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“Not good. Tourist trap-Dont waste your money.” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bandito's Mexican Grill

Bandito's Mexican Grill
Ranked #60 of 97 Restaurants in Ogunquit
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Not good. Tourist trap-Dont waste your money.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

Looks cute upon arrival. Colorful with outdoor seating with water view.
I expected to be wowed by the $15 margarita but had to sens back to bar to be doctored up.
Chipa and salsa(not included and tasteless) came along with the side of guacamole which tasted like wall paper paste at best - should have been a red light.
I ordered chicken enchiladas which were dry, cold and again tastless and my husband had a burritto that you have to pay extra for sauce and cheese on....all tasted as if it was previously frozen. Our son (who our waiter referred to as "kid") had the ever so popular dry as a bone kids quesadilla. Also we asked for hot sauce 3 times to hopefully add some flavor to these dishes and finally a greasy bottle with 4 drops arrived of texas petes hot sauce. Not even their own concoction which one would expect at these prices. Unnacceptable for Ogunquit. I doubt they have any repeat business. Totaly tourist trap. Sorry!!

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English first
Islip, New York
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“New Mexican Restaurant For Us”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

We found the food well prepared and relatively inexpensive. The basic elements were the same in all of the dishes - tomatoes, beans, rice, lettuce, etc., your typical Mexican ingredient fare. The difference was how you chose to have them - tortillas, quesadillas, burritos. We had sangria, which was delicious. Service was excellent. We would eat here again. Funky decor - fun place to eat. Bring your kids, if they like Mexican fare. Also, choice of mild or spicy sauces to accompany some of the dishes.

Visited August 2012
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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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88 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good Mexican Food, Great Margaritas.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

The layout is a little strange, but this is a unique place. The menu is pretty basic and while there were no standouts, all of the meals we had were good.

The staff was very friendly. They have a great selection of hot sauces and very reasonable prices to buy on the way in.

The hot sauces available for the tables were numerous, but mostly empty when I was there. The menu could use a little bit more selection.

  • Visited August 2012
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“Perfect beach break food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

Tasty margarita, fresh and yummy tacos and enchiladas. Speedy, gracious service and nice bathrooms. This was the perfect light fare during a break at the beach. Not exactly "authentic", but just what we needed.

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Margarita’s!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

This is the third time we visited this spot for a quick lunch and drinks! The food and drinks are great! The service is a little slow....it is MAINE though, but they are always friendly and accomodating! There are seats outside so you can people watch and/or just get some sun! Give it a try and ask for the homemade margarita! :)

Visited August 2012
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