Bandido's Mexican Cafe

$$ • Mexican

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


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for Bandido's Mexican Cafe

"Traditional Tex-Mex" (if there is really such a thing!) at its best. Down the alley off of Franklin Street it isn't the easiest to find and the place is a bit small and with covid-seating, not a 'spacious' place - A lot like someone's basement but.. The people there are great - the food is great and dependable and I am never disappointed ... and haven't been for years. Expect the burritos, tacos etc to be exactly what you expect. All the components are good (salsa, meats, etc) full review

Visited on a saturday night to try their tacos. The place was crowded with college students and the service was thereby delayed a little. I got the carne asada tacos with corn tortillas and they were awesome. Meat was cooked perfectly and I liked how they put extra tortillas on the side. Definitely a good place to get authentic tacos.

#1 issue is being forced to use their slime dispenser at the door way by a guy in a grandma sweater, before you will be seated. It is disgusting, feels and smells horrible.Will not return due to being treated like that.Get out in the world more, stop living in fear. Live based on facts, not emotion. With NC locked down and people acting like this, it's doing much worse than other states living freely.

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

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