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“Unique! Chinese, Mexican and Jamaican All in One” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chino Bandido

Chino Bandido
15414 N 19TH Ave Ste K, Mkjii, Phoenix, AZ 85023-4300 (Deer Valley)
(602) 375-3639
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Ranked #123 of 2,565 restaurants in Phoenix
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: Deer Valley
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Unique! Chinese, Mexican and Jamaican All in One”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

If you don't know what the try - stop by the sampler station. They will give you a taste of everything. There is something here for everyone. The Jerk Fried Rice is the best.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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“Good, but not as good as the T.A.' reviews might indicate”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Unbelievably friendly and helpful. Sample station allows you to try anything/everything in advance. Quite busy for lunch. Located in strip mall. A bit of a hole in the wall (apparently was on Triple D back in 2008-9). Food had a "fast food" sense... entree, beans, rice thrown into a round aluminum "take home" style container. Jade Red Chicken was clearly our best choice... pretty much a sweet/sour/slightly spicy chicken. I love spicy food (Thai, etc)... but the Pollo Diablo wasn't spicy... it was ruined with garlic beyond what humans can tolerate. The Jerk Fried Rice was quite good. Our first two meals apparenly were prepared wrong as when delivered to our table (yelling across the room.... "Bob")... the server commented, "this isn't right" .. and we waited for second tries to be delivered. The Cuban Black beans were great... much better than the normal refried beans. $20 for two combo meals and two diet pepsi's. Glad we went... but we won't make a special trip to get back again....

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix
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“Chinese and Mexican fare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

This restaurant offers an odd variety of Chinese and Mexican food. Food is very good, large portions and decent selection. They have the best snicker doodle cookies!! Prices are good. This is more of a fast food place, but worth the visit.

Visited November 2012
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“Love the free cookies!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

When I moved to Phoenix, a coworker told me about this place and decided it to try it. The place is not fancy but the food is really good (not your typical mexican or Chinese restaurant). They have a unique flavor and their (free) cookies are amazing! They offer samples to help you decide what to order. Try the jade chicken And the jerk Fried rice, those are my favorites! The place is busy most of the time but you don't have to wait a lot... The staff is friendly and restaurant is clean. We really love this place!!!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

good food, busy place but quickly served. first time for eating here. kind of an older looking shopping center area

Visited March 2013
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