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“A diamond in the rough”
Review of Red Armadillo

Red Armadillo
Ranked #180 of 1,525 Restaurants in Xiamen
Price range: $8 - $32
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Run by an expat who, unlike some western businessmen in China, has a good honest establishment. The food is good and plentiful. A little hard to find but worth a visit for some good western food that won't break the budget.

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2  Thank China_Traveller1969
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

The Red Armadillo won't compare to a typical burger joint in the United States. But if you're living on Xiamen for business purposes and need a change from all of the rice, this is a GREAT restaurant to stumble upon and get yourself a burger. And truth be told, after a month eating nothing but "gong bao ji ding," the burger and fries will taste better than any burger you've ever had.

The atmosphere is great too, and located near the ocean! Great restaurant!

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7  Thank acd87
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

The Red Armadillo is a nice alternative to the mostly chinese restaurants and the staff can speak an acceptable english.

However google maps sent us to a spot about 10 kilometres away from the real restaurant and it was a nightnare to find as no taxi understands english. The best is to phone the restaurant from the taxi and hand the driver the phone to get directions

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2  Thank qwixrwp
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

This restaurant was in a cool part of town and it was definitely worth the cab ride to find it. Had been eating Chinese food for the past two straight days and needed something different. Live in Beijing and I would say this place (especially the nachos) lived up to most of the Mexican/texmex restaurants there. They have a fairly eclectic menu of burgers, texmex, and BBQ. The burger I had was decent and the burrito my colleague had was lacking sauce but was still very good (according to him). The cheese fries were also good if you like crinkle fries, which typically aren't my favorite. The service was friendly and the atmosphere was funky in a good way. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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1  Thank WillSBeijing
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Reviewed March 17, 2012

It's perfect place for brunch, the american menu' give you the best of what American kitchen can give you, not so much, but everything well made and not expensive.

1  Thank marino f
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