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El Bandido

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27 South Central Avenue, Spring Valley, NY
+1 845-425-6622
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Hidden Gem on route 59, is definitely a keeper.Great food,fast service and a very Caribbean Flair...

Thank tigger845
Lodi, New Jersey, United States
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My mother-in-law had mentioned this place during our recent Christmas Tree Shop buying blitz so we all stopped for dinner before heading home to NJ. We waited about 5-6minutes to be seated. The atmosphere was fun but the music was a little too loud to have a conversation during our meal. We ordered an appetizer but really didn't need too... More 

Thank Laurie R
Spring Valley, New York
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The best of everything Mexican! I love the food, I love that they wait staff is willing to take the time to explain everything to those who are not familiar! A real feel of Mexico! Perfect for Lunch or dinner! I love this as it is a staple for me and my family both! Always a great time to be... More 

Thank Geraldine P
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Went on a Wednesday nite at 7:15 and place was almost full. Very noisy and crowded so not the place for a quiet romantic evening. Had chicken mole enchilada that was great. Wife's chicken tamale also tasted good but had surprisingly little meat.

Thank CJMike
Nanuet, NY
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Probably the best Mexican food for miles around. Definitely the best decor. Some very nice touches that add to the experience, like an appetizer and desert which are included. Price-wise, lunch is a better deal but the food is good any time of day.

Thank campiflo
Spring Valley, New York
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

I have been coming here for over 35 years and am Never disappointed Most recent visit was for lunch. They start you out with chips and salsa, followed by a cheese Quesadillas I had a Taco, Enchilada and burrito with rice and beans all for $10.95 Everything was mouth watering and very flavorful all aprties Iwas dinning with agreed Can't... More 

Thank Runningman51
Northern New Jersey
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

took two friends for their first Cinco de Mayo celebration and we were not disappointed.. of course the decor at El Bandido is charming but it was brightened even more by the balloons on the ceiling and the mariachi band which was playing at various spots at various times throughout the room... did I mention they were terrific?? they were!!... More 

Thank chocolattez
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Had the absolute pleasure of dining in this wonderful restaurant They do it right, from sangria to casadillas to the tacitos, I could go on and on Just go and see for yourself

Thank Bill T
Oakville, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Great lunch stop on our way from Connecticut to Atlantic City. Pleasantly surprised to have such great service and a superb meal. Highly recommended as a good stop right off the highway.

Thank mel_russo327
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Food is delicious, sangria is awesome, free quesadilla and chips/salsa Home run. Love it here. There is also one on east Main Street in Middletown NY.

Thank Kandi J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 South Central Avenue, Spring Valley, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Spring Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 845-425-6622

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?