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Desperados

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2090 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-1507
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Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
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
Dinner with friends

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Rebecca B
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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Malone
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51 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I have been here many times over the years and have not been disappointed until now. We sat at the bar and the bartender was just awful. She poured our drink, brought our chips and salsa, and just disappeared. I have had the salsa many times and especially liked the verde, but it was tasteless this time, lacking in salt,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Last Friday night we went to DESPOS, which we usually love. The food and service is usually fine and the whole family loves the food. But I watched one server who has worked there for several years pick up a chip and dip it into the salsa they serve to customers. I watched her do it several times. It made... More 

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Saranac Lake, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I worked at this restaurant for several years and I still go there with my wife and friends monthly(VERY often for us). Everything is HAND made FRESH DAILY, from the chips and salsa, to the quacamole, even the sauces are hand made... The wings, half chicken, and ribs are smoked on site. Out of the 4 restaurants I've worked, it... More 

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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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