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Desperados

97 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-1507
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Ranked #69 of 97 Restaurants in Lake Placid
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Desperados, or as the locals say "Despos" is my absolute favorite place to eat when visiting Lake Placid. The margaritas are THE BEST, the bartender is always social, and the food... Let's just say it's something I am ALWAYS craving. Desperados has family friendly environment, but is also a great place to meet with old friends. I tend to enjoy... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Best mexican food in town. Every time I visit my family comes here. Lake Placid would not be the same without despos, a true local favorite. The Casa Rola is a must try, and the specials never disappoint.

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charlottetown
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We both liked our meal here- very tasty Mexican style food with a variety of hot sauces at the table. Complimentary chips and salsa as you browse the menu. I have a big appetite, so even though the description said it was for very hungry people, I could have easily eaten more. I would go again.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Don't go by these trip advisor ratings. Despo's is a true locals favorite and it's not the be missed while in Lake Placid. No reservations taken. First come, first serve as many restaurants in this town. If you have a group, plan to show up earlier than you would want to eat. Plan on having a margarita while you wait.... More

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Watertown, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

they make a really good margarita, but I waited about 15 minutes to even be acknowledged. at least 3 people were behind the bar and just glanced at me. granted, I was covered in mud, but in lake place you would think that they would see hikers frequently and disregard appearance. I finally snagged a waiter walking by and he... More

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Flemington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My 13 year old son's favorite find. He would have eaten every meal there. Friendly and casual. Good portions. Black beans were delicious. My daughter really liked her burrito. My chicken enchilada was great.

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Granny6240
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11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Was okay, food good, but kind of sold ala carte. So we didn't have any sides with hour meal. The Chimichunga was good, but had to ask for salsa and sour cream. Drinks were good.

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Elizabethtown, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We ate here in July 2014. A party of eight. Two liked the food, two thought it was okay, others were very disappointed. I barely touched my food. The menu was pretty limited as far as Mexican food. They did have some bbq which didn't fit in at all and of course some wings (which makes no sense in a... More

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Mooresville, NC
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I take full responsibility for taking our group (six) to this restaurant. From the get go, the service was subpar. Sign on the door that says, "THIS IS A CELLPHONE FREE RESTAURANT." I agree that I don't want to hear the persons conversation next to me, but just tell that one person. Don't put up a big sign like we... More

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Mt Holly
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Best Mexican restaurant I have eaten at, in a very long time. Food and service were very good. I recommend this place to anyone traveling through Lake Placid, NY.

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