their Carne Adovada Plate.....it is perfection and healing to the soul on a cold February day. I like tearing off a piece of flour tortilla and scooping some carne adovada chunks con frijol and devouring it... More 

Thank Rafael E
sedona arizona
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108 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

An ok place to stop and get a quick meal. Their red and green chili was good, but their food is pretty average. Service was ok. You can shop for jewelry while you eat as the native american folks come by with their wares. But they only let a few at a time so you are not overwhelmed, one of... More 

Thank losttango
1 review
Reviewed 27 November 2016

fast service. processed cheese on entree definitely gave it a thumbs down. basic cafe appearance. Jewlery hawkers may add to south of border feel.

Thank mytripWI
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Busy restaurant that was obviously a local favorite. Food was very good but non-locals beware - the mild red chili sauce almost had us crying. Suggest ordered the red or green sauce on the side unless you really like spicy food. Good margaritas that are reasonably priced.

Thank Kathleen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 W Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-6827
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup
  • Phone Number: 505-722-5517

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?