As a local, and a big fan of Mexican cuisine, I watched with anticipation as the oceanfront Bandito's Restaurant was being built. With the great view of the ocean, how could this not be a great restaurant? Well, let me begin. First, the positives. It is a beautiful restaurant with a beautiful view. So for ambiance, I have to rate it high. We also received good service, as our server was helpful with the menu and kept our drinks filled. So if all you want is a drink at the bar, I can recommend this highly. But if you choose to eat, well, you might be disappointed. While not a requirement, most people expect to receive complimentary chips and salsa when eating Mexican. But not at Bandito's. Expect to pay for each order of chips and salsa. They do have quite a variety of salsa, and we tried 3 of them. But after tasting each and finding them not to our liking, we finally gave up on those. The entree's are variations on traditional Mexican fare. Perhaps we are too fond of more authentic Mexican, but our entire party was disappointed in the dishes. I'm saying they were bad, just not up to par for a restaurant of this caliber and price. So we left, disappointed enough that we don't think we will give them a second chance. I do regret this because, as I said, they have a great location and view. But the bottom line for me is the food, and Bandito's left me craving my other favorite Mexican restaurants.
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