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“Great food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bandanas Mexican Grille

Bandanas Mexican Grille
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in Wildwood Crest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $21
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Celebrating 30 years in 2015, Bandanas is a family run, seasonal restaurant in Wildwood Crest. At Bandanas, we live the motto "Love People, Cook Them Tasty Food". We believe that there's a kindness in cooking that sets something good in motion, and we want to share it with you. Everyday we make all of our marinades, sauces and salsas from scratch, with fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices. We seek out high quality meats, fresh-caught local fish, aged natural cheeses,and the season's best Jersey produce. Emphasis is on a lighter, healthier approach to cooking and our menu items are prepared to order. Although we have no liquor license, you may 'bring your own" or try one of our non-alcoholic beers or margaritas to complement your dining. Make sure to save a little rooom for your sweet tooth, and indulge in one of our amazing original ice cream creations. They're sure to bring a smile to your face and make your tastebuds dance! Relax and Enjoy! Open Weekends through June 11, 2015 and then daily beginning Friday, June 12, serving lunch, dinner and dessert. Be sure to check out our Build Your Own Burrito Bar available in season daily til 3 pm. Adios for now!
Jersey City, NJ
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

The good was great, especially the fish tacos, but the service was terribly uneven. The people next to us left before ordering because they waited so long. But the good was definitely worth the wait - fresh ingredients, nicely seasoned, and well cooked. Great decor and atmosphere.

  • Visited August 2013
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Cairo, New York
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

hd the Quesedillias with the pico di galo fabulous. Fish tacos ane excellent and Filet Mignon Salad with avacado was surperb. Staff was very good. We had to wait approx 30 min but it was worth the wait.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Anne B
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bandanas, Public Relations Manager at Bandanas Mexican Grille, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Thank you for waiting! Summer nights can be very busy. We offer 30 minutes call ahead seating if you would like to put your name on our waiting list. We hope you will return again and thank you for your business!
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fun place - better than I expected”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

Good food. I had the filet mignon charitas (their version of fajitas) and they were great. Others ordered enchiladas, filet mignon salad, quesadillas, all very good. Save room for desert. They make good ice cream sundaes.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mitchell S
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bandanas, Owner at Bandanas Mexican Grille, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and that you saved room for dessert!
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Iselin, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“yummy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

you can eat there for dinner, but you should know that its always very crowded.
we only go for the ice cream. it's always crowded but the its worth the wait.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Donna E
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CT
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Delicious nice alternative to boardwalk reasonably priced”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

We had lunch here today and was extremely impressed. The ambience was great and food was fantastic. I had the fish tacos which I highly recommend my husband ordered regular tacos. I wish we save room for dessert as the homemade waffle cones smelled delicious but we may go back for dessert another night. Highly recommends coming here for lunch or dinner

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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bandanas, Public Relations Manager at Bandanas Mexican Grille, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
We hope you will return and try one of our delicious desserts! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal. Thank you for your business!
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