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Chino Bandido

15414 N 19TH Ave Ste K, Mkjii, Phoenix, AZ 85023-4300 (Deer Valley)
(602) 375-3639
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Ranked #126 of 2,563 restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: Deer Valley
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English first
Sebastian, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Sparse dining but five star comfort food from Jamaica, Asia and Mexico. The staff loves first timers and allow you to sample different dishes before you order. Ate there four times in 13 days and saw construction workers, medical workers, suits & ties and everything in between. Great food and staff!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

When I heard of this place I was skeptical. But then I went in and they explained the dishes and gave me samples to taste. And it was bloody great. Kung Pow chicken with jerk rice is a must try. And you get a cookie with each dish. Some sort of Mexican sugar cookie, I wish I could have gotten... More

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Surprise, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Chinese Mexican food? Say what??? Awesome food, funky ordering system, and open seating. My favorite is the Manchaca burrito, Jade Red Chicken Quesadilla with black beans and fried rice. If you can, check out their website before you go, so you can get an idea of the ordering system. You might want to take a pen with you as well... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It's a local joint, it is the best food and consistency very good. I love their jade red chicken and veggie quesadilla. Definitely make this a stop if you are in the area for lunch or dinner!

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East Palo Alto, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Brought my wife & her mom to try this place that I've heard so much about. We each got the combos; most popular is the jerk chicken & jerk fried rice. I also enjoyed the emerald chicken & the black beans. The service is great & the food is so tasty. The concept is a little confusing but if the... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I would have never chosen a place such as this one to have lunch but because I was traveling with family members who love to try different things we ending up here. They allow you to sample before you order. The food is really good, and the portions are more than sufficient. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to family... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This is just the best. Who would think that Chinese, Mexican, and Caribbean fusion would work? The jerk chicken tostados are just wonderful, as I am told are the bean tostadas and the tacos el pastor. I've always loved the chile rellenos (I understand the breading is ground corn flakes), but there's also the jade red chicken and the refried... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I thought the place was a FUSION of Chinese and Mexican cuisine. However, it is a combo plate of both. I had the red jade chicken with fried rice (Chinese) with black beans and cheese quesadilla (Mexican). The chicken was good and the fried rice was okay. I was expecting whole beans instead of smashed. And you can't really mess... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

A special treat is located a bit out of the way on 19th Ave and in a strip mall - Chino Bandido. It was so quirky and good that even Guy Fieri of Food Network fame came out to see the place. They have wonderful offerings (the ones I like best are Jerk Chicken and Jade Chicken) which you can... More

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Yuma, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have visited Chino Bandido several times on business trips and while it isn't elegant, fine dining, I find that I seem to crave it and have to have my fix. The ordering system is unorthodox, but the staff is always ready to help the uninitiated. I typically get the jerk fried rice, the jade red chicken and the jenred... More

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