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Bandit Burrito

) #8 of 36 Restaurants in Johnston Mexican, Fast food,
5340 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-1207
+1 515-254-9999
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“burrito” (14 reviews)
“nachos” (3 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Fast food, Southwestern
5340 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-1207
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

This place makes thee absolute best burritos in Des monies iowa. Better than Taco Bell, Taco John, n Chipotle. Food has fantastic flavor offering variety of chicken, sour creams, n burrito shells. It's worth a visit I promise you.

1  Thank Dominic G
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Bandit never disappoints, unless I happen to miss breakfast lol. The food here is delicious and they rotate different options frequently. Portions are large, the food is fresh, and it always feels good to eat at a local restaurant. The staff is helpful and will...More

Thank Max S
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We love visiting Bandit Burrito when we want fast but not greasy fast food. Kids sized burritos are a great size. We have a big family and it's a rare place that we can eat a meal for under $30. Family meal comes with free...More

Thank newuanda
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Burrito bowl with lot of veg. Always tasty, large helping but just right really as it is loaded with veg.

Thank Jerry U
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Bandit Burrito is tucked in just north of I-80 on the west side of Merle Hay Ave, sharing a building with a Jimmy John's. Don't be tempted by your familiarity--of the two establishments, Bandit is definitely the better choice. The staff is very friendly, quick...More

Thank Will M
Reviewed 11 November 2015

I visited Bandit Burrito for the first time today. The ingredients tasted fresh, and there were many choices. Multiple choices for tortilla, even two kinds of rice. Lots of extras to add. Quite tasty.

Thank IslandTan
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff and many options on tortilla. I found the taste to be good and texture great. There is a tv to watch news and relax. Food is fresh and cooked right there.

Thank MD K
Reviewed 12 August 2015

My daughter and granddaughter and I are frequent visitors to Bandit Burrito = love their freshly prepared food. My granddaughter prefers their pork nachos while I prefer their chicken burritos. Great time had by all!!

Thank FrancineJohansonButl
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Bandit is your basic burrito restaurant similar to Chipotle. I personally think it's better the ingredients are fresh and the portions are plenty.

Thank TheBandit78
Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

We stopped for a quick dinner break on a very long drive from Oklahoma to Minnesota. Bandit Burrito was 0.2 miles from where we filled with gas. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I had chicken quesadillas and my husband had a burrito. They...More

Thank Barbara L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$12
Mexican, Fast food, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Takeout, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
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06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5340 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-1207
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Johnston
  • Phone Number: +1 515-254-9999
Visit us at Bandit Burrito, located just two blocks north of I-80 on Merle Hay Road, in Johnston. Your taste buds will thank you! Over 35 items for you to custom build the best burrito of your life! All salsas, meats, and other burrito fillings are made in-house on a daily basis. Also on the menu are quesadillas, salads and a version of nachos that will knock the socks off any nacho lover.
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