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“A fun, decent place to eat.”
Review of Borracho Taco

Borracho Taco
Ranked #17 of 37 Restaurants in Saranac Lake
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
at78rpm
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A fun, decent place to eat.”
Reviewed August 23, 2011

Excuse me for being partial to Saranac Lake, but -- I'm partial to Saranac Lake. Main Street has more decent places to eat than any town its size that I know of. Borracho Taco is one of those places.

Pick from any of the items on the large chalkboard, and don't forget to ask for some homemade hot sauce. The food is fresh, tasty, and inexpensive. It's not the Waldorf of Mexican restaurants, but everything I've ordered there is worth going back for.

  • Visited June 2011
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Western NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“12:30pm, Friday, Summer - no customers. But friendly service & decent.”
Reviewed August 12, 2011

We walked around the village looking for a place to grab a bite while making our way home. Decided on this place because we like Mexican and it looked good. Two employees were very friendly but unfortunately they had to tell us the fryer was broken so no chimichangas. Then we had to tell them that 2 of the fountain sodas weren't working. Therefore, they gave me a free soda. Nice. Food was decent but we all agreed the beef was flavorless. But we enjoyed it overall.

  • Visited August 2011
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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Horrendous”
Reviewed July 11, 2011

Beef tacos were industrial cafeteria slop, not even lukewarm. Tacos were covered in some kind of nasty sauce like you would get in a Taco Bell grocery store taco kit. "Salsa" was sad chunks of tomato and something resembling peppers. Could not make it past a few bites -- literally turned my stomach. And it's not particularly cheap.

Visited July 2011
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fun place and good people”
Reviewed June 22, 2011

Colorful, festive, great hours, great location, awesome staff and the food is yummy.

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1 Thank AE1001
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triptraveler
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“overpriced and awful”
Reviewed June 16, 2011

We went for a quick bite and a quick bite it was . Come on mexican is not that hard or expensive stick to the bar buisness !

  • Visited June 2011
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