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Bandanas Mexican Grille

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Mexican, Ice Cream
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5607 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
+1 609-522-5735
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Celebrating 29 years in 2014, Bandanas is a family run, seasonal...
Celebrating 29 years in 2014, Bandanas is a family run, seasonal restaurant in Wildwood Crest. At Bandanas we make all of our marinades, sauces and salsas from scratch daily, and use only the freshest fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices in our homestyle, preservative-free preparations. We seek out high quality meats and aged natural cheeses and buy local produce and fish. 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. Relax and Enjoy! Be sure to leave room for dessert because the Fried Banana Split and Warm, Homemade Brownie Sundae are not to be missed. If you're really stuffed after Indulging in way too much delicious Bandanas Chips and Salsa, pick up a homemade Waffle Cone with your favorite flavor ice cream (2013's hit was Salted Caramel Pretzel), on your way out. Opening for the 2014 season on Friday, May 16. Call for pre season hours. Beginning in mid June we will be open daily for 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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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 111
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2014
584Deb
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Denville, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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216 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wildwood, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Jersey City, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 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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Hawthorne
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I think the lady was the owner, but I am not really sure, however she was rude to my wife as we walked in. The attitude that we got was that we were bothering her. In a good mood we let it slide and she seated us. We ordered our food and instead of a beef dish I received a... More 

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

Oh my.....I hope it wasn't me who gave you a bad first impression of Bandanas! I mostly stay in the back, but every once in a while they let me out into the dining room, and, I must admit, our great hostess staff does a much better job of greeting guests than me! About your food....I assume you told your... More 

Gardners, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Chips and salsa were delicious. We got 2 different soft shell tacos and there was nothing special about them. The meat was drowned by some sort of sauce. Waiter could have been more interested in us than he was. Expect better food and service from a shore/resort restaurant.

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Staten Island
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Although I'm not a huge fan of Mexican food, we tried Bandanas for dinner because they do have a varied menu. I ordered pulled pork sandwich which was very good. The guacamole dip was excellent and everyone was happy with their choices. Of course the ice cream sundaes were awesome and they offer a 'Lite' sundae in a smaller size... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5607 Atlantic Ave., 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 - 19
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Celebrating 29 years in 2014, Bandanas is a family run, seasonal restaurant in Wildwood Crest. At Bandanas we make all of our marinades, sauces and salsas from scratch daily, and use only the freshest fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices in our homestyle, preservative-free preparations. We seek out high quality meats and aged natural cheeses and buy local produce and fish. 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. Relax and Enjoy! Be sure to leave room for dessert because the Fried Banana Split and Warm, Homemade Brownie Sundae are not to be missed. If you're really stuffed after Indulging in way too much delicious Bandanas Chips and Salsa, pick up a homemade Waffle Cone with your favorite flavor ice cream (2013's hit was Salted Caramel Pretzel), on your way out. Opening for the 2014 season on Friday, May 16. Call for pre season hours. Beginning in mid June we will be open daily for 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

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