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Bandanas Mexican Grille

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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: Lunch, Quick Bites, Dinner, 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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  • 147
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  • 93
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great mexican food

I was very surprised how good the food was. From the outside it looks like a dump. The staff was friendly. Also the drinks were great!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
KellySuzanne1981
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Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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York, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Everything we had from apps to meal to dessert was incredible! We left so so full but it was well worth it. Went back for lunch the next day. A favorite stop of ours when we are in wildwood.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place is a very overly priced fake mexican food. Had to pay $5.00 for nachos and salsa and no free refills. Waiter was very rude and had greasy hair and body oder. We will never eat here again. Not to mention we all got sick from the food.

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Brick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon this restaurant walking back to our car after a long day at the beach. I had the chicken enchiladas and my wife had a chicken salad. Food was very fresh and tasty. Homemade Salsa was also great. Ice cream counter looked awesome but we were too stuffed for dessert. We will definitely be back!

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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere and the service was outstanding! The staff really go out of their way to make sure you have a great meal.

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Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I was very surprised how good the food was. From the outside it looks like a dump. The staff was friendly. Also the drinks were great!

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Awesome Mexican food. Kids love the ice cream.good location. Unfortunately fortunately long wait for table so we got take out this last trip

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Food was very good, especially the chicken enchiladas. We had a wait to get in, it is very busy, but worth it. Very good wait service. Try the ice cream, it is delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We stopped here tonight for dinner and we were impressed. Small place and very busy!!! Authentic, not so much but the food was very good. My husband got the Steak and Avacado salad which he loved. I got the Chimi Cerdo, pork chimichangas. They were extremely greasy 😒. No alcohol is served on the premises and they don't offer BYOB.... More 

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Maple sHADE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Gourmet dishes that are moderately priced with a flair for Mexican nouveau. Danielle was an attentive and pleasant server and they have RC cola on tap!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

we had take out..the food itself was average, nothing to write home about..i could have gone to chiptole and gotten a better taco for 7 dollars less..they are completely over-priced...their nachos didnt even have olives or tomatoes on it, explain that one...the tacos were decent, nothing crazy and not smething i would order again...their ice cream, for a kids cup... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?