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Desperados

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2090 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-1507
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 45
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 17
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  • 30
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great margaritas

I went there for my first Margarita l was impressed with what l got. I tried the original one and the mango Margarita by far the best l have had so far. The food was also great considering l lived in Arizona with lots of Mexican restaurants and l also used to travel to Mexico and have authentic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Lisa Z
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Paul Smiths, New York
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  • Dining on a budget
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Anghiari, Italy
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We were very excited to get some decent mexican food at Desperado's, but we were disappointed. The wait staff was pretty good. No complaints there. But the food was severely lacking. My wife ordered a shrimp mango dish and told me that there was not even a hint of mango involved. I ordered a chimichanga that was ok. Not great,... More 

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Paul Smiths, New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I went there for my first Margarita l was impressed with what l got. I tried the original one and the mango Margarita by far the best l have had so far. The food was also great considering l lived in Arizona with lots of Mexican restaurants and l also used to travel to Mexico and have authentic food there,... More 

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Bloomingdale, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

A very good Mexican restaurant for being in upstate NY, if you are looking for authentic Mexican food go to Mexico. My wife and I go about once a month or so or sometimes she will get takeout on her way home from work. One of the few places we go to in Lake Placid, food and drinks are always... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited this hotel for our anniversary weekend. We visited this hotel in the past and couldn't wait to go back. The food and the staff did not disappoint. I wish the server was a bit more attentive but the restaurant was busy.

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Massachusetts
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Just plain awful. By far the worst Mexican restaurant in which I have eaten. After being seated, we were served at basket of stale tortilla chips, really, really stale. I ordered two enchiladas to the tune of $10.00. It came with no beans, rice, or any sides. Wanted to have a chilli releno on the side, but one chilli was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Our servers attitude was horrible. She was extremely rude and sarcastic. We ordered something to eat and the waitress came back to tell us the cook didn't feel like making it. I've worked in restaurant most of my life and I couldn't imagine doing that to a customer or having the ability to be so rude. I will never ever... More 

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Plattsburgh, New York
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We've been here so many times and brought so many people to this place. It's a clean, simple place to enjoy Tacos at a reasonable price in Lake Placid. There's plenty of seating and the staff is very friendly. We always get the two taco special they have and it's plenty filling. There are many different HOT sauces to try... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

First of all, I have been a regular here for over 10 years, I ordered 2 tacos and a Burrito for a total of $19.00 for take out, no problem. Then, I get home and no salsa for the Tacos, I go back and the jerk bartender-manager said it would be $3.00 extra for Salsa, really? Who the HELL eats... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The host completely ignored my wife when we walked in and was obvious about it. While we waited we watched him ignore the wives and female companions of some other couples as they arrived. We waited about 10 minutes to get a table. The waitress was good when she first came to the table. She took our drink orders, returned... More 

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Red Creek, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

come here on occasion. fun friendly atmosphere. Food is good although I think priced high for mexican food. Ordered 1 burrito to go once and it came to $18 which struck me as crazy by the time I got home.

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Address: 2090 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone Number: (518) 523-1507
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2090 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, NY 12946
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: (518) 523-1507

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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