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Cantina Diablo's

Mexican Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Downtown Royal Oak, Royal Oak
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  • Andrea L.
    "Get the Street Tacos Dinner, its amazeballs!"(2 Tips)
    Erica M.
    "Start with a house margarita on the rocks with salt."(9 Tips)
    Lauren P.
    "The beef enchiladas with mole (mo-lay) sauce are the best!!"(3 Tips)
    Lisa
    "... you're trying for low cal or not. skip the others and go straight for..."(3 Tips)
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  • Kristen W.
    Kristen WolffJanuary 16, 2012
    I love this place! Service is slower depending on the night, but the food is ALWAYS good & fresh. & the drinks are super strong. Great to eat if you have time to chill. The 100 tvs are a bit much, tho
  • Erica M.
    Erica MossJune 23, 2011
    Start with a house margarita on the rocks with salt. Then enjoy free chips and salsa. Then eat the beef enchiladas. Then enjoy live music and a food coma.
  • Jai F.
    Jai FerrickDecember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This is one of my favourite hangouts! Great food, friendly staff, live entertainment every once in a while, and delicious drinks. I'll continue to frequent here as log as I live in Royal Oak!
  • Alejandro G.
    Alejandro GarciaAugust 17, 2014
    Great place to dance salsa on Saturdays, good beer, around $5 each
  • Sarah Z.
    Sarah ZagackiSeptember 22, 2011
    The poblano corn chowder is to die for. Also, mango margarita is real + delicious. The tip below me is obviously crazy.
  • Lisa
    LisaJanuary 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    the skinny margarita is delicious whether you're trying for low cal or not. skip the others and go straight for the skinny.
  • Anthony S.
    Anthony SoaveMarch 26, 2015
    The queso is not bad. Pork taco was very good. Smoked chicken taco was good too! Reasonably priced as well.
  • Young M.
    Young MikeJune 29, 2015
    First timer and I tired the BBQ Brisket enchiladas and they were really good
  • Jason
    JasonAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Tables are consistently dirty...crumbs from the tortilla chips are usually on the seats. The margaritas are pretty good. I agree with most of the posters that service is terrible. Food is hit or miss.
  • Julie W.
    Julie WesolowiczJanuary 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Service here is hit or miss (mostly miss), but they have some decent late-night happy hour specials and lovely salsa.
  • Samantha G.
    Samantha GobolyAugust 8, 2011
    Their margaritas are AMAZING!!!!!! the tequila isnt too strong but you definitely get a buzz
  • Frankenmuth Brewery
    Frankenmuth BrewerySeptember 30, 2011
    Was that salsa too spicy? Try an ice cold Oktoberfest from Frankenmuth Brewery and your tongue will thank you.
  • Sara A.
    Sara ArmstrongApril 27, 2014
    Food was good but nothing special. Drink was watered down and I'm almost wondering if it even had liquor in it. Our server was an AWFUL creep who sucked at his job but the food runner was very nice.
  • Drake S.
    Drake SmarchFebruary 6, 2013
    Great food. And awesome atmosphere. Definitely coming back for more
  • Kate K.
    Kate KatynskiSeptember 5, 2011
    Get the chicken puffy tacos.. Yum! I get them every time I come in.
  • Lauren P.
    Lauren PiippoMarch 19, 2012
    The beef enchiladas with mole (mo-lay) sauce are the best!!
  • matthew j.
    matthew jamesAugust 21, 2011
    Just ate there for the first time. Pretty good food. The manager stopped and talked to me for a few mins. Def gettin my business again.
  • Jimi R.
    Jimi RadcliffJuly 28, 2012
    They salt the rim of every glass. Even their beer glasses. Good God, what happened to Memphis Smoke?
  • KEISHA W.
    KEISHA WatkinsMay 20, 2015
    Shrimp tacos are amazing. The service is always A1.
  • T F.
    T FishJuly 27, 2016
    Vegetarian combination was delicious..... I loved it!
  • Erica C.
    Really liked the rooftop! Perfect for spring with the fire top tables!
  • Kathy F.
    Kathy ForcheDecember 29, 2013
    Told my friend i wanted a place to watch the last lions game, she wasn't kidding!! Gotta be 40 TVs in here :)
  • Lindsey N.
    Lindsey NajJune 4, 2011
    Crown and Ginger? I think not. Had an argument with the manager that it was. She even brought the bill by the table to point out that it was crown. Don't sit at a table if your here for drinks.
  • Jonny P.
    Jonny PMarch 17, 2014
    Was the old menu any better... This is noe the premier salsa/meringue spot in Detroit.
  • Bob W.
    Bob WaltenspielApril 21, 2013
    Amazed how you can have 48 items on the menu using 6 ingredients...
  • Chris W.
    Chris WojoNovember 15, 2013
    The food here never disappoints. Best guacamole ever! The service, however, is consistently poor.
  • Andrea L.
    Andrea LJanuary 9, 2014
    Get the Street Tacos Dinner, its amazeballs!
  • Courtney S.
    Courtney SmithJanuary 21, 2012
    Chips and salsa delish! Yummy margaritas too :-)
  • Dave P.
    Dave PhillipsApril 21, 2013
    It's basically an ESPN Sportszone bar in the Mexico pavilion at EPCOT Center.
  • Ian B.
    Ian BeatonSeptember 5, 2011
    Great atmosphere! Trevor is an awesome bartender!
  • Paul J.
    Paul JorgensenJune 18, 2014
    Avoid if you can. Overly salty, greasy, fatty faux Mexican fare. Used to be better but quality dropped. Maybe someday they'll fix the problems in the kitchen. Service is generally good.
