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Bandido's Mexican Cafe

4711 Hope Valley Rd., Durham, NC 27707
Bandido's Mexican Cafe Mojo 3/ 5 http://www.mojopages.com/biz/durham-nc-bandido-s-mexican-cafe-6004775
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Bandido's Mexican Cafe is located in Durham. They can be contacted by calling (919) 403-6285 or going to their website . Services offered include: Restaurants. Methods of payment include Debit, American Express, Discover, Visa. Bandido's Mexican Cafe has a total of 13 reviews, 10 positive reviews and 2 negative reviews.
Menu:
  • 3 Tortillas
  • Chimichanga
  • Confetti Chicken
  • Tres Taquitos
  • Pollo Acapulco
  • Carne Asada
  • Enchiladas En Mole
  • Pollo En Mole
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato and Guacamole
  • Tomato and Sour Cream
  • Chile Poblano
  • Queso Dip
  • Spinach Dip
  • Pollo Acapulaco Taco Salad
  • Chicken Fajita Taco Salad
  • Taco Salad
  • Guacamole Salad
  • House Salad
  • Spinach Burrito
  • San Antonio Burrito.
  • San Antonio Burrito
  • El Scorcho Burrito
  • Green Burritos
  • Burrito Supreme
  • Shrimp Fajitas
  • Texas Fajitas
  • Fajitas for Two (Enough to Share)
  • Black Bean Skillet Dip
  • Armadillo Eggs
  • Taco Dip
  • Great Guacamole
  • Black Bean Rolls
  • Appetizer Sampler
  • Two Crisp Tacos and Two Sides
  • One Crisp Taco
  • Enchilada and Two Sides
  • One Burrito and One Side
  • One Enchilada
  • Pork Tamale
  • Enchilada and One Side
  • Traditional Fajitas.
  • Traditional Fajitas
  • The Works (Serves Two0
  • Mexican Fiesta for Two
  • Hambre Grande
  • Tostada
  • Two Burritos and Two Sides
  • Three Enchiladas and Two Sides
  • Crisp Taco
  • Enchilada
  • Burrito and One Side
  • One Burrito
  • One Tostada and Two Sides
  • One Poblano and One Side
  • One Tamale and Two Sides
  • Choice of Beans
  • Cheese.
  • Cheese-Stuffed with 1 Filling
  • Cheese
  • Quesadilla Rios
  • Shrimp Quesadilla
  • Chicken Fajita Quesadilla
  • Stuffed Quesadilla.
  • Stuffed Quesadilla
  • Classic Cheese Quesadilla
  • Black Bean and Rice Burrito Especial
  • Black Bean and Rice Burrito
  • Black Bean Quesadilla
  • Senora Enchiladas
  • Shrimp Enchiladas
  • El Favorito
  • Enchilada Sampler
  • Nada Mas Queso
  • Chile Poblano.
  • One Taquito
  • One Burrito and Two Sides
  • One Chile Poblano and One Side
  • Two Crisp Tacos
  • Two Enchiladas
  • and Two Sides
  • Spanish Rice
  • Refried Beans
  • Black Beans
  • Frijoles Charros
Products and Services:
  • #1 Two Crisp Tacos & Two Sides
  • #10 One Crisp Taco, One Burrito, One Tostada & Two Sides
  • #11 One Crisp Taco, One Enchilada, One Poblano & One Side
  • #12 One Burrito, One Enchilada, One Pork Tamale & Two Sides
  • #13 One Taquito, One Enchilada, One Burrito & Two Sides
  • #13 One Taquito. One Enchilada, One Burrito & Two Sides
  • #14 One Burrito, One Enchilada, One Poblano & One Side
  • #15 Two Crisp Tacos, Two Enchiladas, & Two Sides
  • #2 One Crisp Taco, Enchilada & Two Sides
  • #3 One Crisp Taco, One Burrito & One Side
  • #4 One Enchilada, One Burrito & One Side
  • #5 One Crisp Taco, Pork Tamale, Enchilada & One Side
  • #6 One Crisp Taco, Tostada, Enchilada & One Side
  • #7 Two Burritos & Two Sides
  • #8 Three Enchiladas & Two Sides
  • #9 Crisp Taco, Enchilada, Burrito & One Side
  • 2 P
  • 2 Poblanos
  • A LA Carte
  • A Large Plate Consisting of 2 Chicken Taquitos Topped With Guacamole, 2 Ground Beef Tacos, 2 Slices of Cheese Quesadilla Topped With Sour Cream, Spanish Rice and Refried Beans. Includes A Regular Fried Ice Cream.
  • A Regular Fried Ice Cream.
