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Diablo Royale - 53 Reviews - 189 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014, New York, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 620-0223

Diablo Royale

189 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014 (at Between 7th Avenue and Bleecker Street)
New York, NY 10014
(212) 620-0223
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Without doubt in my humble opinion this has to be the best Mexican restaurant in Manhattan. The enchiladas were amazing. Pros: fabulous tacos


I have lived in Southern Cali and Arizona long enough to know good Mexican food. This isn't it. And it is way over priced for below average food. Pros: Great Drinks Cons: ...

Best Mexican Restaurant in MAnhattan 10/23/2009

Without doubt in my humble opinion this has to be the best Mexican restaurant in Manhattan. The enchiladas were amazing. Pros: fabulous tacos more

Great Fun Bar!!!!!!! 7/11/2009

Went to Diablo last night with some of my girlfriends, a friend had told me about the place. Had so much fun, the Bartender suggested we get ricky's (beer and frozen margarita) so good, and after a couple was well buzzed!! the bartenders were really cool, is so nice to go to a place in Manhattan where they are actually friendly!! (cute english accents as well!!) had great night!!! will be back! Pros: Ricky'sss and bartenders!! more

Great for Starting a Nite or ending it.. 3/20/2009

Diablo Rickys are Lager beer with Margarita smoothie on the bottom. Pitchers of Margaritas are always good. Pros: Good Drinks Cons: Food isn't great more

Good ambiance 12/8/2008

Must say I was disappointed, heard about this place for the food so I expected quality or something that would make me say ""wow, this is SO good, you have to taste this!"" That didn't happen. more

Still the best mexican in the city and a great time 12/4/2008

i've been coming back to diablo regularly over the last couple of years and it always hits the spot for great mexican food and a good time. i've tried quite a bit of the menu and always been satisfied but I have to say, the tacos are where it's at, it's hard to order anything else. I love the el pastor taco, and the fried fish tacos. also it's very hard to resist the diablo ricky (part frozen margarita, part beer). Pros: diablo ricky, margaritas, tacos Cons: can be a bit crowded more

I loved it food was fantastic 11/17/2008

I threw one of my dearest friends her b day party here, she loves Mexican food. I had been here before and thought the food was phenomenal. it was a total of 5 of us and truth be told for some it may have been tight but for us it was great. Probably because of the excellent Margarita we were downing. more

for a good margarita and chips 8/23/2008

yes, it's true - diablo is a bit overpriced, but it's in the west village, what can you expect? i think the margaritas are fantastic as well as the salsa and guacamole. the salsa has just the right amount of cilantro and the guac the right amout of everything (including lime - it's an important ingredient). the food is mediocre. i go just for the margaritas and chips. yes, also overcrowded, but again, it's new york city folks, get used to it. more

LOVED Diablo! 8/4/2008

Diablo hits all the right notes: Very good food, very good drinks served by friendly people in a great spot in the West Village. Highly Recommended! Pros: Food, Margaritas, Service more

Frat-Boy Soutwestern Grub 7/15/2008

Chili's easily has better Southwestern fare. The corn was soggy like they boiled it first and then grilled it. The guacomole was extremely bland (asked for it spicy) and the tacos were decent. Service was suspect.....while the waiters were certainly friendly, there didn't appear to be any sense of urgency as we had to seek them out repeatedly. Decor was ""Times Square themey"". Place belongs in the burbs. Pros: Nice, but slow waiters Cons: Food more

really good food, questionable service 5/17/2008

This spot is an old reliable for my wife and I since we live a block away. It's always crowded here and service is average at best. The food however is very good and ambiance is nice. Definately worth trying. Pros: food and decor Cons: service more

Best nights out i've had. 3/26/2008

I came across this place back on 06 before Halloween, and its been part of my nights out ever since. Not that i go there every week, but when i do, i've had some of the best nights out ever. When i have friends over, we always head there and the best comparison is a bar like Cheers. You can sit at the bar and meet someone at random and by the time you leave, you've made a new friend. Pros: Good mix of people. Cons: Too busy sometimes, but that adds to the ambiance. more

Guaranteed great start to a night or end! 2/3/2008

This place has a great vibe-one of the best in New York! Food and service are absolutely wonderful. It is comfortable and easily makes for a unique and friendly ""hang-out"" spot. more

