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406 Washington Ave N, Ketchum, ID 83340
+1 208-726-3068
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tortilla soup” (10 reviews)
“burrito” (17 reviews)
“tacos” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
406 Washington Ave N, Ketchum, ID 83340
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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
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
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Casual quick and comfortable in updated digs with killer guacamole and affordable meals with brisk courteous service and a fast kid friendly home made authentic Mexican food that is actually authentic and tasty with huge portions. Family and locals here for value and average ambiance...More

Thank kookoo48
Reviewed 15 March 2017

great mexican food, yummy guacamole, best salsa, fresh local meats, hormone free, good and fast service

Thank Karin R
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to Despo's! Muchas Gracias for an awesome review.

Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Reasonably priced Mexican American food. Margarita was okay too. Friendly staff. We got there at 6 pm on a Friday night. By 7 pm, lots of folks waiting, with basically no place to wait.

Thank Diane S
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this review

Pleased you came to Despo's. Thank you for posting your review and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This has great service, integrity and food. I am almost always in it for the Tortilla Soup or the KMT Salad. Always check the specials. Enchiladas, Tacos are aways super. Good beer list with drafts. Closed on Sundays, low staff turnover as they are paid...More

Thank GAH2343
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this review

We sure appreciate your detailed review- thank you so very much!!

Reviewed 28 January 2017

This place exceeded my expectations for quality and service. The street appeal and ambiance are a little lacking but the food, prices and service make up for this. I had the soft tacos with moist grilled mahi mahi and wild prawns. I appreciate finding wild...More

Thank mary12355
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this review

So happy to exceed your expectations and appreciate your review. Thank you very much!

Reviewed 21 January 2017

For a quick, economical, friendly traditional (North American) Mexican Restaurant, this is your place in Ketchum. The service is friendly and briskly efficient, the food fresh and hot. No haute cuisine here, but no high resort prices, either. A good place for families and friends....More

Thank Kate S
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We can't wait to see and serve you again!!

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We usually have the KT salad- eat in when it's cold or out on their deck and watch the sunlight change on Bald Mountain. In the summer we like to ride the back or path from Hailey, eat our salad, and ride back home before...More

Thank owscanlon
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this review

We are so grateful for your wonderful review and thrilled to serve you always!!!

Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

What's great about Despo's is you can always find something yummy and fresh to eat! I love bringing friends and family here!

Thank Myra F
James F, Owner at Desperado's, responded to this review

Thank you SO MUCH, Myra! We love having you, your family and friends here!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
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!