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“Kind of a Gringo Place, but Excellent!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bandido's De Zihua

Bandido's De Zihua
Calle 5 de mayo, 8, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
01 755 55 3 8072
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Ranked #41 of 244 Restaurants in Zihuatanejo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Steakhouse, Chowder, Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Kansas City, Missouri
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
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“Kind of a Gringo Place, but Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Amazing food. The salsa fresca (made table side) was phenom. We tried two mochajetes (chicken and seafood). They are worth a special trip! (Vegetables, cheese, meat baked in a stone crock and served with tortillas.) Best place in town to get good tequila. Good margarita selection. (Try the tamerine!)

They always have American sporting events on the TVs. Lively crowd and live entertainment on the nights you would expect it.

Here's a tip: Don't sit near the outside of the restaurant so the vendors walking past don't bother you. They don't come inside the restaurant but will solicit you if you are sitting at a table near the exterior.

Visited November 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very tasty, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

Get one of the molcajetes! They are delicious and huge. I got Tampiquena style steak and it was very tasty. The table-side salsa is a bit of a treat. A great experience overall.

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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Great salsa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

After a hot day of shopping for silver at albertos, by the way albertos is at every silver store, but the real Alberto is a silver designer artist and he will make whatever you want and you can pick it up the next day. Awesome! Anyway, when you are hot and tired in z go to bandidos outside restaurant and bar. Food good. I have never seen the waitress make your salsa the way you like it at the table. I have seen this with guacamole. This freshly made salsa is the bomb. Iced cold pacifico I am happy add a little coconut shrimp or fish tacos, it's a good day.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota, Florida
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163 reviews 163 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Good food with life music and salsa dancing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Wonderful place if you want a romantic dinner with salsa music, good atmoshpere. A lot of young people, nice place for hanging out with friends or so.

Visited July 2012
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Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Vibrant sports bar with live music & dancing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Fun place to spend the evening. Good food. They prepare zesty salsa tableside. Interesting menu including many Mexican favorites but also salads & speciality items. The waitstaff are fun to be around. All the sports channels available. Late night live music & salsa dancing. Good value for money

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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