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Chino Bandido

#101 of 2,443 Restaurants in Phoenix
#105 of 2,688 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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 102
    Excellent
  • 69
    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
went because of food network

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
kay0006
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Oswego, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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203 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Guy Fiere review sent us there. If you like loud, aluminum foil, paper plates, tasteless food, go here. If you are on vacation & looking for good food, this is not the place.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I saw this restaurant on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. The food was a bit disappointing, but it's worth trying at least once. It's an interesting twist of Asians meets Mexican. The service is friendly Andy they let your tate fore ordering in this quick service format. Overall a good experience, not great though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A pit crowded for a "point, point" style restaurant, but so good. If you go with more than 2 people have one of your party grab a table while the others order, You fill out your own order slip. And don't forget you can sample the entrees before you order them

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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, 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?