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Joel's Mexican Food

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229 Church St, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1342
+1 208-265-8991
07:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had heard that is little place had some great Mexican food. Had friends visiting from Seattle and thought it would be fun to take a ride to Sandpoint and try Joel's. Was very pleased. Was not disappointed. Food was excellent and prices very fair. I will go back again. .

Thank gailh522
Sandpoint, Idaho
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Joels is an excellent Mexican restaurant. Service is also great! Joels is a favorite for many locals in Sandpoint.

Thank J2687LQlindal
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Literally. Their jalapeño poppers have ruined all of earths other jalapeño poppers for this mouth of mine. The soft tacos were amazing too! Already trying to come up with another road trip to go back for more.

Thank Jenni M
Sandpoint, Idaho
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly, and conveniently located on a side street in Sandpoint. The food is fast and absolutely delicious! The most authentic Mexican fare in the area.

Thank DesignerDebbieA
Wasilla, Alaska
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely delicious affordable authentic food served up fast by very friendly staff. Best lunch in town! Chips seem homemade, delicious salsa and guac. The manager was kind enough to sit down and chat with us for a while about the community.

Thank 907Chad
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been enjoying Joel's food for decades!! The fish tacos at this quaint little restaurant are the best you will ever eat! Everything I've ever tried from this authentic Mexican restaurant has been terrific. But the fish tacos will always be a favorite. The food is fresh. The employees are cool. And has a very good vibe.

Thank Tiffany D
Hope, Idaho
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Blackened Chicken Burrito and it was superb. Always great food and outstanding service. A "must visit" when in Sandpoint.

Thank Sandy and Tim R
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Returned to Joel's today, as I do each time I'm in Sandpoint. The servers all know the customers - a very friendly place! The ingredients are fresh and the entrees a delight. Mexican Eggs Benedict today - outstanding!

Thank Steven A
Sandpoint, Idaho
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Family owned and operated, Joel's is a Sandpoint institution for lunch (no dinner as they close at 4 pm). Great casual "street style" San Diego tacos, burritos, etc. plenty of choices for vegetarians - try the yummy little potato tacos. The swai fish tacos are delicious. Truly, everything is good!!

Thank Kathleen M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I have been enjoying Joel's fresh fish tacos for years! I have traveled many places and sampled many a fish taco, but absolutely NOTHING compares to the goodness of Joel's.

Thank 7Bgal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 Church St, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1342
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Sandpoint
  • Phone Number: +1 208-265-8991

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