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Bandido's Mexican Cafe

159 1/2 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
+1 919-967-5048
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good27%
  • Average27%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
26 Jul 2016
12 Jul 2016
“Great specials!”
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159 1/2 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I don't usually review restaurants that I haven't eaten their food, but we tried to eat here after a football game. The hostess disappeared for awhile and came back looking very flustered after trying to find us a table and menus. This should have been...More

Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Standard Mexican food restaurant. The atmosphere is very cool and they have a salsa bar. Prices are average and the food is great! Quick service as well.

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Wonderful changing specials. Good prices and excellent service. Love the salsa bar and atmosphere. Very cozy

Thank Kimberly G
Reviewed 14 January 2015

I love this place, have since the day it opened! Run by a local family this whole time, the menu has changed a little, but they can always accommodate what you want. Super fast, friendly service and delicious food. As a plus, their take-out containers...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 6 January 2015

I came to this place using a groupon. I ordered their burrito, which costs $10 and includes rice and beans. They brought chips to the table which were okay. The burrito was around half filled. They loosely wrap the burrito so that it covered more...More

Thank waterdance
Reviewed 4 June 2014

This has been a frequent stop for lunch when we're in Chapel Hill. Our most recent visit was for dinner and it was disappointing. None of us enjoyed our entrees. This was a surprise as we usually like Bandido's. I don't know if they've changed...More

Thank Everett B
Reviewed 11 March 2013

We had planned to get Mexican at a different restaurant, but when we ditched the movie part of dinner & movie night, decided we wanted to hang out on Franklin Street, and a friend had recommended a satellite location of this restaurant, so we tried...More

Thank Greg L
Reviewed 25 January 2013 via mobile

Came in for a quick bite on a whim. Restaurant was clean and uncrowded, which was great. The service was polite, friendly, and VERY speedy. The food was pretty average, however. Salsa, queso dip, and black beans were good. I had veggie enchiladas in which...More

Thank ChelseaMP
Reviewed 27 September 2012

My research group eats lunch here every week. The menu has variety, the dish design is tasteful, the service is swift, and the prices are quite reasonable.

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 17 August 2012

How could you not like this place? Great location, great selection. Most of us got the fish taco's, and they nailed it. Best I have had outside of SoCal. Wide variety of salsa's and fresh chips, free iced teas with all of our lunch selections....More

Thank Graybeard73
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
10:30 - 14:30
10:30 - 14:30
10:30 - 14:30
10:30 - 14:30
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 1/2 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3620
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-967-5048
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