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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: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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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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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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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
2 reviews
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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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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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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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11 restaurant reviews
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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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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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