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Diablo’s Cantina at the Monte Carlo

Posted by Amanda @ The Hungry Wanderers on January 11, 2010

Now that I’m back in Charlotte, it’s time to get back to telling you about  my most recent trip to Las Vegas! On Monday night, a small group of us decided to head to Diablo’s for dinner, a Mexican restaurant at the Monte Carlo, directly on the strip.

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Upon walking in, we were greeted with a very large bar and multiple televisions showing the college bowl game of the night.  We were seated quickly and began perusing the menu.

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A page full of drink options, many which you can expect at any Mexican restaurant.  My boss ordered a strawberry daquiri and while a colleague had a pina colada.  They both seemed content with their drink orders.

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There were three main pages of options of food, generally the same items you’d find on most Mexican menus.

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To start, I decided to order chips and guacamole for the table.  The guacamole was very smooth (I generally like mine chunkier) and the bowl was deceiving in how much was included.  There were more than enough chips, which was appreciated.

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I took of a colleague’s meal as it looked delish! He had a southwestern salad of some sort (I’m not sure of the name).  I believe he enjoyed it.

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Not having had a Shrimp Quesadilla before, I decided to try one here.  It included shrimp, cheese, and sliced jalapenos.  I thought it was fine and nothing special.

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My boss’s wife ordered the shrimp quesadilla as well, but ordered Mexican beans and rice.  Of all of the items I tried that evening, the beans and rice were the best.  The rice was flavorful (more than most Mexican restaurants) and the beans were creamy.  Definitely a recommendation!

For some reason, the restaurant only had 2 waiters for the entire restaurant that night (or so we were told).  We saw our waitress maybe twice and had to wait a long time to order, to receive any items, and to pay our bill.  That, combined with the so-so food, I probably wouldn’t go back there again, especially with so many other restaurants to try on the strip!





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2 Responses to “Diablo’s Cantina at the Monte Carlo”

  1. Kelli said

    $8? Holy gaucamole! Not to mention, I can’t believe they charge $4 for chips and salsa. Craziness.

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