One of my favorite Mexican restaurants in the desert is now serving breakfast and while I usually review my dinner dining experiences, this incredible meal was worth sharing. Don Diego’s has been a favorite here in the Coachella Valley for over 30 years and when I heard they would be serving breakfast, I was excited to find out what their chef has put together. Known for their delicious, authentic Mexican cuisine, lively atmosphere and tasty margaritas, Don Diego’s is great for any occasion.
I have been fortunate to try a few of their breakfast menu items over the past week and while I cannot decide on a favorite, I can state with certainty that I cannot wait to return! The restaurant boasts an impressive fountain and outdoor dog-friendly patio that will make you feel as if you are traveling abroad, having escaped our familiar desert scenery. The interior is decorated with classic Latin flare; large colorful sombreros and colors of the Mexican flag accent the walls. The staff and owners are all smiling and seem very happy to be a part of this establishment.
The lump crab meat eggs benedict was simply amazing. The hollandaise sauce was rich and creamy and the crab was fresh, with a slightly sweet flavor that complimented the savory sauce. Served with breakfast potatoes, this dish was beautifully plated. I also tried one of their breakfast burritos filled with scrambled eggs, bacon, jalapenos, peppers and onions. This is perhaps the best breakfast burrito you will ever have the opportunity to try. I think the best breakfast item I have tried is their Pasilla pepper stuffed with scrambled eggs, jalapenos and onions… it is spicy and full of flavor! The menu offers traditional favorites like Huevos Rancheros as well as classic breakfast selections so that there is something for everyone! This is also true for their lunch menu, offering sandwiches as well as great authentic combination plates.
I have always enjoyed this place for lunch but now that there is a breakfast menu, I can’t think of a better way to start my day. Don Diego’s also provides live entertainment with Johnny Gi-Tar that engages the restaurant’s patrons with sing along favorites or mild background music, depending on the crowd. One thing that is certain is that the atmosphere is always lively and welcoming. The plates are unique and the margarita glasses are pieces of art unto themselves! They even offer a margarita tower that will serve the whole table, and then some!
I cannot say enough about this great place so just be sure to check it out yourself! Don Diego’s is now open for breakfast from 8am to 11am Monday through Saturday and serving until 1pm Sundays. Lunch is available daily from 11am to 3pm and dinner is served until 9pm. Stop in for “Fiesta Hour” for great specials between 3pm and 6pm each day! Don Diego’s is located at the corner of Cook Street and Highway 111 in Indian Wells. Visit them at