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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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great, authentic Mexican food made by Mexicans who know what they're doing! Great food, great portions, if you like real Mexican food, you'll like it. Prepare to wait in line or call ahead. The ceviche or the fish tacos are my personal favorite.

Thank Shannon M
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went there and ordered a chicken burrito (which was really good) My girlfriend got a chorizo breakfast burrito, which was not so good. There was no potatoes, it was filled with sour cream, and liquids were pouring out of it. It became a water logged flavorless mess within 2 minutes :( Be aware of there there not so authentic... More 

Thank Sunny D
Sandpoint, Idaho
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun atmosphere and good fun at the right price! Staff is always friendly and welcoming when you come in, fast service. Small seating area, but they have great outdoor tables to enjoy in good weather. My favorite Mexican in town. Nice variety of portion sizes and something for everyone on the menu. They have vegetarian and gluten free options as... More 

Thank srenee87
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 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 12 April 2017

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

Thank J2687LQlindal
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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 10 April 2017

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 907Wanderer
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 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 22 March 2017 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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?