One thing is for sure when it comes to what's being called the best Mexican Restaurant in Idaho, and that is the restaurant will only do what they feel is best for the environment. They only serve sustainable fish, regionally sourced beef, local pork, cheese from Jerome, and natural meat products.

Sam M./Yelp
Sam M./Yelp

They also use non-hydrogenated oil for frying and cooking, which means no trans fats. They also use all "green" cleaning supplies and unbleached 100% consumer-recycled paper. This small-town Mexican Restaurant is doing its part to make a big impact on our planet.

"Fish Tacos were amazing! This restaurant's quality of food is excellent! Everything was daily fresh and tasty! I recommend this restaurant for lunch or dinner! Quality, Friendly and Fun! Enjoy!"

When you think of a Mexican restaurant, it's hard to associate that with healthy food, but at Despo's, you'll get precisely that, healthier Mexican food. They've also received a certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor for years.

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Despo's Mexican Restaurant in Ketchum, you'll get freshly made salsa, pice de gallo, and guacamole. Make sure you don't fill up on the chips & salsa because it sounds like you'll want to make sure you have the fish tacos, according to this review on Yelp.

The next time you head to Ketchum, Idaho, make sure that you add Despo's Mexican With Altitude to your list of places to eat. They've been part of that community since 1983 and now have a new covered & heated patio for those chilly evenings. It's so good that named it the best mexican restaurant in Idaho.

Despo's Mexican Restaurant

211 4th Street East, Ketchum, Idaho 83340
Monday - Saturday from 11:30 to until Close
Closed Sundays

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