  • Appetizer Sampler
  • Appetizers
  • Armadillo Eggs
  • Bandidos Burritos
  • Bandidos Favorites
  • Bandidos Sizzling Fajitas
  • Beans
  • Beans (Pint)
  • Beef
  • Big Combos
  • Black Bean & Rice Burrito
  • Black Bean & Rice Burrito Especial
  • Black Bean Quesadilla
  • Black Bean Rollos
  • Black Bean Skillet Dip
  • Bull City Chili Challenge 2005
  • Burrito Rico
  • Burrito Supreme
  • Burrito, 2 Crisp Ground Beef
  • Burritos
  • Carne Asada
  • Catering
  • Cheese
  • Cheese Nachos
  • Chicken
  • Chicken Fajita Quesadilla
  • Chicken Fajita Quesadilla 1
  • Chicken Fajita Taco Salad
  • Chicken Taquito With Guacamole
  • Chicken Taquitos Topped With
  • Chile Poblano
  • Chile Poblano, Chicken Taquito, Tostaguac, Shredded Beef Enchilada, Shredded Beef Burrito, 2 Crisp Ground Beef Tacos, Spanish Rice and Refried Beans. Includes A Free Regular Fried Ice Cream.
  • Chile Poblano, Pork Tamale, Chicken Taquito With Guacamole, Green Burrito With Shredded Beef, Spanish Rice and Refried Beans. Includes A Free Regular Fried Ice Cream.
  • Chile Poblano, Pork Tamale.
  • Chimichanga
  • Chips
  • Chips & Dip
  • Chips (Pound)
  • Choice of Beans:
  • Classic Cheese Quesadilla
  • Combination Dinners
  • Confetti Chicken
  • Cream, Spanish Rice And
  • Desserts
  • Dip
  • El Favorito
  • El Scorcho Burrito
  • Enchilada Sampler
  • Enchilada, Shredded Beef
  • Enchiladas
  • Enchiladas En Mole
  • Especial Black Bean Quesadilla
  • Fajitas
  • Fajitas for Two
  • Filled With Steak & Chicken
  • Free Regular Fried Ice Cream.
  • FRIED ICE CREAM
  • Fruit Flautas
  • Fruits
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Full Service Catering
  • Gourmet
  • Gourmet Quesadillas
  • Great Guacamole
  • Green Burrito With Shredded Beet,
  • Green Burritos
  • Guacamole (Pint)
  • Guacamole Salad
  • Guacamole, 2 Ground Beef
  • Hambre Grande
  • Home Style
  • House Salad
  • Ice Cream
  • Ice Cream.
  • L-1 Racey Rodrigues
  • L-10 Lunch Fajitas
  • L-11 the Vegetarian
  • L-12 Spinach Burrito
  • L-13 Cheese Quesadilla Lunch
  • L-14 Spinach Quesadilla
  • L- 2 Two Crisp Tacos, Rice & Beans
  • L-3 Taco, Burrito & Enchilada
  • L-4 Burrito Deluxe
  • L-5 Burrito, Rice & Beans
  • L- 6 Two Enchiladas, Rice & Beans
  • L-7 Lunch Quesadillas
  • L-8 Two Taquitos, Rice & Beans
  • L-9 Taco Salad
  • Large
  • Loaded Chicken Fajita Nachos
  • Loaded Nachos
  • Lunch
  • Lunch Specials
  • Mexican
  • Mexican Fiesta
  • Nachos
  • Nada MAS Queso
  • On the Lighter Side
  • Oreo Fried Ice Cream
  • Polio Acapulco Taco Salad
  • Polio En Mole
  • Pollo Acapulco
  • Pollo Acapulco Taco Salad
  • Pollo en Mole
  • Pork
  • Pound & Pint
  • Quesadilla Rios
  • Quesadilla Topped With Sour
  • Queso Dip
  • Refried Beans, Black Beans, Frijoles Charros
  • Retried Beans, Black Beans, Frijoles Charros
  • Rice
  • Salads
  • Salsa (Pint)
  • San Antonio Burrito
  • Shrimp
  • Shrimp Enchiladas
  • Shrimp Fajitas
  • Shrimp Quesadilla
  • Shrimp Quesadilla 1
  • Sonora Enchiladas
  • Sopapilla
  • Spanish Rice (Pint)
  • Spanish Rice and Retried Beans
  • Spinach Burrito
  • Spinach Queso Dip
  • Steak
  • Stuffed Quesadilla
  • Stuffed With 1 Filling
  • Stuffed With Any Two
  • Taco Dip
  • Taco Salad
  • Tacos, 2 Slices of Cheese
  • Tacos, Spanish Rice And
  • Take Home & Enjoy
  • Tamales
  • Texas Fajitas
  • The Works (Serves Two)
  • Tostaguac, Shredded Beef
  • Traditional Fajitas
  • Tres Taquitos
  • Vegetables
  • Vegetarian Lunch Special
  • Vegetarian Lunch Specials
  • With 2 Fillings
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rosemarytoremember

