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Casa Don Diego Restaurant

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1199 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91911-3136
+1 619-426-6131
Today
08:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 08:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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San Diego, California
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573 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

The Casa Don Diego's was a favorite for us back in the early 1980'S! It has been awhile since i have eaten there, however, the last time was not a great experience. The food seemed a bit more bland and it was missing something?

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Thank Jiro_Kaneshiro
san diego
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

This place has been around for years. Its been a while since I've been here but I will not be going back. Went today with some friends and had breakfast did not like it at all. the rice had no flavor and it didn't look very appealing . I heard the food has gone down hill and it truly has... More 

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Columbus, North Carolina
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153 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

Food was fresh and excellent. The food quality hasn't changed in almost 40 years. This was our favorite Mexican restaurant when we were in high school and it still is.. The brunch looks yummy and very reasonable. I will try this when we are in town again. Staff were very nice and accommodating. I love the maragatitas and their beef... More 

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Thank Pat72012
Melbourne
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

A friend took me here when I visited from Australia. He had been coming here since he was a child and grew up in the area. I've not had much Mexican food and I tried the beef mole. I fear I will now spend forever trying to make a sauce as delicious as that was. Service was good, food was... More 

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Thank Gilbert P
Yuma, Arizona
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440 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

3/28/15 The wife and I came here for our son’s birthday. They had very good food and the service was average. I did not think the atmosphere was very good. Cap & Virginia

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Bonita, California
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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015 via mobile

This place has been inn CV for 45 yrs. It is a local favorite. Everything on the menu is authentic and very good. They have a full bar and the service is excellent. Prices are reasonable. Good menudo everyday.

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1 Thank yeguerrero
Paris
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

I had not visited this restaurant in 15 years, but thought I'd try it out for Sunday breakfast. Happy to report that the service was great and the food was still excellent. It's the kind of Mexican breakfast your grandmother would make. Tasty reliable comfort food. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. When we casually asked him about the coffee,... More 

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1 Thank citizenMcDermott
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

Been a Casa Dons customer for over 15 years and it used to be great. Ever since it has changed owners it has gone downhill fast. Twice we have been charged prices above what posted signage said and when questioned was told they just changed prices and forgot to change the drink menu prices. Service was ok but on the... More 

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Thank Ron B
Chula Vista, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

The place is too old and smells like that. The price for some breakfast is greater that eating a huge meal at olive garden or ihop. If you want that kind of Mexican food, honestly, just go to a taco shop. You will get the exact same food for half the price. I would not recommend the place at all.

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Thank GuillermoCalleros
San Diego, California
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149 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014

My husband grew up in Chula Vista, and told me how great the food was all those years growing up there. He was very happy to go here again and have the same great food and service! The fish burrito was delicious - one of the best I've had, and their rice and beans were also very flavorful. Our first... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1199 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91911-3136
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chula Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 619-426-6131

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