We’ve enjoyed Don Diego’s in Indian Wells over the years. Realizing we hadn’t been there for over a year, we recently made the ten-minute journey from the heart of La Quinta to Indian Wells.

Don Diego’s has been serving Mexican food in the Coachella Valley since ’81. The restaurant offers a large patio out front and a bar area just above the dining room that’s perfect for people watching. You can’t go wrong with one of their margaritas, on the rocks or blended. (Beware that even a ‘medium’ margarita at Diego’s is quite large!)

My favorite dish is the naked Chile Relleno, while my husband Bill enjoys the Corn Tamales with chicken. Many diners seemed to be enjoying the sizzling fajitas as we saw and heard this dish served several times throughout the evening.

Don Diego’s salsa is made fresh daily. Once you start dipping, though, you’ll find it hard to stop! On our last two visits a wandering mariachi player strummed his guitar, strolling from table to table. Diego’s also hosts a nightly ‘Fiesta Hour’ from 3 – 6 pm featuring $1 burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and nachos, along with $3.95 house margaritas.    

Don Diego’s Mexican Restaurant is located at 74-969 Highway 111, Indian Wells, in the shopping center at the intersection of Cook Street. (760) 340-5588