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2090 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1143
+1 518-523-1507
11:30 - 21:30
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 recommend stopping in for food and drinks. Service was excellent too.

1 Thank happycamper2054
Cold Brook, New York
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101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 fool you. The food is authentic and delicious. But the margaritas are even better! I... More 

1 Thank Shaun M
Georgetown, Maine
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017 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.

1 Thank Yakov B
Wantagh, New York
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

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

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

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

1 Thank rgPro
Lake Placid, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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!!!

1 Thank Jimbo4th

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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?