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El Bandido

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27 South Central Avenue, Spring Valley, NY
(845) 425-6622‎
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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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
Delicious Authentic Food

I live close to this location and have been there on several occasions.My brother in law loves Mexican food and when he comes to visit he always wants to go there.Its been at that location fore years

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Roxanne W
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Spring Valley, New York, United States
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Montvale, New Jersey
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Now I know why we have not gone to El Bandido in quite some time. Ridiculously overpriced for a local Rockland County restaurant. $30 for a shrimp dish, really?Incredibly loud and overbearing noise levels with their band jamming Happy Birthday To You in your ears 5 times in the course of an hour. There are way better Mexican restaurants around... More 

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Spring Valley, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I live close to this location and have been there on several occasions.My brother in law loves Mexican food and when he comes to visit he always wants to go there.Its been at that location fore years

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Bronx
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Food is delicious. Staff are friendly and pleasant...great Mariachi Band! Family-friendly and happy environment.

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Suffern
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We live close by and eat here quite often. The service is excellent and the food is really good. The place is small so if going with a large party try to make reservations. As far as I know they don't take them for a small group. Call to inquire. We are anywhere from 6 to 8 people when we... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I have had one of the best authentic mexican meals ever in this restaurant.They also serve these small starters between the main course and the starters and a complimentary dessert as well. The ambience is very mexican, the cutlery and decor very good...The only thing lacking in this place was the person waiting on the table appeared as if he... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

I have traveled to Mexico many times and real Mexican food is not expensive . I felt like everything was smothered in cheese and salt. A shot of tequila was $18 bucks are you kidding !!! We will not be back !!

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Bergen Co., New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Went to this Spring Valley mainstay in a group of 9 ranging in age from 7 to 74 on the recommendation of my brother-in-law. This venerable spot has a long history and I was very curious about what I would find and, unfortunately, I was ultimately disappointed. To start with, my wife made a reservation over the phone for 9... More 

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Nanuet, New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We try not to spend much time in Spring Valley, especially the area right around this place, but friends told us to try it. It's not a very big place, so the tables fill up fast. We've always gone on the earlier side of dinner and not had to wait. They bring chips and salsa as soon as you sit.... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

like Chinese food,the food you will get in so called Mexican restaurants,including this one bears no resemblence to anything eaten in that country. mexican cuisine is a world class cuisine with many regional variations,none of which you will eat here,made with ingredients never found in Mexico. if you are a fan of tasteless dishes smothered in sour cream and cheddar... More 

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South Jersey,
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Terrible lunch service. 1 server for at least 8 tables. Worst of all was when my business partner who really enjoyed the salsa asked for a to go container. Was told by server No, "they need this in back". Are they serious ? Do they recycle the Salsa ? Never again

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 South Central Avenue, Spring Valley, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Spring Valley
  • Phone Number: (845) 425-6622‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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