Diego Pops

by Lia
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Whenever I travel, I try to make it a point to visit and eat at as many different places as I possibly can. However, while in Scottsdale the other week, I found a place I couldn’t quit. DIEGO POPS.

Diego Pops is a Mexican restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale with a funky aesthetic, a killer bar and patio, and banging tacos. We went there on a Sunday night and chowed down on four different types of tacos — all wrapped in warm corn tortillas: 

  • Adobo BBQ chicken with serrano and slaw
  • Braised green chili chicken with a mild crema, cotija, and house slaw
  • Braised pineapple pork topped with a zesty pineapple relish
  • Grilled salmon with fresh chiles, serrano ranch, chipotle aioli slaw, and crispy leeks

For dessert, we had vanilla and coconut ice cream drizzled with caramel sauce and graham crackers lining the bowl. This was our server’s favorite way to have his ice cream. 🙂

And then I found out that Monday was “Taco Monday” at Diego Pops — and that they had a happy hour with 1/2 price appetizers and cheap drinks! So… we found ourselves back at the restaurant the next day after an afternoon walk through Old Town.

The second time around we had the charred skirt steak tacos, the plantain tacos, and an order of Diego Pops’ famous Brussels sprout nachos (pictured below). BEST. NACHOS. EVER.

The Brussels sprout leaves were mixed generously throughout the nachos, and everything was covered with Mexican street corn, queso Oaxaca, fresno chiles, pickled onions, and roasted garlic beat crema. And on top was a glorious fried egg, which oozed its delicious yolk all over the nachos when I cut through it. 

I never would have imagined Brussels sprouts as the main ingredient in a nacho dish. It was absolutely tasty, and I’m sure the Brussels sprouts pretty much balanced out the chips and cheeses. Super healthy, right???

Next time I’m in Scottsdale, there’s no doubt that I’ll be back for more tacos and nachos. Especially if my visit falls on Taco Monday. #tacoseveryday

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