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Leon's

135 Crescent St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-5004
(518) 587-2346
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Colonie, New York
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Loved the first visit. Tonight was an Ok dinner. Food had too much salt; waiter did not return to ask how things were, nor to ask if we wanted another drink. A bit disappointed with the dinner tonight.

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Schenectady, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We love this place. The food is great, the sangria is great, the service is wonderful, the prices are reasonable, and the staff is fantastic. We usually meet friends and have a couple of drinks at the bar first. The bartender is very friendly and on top of his area. The restaurant is owned by a previous jockey and at... More

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Veldhoven, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Close to the horse tracks, it looks like an authentic Mexican cantina, the best one I found so far in Saratoga Springs. I sat at the bar and ordered a Margarita, veeery good. It came with free homemade tortilla chips and salsa. As a main I ordered Green Chili Pork. I got a huge plate of tender meat in an... More

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Malta, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Living in upstate NY finding good quality authentic Mexican food can be a challenge. Saratoga Springs does offer a couple of choices and after trying them all I feel Leon`s is at the top of the list. The soft tacos are out of this world as well as the stuffed pablanos. The entrees are also delicious and well portioned, The... More

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New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

If you've ever tried to go out to eat when the races end at Saratoga, you know how insane the traffic is, and how hard it is to get into any restaurant without a reservation. Two years in a row, we've ended up at this place with no reservations, and it's worked out just fine for us. The food is... More

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New Jersey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Don't let the off center location deter you from a great Mexican restaurant experience. It's well worth the effort. Great appetizers, entrees, and cocktails. Very reasonably priced. A true gem in Saratoga Springs!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

My husband & I loved the our entrees and great Sangria. I was delighted the restaurant had my favorite tequila... Centenario. The perfect ending to to our meal was the Tres Leches dessert. The food at Leon's was absolutely fabulous as was our experience. We will definetly visit again.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Leon's Mexcian Restaurant serves authentic Mexican fare, the food is always fresh and the staff is friendly and accommodating. They serve the BEST mojitos in Saratoga! We have eaten here on a number of occasions and never had a bad meal! They serve chips with homemade salsa while you wait for your meal, if the dining room is full, you... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Leon's has been a favorite of mine for several years. Every time we go in, Philoberto, the proprietor, would come table to table and check to see if everything was ok. He took a lot of pride on pleasing his customers and making sure that our experience was a pleasurable one. I had a complaint about the rice once, so... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

It was horrible. It took an hour to get our food and it wasn't very busy. The salsa was cooked, not fresh. The food was one step above taco bell. I ordered the beef enchilada. I expected shredded beef, but it was ground beef. They should specify ground beef on the menu. The margaritas are very watered down. Go to... More

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