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“It surprisingly works”
Review of Chino Bandido

Chino Bandido
Ranked #60 of 3,113 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Takeout
Neighborhood: Deer Valley
New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“It surprisingly works”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

This place is awesome -- which is surprising because when someone explains "Caribbean, Mexican, and Chinese in the same items" as the theory behind this restaurant, I think you naturally are confused.

However... it all works. There's kind of a weird ordering system with forms but it's easy to figure out, the people that work there will help you. If you're new, they'll also let you taste most of the items, so you can figure out what to order. I love the jade chicken quesadilla and the jerk fried rice. The cookies are also not to be missed, especially the soft snickerdoodles!

I'd highly recommend you check this place out if you're in the Phoenix area - it's a unique restaurant with high-quality food that you can't get elsewhere.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Sebastian, Florida, United States
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Carribean, Chinese & Mexican Food at this wonderful "dive"”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Sparse dining but five star comfort food from Jamaica, Asia and Mexico. The staff loves first timers and allow you to sample different dishes before you order. Ate there four times in 13 days and saw construction workers, medical workers, suits & ties and everything in between. Great food and staff!

Visited July 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Mexican+Chinese = Fantastic Food”
Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

When I heard of this place I was skeptical. But then I went in and they explained the dishes and gave me samples to taste. And it was bloody great. Kung Pow chicken with jerk rice is a must try. And you get a cookie with each dish. Some sort of Mexican sugar cookie, I wish I could have gotten a 12 pack of those. 2-3 dishes are normally good for 2 people depending on how hungry you are. Great for take out/pick up when you don't want to sit at a Restaurant. Not much ambiance at the location so I would recommend a taking the food to go.

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Surprise, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Chinese Mexican food? Say what??? Awesome food, funky ordering system, and open seating. My favorite is the Manchaca burrito, Jade Red Chicken Quesadilla with black beans and fried rice. If you can, check out their website before you go, so you can get an idea of the ordering system. You might want to take a pen with you as well because sometimes people walk away with the ones supplied by the order forms located just inside the front door. The food is heavy, so if you are on a diet, this would definitely be a "cheat" day for you!

  • Visited July 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Been eating here for almost 20 years!”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

It's a local joint, it is the best food and consistency very good. I love their jade red chicken and veggie quesadilla. Definitely make this a stop if you are in the area for lunch or dinner!

Visited July 2014
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