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Review of Cafe Diablo

Cafe Diablo
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Ranked #3 of 22 Restaurants in Torrey
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Southwestern, Fusion
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

My parents use to rave about Cafe Diablo the first decade it was open. I have tried it twice in the last couple years and both time were disappointing. Food quality must have gone down in recent years. They do have Margaritas and other cocktails. The ambience is nice so hopefully they can work on their recipes and food quality.

Thank Elli P
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

What a delightful find in such a small town, Torrey. The menu was extensive and the food delicious. The service was friendly and it was nice surprise to find that they were able to open the bottle of wine we brought with us. Note that this place is usually packed - make reservations! It was so good that we made dinner reservations for the following night after the first night we eat there. My only regret - we went back for lunch on our last day to try the Cuban Sandwich only to find out that they were out of that item. Darn!

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2  Thank sstern6
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Booked well in advance as a very popular restuarant albeit in the middle of no-where!
Made very welcome on arrival with complimentary nibbles whilst checking out the varied menu which was very unusual and tempted us into having appertizers! One diner had Rattlesnake Cakes - a take on the tasty crab cake that we all love and enjoy and by all counts extremely delicious and moreish! The food was presented in a modern style and some dishes were quite vibrant in colour and taste. Highly recommended for an unusual menu and good service.

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2  Thank TheHappyHikers
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

The food is very different. It must serve a specialized customer. If you arrive with out a reservation they appear to be unhappy even though they were not busy. The cost of the food is very expensive.

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Thank x5o5
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We dined here several years ago and it was excellent. However just recently we were in Torrey again and were looking forward to another good experience. The place has lost the magic (and the fabulous coyote paintings) that it had before. Our meal was mediocre at best. My husbands ribs were mushy and not very flavorful and my trout came with two hard-as-rock pieces of waffle - weird.

Thank Muffy and David V
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