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Chino Bandido

#102 of 2,446 Restaurants in Phoenix
#107 of 2,699 Places to Eat in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
Deer Valley
Mexican, Chinese
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15414 N 19TH Ave Ste K, Mkjii, Phoenix, AZ 85023-4300
(602) 375-3639
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 103
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Unique and different place to eat

I've been going to this place since I saw they were on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives on the food network. I love the different types of mix matching of food you can get here. It's not for everyone but if you are looking for a mixture of Jamaican, Mexican and Asian, this place will satisfy all of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
DougJ602
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Glendale, Arizona
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Glendale, Arizona
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I've been going to this place since I saw they were on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives on the food network. I love the different types of mix matching of food you can get here. It's not for everyone but if you are looking for a mixture of Jamaican, Mexican and Asian, this place will satisfy all of those flavors.

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Austin, Texas
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A Chinese-Mexican hole in the wall? Nahh... but yes. This very, very casual little restaurant has achieved national notice from numerous chefs who bumble through the door--and for good reason. The food is excellent, and quite inexpensive. You can get a monster Rice bowl (14 varieties) for $6.30. You can switch cuisine and order quesadillas, burritos, rice and beans as... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had heard of this place a few times and finally went and we fell in love immediately! The food has a different flavor and mix that you can't find anywhere... Plus you get a delicious cookie! What is not to love about this place. No frills, good for take out... Prices are very reasonable! Our kids love it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I grew up in Phoenix eating Chino's all the time. Still, everytime I go back, this is the only restaurant I absolutely HAVE to have. Chinese-Mexican food sounds crazy, but the way they fuse flavors together is incredible. Plus their cookies are fantastic. If you can get a volcano cookie on the weekend, they're made with real Belgian chocolate. If... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Been eating here for nearly two decades. Jade red chicken, pork fried rice, and refried beans...thats my favorite! Snickerdoodles are amazing, pillowey and delicious! Staff is always efficient and friendly. Very casual.

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Oswego, Illinois
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

great food..but...kind of a dive..staff is great, food was good, but felt dirty..sticky tables, yucky ceiling..

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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Best food I have ever had, amazing combination of flavors. You will never taste anything like it in the world. I would love for this place to franchise....it would make millions and everyone would have a chance to taste this food. Such a shame Phoenicians are the only ones who can have it.

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Houston,TX
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

On my first visit to Phoenix a friend that used to live there told me that I HAD to stop in to Chino Bandido. I have to say that when my husband and I pulled into the parking lot we were a bit skeptical (okay, a lot). But the place was packed on a Saturday night! The one thing that... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Might not look like much on the outside, but just as the name implies, you can get a combo of Jade Chicken with a Green Chili Burrito, or even add a Jamaican twist with Jerk Chicken. Not sure, they'll over you samples. Want your Chinese in a burrito wrap, not a problem. DO NOT SKIP THE SNICKERDOODLE COOKIES! As good... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great food, great prices! Please note that this is a place for FOOD, not atmosphere. Lots of people do take out here (as I do on my way home from work). The combinations of Chinese, Mexican, and even a little Jamacian (I love their spicy Jerk Chicken) are endless. While I would not call the food "traditional authentic", the uniqueness... More 

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Additional Information about Chino Bandido

Address: 15414 N 19TH Ave Ste K, Mkjii, Phoenix, AZ 85023-4300
Phone Number: (602) 375-3639
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Deer Valley
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican, Chinese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15414 N 19TH Ave Ste K, Mkjii, Phoenix, AZ 85023-4300
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Deer Valley
  • Neighborhood: Deer Valley
  • Phone Number: (602) 375-3639

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?