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El Bandito

) #28 of 133 Restaurants in Middletown $$ - $$$, Mexican
536 E Main St, Middletown, NY 10940-2632
+1 845-343-2958
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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536 E Main St, Middletown, NY 10940-2632
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for lunch yesterday before heading to our campsite nearby. Had the fantastically delicious crispy bacon wrapped cheese stuffed shrimp over rice. It was amazing! My wife had the chicken flautas and she thought they were great. I already cannot wait to come back!

Thank John N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was some of the best Mexican food we've ever had..I ordered Huarache which was a thin grilled strip steak with re fried beans and corn tortillas smothered in a delicious sauce. The steak was topped with savory sautéed onions. My husband ordered tamales and...More

Thank janstock99
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Visited with family. Food is very good!! The service was great. The chips were never empty and your drinks were strong and tasteful. The decor is unique love it. A little pricey for Mexican Food but it was real good. Will go back and will...More

Thank orios253
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I love this place. I wouldn't call it gourmet food but I don't expect that from a delicious Mexican restaurant. I have been enjoying Mexican food for many years and El Bandido disappoint. The food was yummy and thoroughly enjoyed by me and my kids....More

Thank rstinepleiades2012
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Average dining experience. Long wait for seating, small restaurant. Difficult to get drinks at bar because only one bartender and he was taking drink orders from the servers. I had chimichangas and it was OK, nothing special. The ladies had a chicken dish that they...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had a party of 14 all with separate checks. No problem. I had the #2 combination which is Taco, Enchilada, & Tamales and it came with rice & re-fried beans. It was excellent and they gave a FREE dessert of bananas, ice creams, whipped...More

Thank shutter-up
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Stopped in for dinner. The servers were prompt and attentive throughout the meal. As the title states this was , however, not enough to allow me to give anymore than 2 rating. The salsa and chips arrived promptly, salsa watery but tasted ok. Drink orders,...More

Thank bleachedblack
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in with family for dinner. Loved the Mexican fresno wall paintings. Food was authentic mexican, enchilladas and burritos were great , served with refried beans and rice. Complimentary dessert of fried bananas and ice cream was delicious . Well worth the stop if you...More

Thank Mjacks 1
Reviewed 19 November 2016

1st time here-not good...terrible. Runny salsa, watery fajitas...just plain bad. Also prices on website are lower than actual menu in restaurant. Waiters were indifferent. Expensive and just not good...pass on this one.

1  Thank Maddux3131
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Went here about 3 times...I've been noticing the portions are desperately small, rice and beans should be a huge, generous thing because it's so inexpensive but does not come with all meals! I got the platter of all the different meats; pork, steak, chorizo and...More

Thank SentraGrlGXE
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 536 E Main St, Middletown, NY 10940-2632
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 845-343-2958
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