rosemarytoremember

Tuesday, July 21, 2009
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long-time favorite
I've been going to Bandido's for over eighteen years and have spent many birthdays here. The food is absolutely incredible. The salsa is perfectly spicy, the chips salty but delicious, and the service very friendly. They recognize me every time I come in, and even seem to remember friends of mine if I bring them more than once. There are gorgeous murals on the walls and the food comes piping hot. Whenever I want to go out but am not sure what I want, I always go to Bandido's. It's a failsafe.

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Pros: excellent food and salsa
Cons: none!
Recommended: Yes
Citysearch User

Citysearch User

Thursday, June 5, 2008
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Good salsa by sumera h. at InsiderPages
at bandido's. the food is brought quickly. It is a little expensive compared to other Mexican restaurants. However, it tastes great, service is friendly. This is a kid friendly restaurant.

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Recommended: Yes
CaptainTornado

CaptainTornado

Friday, May 23, 2008
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So torn about this review. Read on.
Bandido's has long been one of my favorite Mexican restaurants. While they have a few locations in the area, they are family-owned and not a typical franchise. The menu is different from the standard Las Palmas/ Torero's kind of place. The salsa is excellent though I'd love to see an expansive salsa bar like some others. The San Antonio Burritos, as an example, with choice of steak or chicken, are huge and flavorful. Not crazy about their version of fried ice cream, because they basically take some ice cream and drop some cereal and honey on top. Here's the real problem though. In 2007, health inspectors found a goat being butchered (I don't think it was slaughtered there) in the Woodcroft Shopping Center location by an employee. There was a story run in the Durham Herald-Sun about this and it even made a national news outlet if I recall correctly. At the very least, it was in the Herald-Sun and verified by an employee at the neighboring West 94th St. Pub. Goat is traditional fare in Mexico and it might indeed be very delicious. I've seen foodies rave about goat as an excellent culinary aspect of real Mexican food. But nonetheless, we don't eat it here or expect it to be secretly prepared even for personal use in America in general. My guess is that it was probably nothing more than an employee using the kitchen to prepare the meat for his personal consumption. I doubt it would be served knowingly to customers so that's not an issue. The issue is deception. Health guidelines are in place for a reason. I've been to Bandido's before with high sanitation ratings on display, and had many a great meal there. But I've turned around and gone elsewhere on a couple of occasions when I noticed their sanitation ratings had dropped into Grade B range. When the goat thing made the news and conincided with the Woodcroft location's lower ratings, I decided to take an extended break from them. Everything's probably fine. Just can't get beyond the goat now.

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Pros: Great food and seems fresher and more unique than many area chains.
Cons: THE GOAT!!!!
Recommended: Yes
MichJay1

MichJay1

Saturday, May 3, 2008
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Nice Food at a great price
This restaurant is probably my favorite Mexican restaurant in the area. The atmosphere is casual, the food is tasty, and the prices are affordable. Unlike other reviewers, I actually like the enchiladas much better than those found at other restaurants in the Triangle. This is a great spot for a quick and casual lunch or dinner.

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Pros: Great food, Prices
Cons: The music isn't always spectacular
Recommended: Yes
destruktor

destruktor

Saturday, January 5, 2008
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Yuck
When we ordered queso, the waiter looked at us funny and said, "Oh you mean cheese dip." Any Mexican restaurant that calls queso cheese dip is NOT OK. I'm from Texas people- believe me this is NOT Mexican food. The margaritas also taste like they are made with Gatorade...very nasty. Don't go here.

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Pros: None
Cons: Bad Food, NOT mexican food
Recommended: Yes
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Payment Types:
Debit, American Express, Discover, Visa

Phone Numbers:
Primary Phone: (919) 403-6285

Hours Open
Monday 11:00am to 2:30pm
Monday 5:00pm to 9:30pm
Tuesday 11:00am to 2:30pm
Tuesday 5:00pm to 9:30pm
Wednesday 11:00am to 2:30pm
Wednesday 5:00pm to 9:30pm
Thursday 11:00am to 2:30pm
Thursday 5:00pm to 9:30pm
Friday 11:00am to 2:30pm
Friday 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday 11:00am to 2:30pm
Saturday 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm to 9:00pm