About Mele's Diner

Our Story

Our Chef Jorge Melendres has been working as a cook since he was 16 years old. He started working in the kitchen of an Italian restaurant in Los Angeles CA. After 2 years, he changed jobs and started working at a Mexican Restaurant where the head chef took him under his wings and showed him how to cook Tex-Mex and traditional Mexican dishes. In 1998 he helped start a new Mexican Restaurant in the South Bay, his dishes, recipes and cooking talent helped that restaurant become what is now, a successful Mexican food chain in California. In 2016 he and his family relocated to Evansville, still working in the food industry for two years, but always wanted to pursue his dream of owning his own restaurant. With a blessing from God, in March of 2019 Mele’s Diner opened its doors. Offering delicious Mexican food and American dishes, as well as breakfast all day. You will find all our dishes are cooked to order using only fresh products, Jorge’s motto is to serve our guests what he would serve his own family. People often ask who is Mele or where did the name come from? well, it is simple, Mele is just short for Melendres.


What People are Saying

“This Place is Fantastic”

"This place is fantastic! The food was amazing. The wide selection has something for everyone, and I can't wait to go back for more. My party had a Philly, a burger, a burrito, and breakfast and we were all very happy with our food. Large portions, very flavorful, hot, fresh food, and kind, attentive service. Would 100% recommend and cannot wait to go back."

Kotah M.

We were pleasantly surprised!

"It's like a cool all day Diner with full breakfast, lunch and dinner with Mexican food as a bonus. I had the fajitas combo with shrimp, chicken, and carnitas. It was flavorful but the carnitas stood out, they were tender and flavorful, you could tell they put the time in on them. We can't wait to come back for breakfast!"

Kotah M.

“Another successful experience”

"Stopped in at Melès this morning with a friend for breakfast. I had Denver omelet, German fries, my friend had eggs, sausage german fries food was great and more than I could eat. Service was great even though they were very busy. My third time there and have not been disappointed, great little diner!."


"Great Food"

"Great new restaurant on the East Side of Evansville. All day Breakfast. Mexican food. Homestyle dinners. All made with fresh ingredients and reasonable prices. Make sure to try the guacamole, it's amazing!!!!!"


Our Hours

7:00am – 9:00pm

7:00 am – 8:00pm

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