Where's the chef? 12/19/2007

When Diablo Royale first opened, there was this hot chef with crazy hair and sideburns that cranked out the best tacos and Mexican in NYC. Where did he go? I've been back numerous times for drinks and wound up eating and it's never been the same since. Where are you superchef and when can I have the oyster taco again? Nothing ever like it. Oh, the owner Jason is kinda cute also.... Pros: Drinks, food (still), great atmosphere, love jarret and jason Cons: Original chef not there he's a demi-god more

Great spot for groups!! 11/9/2007

We had a reservation for 8 people at 7pm last Thursday night. The table was ready when we arrived, they brought chips and really good salsa and took drinks orders while we were looking through the menu. I ordered the shrimp enchilada - highly recommended!! The fajitas and burritos looked great too. The drinks were really good, especially the blood-orange margarita. My only complaint (which is standard for NYC restaurants) is that once we finished eating we were asked to move to the (very packed) bar as they had another group waiting to sit. This is a great spot for groups - lively, good & quick service, reasonable prices and very good margaritas. Pros: Big tables for groups, good service, margaritas, yummy food Cons: ... more

Okay, it's Mexican food served in Greenwich... 10/29/2007

Okay, it's Mexican food served in Greenwich Village, right? Well, expect to pay about 3 times as much money... more

Okay, it's Mexican food served in Greenwich... 10/29/2007

ChristopherS Provided by Partner
Okay, it's Mexican food served in Greenwich Village, right? Well, expect to pay about 3 times as much money as you would from a hole-in-the-wall M... more

What happened??! 10/18/2007

I first discovered Diablo while strolling around that area with some friends about a month ago. We went in, the atmosphere is good and cute. We had so much fun. Food is great, especially the ribs and tacos. The al pastor and fish are to die for.'s a must have. Margaritas are delicious but a bit pricey. Nonetheless, I told myself I have to bring more friends here next time. more

West Village gem 7/31/2007

I love Diablo. Their tacos (I like shrimp or fish) are absolutely delicious, and reasonably prcied for how good they are. I recommend coming here for either dinner or drinks. The margaritas are stiff and delicious and the queso fundido with chorizo is a good choice if you're just stopping in for a snack. The bartenders are really friendly as well. Also, the location can't be beat. Pros: Tacos, queso fundido, drinks Cons: Expect to wait for a table more

Hip, upscale Mexican place 7/23/2007

I've been here several times now, and I enjoy it more each time I go. I highly recommend the fish tacos (grilled or fried are both pretty good - you can get a three taco sampler and try one of each). I also recommend drinking the ""Michelada"" - Negro Modelo beer poured into a salt-rimmed glass filled with lime juice, ice cubes and a couple dashes of hot sauce. It's oddly refreshing. The joint can get pretty crowded on weekends, and very noisy - but I've never had to wait that long for a table. Pros: delicious tacos; fun and funky Village setting Cons: pricier than your average Mexican place more

Diablo Royal Flush Down the Toilet! 7/18/2007

The only thing desirable about this place is it's location. Besides that, it's cramped, over priced and short on the booze list. If you plan to go there to simply drink don't bother...if you don't eat they don't want you. We got appetizers and planned to tie one on, but I guess this wasn't suitable for these guys. They took our menu away with a huff, took out appetizer plates before we were finished and we had to wait 15 minutes in between drinks. The waitress and host were also condescending. Asswipes that work at these places need to realize there are 1000's of restaurant/bars in NYC and when you treat people poorly we won't come back. Pros: Location Cons: Everything but the location more
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Mexican Taqueria and Saloon

Owner Message

  • For a sinfully delicious time head over to Diablo Royale, a Mexican style saloon where the decor is just as hot as the food. The menu even cautions guests to try the hot sauce at their own risk!

    Whether you go there for dinner or brunch, this Mexican restaurant offers hungry patrons a mouth-watering array of traditional style Mexican food like cheesy quesadilla with your choice of chicken, steak or shrimp, fajitas, guacamole, enchiladas and of course - Diablo tacos.

    Cool off your palette with a frozen Margarita, ice cold beer or crisp wine from Diablo Royale's drink menu. This West Village Mexican restaurant offers a relaxing, fun environment to kick back with friends or impress a hot date.

    Even the Devil himself couldn't resist the tasty treats and sultry atmosphere at Diablo Royale Mexican restaurant!


  • Red and black dominate the color palate of this taqueria, which evokes a devil's lair with dark design elements like deer antler light fixtures, heavy metal T-shirt clad waiters and a sign reading...

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Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 5pm-2am Sat 11am-4pm, 5pm-2am Sun 11am-4pm, 5pm-12am
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, West Village