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Desperados

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2090 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-1507
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Tue 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 30
    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
Average Mexican Poor Service

Our server apparently lost interest. We were done with our average Mexican fare and our server didn't bother to come back. We stacked our plates and glasses to maybe catch his attention. Another server came and took away our plates. When our server finally showed up again with the check I pulled... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
CaptainDan330
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msp
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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msp
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163 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Our server apparently lost interest. We were done with our average Mexican fare and our server didn't bother to come back. We stacked our plates and glasses to maybe catch his attention. Another server came and took away our plates. When our server finally showed up again with the check I pulled out an AmEx card. He said that they... More 

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erie, pa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Put Desperados at top of list for restaurants in Lake Placid. Friendly, efficient staff and tasty food.

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Lake Placid, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a great restaurant offering fresh homemade salsa's as well as one heck of a margarita. Nice and clean, great service and locally owned. No frozen stuff here just great fresh local ingredients. Seriously the house made sauces are wonderful.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Diverse menu of freshly cooked Mexican fare. Friendly staff, frequented by locals with a great tequila menu behind the bar. Excellent margaritas!

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Lacona, New York
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57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

We recently were in the area and hotel recommended your restaurant. Very good service, food, portions and prices. Greeted and seated timely. Waiter came over promptly and took orders. Homemade chips and homemade salsa and some green dipping sauce! Enjoyed my tacos and hubby's special was excellent. No complaints here. Great job, keep up with the fabulous food and atmosphere!... More 

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NY
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A MUST! We go here regularly, and have been for the last two decades. A fun atmosphere, a great staff (friendly and give great recommendations), and really delicious food! A local hot spot on mid-week nights, where it turns into a mini reunion. As long as Andrew is running the restaurant, we will always return! A great place to bring... More 

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Derry, New Hampshire
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The Margaritas were good, the food was decent but the service was slow. We had to ask several times for our server to come over.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Good service, good food and great margaritas! The mango margarita was my favorite. The mexi-crunch burrito was very tasty. I thought the service was attentive even though they were really busy at the time.

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Windermere, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I call this the NO restaurant. We started with a big party and wanted to do separate checks....NO. That screams LAZY to me. Next we wanted to order but with some very slight reasonable variations.....NO. Only and exactly as described on the menu. The food was average and the service was crap. We would have gone elsewhere if were not... More 

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Anghiari, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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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
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

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