Diego's Cantina

4.7
74 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Elevated Mexican street food served in a beautiful, casual, yet sophisticated setting. Located in a quaint residential area in University City, just steps from Clayton, our oasis awaits you. Our menu is comprised of mostly small plates so you can experience multiple things to satisfy your palate. Our margaritas and cocktails are made with fresh juice, squeezed in house and only the best ingredients. Relax on our patio, open air or garden dining rooms.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 74 people are saying
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AllieF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun vibe, good food, fast service. Love that it is a good place we don't have to go all the way downtown for.

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MissesMolly
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had dinner reservations at Diego’s for Cinco and it was scrumptious. We highly recommend the grilled fish tacos (the crema is delicious!), Diego’s carnitas tacos, queso blanco, and the pineapple jalapeño margarita. In the past we have also ordered the queso flameado and the shrimp skewer which we enjoyed. Previous reviews dragged their salsa but I love it. It’s not your authentic Mexican salsa. There’s a slight sweetness to it which I really enjoy. I couldn’t place one ingredient and my husband guessed beet? Regardless of the “secret” ingredient, it’s the perfect amount. Both times we dined here our servers were friendly and knowledgeable regarding food and drinks, (despite being slammed on Cinco). Lastly, the interior designer killed it. The restaurant decor is amazing. We will return for patio drinks in the summer and beyond.

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JulieS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The food was fine but for the cost I would have expected better quality and a bigger portion. I don't think charging for chips and salsa at Mexican restaurant is necessary.

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RomneyE
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We visited for the first time on cinco de Mayo and it was packed to the gills. Even with the extra crowd the service was stellar. The drinks were fabulous! The food was good too. The decor and ambiance were on point. I can’t wait to come back to visit.

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SaraB
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best place to spend May 5th! Food and drinks were great and we will return.

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prabhap
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the decor, the food was good and the staff was super friendly!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diego’s is my new favorite Mexican restaurant in STL. Such a beautiful restaurant and patio! We had a wonderful time and our waiter, Juan, brought all the energy. We loved the fish tacos and shrimp burrito. Highly recommend Diego’s for fresh Mexican

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BrieI
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Great atmosphere. The food was average. The service was nonexistent. I would go back for happy hour in the future.

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vipDukeC
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Margaritas were not great. The restaurant does not provide sugar (odd). Price was high for the portion and quality of the food. Service was iffy. Space is beautiful.

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Misty
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fresh Mexican food. Server was professional. Enjoyable meal but a kettle pricey.

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vipTomU
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our new favorite neighborhood restaurant.

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EmilyQ
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation was ready on time. The food was dangerously good, we liked the queso flameado and shrimp taco probably the most. Mixed drinks were good.

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vipALove4OpenTable
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Decent New Mexican place in perfect location , A great change , would be a perfect place by adding couple more special dinner choices.

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BrianP
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great night out! Service and food exceeded expectations.

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MarisaB
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, space was clean and safe. Will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The food was subpar. I picked this place because they had vegan options. The two vegan menu items I tried were overpriced and not at all appetizing. The salad was extremely plain/bland. The bean dip had more raw onion than I’d ever be able to eat. My date ordered shrimp tacos which were also FULL of onion more than anything. The queso dip was decent. The chips and salsa were okay. I liked the patio seating, it was nice and quiet and cozy on a chilly Friday night. The service was not great but not terrible. We waiting far too long before being checked on most times. Overall, it was not a good experience. I can’t see myself going back. The food just wasn’t good.

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LaurieK
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience from the time we called to make the reservation to the service throughout the evening. The food was delicious and we can't wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I went there on a Friday evening. We had a reservation to sit in their patio. They had happy hour and live music when we arrived. Their chips, queso, salsa and marga were awesome! The tacos were average but the ambiance was on point! I would definitely recommend it :)

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CharlesM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to Diego’s was excellent. We were able to get reservations outside for just the time we wanted. The service was attentive and there no delay in the arrival of our meal. The prices were reasonable and the food was delicious. We will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Wish I could say I loved it. Location great!
Margaritas good. Tacos good.
The chips ok but salsa wasn’t good, very bland and that’s what gets us back to a Mexican restaurant -the chips and salsa.
We can walk there, so really wish they would upgrade their chips and salsa.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a longtime to stay at home by COVID-19. We were really happy and we enjoyed everything. Diego’s take all recommendations for to prevent issues by the virus. The social distance, open windows, mask, and more. Excellent food, service, and personal.

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SarahW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the patio and decor. Food was delicious and service was great. Best margaritas!!

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vipTeresa
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was a fun place. The atmosphere is lively. The service could have been just a little faster.

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KipS
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Way too loud and the food was ordinary. Wine pours were too small. Will not come back.

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DSmith
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food had little taste. The waiter brought the wrong drinks twice. Worst margaritas we ever had.

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MarilynF
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delightful lunch on the patio at Diego's Cantina. The tacos are delicious and server was very charming. Great experience!

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CharlieK
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, as well as service. Like the environment.

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Nope
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Waited 5 mins and no one came to the table. Looked like it was $6 for a taco so we left.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was slow and she got the bills mixed up (charged the wrong amount based on the ticket). The food was good, but a little on the expensive side for a small plate.

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GailD
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Space heaters were adequate for this blustery lunch. Food great, as always.

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CHRIS
St. Louis
48 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was my 3rd time at Diegos and again it was great . I have had the CHIPS & SALSA, guacamole, QUESO FLAMEADO , DIEGO'S CARNITAS, EL DIABLO (seriously HOT), and Quesadilla. All are very good and the mixed drinks and Sangria are great. When first saw the menu, I thought, oh it's just regular mexican but Diego's is elevated. We will definitely be back. Also, they handle the spatial separation well And the restrooms are very clean.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little patio. We were sat between a fire pit and a propane heater so temp was excellent for a night that was in the mid forties.

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Juliette
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to cheer up yourself and have a good time while eating, this is the place! Delicious food and ambience

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KevinA
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique and attractive vibe. Great food. Fantastic margaritas.

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janek
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael is always a great host and server. Food just superb. Good quality and tasty. Always a pleasant experience to dine at Diego’s. And... Margaritas were fantastic

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vipshaunH
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening

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KatieK
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a fun spot, they use fresh juice in their margaritas (apparently go through 100 lbs of juice a week) and the menu is delish. They have really tasty specialty tacos and entrees. Great decor with hanging baskets chandeliers and a botanical vacation vibe.

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vipMichaelW
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is so fresh! They do not offer pork or beef products, but do have seafood and chicken. You won't miss the pork or beef!

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vipDavidS
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Following all Covid protocol. Service was prompt and waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu and made excellent suggestions which we took. They have some unique items like their tacos with grilled cheese and their grilled banana desert. Both were delicious. House margarita was very good not overly sweet like other chain restaurants. Would like them to add tamales to their menu since I am sure they would be awesome.

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KathrynK
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

While the staff was friendly, the food was a disaster. Nachos with perhaps $3 of ingredients charged $15. We will never go back.

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You can order delivery directly from Diego's Cantina using the Order Online button. Diego's Cantina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 553-9906.

Diego's Cantina is rated 4.7 stars by 74 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.