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Joel's Mexican Food

) #1 of 66 Restaurants in Sandpoint $ Mexican, , Latin
229 Church St, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1342
+1 208-265-8991
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“burrito” (50 reviews)
“fish tacos” (40 reviews)
7:00 am - 3:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
229 Church St, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1342
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great food but the Jalapeno poppers are outstanding! This place is worth the stop in Sandpoint! I for sure will be back!

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We moved here (like many others) from the madness of Southern California. We don't miss much after our move, but we feared we wouldn't be able to get good Mexican food this far from our southern border. Joel's took care of that fear - it...More

Thank BigPyne
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After all of the rave reviews, we had to try Joel's. First of all, let me say that it was not horrible, but this is definitely not Mexican food. Being from Texas and living near the Mexican border, where the tacos are some of the...More

Thank Justmegloryb
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was by far the best Taco I have ever had. I had the swai, wahoo, carnitas, and carne style tacos. All were beyond expectations. The service was also top notch. will be making a road trip back to Sandpoint just for the food.

1  Thank Jared T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved every dish we have tried. Burritos, chimichangas, taco salad, quesadilla and the chips and salsa are on point! We are from Texas and Mexican is our favorite. Joel's did NOT disappoint! Great value too.

Thank jennifer B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family traveled to this quiet little town and heard Joel's was the place to go. We were not disappointed! Their fish tacos were awesome and salsa was super fresh. The setting was nice too. We were able to take advantage of a nice day...More

Thank Chrissie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is very popular with locals for lunch. They serve breakfast too but I haven't tried that yet. I can recommend their fish tacos and ceviche tostada. Those are my favorites here but there is a big menu so you will have a lot...More

Thank Saharazod
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Joel's is probably the most popular and highly recommended place in Sandpoint. Super casual. Order your food at the counter and when it's ready grab a table or take it to go.

Thank gr8nav614
Reviewed May 18, 2017

Great, authentic Mexican food made by Mexicans who know what they're doing! Great food, great portions, if you like real Mexican food, you'll like it. Prepare to wait in line or call ahead. The ceviche or the fish tacos are my personal favorite.

Thank Shannon M
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

I went there and ordered a chicken burrito (which was really good) My girlfriend got a chorizo breakfast burrito, which was not so good. There was no potatoes, it was filled with sour cream, and liquids were pouring out of it. It became a water...More

Thank Sunny D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 Church St, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1342
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Sandpoint
  • Phone Number: +1 208-265-8991
  • E-mail
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