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Bandidos Latin Kitchen

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697 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-3264
+1 828-255-8681
12:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Santa Cruz, California
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77 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OMG !!!! The chicharrones were awesome. Not just the salty/drink more beer kinda pork crackling, but an unctuous explosion of pork fat goodness that is hard to put into words. Shrimp tacos,delicious. The double corn tortilla was supple and just warm enough to not fall apart & keep all the goodness inside for each delicious bite. The fried plantains. Well... More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I went to Bandidos on a Saturday night, and most of the tables were taken when we arrived. We sat down at a table, and weren't noticed by a server for about 5-10 minutes. At that point I stood up and approached the kitchen, and was told "the server will be right with you." They appeared to... More 

Thank Catherine J
Kingsport, Tennessee
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This was our first time there and definitely not the last!! My husband and I had the shrimp enchiladas and it was absolutely delicious! The sauce was extremely tasty and the shrimp were huge! We had one of their margaritas and it was one of the best I've ever had!! The chips have a spice on them that isn't overpowering... More 

Thank militaryredhead
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We visited Asheville earlier this month and wanted to try a new place. I found this place on groupon and SO GLAD I decided to take my family to try it out! It is a small restaurant found in a small shopping strip that includes a thrift shop...doesn't look like a place where you would find PHENOMENAL food! The place... More 

Thank youthminister
Asheville, NC
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255 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Let me clarify. This restaurant is located in a very old, very run down shopping strip and I'd even call the area a little shady. The restaurant appeared clean inside, but decor was bare and very simple. However, we were surprised at the freshness of the food! The shrimp enchiladas were excellent with fresh pickled peppers and cabbage on the... More 

Thank jujubean4
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We tried this delightful place with a Groupon. So glad that we did. Warm spiced chips and salsa to start. I had Smoke Trout Tacos. Oh my we're thet delicious.! I chose guacamole as my side and was not thrilled. A little watery and bland. My husband had the Cuban Plate - Mojo Pork, Rice, Black Beans and Plantains. I... More 

Thank RuthLP
Knoxville, Tennessee
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

How we happened upon Bandidos is thru a Groupon post! Checked it out on Trip Advisor and it had Great reviews!! Purchased Groupon!! Our GPS got us there and it's in a small shopping center in the back corner. My husband had the shrimp (5-6 jumbo) enchiladas and I had the duck quesadilla!! Beautiful presentation and it tasted just as... More 

Thank Trisha C
Warner Robins, Georgia
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Starting with the spicy Margaritas, we experienced flavors I have never had in Mexican cuisine. It is a simple, almost hole in the wall place near downtown Ashville, in a shopping center. Nothing to look at either inside or out. But OH MY! Have you ever eaten smoked trout? How about in a soft taco with fresh salsa and pico... More 

1 Thank Katee D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Stopped at Bandidos for dinner Saturday night. My wife ordered the Cuban sandwich, which was incredible, melt in your mouth, delicious. I had the Bandidos Burrito, because it had in it everything that I wanted to order. It was the size of a small bus and very delicious. I also had a local brew, which they have on tap. It... More 

Thank Scott S
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is not tex mex. But like you get in Mexico. We had fish taco's and a shrimp taco. They were good. However what I liked was the sides that you usually can not get at a regular Mexican restaurant. My daughter had yuca, my wife fried plantains and I had the special side of the day Mexican street corn... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 697 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-3264
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-255-8681

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?