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2090 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1143
+1 518-523-1507
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun 15:00 - 20:00
Mon - Tue 16:30 - 21:00
Wed 16:00 - 21:00
Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Tupper Lake, New York
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Perfect! Can't say more. Food amazing, lobster quesadilla was perfect. Key lime pie so fresh and light.

Thank rgPro
Lake Placid, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was marginal, wait was long and host made us wait for everyone in party of 6 to arrive even though we had two children!!!

1 Thank Jimbo4th
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worse Mexican food I have ever had. Slow service, but friendly. It is also pretty pricey for the quality of food served.

1 Thank Anna F
Darien, Connecticut
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner with adults & kids. It's a sort of an Irish / Mexico type of place. Why the Irish? Part decor part leprechaun challenges on the menu! The service is tight, good, clear and helpful. The menu is pretty extensive. The food is fine. Not great. Just fine. I went seafood tacos & it did feel a little... More 

1 Thank 5headedmonster
Newton Falls, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We went around 2pm and the place was pretty much empty. I had an amazing mango margarita and steak fajitas and my boyfriend had the chimichanga platter. Both of us thought that the food was good. I had so much, I couldn't finish all of it. I definitely recommend getting lunch here.

1 Thank Samantha H
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

They have a nice selection of tequila, but the food is terrible. Truly awful. The locals love it and call it "Despos" but i guess they have never had real mexican food. Maybe by the time they have had a few shots of tequila you can't taste the food anyway.

1 Thank straight-shooter324
New York City, New York
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87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Took awhile to get seated. The service was very slow but it was because one person was working every table it seemed like and was crowded. Waitress was very nice and pleasant, perhaps some of the wait staff called out that day, not her fault. Had the special dinner burrito BBQ pulled pork, beans and rice. I really didn't enjoy... More 

1 Thank TopBloke999
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Amazing drinks. Bartender is really amazing and fixes everything perfectly. For being so far up North the food is very good as well. One of the better restaurants in Lake Placid.

2 Thank Robert P
Cadyville, New York
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant after hiking and shopping in the Lake Placid area. If you don't know here it is you may miss it as it is right next to a Stewart's convenience store. We got there at 3pm which is when it opened on Sunday. The accommodated our party of 6 with no problem. Our drink order was... More 

3 Thank retiredohardscrabble
Bronxville, New York
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We visit Desperados every time we're in Lake Placid. Very good margaritas and the food is pretty good too. The gas station outside may unfortunately scare some off, but this is a great place for a casual dinner.

2 Thank MrsDougherty

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
15:00 - 20:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2090 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1143
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 518-523-1507

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?