Bandido's Mexican Cafe

Food & Drink
159 1/2 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 159 1/2 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill Directions
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90% of 295 customers recommended

If you're headed to Chapel Hill, swing by Bandido's Mexican Cafe for a hearty, mellow Mexican meal. Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself.

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Cafe, Mexican, American, Ice Cream, Latin American
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    <$15
  • Hours
    Sun
    Closed
    Mon-Thu
    11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
    Fri
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Sat
    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Cafe, Mexican, American, Ice Cream, Latin American
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
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Report | a year ago
Dinner was expensive for the quality of food. This is a lunch only place to dine.
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Report | 2 years ago
It's in the basement. Low ceiling. If you're tall, watch your head!
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Report | 2 years ago
Good food, decent service (tho sometimes slow), but overall an enjoyable experience.
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Report | 2 years 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 | 2 years ago
We especially appreciated the Salsa bar with multiple sauce options.
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Report | 2 years 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 | 2 years ago
More food during lunch hours but dinner was great!
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Report | 2 years ago
They can make a burrito bowl without the tortilla if you ask.
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Report | 2 years 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 | 3 years ago
Keep up the good work!
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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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Bandido's Mexican Cafe

Sun
Closed
Mon-Thu
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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