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“Highly Recommended”

Bandanas Mexican Grille
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in Wildwood Crest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$21
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Celebrating 30 years in 2015, Bandanas is a family run, seasonal restaurant in Wildwood Crest. At Bandanas, we live the motto "Love People, Cook Them Tasty Food". We believe that there's a kindness in cooking that sets something good in motion, and we want to share it with you. Everyday we make all of our marinades, sauces and salsas from scratch, with fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices. We seek out high quality meats, fresh-caught local fish, aged natural cheeses,and the season's best Jersey produce. Emphasis is on a lighter, healthier approach to cooking and our menu items are prepared to order. Although we have no liquor license, you may 'bring your own" or try one of our non-alcoholic beers or margaritas to complement your dining. Make sure to save a little rooom for your sweet tooth, and indulge in one of our amazing original ice cream creations. They're sure to bring a smile to your face and make your tastebuds dance! Relax and Enjoy! Open Weekends through June 11, 2015 and then daily beginning Friday, June 12, serving lunch, dinner and dessert. Be sure to check out our Build Your Own Burrito Bar available in season daily til 3 pm. Adios for now!
Charlotte, North Carolina
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Excellent food, reasonable prices, courteous and friendly service, family friendly, and served quickly. Although there was a waiting line to be seated, it was well worth it, one of the better meals I had in the southern coastal region of New Jersey. Save room for dessert, the ice cream selection is vast.

  • Visited August 2014
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Connecticut
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“Nice beach alternative”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

After reading previous trip advisor reviews, we went to Bandanas last week. The food is home made (the ice cream is made by the same company that owns the restaurant), fresh & delicious. The fried beans were a little spicy for my taste but they were good. Their rice is a rice pilaf that is a little bland. I had a trio of Mexican standards - all were good but sl expensive compared to other Mexican restaurants (around $20). My husband ate a non Mexican dish that included wasabi tuna - he loved it! The ice cream was a cooling end to the meal. The servers are young but very attentive. Parking next to the restaurant is a little dicey (you have to back out to a busy street) or you park on the street (metered parking during the day). This restaurant does not serve beer or other liquor (common in some restaurants in the Wildwood/Cape May area). Overall, a good dining choice.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Not what I expected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Menu is limited, food was just average, there was no alcoholic beverages as in many Mexican restaurants. Service was good however

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“Beyond Pleased”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

We were informed by our Motel owner(Adamo at the Aztec Motel-best place to stay) that the Mexican restaurant next door is excellent. We tried it one night and absolutely loved it. Everything tasted excellent including their famous ice cream. Fresh ingredients, fresh taste, and great options. If you're in the Wildwoods area, you have to go to Bandanas!

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york, pa
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“So good I ate there twice!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

This was a very nice little beachy Mexican/Ice Cream place. We went there for lunch and I had the grilled chicken Sante Fe wrap. Delish! We brought a couple of Bud Light Limes to pair with it and it was perfect. The chicken was grilled nicely and it was seasoned well. We sat outside in the shade. The second time I ate there we ordered the loaded Nachos. Delish! They had a lot of meat on them along with various cheeses. The guacamole and salsa were also very good. The whole plate was presented nicely at the table (we sat inside this time). Very cute place.
For dessert, I had the peanut butter swirl ice cream. Wow! Yummy! Nicely done, Bandanas! Gracias!

  • Visited July 2014
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