Some Changes for Diego's good, some not
When Diego’s Mexican Restaurant moved from its previous location on NW 39th Expressway to 1501 nNW 23rd in the space previously occupied by Tom and Jerry’s and the ill-fated and ill-executed Mexicasa, I was thrilled for the area and for Diego’s.
I had been to Diego’s many times in Warr Acres, loved their menu, which fused the Tex-Mex we’re used to with a full-scale taqueria menu. But the place was a bit of a dump. Great Jetson’s-era architecture but still in need of a lot of work to overcome the overall feeling that the place needed to be razed or thoroughly remodeled.
And since that’s what Diego’s got when it moved I was ecstatic. But when I opened the menu at the new place, I was sad to find the taqueria section was gone. The revised menu does carry one entree that includes four street-style tacos, but now rather than costing a buck and a half, you pay upwards of 10 bucks for four tacos plus beans and rice.
On the other hand, Diego’s is a major upgrade over Mexicasa. The space, which began as a Captain D’s, was brilliantly remodeled for Tom and Jerry’s. So, of all the Mexican food purveyors from Aguascalientes, Diego’s has by far the the nicest space.
Greg got guiso, which typically is served with more gravy. However, I got a similar guiso at Abel’s, which made me wonder if that’s the
Unfortunately, when we arrived they didn’t have the aguas frescas ready yet. On a previous trip, I tried the pineapple version, and loved it.
While the opening is a boon for those who live in the Oklahoma City University area, it doesn’t bring enough to fill the void left by Las Palomas. If I lived closer, the salsa especial would certainly be enough to draw me in from time to time.
Be sure to check out Greg’s reviews from The Corner Booth, he has a review of Diego’s planned soon. Meanwhile if you’ve been to Diego’s, I’d like to hear what you thought.