The burrito allows people to carry lots of things at once, unlike a purse, which is only useful for transporting fistfuls of guacamole or avocados that look like George Washington. Fill up your caloric container with today’s deal: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mexi-Cali cuisine at Bandito's Burrito Lounge.
The chefs at Bandito's prep, fire, and roll a variety of Mexican staples enhanced by newfangled California accents. The hard-rocking staff—known for jumping on stage during live music performances—break down the menu ripe with specialty burritos, fish tacos, fajitas, and more.
Start with an appetizer of creamy guacamole ($6.50) or crispy flautas stuffed with pork, beef, or chicken ($7.95). The Bandito specialty burrito fills a sun-dried tomato tortilla with shredded pork, refried beans, guacamole, and a cast of roasted garden nuggets ($9.95), and the seafood tacos keep things nautical and natural with grilled tuna ($10.95) or fried shrimp ($11.95). The veggie-inclined can hang a few fangs on the ensalada Maria, a bed of greens sleeping beneath layers of guacamole, fresh mozzarella, and roasted red peppers dreaming about cilantro ($8.50), or celebrate spelling errors by ordering a dish with faco—a soy-free, all-natural alternative to meat.
Located in the heart of the Museum District, the lounge is just a burrito-fueled skip from Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia Historical Society, and other institutions. Likewise, the restaurant keeps cranial canals stimulated with free live-music shows, many of which rely on set lists written on tortillas. Mexi-Cali–loving guests can also groove during dance parties (Thursday–Saturday nights), themed karaoke nights, and other weekly events.
Bandito's Burrito Lounge
The cooks at Bandito's Burrito Lounge, which is situated inside a converted garage in the Museum district, add their own Californian touches to the restaurant's menu of Mexican staples. In the dining room, guests can feast on fish tacos, sizzling fajitas, and more than a dozen specialty burritos. Diners can belt out classics onstage on karaoke nights, or kick back and listen to original bands, whose songs are heard on Sunday evenings and in the dreams you have about wakeboarding later that night.
The Museum District
2905 Patterson Ave.
Richmond, Virginia 23221Get Directions