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Bandanas Mexican Grille

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Mexican, Ice Cream
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5607 Atlantic Ave., located six blocks south of Rio Grande Avenue at Atlantic and Buttercup, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
+1 609-522-5735
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Quick Bites, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Celebrating 30 years in 2015, Bandanas is a family run, seasonal...
Celebrating 30 years in 2015, Bandanas is a family run, seasonal restaurant in Wildwood Crest. At Bandanas, we live the motto "Love People, Cook Them Tasty Food". We believe that there's a kindness in cooking that sets something good in motion, and we want to share it with you. Everyday we make all of our marinades, sauces and salsas from scratch, with fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices. We seek out high quality meats, fresh-caught local fish, aged natural cheeses,and the season's best Jersey produce. Emphasis is on a lighter, healthier approach to cooking and our menu items are prepared to order. Although we have no liquor license, you may 'bring your own" or try one of our non-alcoholic beers or margaritas to complement your dining. Make sure to save a little rooom for your sweet tooth, and indulge in one of our amazing original ice cream creations. They're sure to bring a smile to your face and make your tastebuds dance! Relax and Enjoy! Open Weekends through June 11, 2015 and then daily beginning Friday, June 12, serving lunch, dinner and dessert. Be sure to check out our Build Your Own Burrito Bar available in season daily til 3 pm. Adios for now!
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best food in WildWood

This is one of the best kept secrets in WildWood. Fresh Mexican food with a twist. Also offers home made icecream and is very kid friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Shannon B
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is one of the best kept secrets in WildWood. Fresh Mexican food with a twist. Also offers home made icecream and is very kid friendly.

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This was by far the worst meal I have had in Wildwood. After waiting almost an hour to be seated- we did have a group of 10- but we offered to split up into 5 and 5, 4 and 6, whatever would work for them. But we had to wait for the table of 10. After being seated, we sat... More 

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bandanas, Owner at Bandanas Mexican Grille, responded to this review

As we at Bandanas prepare to open for our 30th season on May 15, it is so disheartening to receive this review of a dining experience from almost a year ago. It is our misson to serve our guests tasty food with great service in an appealing environment. I invite all future guests to expect this kind of experience at... More 

Bloomfield, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

If u want great mexican food i highly recommend this place.. and if u r looking for some great icecream and toppings you are in great hands here... great selections staff friendly and place is very clean.. i will always stop by bandanas when im in wildwood.

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Wildwood, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Although I am not a fan of Mexican food, the food at Bandanas is really good. It is a very enjoyable place to eat. It is very popular in Wildwood so I suggest you go for an early meal or just stop by on your evening walk and get a delicious ice cream treat.

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Clementon, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The food was authentic. My daughter loved the fish tacos...very fresh! This place also had excellent ice cream! Try the peanut butter, it's to die for:). And the prices were very reasonable!

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My husband and I were looking for a restaurant that was in walking distance from the condo we rent during the summer. We went for a walk and found Bandanas. We returned that night with friends and enjoyed an excellent meal at this BYOB. Service was quick and very pleasant. Prices were very reasonable.

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Albany, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Don't eat here if you are celiac. They are not aware of the dangers of cross contamination. They served my daughter's gluten free salad in a taco shell with wheat. They suggested that I just remove the salad from the shell. They also fry their chips with other items that contain gluten but don't disclose that. They are overpriced and... More 

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bandanas, Owner at Bandanas Mexican Grille, responded to this review

Just for the record, this woman ordered takeout, and yes, ordered from the gluten-free menu (which states "may not be suitable for celiac"), but never once mentioned that her daughter suffered from celiac disease until she called back later. Like people with peanut or other severe allergies, we ask dining guests to be forthcoming with their requests, limitations, restrictions. Some... More 

Jersey City, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The food is always very good, fresh and plentiful. You may have a wait but they have call ahead seating where they put your name on the list 15 minutes before you plan to arrive. We go to Bandanas every time we visit Wildwood. It is one of our favorites.

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BELOIT
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My husband and I went here for dinner. No alcohol served at this restaurant which was fine but their ice tea was awful! Yuk! We got appetizer awful! We ordered dinner! Awful! Price was so over priced for mexican food! Awful! Don't waste your time or money going here!

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bandanas, Owner at Bandanas Mexican Grille, responded to this review

This review leaves our staff dismayed and bewildered. At Bandanas we strive to maintain the highest standards of guest satisfaction. Although we have no idea what it was about your dining experience that you disliked, (except the iced tea), we wish we would have had the opportunity to serve you better. Our knowledgeable staff can answer questions about ingredients and... More 

Denville, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Have been going there for years and every time we go to Wildwood we go to Bandanas once for dinner. they have a nice varied dinner. Lots to chose from. Also their ice cream is the best around!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5607 Atlantic Ave., located six blocks south of Rio Grande Avenue at Atlantic and Buttercup, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Wildwood Crest
  • Phone Number: +1 609-522-5735

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 21
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

Description

Celebrating 30 years in 2015, Bandanas is a family run, seasonal restaurant in Wildwood Crest. At Bandanas, we live the motto "Love People, Cook Them Tasty Food". We believe that there's a kindness in cooking that sets something good in motion, and we want to share it with you. Everyday we make all of our marinades, sauces and salsas from scratch, with fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices. We seek out high quality meats, fresh-caught local fish, aged natural cheeses,and the season's best Jersey produce. Emphasis is on a lighter, healthier approach to cooking and our menu items are prepared to order. Although we have no liquor license, you may 'bring your own" or try one of our non-alcoholic beers or margaritas to complement your dining. Make sure to save a little rooom for your sweet tooth, and indulge in one of our amazing original ice cream creations. They're sure to bring a smile to your face and make your tastebuds dance! Relax and Enjoy! Open Weekends through June 11, 2015 and then daily beginning Friday, June 12, serving lunch, dinner and dessert. Be sure to check out our Build Your Own Burrito Bar available in season daily til 3 pm. Adios for now!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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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?