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Diego's Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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STARTERS
$3.75
Cup Of Soup
house-made daily.
$5.25
Bowl Of Soup
$9.95
Empanadita
two fried empanadas filled with mozzarella and feta. served with fresh guacamole and house-made pico de gallo.
$8.95
Pupusas (poo-poo-sa)
corn masa cake made with shallots and garlic. deep fried and served with diegos' slaw, tomatillo salsa, cheese and guacamole.
$10.95
Fried Calamari
rings and tentacles breaded to order and deep fried. served with a sweet red pepper sauce, house-made tartar sauce, and lemon wedges. ask for our habanero sauce.
$10.95
Empanada
traditional latin american pastry filled and baked with savory goodies. the name comes from the spanish verb empanar, meaning to wrap or coat in bread. served with seasoned grilled veggies. great as an entree as well. ask for the daily recipe.
One $3.75
Two $7.0
Three $9.75
Four $12.0
Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers
fresh, fire-roasted jalapeno peppers, stuffed with diegos' cheese blend, coated with our special breading. deep fried and served with our house-made guacamole and pico de gallo.
$8.5
Red Polenta
red bell peppers, basil, cilantro, and chive polenta served with roasted red sauce and cheese. add an anticucho and make it a meal.
$11.95
Honey Sriracha Shrimp
six shrimp sauteed with jalapenos, bacon, and pineapple. served atop diegos' slaw. a house favorite.
ENSALADAS
dressings: ranch, bleu cheese, cilantro-lime vinaigrette or try the imported chilean olive oil and aged balsamic from olive vitality. we offer complimentary house-made chilean bread rolls, baked fresh daily. + parsley garlic butter and fresh salsa verde.
$10.95
1/2 Salad + Cup Of Soup
caesar or ensalada diego.
$14.95
Ensalada Diego
fresh organic spring mix with seasoned grilled veggies, marinated red onions, fresh green beans, green olives, tomato, guacamole and hard-boiled egg. served with your choice of grilled chicken, steak, pork, tofu, portobello or barbequed veggies. a local favorite.
$14.95
With Fried Calamari, Breaded to Order $15.95
Ensalada De Pescado
grilled tilapia filet or breaded and deep fried calamari filet served on our fresh organic spring mix. green beans, diegos' rice, sliced tomato, seasoned veggies, garnished with guacamole, pico and house-made tartar sauce.
$9.95
Caesar
crisp organic romaine hearts tossed with our house-made caesar dressing, croutons, and aged parmesan.
$3.25
Side Dinner Salad
organic greens with fresh-cut apples, carrots, and celery.
$3.25
Cabbage Slaw
mayo-free.
SANDWICHES
served with your choice of fries or barbequed veggies. sweet potato or garlic fries add $1.50. sandwiches served on fresh baked pan amasado bread. gluten-free bread option $1.
$9.25
Barros Luco
grilled steak and double mozzarella.
$10.25
Portobello
grilled portobello in seasonal balsamic topped with guacamole, tomato, green beans and garlic mayo.
$10.95
Chacarero
grilled steak, guacamole, tomato, green beans, & chiles.
$10.95
Lomito
roasted, shredded pork topped with guacamole, tomato and sauerkraut.
$10.95
Favorito
choice of shredded pork or steak, grilled red onions, jalapenos, mozzarella cheese, and guacamole.
$10.25
Veggie
seasoned and grilled veggies topped with guacamole, tomatoes, green beans, melted mozzarella, and garlic mayo.
$10.95
Churrasco
grilled steak, guacamole, tomato, and mozzarella.
$10.95
Completo
grilled bratwurst, guacamole, tomato, onion, mayo, and sauerkraut.
$10.95
Pollo
choice of regular or achiote grilled chicken breast, guacamole, tomato, and mozzarella. achiote is a south american seed used as a marinade. add $1.
$11.95
Peach Chipotle Bbq
choice of pulled pork or steak with a delicious house-made bbq sauce and grilled red onions.
LUNCH ENTREES
share the love.
$13.95
Pescado La Plancha
filet of tilapia seasoned and grilled. topped with fresh guacamole, pico and tartar sauce. served with rice, black beans, and seasoned grilled veggies. high in protein.
$13.95
Pescado Frito
filet of tilapia in our seasoned crust, deep fried to a golden brown, topped with fresh guacamole, pico and tartar sauce. served with rice, black beans, seasoned grilled veggies.
$14.95
Achiote De Pollo
two 6oz. chciken breasts marinated in our achiote sauce, barbequed and served with garlic mashed potatoes and seasoned grilled veggies. a tasty latin american recipe. (achiote is a south american seed used as a marinade.)
$13.95
With Free Range Seasoned Lamb Or Marinated Shrimp $15.95
Anticucho
the argentinean chimichurri sauce compliments skewered savory meats grilled to order. choice of steak, chicken or citrus-marinated tofu. with rice, black beans and seasoned grilled veggies.
$17.95
Grilled Pork Loin
a hand-cut, boneless loin chop, sweet--brined and grilled. served with mashed sweet potatoes, black beans, seasoned grilled veggies, and diegos' mango/tequila bbq sauce.
$18.95
Flat Iron Steak
8oz. portion grilled to order. topped with peach chipotle bbq sauce. served with garlic mashed potatoes and seasoned grilled veggies. yummy!
$16.95
Panqueque
