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“Excellent Lunch Spot”

Bandido's Mexican Cafe
Ranked #19 of 59 Restaurants in Hillsborough
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

We went to Hillsborough on a Tuesday for lunch and most restaurants were closed. And so we ended up at Bandido's even though I was not in the mood for Mexican food. To my surprise it was not the gringo burritos and tacos menu smothered in a vague chili-flavored red sauce on a sea of refried beans and rice. I tried a "Rusty Rodriquez" plate that included an enchilada and taco, both stuffed with marinated chicken that was unusually flavorful. I ate it all. We sat in a small room that looks as if it were a private house at one time. On the other side of the restaurant was a large room with a long bar and lots of tables - a typical cervaza and tequila hang-out. My assumption is that at night this is a very different place, so if you are older, like us, try the lunch menu for good food, good value and good service.

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Thank Tarheel57
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great place for the family or friends to enjoy some local Mexican fair. The drinks are also good. The staff are always nice and we have been coming for years

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

This "cheap Mexican-food" restaurant does a pretty good job - sometimes better than others. On occasion, we have been disappointed by the quality of the food or the portion size. Tacos often come out with WAY less meat than we would expect. Some dishes are also variable - the chile rellenos vary quite a bit from one day to the next. That said, the food is usually much better than other "cheap Mexican-food" locations. If you need a quick lunch or dinner in Hillsborough, this is a pretty reliable option.

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Thank AMPfromBNA
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Reviewed March 5, 2014

When we first moved here 10 years ago, this place was a definite go to eatery for us. In the last few years the service has gone downhill and the food not as good. We don't like being rushed through our meal and hustled out the door for no apparent reason. Sadly, I can't recommend this restaurant any longer.

Thank 482TeresaR_
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Love the service here, the excellent salsa, and the variety of standard, Lite Offerings, and hearty appetite menu options.

Thank Chris E
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