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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, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 21
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  • 16
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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
always fun

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
hoteldos026
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Red Creek, New York
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  • Dining on a budget
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Saratoga Springs, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A few years ago we discovered Desperados and found the off-the-wall Irish / Mexican theme amusing, the attached to a gas-station location part of its charm, and had a good time. Ate there two nights in a row. Service back then was enthusiastic & knowledgeable, the food good and plentiful. Fast forward 3.5 years for a return visit. Times have... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Amazing service and great food. Our waitress took the time to explain the entire menu. Loved the authentic margaritas.

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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We have been going to despos for 20 years. Homemade salsa and guacamole, and killer margos. Always have great daily specials.

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Putnam Valley, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I don't usually order Mexican food, so I asked the waitress to recommend something. I didn't really Like it, and it didn't really agree with me!

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Newton, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I went to Desperados for takeout. Some simple dishes - burrito, jalapeno poppers and the like. The margaritas looks very good - although I didn't try one. The food, on the other hand, was universally disappointing. The burrito was smothered in sauce and just wasn't very good. The fried shrimp poppers, in addition to being overly breaded had toothpicks stuck... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The "Irish-Mexican" theming is amusing, but the enchilada plate and Cadillac margarita were dead serious. Both were delicious, and the atmosphere was bright and warm on a cold night.

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weluvadks
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Love Desperados! We live in Richmond where the Mexican food is terrible. Desperado's is always consistent. LOVE the Queso and Casa Rolla. Never had a bad meal there.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The food takes a while to come out, but it's worth the wait. Chimis, enchiladas, even the wings are all excellent. Best Mex in LP!

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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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