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Desperados

$$ - $$$Mexican,
2090 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1143
+1 518-523-1507
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible18%
Travellers talk about
“chimichanga” (19 reviews)
“shrimp tacos” (3 reviews)
“crab” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
2090 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1143
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1 - 10 of 221 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not habitual Mexican food eaters we thought we would try this restaurant and we had a really nice meal. It was busy when we arrived with lots of locals eating but we got seated within 10 minutes and received prompt service. We had complimentary tortillas...More

Thank valma c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mexican-Irish?? Really? The margaritas were sort of blah and the food was alright. I enjoyed the pre-meal chips and salsa were good but I was not impressed with the taco. The beans and rice were hot but too hot for me. I had heartburn all...More

Thank Jane D
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

On my last night in town, my son, young granddaughter and I decided to go to 'Despos' - as we lovingly call it. We have known Andrew (food) and Michael (bar) since they were kids and so it is always fun to catch up. However,...More

Thank DenneKV
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Off the main drag, worth finding. Great guacamole. Ask for Cameron to be your server, he was great & fun! Good Sangria, salsa, corn chips, shrimp tacos! We loved it all.

Thank Jezcat2013
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Terrible experience. Poor service, asked 40 minutes after order placed about our food and was told "I put your order in". Food arrived looking like it was sitting in a warming oven, dried out. Missing sides "all dinners come with rice and beans" nope had...More

Thank Becksterzzz
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We were seated quickly and, although we had a fairly new server, he did a pretty good job of getting our order out correctly (almost) and keeping our drinks filled. There are two different types of chips: the usual corn chips which were a little...More

Thank amathteacher
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I like Mexican food, my wife not so much, but she found some things she liked as well as I did. A few choices for "Gringos", but not a lot. Food tasted great, and excellent service.

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Awful food, shouldn't call themselves a Mexican restaurant!! Stale chips!! When they say vegetables they mean only spinach!! Tasted awful too! Would not recommend to anyone ever!! Please avoid wasting money!!!

Thank Yagnesh S
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is based on prior owners which provided economical food which was excellent. Many of the recipes are the same but no where near the quality. Ingredients appear to be missing and meals slapped together. Price does not warrant the quality. Save your money.

Thank garyfrase
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Casa Ropa was excellent with red and green sauce. Cadillac Margarita was really strong until I added the salt to each swallow. Chips and guac were fabulous. Saw owner running around helping and when he spilled salsa, he cleaned it up himself. Bobby, our waiter,...More

Thank Leigh F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2090 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1143
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 518-523-1507
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