choice of pulled pork, chicken, steak, portobello or tofu. wrapped in a savory crepe with diegos' cheese sauce and seasoned grilled veggies. baked with sweet red pepper sauce, feta and mozzarella cheeses, topped with fresh guacamole. our bestseller!
$17.95
Panqueque Especial
so popular we had to put it on the menu. we prepare a mildly spicy house-made, ground chorizo pork with grilled pineapple, diegos' cheese sauce and rice. wrapped in a savory crepe and baked with a green tomatillo sauce, a melted blend of feta and mozzarella cheeses, a side of seasoned grilled veggies, topped with fresh guacamole.
$14.95
Stuffed Portobello
sauteed tofu, spinach, red bell peppers, quinoa, sweet onions, and garlic. baked with feta and mozzarella and our sweet red pepper sauce. served with diegos' rice, and seasoned grilled veggies.
$17.95
Crab Relleno
fire-roasted pasilla chili stuffed with atlantic blue crab, lemon, and diegos' cheese blend over sweet red pepper and tomatillo sauces. served with our rice, black beans and seasoned grilled veggies.
SIDES
ea.0.25
Our Delicious Bread Rolls To Go
add salsa verde and cilantro garlic butter $1/every 8 rolls.
$4.25
Papas Fritas
fresh cut french fries.
$5.95
Papas Dulces
sweet potato fries.
$4.75
Papas Fritas Con Ajo
with garlic.
$4.25
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
$4.5
Sweet Mashed Potatoes
Steak $5.95
Chicken $5.95
Shrimp $6.95
Lamb $6.95
Tofu $4.95
Anticuchos
$3.25
Side Salad
organic greens w/fresh cu t apples, carrots, celery.
$3.0
Grilled Veggies
local and organic (seasonal).
$3.25
Beans Or Rice
never canned or frozen.
BEBIDAS
$2.95
Sodas
coke, diet coke, sprite, fanta orange, rootbeer, lemonade, iced tea.
$3.75
Pellegrino
$3.0
With Manjar (chilean Caramel) $3.75
Coffee
organic sierra mtn coffee roasters.
$3.75
Organic Tea
a variety from lindsey's organic.
$4.25
Fresh Blended Lemonade
made w/real lemon & lime juice.
CERVEZA Y MAS
add fresh pureed fruit $1.
$4.95
Drafts And Bottles
a fine selection ... please inquire with your server.
$3.75
Bottles
budweiser, corona, corona light, st. pauli girl (non-alcoholic).
$6.75
Sangria
large goblet with plenty of fruit.
$19.75
Sangria Pitcher
serves 4 - 5.
$7.25
Electric Lemonade Or Margarita
a generous pour of rice-distilled vodka or agave wine our lemon/lime juice mixture.
POSTRES
$8.75
Celestino
our signature dessert, we fill a sweet crepe with our house-made caramel ("manjar"), and sliced bananas. it's baked and served with vanilla ice cream, cinnamon, and powdered sugar. muy delicioso.
$5.75
Key Lime Pie
made with graham cracker/gingersnap crust and topped with fresh whipped cream. one of the best you'll ever have.
$5.75
Chocolate Fix
a cup of rich creamy chocolate, like eating the inside of a truffle! topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce.
$5.75
Coconut-vanilla Flan
it's as good as it sounds.
$8.75
Chocolate Bread Pudding
a decadent version of a classic, soaked in chocolate sauce with chocolate bits mixed in. served warm with vanilla ice cream, creme anglais, and chocolate syrup.
$6.75
Tres Leches Cake
a favorite latin dessert, it means "3 milks". a white cake soaked in three different milks with a hint of vanilla. wow!
$6.75
Bbq Banana
simple yet delicious, we barbeque a whole banana in its skin, split open and served with vanilla ice cream, manjar, cinnamon and powdered sugar.
About
Since 2002, Diegos has connected cultures and community through an escape into the Latin flavors of the Lower Americas, where our recipes are prepared daily in their traditional style. From the warm, house-made bread rolls and fresh crepes to our decadent desserts and fantastico weekend specials, we consciously source natural ingredients that are friendly to the environment. This includes free-range, grass fed, sustainably raised proteins and local organic produce. By operating with love, gratitude and a professional personal touch, we enjoy providing a colorful, comfortable setting where our guests are able to create and share memorable experiences together.
PRICE RANGE
US$12 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
CUISINES
Chilean, Central American, Latin, South American
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews homemade rolls empanadas stuffed portobello guacamole chicken roasted veggies pulled pork steak sandwich chilean food south american food funky decor fresh lemonade an enjoyable dining experience interesting menu outdoor seating great local spot
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food!! The food & atmosphere is fantastic. The only thing I would change is the dust. I feel like the restaurant needs a good dusting. They have a lot of stuff on the walls & ceiling & it is covered w/dust which is kinda...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Snlwessinger
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Diego's will surprise you. It is quite upscale and has a convenient location and parking. The menu is very unique and is definitely multi-cultural.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jim A
June H, Owner at Diego's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2019

