We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


2090 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1143
+1 518-523-1507
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible18%
Travellers talk about
“chimichanga” (18 reviews)
“crab” (3 reviews)
“nachos” (6 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2090 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1143
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (216)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 215 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I like Mexican food, my wife not so much, but she found some things she liked as well as I did. A few choices for "Gringos", but not a lot. Food tasted great, and excellent service.

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awful food, shouldn't call themselves a Mexican restaurant!! Stale chips!! When they say vegetables they mean only spinach!! Tasted awful too! Would not recommend to anyone ever!! Please avoid wasting money!!!

Thank Yagnesh S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is based on prior owners which provided economical food which was excellent. Many of the recipes are the same but no where near the quality. Ingredients appear to be missing and meals slapped together. Price does not warrant the quality. Save your money.

Thank garyfrase
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Casa Ropa was excellent with red and green sauce. Cadillac Margarita was really strong until I added the salt to each swallow. Chips and guac were fabulous. Saw owner running around helping and when he spilled salsa, he cleaned it up himself. Bobby, our waiter,...More

Thank Leigh F
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We love coming here! Best Mexican locally, hands down. The drinks are the best, and the bartender Mike is such a pleasure. Don't let any negative reviews fool you, this is an excellent place. You will not be disappointed!

1  Thank OwlyHoot92
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Visited Mexiquinn's yesterday with family. What an unexpected surprise!! We have been going to Lake Placid for years and have never stopped at this restaurant. Now we know what we have been missing! We all ordered different items and everything was perfect. I would highly...More

1  Thank happycamper2054
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

In town about 730 on a Thursday evening and this place was across street from hotel. Super chicken and pork enchiladas. Free chips with both red and green sauces. Great friendly service w the right pricing and many options

1  Thank JohnS1026
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I went with a group of friends on a recent ski vacation to Lake Placid. This restaurant was a childhood favorite of one of my friends who grew up in the area. Even though the restaurant is attached to a gas station, don't let that...More

1  Thank Shaun M
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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

1  Thank john s
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Jennifer P
Nearby Restaurants
Dancing Bears Restaurant
854 reviews
1.14 km away
Caffe Rustica
382 reviews
.93 km away
Redneck Bistro, BBQ & Grill
87 reviews
.78 km away
Back Alley Bistro
74 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Saratoga Olive Oil
66 reviews
1.23 km away
Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails
68 reviews
1.08 km away
St. Eustace Episcopal Church
34 reviews
1.16 km away
ADK Outlet
12 reviews
1.22 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Desperados staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing