We were seated immediately, right in front of the window looking out onto to the street. This place was really loud, and it only got louder as the night went on. I ordered a Frozen Margarita, and our waiter brought out some homemade chips with some mild salsa. I decided on the Vegetable Fahitas for my meal. Also available on the menu were various taco and burrito choices: grilled vegetables, tilapia, shrimp or black beans. Tortillas were either Corn or Flour. Appetizer choices consisted of a bean soup, and a few green salads. My margarita was tasty to sip on, but it needed a little more lime, and a lot more kick to it. The frozen margarita comes from a machine. Maybe I should have tried it on the rocks instead, which is fresh squeezed. It's supposed to be more intense. The Vegetable Fahitas were served with a nice side of Black Beans and Brown Rice, three flour tortillas, some salsa, sour cream, and guacamole. They had a good flavor, but I ran out of tortillas long before I got halfway through my vegetables. The grilled peppers and onions were very spicy. I needed to ask for some water to put out the fire. Apparently, the chef uses a combination of cayenne pepper, black pepper and garlic to spice things up, and it certainly gets the job done. I have always heard that a great Mexican place must have great guacamole, and I must say --the guacamole and salsa were just average. I ordered a Sangria halfway through my meal hoping for a little more kick, but that drink also fell a little flat. I am not sure if I will be returning to Diego's. It's very loud, and the food is just average. The service was good, and things moved pretty seamless, considering they had only been open for business two weeks. Hopefully a little more time is all they need to work out the kinks.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Diego's Cantina & Tequila Bar in Media
Diego's opened in April on State Street in Media. It's so new, there is not even a sign over the door yet. After having two recommendations from friends to visit for Cinco de Mayo, I secured a reservation well in advance. Diegos is owned by the same presence behind La Belle Epoque Wine Bar in Media. As you walk inside, the first thing you notice is the visually impressive pressed tin ceiling. The bar is lined with wooden bar stools, and as you walk further into the restaurant, there are cozy green booths along the wall.