Thank you for taking your time to eat with us and give us some LOVE! It is so important to us that we put our effort on human kindness and great food. Hope to see you soon

Reviewed 16 January 2019

I love Diego’s! The food had excellent flavors, but is not overly spicy. They give you a ton of it. The restaurant is eclectic with beautiful murals in tile and vintage things all around you. In the summer, the front area is wonderful to sit...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ckinne11
June H, Owner at Diego's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

Thank you for your lovely review. I am sorry about the heat we put in a new heater a few years ago. Our building is very old and its cement block with high ceilings with a cement slab so our air our heat comes from...More

Reviewed 16 January 2019

Chilean food done right. Fresh wonderful preparations, great flavors, the fish is always fresh and wonderful. The salads are garden fresh and tasty. The homemade rolls are "pillows of heaven."

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Eve F
June H, Owner at Diego's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

Thank you for your review its awesome!! we hope to see you soon and feed you some Love.

Reviewed 7 January 2019

The menu was sort-of Mexican but had various other influences. Our server, Joe K, was very helpful with our questions and recommendations.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jim G
Reviewed 21 November 2018

Diego's in an off the beaten track gem. Family owned the food is unique and flavorful and the service is cheerful and focused. I have tried more new dishes here then any other restaurant, because I've never been disappointed and the food is always delicious....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Angela A
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We love this unique, casual restaurant. Food is a California take on South American cuisine. It's all great & the place has a relaxed, Bohemian atmosphere.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MaryAnn0702
June H, Owner at Diego's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thank you MaryAnn we really appreciate your love!! You hit it on the head with "food is a California take on South american cuisine" That is exactly what it is, i'm a northern California girl who married a Chilean and we had our son Diego....More

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Good food, great service, conveniently located in downtown Grass Valley. This is a great local spot.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank mes227
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food! Reasonable prices. I had a salad with chicken and veggies and mashed sweet potatoes. Soooo good!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Janet R
June H, Owner at Diego's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you for taking your time to write a great review. We appreciate you and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Diego's is special.... the menu is diverse and the food is good. The service is excellent and so friendly and fun, small intimate. .

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank sashalomi
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