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Desperado's

406 Washington Ave N, Ketchum, ID 83340
+1 208-726-3068
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (13 reviews)
“burrito” (18 reviews)
“tacos” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
406 Washington Ave N, Ketchum, ID 83340
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1 - 10 of 178 reviews

Reviewed 31 October 2017

Stop by Halloween night. The restaurant had 4 tables, so not real busy considering it was a Halloween we were excited they were open. Our server Krissy was right over, got us drinks, chips and guacamole. The chips, salsa, and guacamole was excellent. Some of...More

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

The owner makes sure that the food quality is very good. The guacamole and salsa are amazing . Little more pricy than Mexican alternatives in town.

Thank Karin R
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

We sure appreciate your review - thank you! Can't wait to serve you again and again!

Reviewed 2 October 2017

Despos has been around for awhile - a sign that it's a good deal, and provides good food in a VERY competitive restaurant scene. Always a pleasure to nibble a few chips w/ a frio cerveza while they get our dinners together.

Thank Dave P
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you!! Always a pleasure to serve you and can't wait to see you again!

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We, long time locals, ate there a few nights back. The wait at 4:45 was about 15 minutes. We knew what we wanted and the dinner for four came quickly even with some special requests. We walked to the Magic Lantern and made 7PM movie...More

Thank GAH2343
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Muchas Gracias! We sure appreciate your great and detailed review, and always look forward to serving you!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Haven't been here for ages, and what a treat. I had the pork taco, flavorful, lots of pork and served with wonderful beans and rice. The wait staff is always so nice, and a great place to take the kids.

Thank charley48
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you very much! I am so happy you took time to write a wonderful review and we look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

This little restaurant has real good food and large quantities. Great Margs and lovely, sweet waitresses. The atmosphere is pretty plain but the service is excellent.

Thank Pamela V
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We can't wait to serve you again next time you are in town.

Reviewed 29 June 2017

They have a good margarita. That is the best compliment I could giver for our last visit. The carnitas were very dry and the service was quick but not that friendly. Food wasn't as good as in the past. Very popular place though probably because...More

Thank Janis I
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you for taking time to review. I am sorry your experience wasn't up to standard! I wish I could have talked with you and made it right. We look forward to serving you a better all around experience the next time you are in.

Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

RESTAURANT: B Food quality B Value A Ambiance A Location A People A Staff A Service A Scene A Decor CLEAN OR DIRTY: A Utensils B Table B Glassware B Bathrooms

Thank james90211
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

thank you for a great review. We sure appreciate it and look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Despo's is a locals favorite. It's no surprise that it's been around for 30+ years. The Salsas and guacamole are all made fresh daily from scratch. The owner, Jim Funk, is a real foodie and therefore has a very high standard for the quality of...More

Thank Trini Wysong P
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

What a great review - we are forever grateful. Thank you so very much!

Reviewed 30 March 2017

I go there for the KMT salad. It is really good and you can top it with, chicken, shrimp, maui maui, or steak. I love the margaritas, very tasty and low alcohol.

Thank Bill S
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you!! We really appreciate your review and look forward to serving you again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 406 Washington Ave N, Ketchum, ID 83340
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Ketchum
  • Phone Number: +1 208-726-3068
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Description
Voted "Valleys Best Mexican" again in 2013! "We create authentic, delicious Mexican dishes that respect your desires for a healthy meal without compromising flavor. Offering fresh ingredients (locally sourced when available), high quality, regionally sourced meats, daily specials, vegetarian selections, and 3 kinds of salsa made daily. We use non-hydrogenated oil with a dedicated chip fryer. Owner/Manager Jim Funk started Despo's in 1983. Specials every day, Wednesdays you can count on Texas Tacos. Celebrate Meatless Margarita Monday every week with 20% off all Veggie menu items and 20% off Margaritas!
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