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El Bandido

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27 S Central Ave, Spring Valley, NY 10977-5925
+1 845-425-6622
11:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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New Jersey
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant is very beautiful, with the inside decorated like old mexico. They also have decorated their other buildings on the lot, which I didn't see until I left. The outside of the restaurant is painted in old Mexican scenes. The menu has your tacos, burritos etc but also some of the more traditional items that you find in Mexico.... More 

Thank naps
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The decor of this place is straight out of a Hollywood Western. The food is great and the service is fast. We went here to celebrate my sis' birthday and try the food for a change. Incidentally, this place is very popular with the office crowd during the afternoons and on weekends. They have a separate bar within the restaurant... More 

Thank Vraj G
Suffern, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just horrendous experiences on two separate occasions. The manager has no idea of how to handle ANY situation. My date had a HUGE piece of fat in her entree. The manager argued with her about how "that was the way it is", several times. I finally got tired of the banter and intervened. Then the half deaf manager kicked us... More 

Thank stevet131313
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Our favorite Mexican restaurant in the area. The food is authentic and delicious. The drinks are great. The restaurant includes a small appetizer and dessert for free for each guest. There a mariachi band. Prices are great. Definitely recommend!

Thank Maria M
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Have been wanting to go here for years. Finally went today on daughter's 21st birthday so that she could order her first 'legal' drink. I am not a fan of Mexican food but was able to find something for myself. Daughter and husband had taco/chimichanga combination dish with refried beans and rice as sides (all dishes come with this). No... More 

Thank Andrea M
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This Hidden Gem on route 59, is definitely a keeper.Great food,fast service and a very Caribbean Flair...

Thank tigger845
Lodi, New Jersey, United States
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

My mother-in-law had mentioned this place during our recent Christmas Tree Shop buying blitz so we all stopped for dinner before heading home to NJ. We waited about 5-6minutes to be seated. The atmosphere was fun but the music was a little too loud to have a conversation during our meal. We ordered an appetizer but really didn't need too... More 

Thank Laurie R
Spring Valley, New York
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The best of everything Mexican! I love the food, I love that they wait staff is willing to take the time to explain everything to those who are not familiar! A real feel of Mexico! Perfect for Lunch or dinner! I love this as it is a staple for me and my family both! Always a great time to be... More 

Thank Geraldine P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Went on a Wednesday nite at 7:15 and place was almost full. Very noisy and crowded so not the place for a quiet romantic evening. Had chicken mole enchilada that was great. Wife's chicken tamale also tasted good but had surprisingly little meat.

Thank cjmike2016
Nanuet, NY
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Probably the best Mexican food for miles around. Definitely the best decor. Some very nice touches that add to the experience, like an appetizer and desert which are included. Price-wise, lunch is a better deal but the food is good any time of day.

Thank campiflo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
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: 27 S Central Ave, Spring Valley, NY 10977-5925
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Spring Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 845-425-6622

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