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Bandanas Mexican Grille

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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5607 Atlantic Ave, located six blocks south of Rio Grande Avenue at Atlantic and Buttercup, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-4305
+1 609-522-5735
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Good food at reasonable prices. Excellent ice cream (My favorite in town and I live here year round). You must try Bandana's Own Fried Banana Split. You will not regret!

Thank montacello
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I have no idea why TripAdvisor names this as a dessert place. We came here for nice takeout Mexican and it lived up to the hype. The tacos where delicious.

Thank Hamptongourmet
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100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Good restaurant seasonal but good for vacationers. Authentic? Nope But solid. Also have ice cream which is ok but the burrito and tacos are all ok.

Thank We3ski
King of Prussia, PA
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We visited Bandanas again and had another great experience. The wait is never too long since the service is fast. Love the BYO aspect. Huge menu of excellent Mexican food and an even better ice cream menu. Great place to try dessert first!

Thank MomofHandH
Franklinville, New Jersey
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We had friends down the shore with us for a couple nights and were looking for Mexican Restaurant We came across Bandanas Mexican Grille which is also and Ice cream shop.. But we really enjoyed the dinner!

Thank Marie N
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I am a local and get so sad when they close for the season. The service is great here and they have the greatest chicken tortilla soup I have ever had. No fatty "chicken pieces". Just shredded white chicken breast with the perfect amount of cheese, tortillas and spices mmm. Their ice cream is good too!!

Thank cmaria09
Easton, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across Bandanas while spending the Labor Day weekend at Wildwood Crest. The food was very tasty and the prices were just right. It was all very delicious! The only problem I would have with Bandanas is that my young daughter chose a 2 taco adult meal while another young boy chose the taco kids meal. Each received two... More 

Thank Disneyizlife
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

My entire family loves this restaurant. Every year that we go to Wildwood we have to eat here. The restaurant is cute. Food is fabulous. The wait stuff is polite and does a great job. Vegetarian options are available. Corn cakes on the appetizer menu are amazing.

Thank lebanonmom
Telford, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Thrilled with Bandanas! Any visit to the Crest we just have to go! Queso to start - ah-MAY-zing - their homemade salsa complimentary is something I want to buy to keep with me :~)

Thank hiwendy2016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We visited Bandanas on our first night in Wildwood and it did not disappoint! I had grilled chicken tacos and my husband had a vegetarian wrap. He commented on how good the salsa was. We also got grilled corn on the cob which was delicious. Our waiter, Daniel, was very friendly and attentive. I only wish we had time to... More 

Thank cruisecarrie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5607 Atlantic Ave, located six blocks south of Rio Grande Avenue at Atlantic and Buttercup, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-4305
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Wildwood Crest
  • Phone Number: +1 609-522-5735
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!

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