My parents and I dined at Banditos last night and I was not keen on going since the first time I dined at Bandito's I was very disapointed (about a month after opening, in the summer). Well let me tell you they seem to be listening to people's complaints because this time was 100 times better then the first visit!
Let me start by saying Emilie was a wonderful server, A++++. She was very helpful and enthusiastic about the menu and the changes they have made to improve. She kept our drinks full and was very good about asking if we needed anything else. She also told us everything on the menu is home made fresh (except for the mole sauce).
Chips & Salsa- are now complimentary when you sit down and they keep'em coming! We had 2-3 refills which they brought without us asking. The chips have a dusting of spices that is yummy and the salsa is a new recipe that was delicious!
Ambience- Beautiful! they did a great job building this restaurant and the view and location is perfect. Emilie also told us that they plan on building a tiki bar for next year and they have live music outside when they are busy. There were quite a few tables when we arrived and i was surprised how busy they were. On our visit in the summer the service was SOOO slow BUT THIS TIME it was VERY FAST and the food came out nice and hot and fresh.
Meal- I had the chicken chimichangas with a double order of plaintains (they are sooo good), my mom got the shrimp, crab, and corn burritto with monterey jack mashed potatoes & plantains, and my dad got chicken enchiladas with plantains & ranchero beans. He wasn't sure if he wanted red or green sauce so Emilie offered to bring him both on the side which he loved! When we recieved our entrees they looked great and were very tasty. My Dad cleaned his plate and my mom and I were happy to have leftovers to take home. Emilie also gave us sides of sour cream (which i asked for) and for the plantains she offered some honey butter & jalapeno jelly which was great!
We were very happy with our meal & service. The only negative was that we thought they would have some food items on the happy hour menu which they do not but Emilie said they were working on it and would have options soon.
Parking was free!
We will definitly go back especially when it is nice and we can sit outside!
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