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“The best Mexican food in Iowa City”
Review of El Banditos

El Banditos
Ranked #92 of 264 Restaurants in Iowa City
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 16 July 2012

Without a doubt we think this is the best Mexican food in Iowa City. Not your usual Americanized Mexican foods, but authentic, flavorful, fresh creations that will make you want to return again and again. I haven't had one thing that I didn't like. Funky atmospher and fun.

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Thank bbrooks
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

You know if these guys would just refine things a bit they could be the best all around Mexican food place in Iowa City. The food is very good and its authentic in my opinion to what you find in Mexico more than the Tex-mex places all over the area that all serve pretty much the same things. So I give kudos to El Bandito for that but the last two times I have been there I had major issues. The last time they had no AC on and it was like a furnace in there unfortunately the air temp was higher than the food temp, issue #2 is that the food is usually not hot. For some foods its not necessary for me to eat them hot such as tacos, but the beans and rice were cold too. Otherwise awesome food, good prices, and the Saturday morning breakfast at the Famer's market is by far the best hot food there.

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Thank gurutogo
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

Usually fresh guacamole, and tacos tasty. The Mexican coke a hit.

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Thank GailCheryl
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

Says it all... Best Mexican food in Iowa City.. Also the worst service... And that is saying alot in a college town.

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Thank Jacknone17
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

Husband and I stopped in for dinner before a concert based on a friends suggestion. Did not leave dissapointed. Husband had the shrimp diablo and I had the carnitas. Each came with 2 sides. Very good selection of sides other than the usual rice and beans. Portions were plentiful and prices did not break the bank. Want to return for the chicken mole.

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Thank cedargirl
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