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Desperado's

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner
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Voted "Valleys Best Mexican" again in 2013! "We create authentic, delicious Mexican dishes that respect your desires for a healthy meal without compromising flavor. Offering fresh ingredients (locally sourced when available), high quality, regionally sourced meats, daily specials, vegetarian selections, and 3 kinds of salsa made daily. We use non-hydrogenated oil with a dedicated chip fryer. Owner/Manager Jim Funk started Despo's in 1983. Specials every day, Wednesdays you can count on Texas Tacos. Celebrate Meatless Margarita Monday every week with 20% off all Veggie menu items and 20% off Margaritas!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The founder and former owner, Jim Funk, is making sure that the new owners know how to make all the different tacos that they offer, especially the calamari, ahi, and cod tacos. We will miss you Jim🌮🍻🍷⛵️🚤🛥🏝⛱🐠🦐🦑🦀👋

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Gary V
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

The carne asada was a high light but everything else was just okay. The rice and beans were over cooked and luke warm. The rest of the dishes were a bit bland. That said it was your average Mexican restaurant you could find in any...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Anderwalk
Reviewed January 6, 2019

We enjoyed the food very much, and they were able to offer me gluten free choices. They knew what a celiac is, and were able to tell me what I needed to know about the ingredients and preparation. The flour and corn tortillas and prepared...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 461GregB
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

We love the quality of food at Despos. I appreciate that their shrimp are wild. Love the fish tacos and chili Verde burrito, which is a special they have often.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SummerGirl2015
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

We travel to SV frequently. We always hit Despo’s. Richards Burrito is the best burrito I’ve ever tasted. Service is always superb as are the Margueritas. You can’t go wrong.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ROCKYFER1958
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Had lunch when driving through Ketchum. The food was great, fresh and delicious! Enjoyed it and appreciated the reviews.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 856juliew
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by the lady who owns the book store (across the main drag from Lululemon), and it did not disappoint. Give it a go!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BlaineandSigi
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Best salsa, service, & food in Ketchum! Highly recommend the KMT, Maximo Burrito, and any of the enchiladas

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lexyf2017
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2018

Thank you times infinity! We sure appreciate your review and can't wait to see you again!

Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We used to love coming here for the char broiled fish of the day which you could get in a burrito, enchilada or a salad. Sadly this is no longer an option. The table salsa and chips were good but the Mexican rice seemed to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Robert T
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2018

I am so sorry you feel this way. We sometimes have issues getting fresh top quality fish. Last week we couldn't serve fish for three days in a row because I refuse to serve fish products that are questionable or not fresh. When we have...More

Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Best meal we had in Sun Valley. My children are somewhat picky and they loved it. We started with the bean dip to go with the chips and salsa and ended up ordering s second one. I had the Chile verde burrito and it was...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank cappy311
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We can't wait to see you the next time you are in Sun Valley!

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