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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.
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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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Business Details on Bandido's Mexican Cafe

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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