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“Good homemade cole slaw” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bandanas Mexican Grille

Bandanas Mexican Grille
5607 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
+1 609-522-5735
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Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: Mexican, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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!
Takoma Park, Maryland
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“Good homemade cole slaw”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

My son and I visited for dinner. Seating is limited. I learned after we arrived about the Call Ahead Seating policy (http://www.bandanasmexicangrille.com/hours.php): "Please call 30 minutes before you'd like to dine with us, and we'll place your name on our list." We had to wait, even though I saw empty tables when we arrived and no one was in front of us. The service was prompt and the food tasted good, especially the homemade cole slaw. There are limited vegetarian meal choices - one kids menu item (grilled cheese), one appetizer item (cheese quesadilla), and one dinner item (veggie burrito). We ordered the cheese quesadilla and veggie burrito. It would be nice if the menu had more vegetarian dinner and kids menu selections. Location is in Wildwood Crest, which is dry; BYOB.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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NJ
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“We like it here!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Cute place. We've been here many times. Nice menu, prompt service and friendly staff. Nice size portions and reasonable prices. My daughter is vegan, so it was pretty easy for her to find something on the menu (with maybe a small special request).

Nice place to take the kids.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mt. Olive, New Jersey
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“Very good authentic Mexican Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

The family and I had dinner here and really enjoyed. Authentic Mexican food which is fairly priced. Atmosphere is very good as well.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Yonkers, New York
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“Excellent Mexican cuisine...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

The food was .service very good..their smoothies to die for...and then top it off with their homemade icecream..wow!! if you want beer or alcohol BYOB....don't miss this place!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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westchester county, ny
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“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

food was great as was service. My kids ate chicken nuggets and fries, said they were the best ever! My enchilada was very good and portion sizes are perfect. They start you off with free warm nachos and salsa. Prices were reasonable . Would def recommend eating here. The place got very crowded by the time we were done eating. I have very picky eaters (they eat chicken nuggets in a mexican restaurant) and they wanted to go back the next night. Believe me that says a lot about this place - check it out if ever in wildwood crest.

  • Visited August 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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