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Desperados

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Mexican, American, Hamburgers
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246 Main St, Rte 2, Colonial Shopping Plaza, Williamstown, MA 01267-2641
413 458 2100
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Surprisingly good Mexican food

We spend a lot of time at the Williamstown Theater Festival and are always looking for different places to eat on our way there. Tried this place a couple of weeks ago as Mexican food is one of our favorites. My wife had the steak fajitas which she thoroughly enjoyed. I had the shrimp and crabmeat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2014
Bill S
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Jacksonville, Vermont
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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I had frequented this restaurant for years and had stopped going. When the new owner took over I gave it a try and I am pleased that it is much, much better. Overdue renovations, some new decor, a good cleaning, and better service and food will give this a much needed new life. I have been there three times in... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The food was disappointing and it looked so promising from the menu. Started with coconut shrimp. Not impressed. Citrus Pollo - couldn't taste the chicken due to it being smothered in sauce that appeared to be predominately cheese. Broccoli Grande - the broccoli had been overcooked and as a result was tasteless. And again, so much cheese!! Overall, not terrible,... More 

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North Adams, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The food is fresh,there drinks are so good ,just had a great meal,my favorite is the shrimp and crabmeat burritos

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Great Mexican food, service was great ! Large portions, voted best margaritas, and they are !................

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Desperados is just around the corner from me and I always thought it was nice to support a local business. The staff is nice and the food ok. Tonight I wasn't happy with my meal so I asked to speak to the owner/cook. Wow! I love that we have choices in this great country. I'll take my business somewhere else... More 

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Jacksonville, Vermont
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We spend a lot of time at the Williamstown Theater Festival and are always looking for different places to eat on our way there. Tried this place a couple of weeks ago as Mexican food is one of our favorites. My wife had the steak fajitas which she thoroughly enjoyed. I had the shrimp and crabmeat burritos and wow....really delicious.... More 

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North Adams, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Great prices on food that will have you leaving feeling full. The margaritas are a bit sweet, but asked for a slash more "juice" and got it

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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128 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Had dinner here and the food we got was pretty good and reasonably priced. The margaritas were also good and reasonably priced, and they were bigger than I expected, which was a pleasant surprise. Service was ok. Place wasn't very crowded when we went. There is a bar, with all of one TV.

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Raymond, New Hampshire
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We were staying across the street from Desperados so it was an easy walk to get there. The first night we tried to eat there, the place was packed and the greeter informed us before we sat down that there would be about a 45 minute wait for our meals so we didn't stay. We came back the second night... More 

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rarotonga
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I ordered a bowl of chili which was not quite as good as what you would get in a can. waitress was quite friendly but service was slow.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 246 Main St, Rte 2, Colonial Shopping Plaza, Williamstown, MA 01267-2641
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Williamstown
  • Phone Number: 413 458 2100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Hamburgers

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