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US$8 - US$25
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews chips and salsa burrito tacos salad mexican food outdoor patio great view of the ocean during happy hour food was great ocean blvd margaritas beach server corn bowl mb
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful views, clean and fun decor. Food was not good at all. Drink was small and very spend. Waitress ignored us after taking our order, and they weren’t busy. We won’t be back.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and views but subpar food. The tacos had hardly any meat. The burrito was all rice and beans, little meat. Drinks were great. Way too expensive for what you get.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great, you MUST have the fries!! The Nachos appetizer can be a meal. Even my husband who is not a fan of Mexican loved it, especially the fries.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 18 June 2021 via mobile

Beautiful outdoor seating overlooking the ocean. Nice variety including options for vegans. We ate earlier to avoid long lines.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 9 June 2021

When you go to a Mexican restaurant, you expect to get chips and salsa. We didn't get that. The tacos were average. I am glad I got two. The rice and refried beans were bland with little taste. Now the drinks were AWESOME! We had...the Good Stuff drink. It was the best part of the meal. My son had chips with his meal. I loved them! They had a hint of lime to them. I just wish we could have had chips and salsa with our meal.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 31 May 2021

Came here for lunch with the family and we were not disappointed. First off, it was pretty empty. We decided to sit outdoors and they have a beautiful view over the beach. I got the Baja Shrimp Bowl and my wife got the Street Tacos....Both were very good. The kids got kids bowls and didn't seem to have any complaints. I forget which drinks we got, but my wife got something with a jalapeno in it. I was skeptical, but it was actually pretty good. We both really liked the kick it gave off.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 20 May 2021

3 of us went to Banditos for the first time tonight. The service was prompt, which we appreciated. The food however was bland and of a quality that was frankly embarrassing. The "steak" street taco was flavorless cubed bits of overcooked, dry mystery meat. The...short rib burrito... it could have been ANY flavorless protein. It would not of mattered...just VERY bland. The 3rd item, the "bowl"... our adult daughter barely ate any of it and last, the 2 margaritas we had tasted watery. Now, but what authority do I judge this restaurant so harshly? A) I lived in Texas and ate a lot of Mexican food. B) I owned several bars / restaurants as well. In the end, we had good service, bland food and a larger than expected bill. Would we return? NO, not for the food, though we enjoyed the atmosphere.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 18 May 2021

We had a nice meal here tonight. Nice atmosphere with the outdoor seating. A nice view of the beach. We had a short rib burrito and a couple tacos. Tinga pork was excellent. The drinks are good too. We will try this place a second...time on our visit to Myrtle Beach it was that good.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 6 May 2021

We ate here twice on our vacation. The Baja shrimp bowls are to die for. Everyone was so friendly and attentive. The manager, Xavier, was on top of it. We’ll definitely be back. Try the queso!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 23 April 2021 via mobile

We were seated at 8pm on this past Thursday evening, waited 10 minutes till a young man approached the table to ask if we had been helped. I asked about the margaritas to see if they could you fresh lime juice and agave as opposed...to sour mix. First off, any Mexican restaurant that uses sour mix in their margaritas, especially at the prices they're charging is a definite red flag. He mumbled to me that he didn't think so but he would ask. He was clearly disturbed by my question and stormed off without taking our food order. He returned 5 mins later without acknowledging whether he could accommodate the request, and set the drinks down and walked off. At this point, we spoke to the manager, she apologized on his behalf, but based on the service, the sour mix in margaritas, and the overall run down quality of the restaurant we decided to leave. There is nothing authentic about this restaurant and the prices are too high for the low quality.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Banditos Cantina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5