Bandido's Mexican Cafe

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159 1/2 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 159 1/2 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill Directions
Today 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Open All Hours
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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Mexican, Cafe, American, Latin American, Catering
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    <$15
  • Hours
    Sun
    Closed
    Mon-Thu
    5:00 AM - 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM - 2:30 AM
    Fri
    10:30 AM - 2:30 AM, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Sat
    12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Mexican, Cafe, American, Latin American, Catering
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Delivery
    No
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
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Report | 10 days ago
It's in the basement. Low ceiling. If you're tall, watch your head!
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Report | 10 days ago
Good food, decent service (tho sometimes slow), but overall an enjoyable experience.
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Report | 10 days ago
Margarita Chicken Rice bowl is "On the Lighter Side" on the menu but is actually quite filling and is tasty!
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Report | 10 days ago
We especially appreciated the Salsa bar with multiple sauce options.
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Report | 9 days ago
The lunch service is great. They are super fast and got me and my guest in-and-out within 30 mins.
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Report | 11 months ago
More food during lunch hours but dinner was great!
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Report | 12 days ago
They can make a burrito bowl without the tortilla if you ask.
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Report | 10 days ago
The food here is wonderful if you are in the area don't leave until you try the shrimp enchiladas they are the best!!!
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Report | 10 days ago
Keep up the good work!
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Report | 9 days ago
I love Bandido's -- food is good!
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From Our Editors

Tony, the owner of Bandido's Mexican Café , learned the tricks of the trade while working at his family’s Mexican restaurant as a teenager. Today, he and his wife own and operate two Bandido’s locations, which serve sizzling fajitas, crisp tacos, and burritos stuffed with beef, chicken, pork, or sautéed spinach. The Herald-Sun's readers praised Bandido's as the Best Mexican Restaurant in 2009, and the restaurant returns the favor by awarding individuals who finish the El Gigante burrito—a massive compilation of steak and chicken fajitas, rice, black beans, and shredded cheese—with a T-shirt and gentle pats on the back. The restaurant often hosts live entertainment, and the Hillsborough location supplements its selection of lunch and dinner fare with a Sunday brunch menu served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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