  • Patricia C.
    Kenvin Downey one of owners a very cool ol friend
  • Jesse W.
    Jesse WilliamsSeptember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Michelena (or whatever it's called). Buy it! Drink it!
  • D T.
    D Town96September 22, 2012
    Margaritas are too sour IMO but Daddysgurl likes them.
  • Melanie M.
    Melanie MeretskyNovember 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    No more free chips... They are trying to copy Imperial (in Ferndale)... But without success. Changed menu... Not in good way. Also got rid of ground beef - kids hate it too. Bye bye Cantina!
  • Lindsay L.
    Lindsay LeaAugust 22, 2012
    HORRIBLE margaritas!!! Could only choke down about 5 sips!!! And the Street Taco dinner is the size of an appetizer at best. Salsa tastes like watered down ketchup. Such a waste of $$$
  • Steffi
    SteffiAugust 8, 2012
    I would go only for chips, salsa and guacamole. Nothing special about their food. Beef enchilada tasted like packaged taco meat.. Rice was dry. Definitely wont come back.
  • Christina S.
    Christina StrutzApril 2, 2012
    Loved the grilled veggies enchiladas.
  • Elizabeth G.
    Elizabeth GutiérrezJanuary 19, 2015
    Place to dance Salsa :).. Nice!
  • Jason
    JasonMay 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Prickly Pear Margarita on the rocks
  • Nicole L.
    Nicole LaRaeJuly 24, 2011
    Give the GM, Brooke a huge hug and a wet kiss. She is the sweetest!
  • Megan S.
    Megan SackettAugust 30, 2012
    All you can drink bloody marys shaterday & shundayyy ! Merp :)
  • Jamie U.
    Jamie UrrutiaJuly 8, 2011
    Tacos could have had more grease drained.. And by far the worst rice I have had.. No flavor.. Great chips and salsa :)
  • gladys💗
    gladys💗November 27, 2013
    white sangria is delish!
  • David B.
    David BenvenutoJuly 31, 2011
    So I'm typing this after I've only been here for 15 minutes. TERRIBLE service. Tons of employees walking around NOT helping my party. This place is already a joke. Won't be back. Service matters!
  • Lindsey N.
    Lindsey NajJune 4, 2011
    Staff is still learning how drinks are made. Great atmosphere though.
  • Evan K.
    Evan KlineOctober 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch out, they watered down the Jack. The waiter gave me another when I confronted him
  • Matt D.
    Matt DeVeyOctober 2, 2011
    Yoan (sp) from Cuba is the best server ever.
  • Alan K.
    Alan KimberApril 16, 2012
    Watery canned refried bean in *plastic cup* - really?!? Good salsa, guacamole is a bland green paste.
  • Ovida G.
    Ovida GriffinApril 9, 2011
    You have to try the fried ice cream!
  • KEISHA W.
    KEISHA WatkinsMay 20, 2015
    Prickly pear frozen or on the rocks is delightful.
  • Bridgett M.
    Bridgett MarieDecember 4, 2013
    The new menu is HORRENDOUS
  • Sean O.
    Sean O'BrienSeptember 8, 2011
    If this place had about 20-30 more TV's, I might come here again.
  • Paul K.
    Paul KampeJuly 21, 2012
    Impressed by food AND service.
  • K Mohamed
    K MohamedMarch 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    John is the best bartender EVAAAAA!!!!!!!
  • Claire C.
    Claire ChmuraJune 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Tip Elaine very well!
  • Shay J.
    Shay JohnsonMarch 25, 2012
    Must have PRICKLY PEAR margarita.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BlottieMay 12, 2012
    Worst service I've had in awhile. Waitress screwed up my order, than charged me extra to "fix" it by putting a chile rileno on the bill.
  • Paula M.
    Paula McNicholMay 6, 2012
    Eric is THE best waiter EVER!!!!
  • Inna B.
    Inna BApril 11
    Bit into piece of hard rock in my tacos. Manager was not friendly. He asked"what do you want me to do?"
  • Dan M.
    Dan McMillanJanuary 14, 2015
    Food was just ok, but the service was horrid. Much better Mexican experience to be found elsewhere.
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WilliamsJanuary 29, 2012
    Food here is amazing.
  • Roger I.
    Roger IsaacsonJuly 15, 2012
    Slow service followed by bland dinner. It takes a really bad meal to complain about it. I will not go back.
  • Graham P.
    Graham PocialikDecember 27, 2011
    I'm not one for leaving negative tips, but I did get Food poisoning the first time I went here.
  • Alejandro G.
    Alejandro GarciaAugust 17, 2014
    Salsa dancing
  • Inna B.
    Inna BApril 11
    Service was bad, food is tasteless, waitress mixed our bill with someone else's and overcharged us
  • Jay C.
    Jay CollaAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Beers are damn cold!
  • Amber C.
    Amber ClementMarch 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    No, seriously, there are 40 TVs here.
  • Prince S.
    Prince SmithMay 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ugh 45 mins
  • Duane M.
    Duane MNovember 2, 2011
    Food shitty and service wasn't too far behind it, never goin back ever...
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduSeptember 4, 2013
    Typical chain food... Meh.
  • Enrique N.
    Bad attitude front bar tenders
  • Mike D3tro1t3 ميكائيل
    Horrible service, I have it a 2nd chance & it was the same. Avoid this place.
  • Kelsie H.
    Kelsie HarveyNovember 12, 2012
    Not impressed :/
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