Bandido's Mexican Cafe

$$ • Tex-Mex, Mexican

159 1/2 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill
(919) 967-5048


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for Bandido's Mexican Cafe

I got the Margarita Chicken Rice Bowl, and left satisfied. If anything, I would have traded a bit of the chicken for more avocado/veggies. The size of the bowl makes the portion look a bit smaller than it is. The chips and salsa were also good (salsa has some heat) and I used some of the chips to dip in my bowl. Dining room was full of college students, some of whom were a bit loud, but that might have been the particular night (post finals).

It was our first time coming here and it was a great experience! They were very kind and the food was delicious. It can be hard to find good authentic Mexican food these days but whenever in doubt, this is the place to go!

I’m not usually a fan of Mexican food, but Bandido’s is one of my friends favorite restaurants and we now go here every week! I’ve loved almost everything, the quesadilla, the tacos, the pollo Acapulco, the rice, except the mole was a little more on the spicy side with not enough of a chocolate flavor for me. Also a little pricey to go too often. Staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. Very busy on Thursday nights.

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Monday Closed
Tuesday 5 - 9PM
Wednesday 5 - 9PM
Thursday 11:30AM - 2:30PM
5 - 9:30PM
Friday 11:30AM - 2:30PM
5 - 10PM
Saturday 5 - 10PM
Sunday Closed