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2090 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1143
+1 518-523-1507
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Today
11:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
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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Georgetown, Maine
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a relaxed restaurant with great Mexican food and margaritas. It is reasonably priced. We always eat here when in Lake Placid

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1 Thank john s
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love despos! Never have a bad experience there, and owner is awesome. Fast service, full bar. My favorite is the tostada.

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1 Thank Jennifer P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is no where near the quality of nice Mexican restaurants. No Mexican music playing. No one even says hola. Over priced. Food is tasteless. Place was empty during lunch, should of left right away. Never coming back again.

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1 Thank Yakov B
Wantagh, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good quality and tasty Mexican fare just a short walk from the Inn. The staff was super friendly and accommodating...I'll be back !!

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1 Thank ram9572017
Tupper Lake, New York
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

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

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1 Thank rgPro
Lake Placid, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

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!!!

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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 18 January 2017 via mobile

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

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1 Thank Anna F
Darien, Connecticut
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91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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 

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2 Thank 5headedmonster
Newton Falls, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

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2 Thank Samantha H
Manhattan
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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 20:00
Monday
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
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?