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.

Joel's Mexican Food

229 Church St, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1342
+1 208-265-8991
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (52 reviews)
“fish tacos” (41 reviews)
Open Now
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
229 Church St, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1342
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (274)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 274 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is always way above par and amazing, full of flavor and well prepared and served pretty. Plus ..huge bonus restroom is spotless. You need to ask for the poppers they are homemade and sometimes they run out. They are not on the menu....More

Thank KnottyMeadows
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have the best shredded beef tacos! I haven’t had tacos like this since leaving SoCal 10 years ago. One really happy camper! And did I mention the fish burrito? Fabuloso baby!

Thank Sechzig
Reviewed April 12, 2018

This is the best place to get lunch. Great Burritos and they will change things up if you need/want it. The Pork Verde is excellent as is the Potato Burrito. Don't forget to get a order of the Jalapeño Poppers!

Thank Lotsodogs
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Super yummy, blackened salmon fish tacos. The staff is very helpful and friendly as well. Wish everyone had great customer service like Joel’s!

Thank Angelique G
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Joel’s is a local favorite. Menu provides a variety of fresh Mex food. Service is quick & prices are great. Portions are generous. I often make 2 meals out of 1 entree. Indoor & outdoor seating available but is limited. Conveniently located. Recommend parking in...More

Thank Siwelmr
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Food has excellent taste. Large portions. As authentic as you can get in the Northwest. Spring and summer you can sit out on the sidewalk. Friendly service and very clean inside.

Thank Shawn M
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

Usually eat here twice a week. I wish I would save money and eat at home, but Joel’s is too quick, too easy and too good to not. I usually stick the the hard shell chicken tacos, but the shrimp tacos are great too. If...More

Thank mst934
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff, easy for a quick lunch right in downtown. Lots of option with lots of flavor. Fantastic Mexican food for solo or family

Thank seadiver01
Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

Joel's is a favorite of mine. I love that the base for sauces in alot of the food is sour cream. The fish taco was delicious !

Thank Cloud S
Reviewed December 20, 2017

I love Joel's because they have delicious vegan options with their own special vegan dressing! My family goes there occasionally, but we are greeted like long-time friends, and they know we are vegan. The staff are really nice with great customer service. Everything I've eaten...More

Thank Jennifer M
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 hotels in Sandpoint
La Quinta Inn Sandpoint
352 reviews
.35 km away
Best Western Edgewater Resort
505 reviews
.39 km away
Quality Inn
92 reviews
.80 km away
Days Inn Sandpoint
515 reviews
3.00 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Panhandle Cone & Coffee
97 reviews
.13 km away
Spuds Waterfront Grill
236 reviews
.16 km away
Thai Nigiri
107 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Sandpoint City Beach
94 reviews
.39 km away
Panida Theatre
35 reviews
.20 km away
Bonner County History Museum
16 reviews
1.35 km away
Lake Pend Oreille Cruises
66 reviews
.40 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Joel's Mexican Food 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
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 Church St, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1342
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Sandpoint
  • Phone Number: +1 208-265-8991
  • E-mail
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