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El Diablo Loco

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
6 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663-1710
+1 757-864-0989
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tacos” (27 reviews)
“queso” (5 reviews)
“taco dinner” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Latin, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
6 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663-1710
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with my mom and aunt after visiting friends. New spot that none of us had tried and we were thrilled. It was quaint and super refreshing. Skinny margarita was delicious. Nachos with brisket was tasty and fresh, basically awesome. Overall l, highly recommend...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank milteer15
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Stopped here on a rainy Sunday afternoon and really enjoyed the food and service.I had the Taco salad and it was very good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Trueeasterner
Reviewed November 29, 2018

Located in an unassuming string of street-side shops. The neighborhood had the vibe of a formerly depressed area that is now on the rise (we are not familiar with the area's history). Street parking is the only option, which could feel limited, if it ever...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank westernfb
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I have to have my fix at least once a week. Everything is fresh. They have half off margaritas on Wednesday night. The tacos are perfect. I love the chicken tacos. The queso is great we always take some home. The Cuban is the best...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Vicki L
Reviewed October 22, 2018

The food was just too spicy for me although my spouse liked it, Diablo is a very appropriate name, expect heat on all sides, the service was good, but the heat is not for everyone

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank hevilift1947
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here with a friend on a Wednesday. We were first people in for lunch and place filled up quickly. I had chicken tacos which were excellent, the sauce was amazing and great portion size. My friend had the taco bowl with brisket and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Claire_2121-21_Beach
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Delicious Mexican street tacos. Great bar with an amazing tequila selection. Friendly locals vibe. What’s not to like about this place? Waaay better than anything I expected to find, this was our third visit and if anything, the quality and selection is improving. You can’t...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 717butchb
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem . Very packed on Wednesday night when I visited, but not a problem getting a table. Food was delicious . I would recommend going here again

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank fwdurst
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Mid week early dinner was first time visit and a let's try this place. Very nice decor. The service was very good and so was the shredded brisket tacos and the elotes.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Timothy H
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

I chose to meet a friend for the first time and try the spot for the first, no disappointment either way. We were sat at the end of the bar, met the server and easily chose what to get. The drink special of Modelo and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank John N
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July 5, 2018|
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Response from strawberryale | Reviewed this property |
They do not. Also, if you have a large party, they will not seat you until everyone in the party has arrived.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Latin, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663-1710
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hampton
  • Phone Number: +1 757-864-0989
El Diablo Loco is a Mexi-centric restaurant with tons of Latin-American influences that want to unite. We have over 50 types of tequila. We are located in historical downtown Phoebus in Hampton, VA.
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