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Mexican Restaurant$$
Today 3PM–12AM
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3241 M St NW Washington, DC 20007
3241 M Street NorthwestUSDistrict of ColumbiaWashington20007
$$Mexican Restaurant, LoungeToday 3PM–12AM
Wednesday 3PM–12AMThursday 3PM–2AMFriday 11AM–2AMSaturday 10AM–2AMSunday 10AM–12AMMonday 3PM–12AMTuesday 3PM–12AM
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Bustling space with modern Mexican small plates & cocktails amid Day of the Dead-inspired decor.- Google
"My friend enjoyed his tequila and lime juice chaser."
"Amazing tapas style food-- everything we ordered tasted superb."
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Laurentiu Macarie
7 months ago
Host was friendly, unlike our server. Food was okay, nothing special. Wouldn't come back.
11 months ago
Very disappointed!!! The waiter screwed up the drink orders and refused to correct it. (At that point I was ready to leave but was overruled). My daughter has Celiac Disease and we informed of the menu items which were safe. "WRONG AGAING" Also high prices for the amount of food you get. I taste was ok, nothing to brag about. We would have been better off eating at a 711. Good luck if you decide to try it!!!!
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Krystal Ramirez
a year ago
I have pretty high standards for so-called Mexican restaurants, given that I am Mexican-American and grew up eating authentic Mexican food in my own home. So, I wasn't that impressed with Bandolero, but then again, I am rather biased. I like that their food is in the small plates style, which is nice. I visited Bandolero during Restaurant Week, so I don't 100% remember everything I tried, but none of it was particularly exciting or memorable. I remember their crispy Brussels sprouts weren't that great -- I had a hard time finishing them, and I usually love Brussels sprouts. I also tried some kind of vegetable empanada thing, and I didn't really enjoy it. Overall, I would potentially go back again and give it a second chance, but highly unlikely.
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tamar mintz
a year ago
The last few times I have come to Bandolero has been for drinks. Their spicy margarita is out of this world! While I have been here before for food, I can honestly say I can't remember what I ate. I would come to the bar for drinks, but probably would go somewhere else for food.
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Christine L
11 months ago
We came here after bowling with a few friends and it was a cute place to walk into. They have two floors and the music was fun. Except in the middle of our dinner, they turned up the music so loud, we weren't able to hear our waiter and what they were bringing and the person next to me had to shout what they were me old. We did not do tapas style since there was so many of us, but I have to say i was surprised by the food I did have. We ordered the following. LA MUESTRA guacamole, masa crisps, chicharrones, 3 salsas $17 -Wish there was more guacamole, the masa crisps were just chips, but the chicharrones were really good with some heat. The 3 salsas were also really good. SUCKLING PIG tacos apple, habanero mustard $12 They tacos were the size of smaller than your palm, but i was impressed by the tenderness and flavor of the pork. CRISPY BRUSSELS coconut-habanero sauce, lemon vinaigrette(v) $8 The coconut-habanero was super flavorful ROASTED CAULIFLOWER citrus yogurt, mint, cotija cheese, shaved red onions $8 The citrus yogurt was amazingly good. I think the yogurt could have been put on top of anything and it would have made that veggie so good. I didn't have the TUNA TAQUITOS, but they were 4 tiny little tacos about the size of a sushi roll. Overall I really enjoyed the food here and would like to come back and try the other tacos and maybe the crazy corn. I know it was a tapas's place and we all pretty much ordered our own dishes, but it was weird when some of us got food in the beginning of dinner and some of us got them at the end. As i am sure the waitress knew we all just ordered our own dishes.
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Marc Brookland
11 months ago
excluding slow service, one of the best overall restaurants ive ever been to. definitely have to go there. if i lived in DC i would be a regular
Rimi Marwaha
a year ago
Brunch, HH, Dinner. Tried it all. Can't say it's the best ... But not too bad either ! Enjoy the atmosphere, uniqueness of few meals (suckling pig), drinks are strong. Give it a try!
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Faith Terry
10 months ago
amazing tapas style food-- everything we ordered tasted superb.