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Desperado's

) #7 of 59 Restaurants in Ketchum $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
406 Washington Ave N, Ketchum, ID 83340
+1 208-726-3068
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tortilla soup” (10 reviews)
“burrito” (17 reviews)
“tortillas” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
406 Washington Ave N, Ketchum, ID 83340
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1 - 10 of 172 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have a good margarita. That is the best compliment I could giver for our last visit. The carnitas were very dry and the service was quick but not that friendly. Food wasn't as good as in the past. Very popular place though probably because...More

Thank Janis I
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to review. I am sorry your experience wasn't up to standard! I wish I could have talked with you and made it right. We look forward to serving you a better all around experience the next time you are in.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

RESTAURANT: B Food quality B Value A Ambiance A Location A People A Staff A Service A Scene A Decor CLEAN OR DIRTY: A Utensils B Table B Glassware B Bathrooms

Thank james90211
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thank you for a great review. We sure appreciate it and look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Despo's is a locals favorite. It's no surprise that it's been around for 30+ years. The Salsas and guacamole are all made fresh daily from scratch. The owner, Jim Funk, is a real foodie and therefore has a very high standard for the quality of...More

Thank Trini Wysong P
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a great review - we are forever grateful. Thank you so very much!

Reviewed 31 March 2017

I go there for the KMT salad. It is really good and you can top it with, chicken, shrimp, maui maui, or steak. I love the margaritas, very tasty and low alcohol.

Thank Bill S
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you!! We really appreciate your review and look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Casual quick and comfortable in updated digs with killer guacamole and affordable meals with brisk courteous service and a fast kid friendly home made authentic Mexican food that is actually authentic and tasty with huge portions. Family and locals here for value and average ambiance...More

Thank kookoo48
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to review and we can't wait to see you again!

Reviewed 16 March 2017

great mexican food, yummy guacamole, best salsa, fresh local meats, hormone free, good and fast service

Thank Karin R
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

Thank you for coming to Despo's! Muchas Gracias for an awesome review.

Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Reasonably priced Mexican American food. Margarita was okay too. Friendly staff. We got there at 6 pm on a Friday night. By 7 pm, lots of folks waiting, with basically no place to wait.

Thank Diane S
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

Pleased you came to Despo's. Thank you for posting your review and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This has great service, integrity and food. I am almost always in it for the Tortilla Soup or the KMT Salad. Always check the specials. Enchiladas, Tacos are aways super. Good beer list with drafts. Closed on Sundays, low staff turnover as they are paid...More

Thank GAH2343
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

We sure appreciate your detailed review- thank you so very much!!

Reviewed 29 January 2017

This place exceeded my expectations for quality and service. The street appeal and ambiance are a little lacking but the food, prices and service make up for this. I had the soft tacos with moist grilled mahi mahi and wild prawns. I appreciate finding wild...More

Thank mary12355
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

So happy to exceed your expectations and appreciate your review. Thank you very much!

Reviewed 22 January 2017

For a quick, economical, friendly traditional (North American) Mexican Restaurant, this is your place in Ketchum. The service is friendly and briskly efficient, the food fresh and hot. No haute cuisine here, but no high resort prices, either. A good place for families and friends....More

Thank Kate S
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We can't wait to see and serve you again!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 406 Washington Ave N, Ketchum, ID 83340
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Ketchum
  • Phone Number: +1 208-726-3068
Description
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!
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