Thank the devil for Diablo Royale West Village! We’ve been here twice but this review is for the first time experience…
Without a reservation three of us walked into Diablo and sat immediately with incredible cinnamon chips that tasted similar to Stacy’s Chips. Since we were in the West Village on a Sunday for brunch there were several large and
loud parties around us which seemed to cause our server some anxiety: he was alright but clearly the only person working the floor.
While we waited to order the food we also immediately opted for the $25 unlimited drink special with our meal and went right to the Bloody Mary Bar (or Maria for those who chose Tequila instead of vodka) and created our own concoctions. This is an immediate plus for the maven! (Note: This was not an option in the Fall and perhaps is only available in Spring/Summer).
- Grilled steak with tomatoes, onions & pico de gallo served with two fried eggs
- Delicious and tender steak
- The home fries and chipotle sauce was perfectly marinated and the perfect mix of peppers and onions
- Tomatillo & tortilla chip casserole with eggs over easy, chihuahua cheese & your choice of chicken, carnitas, or vegetables
- So savory and delicious – like nachos for breakfast
Of course, after all the food we couldn’t help but want to try all of the cocktails at the venue, since we also have enjoyed a happy hour or late night bar stop at Diablo. The drinks were sinful:
- Dos Equis and frozen margarita mix – a devilish duo
Although the service was great and the food was incredible.. since we were only a party of 3 the server asked that we move from our table to the bar because people were waiting. We understand the need to turn over tables.. but we had not been seated for the 1.5 hours noted on the menu and the two other large parties had been there before us.. and they did not have any food in front of them for nearly 20 minutes. We were a little tiffed when asked to move and close our tab…
Hands down the best Mexican brunch in NYC – but we recommend coming with a large party as you may get a bit better service. The Bloody Mary Bar in the warmer months is a plus as well. We have already been here twice and still receive the same less than mediocre service, but the ambiance, food and decor even it out.
Brunch Review: 4.75 out of 5 mimosas
Diablo Royale West
189 W 10th St
New York, NY 10014
(between Bleeker & W 4th St)
East Village Location:
167 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
(between 1oth & 11th St)