Monday, July 19, 2010

diego's

I went to Diego's for my Mexican food fix the other day.

The last time I was home, I tried the carne asada with chips and loved it.

Then Dennis commented that he saw carne asada with fries where he lives, and I remembered seeing that on Diego's menu too.

I knew that carne asada with the chips would be awesome but wanted to try it with fries...

So, I asked the guy if I could get a small carne asada with chips and fries. I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask and the worst thing he could say was "no".

Luckily, they weren't too busy...they gave me a half order of chips and fries with the carne asada and a nice dollop of guacamole...US$6.25 (with tax).

I think if I had eaten it right there in the shop, the fries would have still been crispy but since I drove home and then ate, they were quite limp.

The chips were still on the crisp side but were very very salty.

The meat was delicious and not too much gristle this time around.

I think the next time (probably the next time I come home) I will get the carne asada with chips and ask them not to salt it.

For a "small", this was HUGE, I think I've soothed my craving for Mexican, for now.

UPDATE: as of 3/2012, this place has closed

18 comments:

2kamuela47 said...

Love Mexican Kat! When I was in Chicago I had to get my Mexican fix also. I am updating my blog with the Chicago pictures you can view them when you have time. Enjoy your stay.

Rowena... said...

Mexican food oh yessssss. Miss those types of "humongous portions" places!

K and S said...

Cool Laura, I'll check it out :)

Rowena, Way too big but worth it!

Take care you two.
Kat

Dennis K. said...

Funny I just had a carne asada plate last night, haha. But plain with rice and beans. It's getting pretty warm over here too! Though not as muggy as Japan I'm sure.. Keep cool!

K and S said...

That is funny Dennis, I'm in Hawaii at the moment, so I'm not sure HOW muggy it is in Japan ;)

Take care.
Kat

Jude said...

This place looks great! I do miss good Mexican food (not one of London's culinary strengths, to put it mildly!)

Debinhawaii said...

Yep--that should take care of the cravings for a while!
;-)

Lori said...

Thanks for the review Kat! Did you go to the Pearl City location? I always drive by there but have never stopped in. How would you say the food compares to say Bandito's in Aiea?

KirkK said...

Hey Kat - You gotta come and visit. Dennis and I will make sure you get some gut busting Carne Asada Fries, and a California Burrito (carne asada w/fries)!

K said...

Oh YUMMMMM! I'm making gyoza for dinner but after reading this, I'm ThisClose to driving to get Mexican food ;o)

K and S said...

What cuisines can you get in London Jude?

Yup that should Debinhawaii :)

Yes Lori, I went to the Pearl City location which actually looked nicer than before. I've never been to Bandito's so I would know, sorry.

I know Kirk, I gotta make sure Satoshi comes too so he can watch the Padres.

Ooh gyoza is nice K, I hope you get some Mexican soon :)

Take care everyone!
Kat

Kathy YL Chan said...

That looks awesome - love the HUGE portion!! So local! ^_^

K and S said...

so true Kathy :)

Take care.
Kat

maryandsean said...

I've never thought of carne asada on fries, but it sounds great. I love the huge dollops of guacamole!

Jude said...

K and S, I gotta admit, London has some of the best Indian ever! And surprisingly good Japanese too(there's a nice okonomiyaki joint in the middle of the old-world-y used book district, of all places). Generally, there's good gastropubs with traditional English roasts, plus the dairy products are good, but (sadly) I've yet to find a decent fish-n-chippie.

K and S said...

I hope you find a decent fish 'n chip place Jude :) (isn't that like the basics over there??)

I've never thought of carne asada on fries, but it... I've never thought of carne asada on fries, but it sounds great. I love the huge dollops of guacamole! (mary & sean), something cuckoo with the publish for blogger....thanks Mary, I bet you must get your Mexican cravings in Okinawa too :)

Take care you two.
Kat

K and S said...

I hope you find a decent fish 'n chip place Jude :) (isn't that like the basics over there??)

I've never thought of carne asada on fries, but it... I've never thought of carne asada on fries, but it sounds great. I love the huge dollops of guacamole! (mary & sean), something cuckoo with the publish for blogger....thanks Mary, I bet you must get your Mexican cravings in Okinawa too :)

Take care you two.
Kat

Rick said...

The last time Kelli & I went there, the cashier was giving me a hard time trying to tell me my $20 bill was counterfeit. He insisted it was because it didn't have the strip in it. I told him it was an old one that's why the face is small and didn't have the strip. Anyway I had to use something else to pay and spent that rejected $20 bill somewhere else!