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“Creative Mexican” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Banditos

Banditos
Ranked #8 of 26 Restaurants in Ennis
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: They used to be in Virginia City, Montana but in March 2011 moved to Ennis, Montana (http://www.madisoniannews.com/2011/03/gravel-bar-opens-in-ennis/). Along with the Gravel Bar, this restaurant should be added - even if for some reason they are only open in the summer as the food is absolutely 5 star. Add the Gravel Bar at the very least as it is year round and the same cook and owners. We had fabulous service and food here - its a must to be included in restuarants for Ennis!
Ennis, Montana
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Creative Mexican”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Not your standard Mexican fare...excellent dishes with unique flavor profiles. Definite Mayan-type influences. Soups are always fantastic and love the berry-sage dressing. Save room for desert!

Visited September 2012
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Keystone, Colorado
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Unbelievable Food in Small Town Montana”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

Inside the Gravel Bar in Ennis, Montana is a restaurant called Banditos. I'm assuming the two establishments share common ownership, since we dined at Banditos but our credit card receipt says Gravel Bar. Anyway, the food at this place was unbelievable. I'd put this restaurant, on food alone, up against the best places in New York City or San Francisco. I had duck breast with a cherry and pinion nut sauce, my wife had prime rib with a gorgonzola and pesto rub, and my son had bison ribs. The flavors were all wonderful and the service was fantastic. They have a great wine list and the atmosphere is Montana casual. Our experience could not have been better.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Victor, Idaho
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Friendly service, great carne asada!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

We camped on the Madison River near Ennis and were looking for somewhere to eat after a day of fishing in this beautiful location. Read some of the reviews of Banditos and was curious why two reviewers were so negative (and nasty) about the restaurant. Did you bring your concerns to the owner and if so, did she attempt to address them appropriately? I understand the comments about strange menu items (e.g. crab etoufee enchiladas were the special the night we were there), but when we asked, our very friendly and helpful server, Sarah, brought us a taste of the sauce. Delicious! However, we opted for carne asadas and a scrumptious chocolate dessert afterwards. Very good choice; we thoroughly enjoyed them and our evening at Banditos. Don't let the negative reviews put you off; this is a nice place.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Utah
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice Treat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

My husband and I ordered vegetarian enchiladas, Cobb salad, and chips and salsa. All were very tasty and the service was friendly. This was a nice treat.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Lots of variety”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

Indoor and outdoor seating. You can choose from the bar menu or high end southwestern cuisine fare. The food was incredible and creative, the drinks were mixed perfectly and the service was quick and friendly.

Visited July 2012
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