Definitely going back.
We were late. Then we added several people to our table at the last minute. I expected to be treated like the annoying customers we were. But the staff were polite, professional and even helped to keep my birthday cake a surprise until the end of the meal. Plus the food and drinks were delicious.
A few of my friends went back that week.
I am going back soon, I just want to make sure I introduce new people to it.
Always a Good Time
Would recommend this to anyone who is look for cheap, good mexican food.
Brilliant lunch as usual
Have been here a number of time for lunch. Great menu, friendly staff and quick service.
We arrived and had to wait 10 minutes for our table which was a bit annoying, but other than that we had a good time. The food is good and the atmosphere was fun (including everyone being given Sombrero's to wear half way through the evening!). I would go again.
Great for a group get together-
Great for a group get together- good food- large portions, good veggie options and good value
Service was good, food very tasty, good service, good atmosphere too. Will go again.
We started off badly with some very sad nachos (awful guacamole, little cheese and runny sour cream) and soggy garlic bread. However, it got far better! I had the peri peri prawn salad (DELICIOUS) and my companions had ribs...which they are still raving about! My advice would be to stick the starters and go straight to the mains....but don't forget the cocktails!
Like this place
I have already been to this place few times and will come again, great food for good price, nice staff, great cocktails, good atmosphere . I would recommend to everyone to go there. I will go again..
The food at Chico Bandito
The food at Chico Bandito was outstanding. I had a party of 14 people were a variety of different dishes were chosen and evryone was very satisfied. Then we get to the price, brilliant! For somewhere so close to Shoreditch and Old Street the quality of the food for the price I haven't matched elsewhere.
great for informal drinks and food
went to chico bandito with 3 friends. as we got there quite early on, it was still happy hour so we were able to take advantage of the £3 cocktails (strong and delicious) and £2 bottled beers. The portions were huge and tasty. The burrito came with a side of rice, some salad and guacamole and salsa. This wasn't by any means fine dining but the spicy beef in the burrito was tasty. Overall, would recommend for a casual meal and cheap drinks!
We went here on a Sunday afternoon
We went here on a Sunday afternoon for lunch. We had a Tastecard and told the waitress when we got there which gives you 50% of the food bill. The restaurant wasn't crowded at all at this time and was nice because we got served right away. We ordered the nachos to share and I had the spicy chicken burrito for my main and my boyfriend had the ribs and wings. The starter was good and both portions were quite large. The burrito wasn't spicy at all but had a lot of guacamole and sour cream to cover it which was delicious. The side salad good with a little chickpea and corn salsa on top and the Spanish rice tasted like instant rice. The ribs were cooked to fall off the bone and the sauce was spicy. Would recommend for food or cocktails.
Thank you Ben
I had a very good time with my friends. And I didn't have to worry whatsoever about the restaurant and the service. Everything was perfect to me. I would clearly recommend it to people who want to enjoy chat, foods and drinks !
Wonderful birthday dinner at Chico Bandito! The drinks were fantastic! The food was not only great value but so delicious! On top of an amazing meal they accepted the taste card on a Saturday night! I will definitely be back!
Fun little hideaway in the City
Fun evening, plate full of food, not the best Mexican I've had but reasonably priced. Only problem was with the waiting staff who it took several attempts to get a glass of cava for my friend. The only sparkling wine they had by the glass on the menu was creating such confusion. I was halfway down my daiquiri by the time it arrived.
Very large portions of delicious
Very large portions of delicious mexican food. Service was very good. Value was excellent. From the outside, it looks a little shabby, but the food is good.
Really good value
My friend and I went here on Tastecard, even without the tastecard it would be amazing value for money, we both really enjoyed our food and would definitely rate it in one of the top Mexicans I have eaten in.
Second time at this restaurant
Second time at this restaurant and just as good as the first. Service was efficient and the food was delicious.
We were a french group, looking for a place to eat ...at last minute. I booked it from France and i should say i was well surprised by the frame and atmosphère. Warm,welcoming,very good and confortable,we enjoyed ouf dinner.
Quite quiet for a Saturday lunchtime but the food was delicious, promptly cooked and served. Staff were friendly enough. Using a taste card on the dinner menu worked out cheaper than the lunch menu that they don't accept it on.
Great Value and service
I have been coming here for a few months, always good food and service really cant ask for more! Great for lunch with work colleagues, if your a member of Virgin Active you also get 50% of the food bill.
Fun Night Out
A group of friends and I had a great night at Chico Bandito last week. The food was delicious and the cocktails went down really well. The décor, back ground music and staff helped to create a happy and relaxed ambiance, also the sombreros added a touch of fun to the nights festivities. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and will be back to visit soon. Thank you for a fun night out.
This was a great experience with great food and cocktails and the staff was very friendly too. Will definitely go back!
Tasty as ever
When my friends are out in Shoreditch and we don't fancy pizza, Chico Bandito always comes up trumps. Cheap and cheerful with a good selection of drinks and dishes in a convivial atmosphere. Will definitely return.
Great restaurant. 1 'but'.
Pre-booked table, was seen to table straight away.
Ordered drinks and food pretty quick. Beer came quick, cocktail took a while longer.
Starters were up within 5 mins. Girlfriend had nachos which were the best nachos I've ever had. I, however, had chicken wings. BIG mistake. They were obviously warmed up and had a dollop of bbq sauce thrown on them, quite vile to be honest. That would be the only negative of the restuarant for me. We had chicken & steak fajitas for a main which were lovely. Would definately go back and would recommend. I'd say it's fairly priced.
Kind staff, great cocktails!
Food was certainly good value for money...you will not leave Chico Bandito hungry as their servings are sized generously.
Staff are all smiles and happy to help, they kindly replaced my food when realising I had asked for my steak to be medium rare (it first came medium), although I didn't even express any dissatisfaction.
Awesome cocktail choices, and possibly the best mojitos you will find in London...I wish there was an area for dancing...Id have stayed all night!
I have been to this restuarant about 7 times in the past month. It's brilliant food at fantastic value. Add in the fact that they are a part of gourmet society and Taste card and it is far too cheap not to go there!!
I highly recommend anyhting on the menu, (but after trying pretty much everything on the menu) my favourite has to be the king prawn fajitas, they are not small portions and you get so many prawns it's a challenge to fit them in the wraps!!
We had an amazing time here. The food was great and in generous proportions. Love the speed at which we were served and the ambience in the place. I have recommended the place to my brother and his girlfriend who have also loved it! Well done guys! I will be back soon!
We had a very good per theatre meal. The chimichangers were delicious and very filling, so much so that there was no room for dessert. Very good value, lovely food.
I went to Chico's with a couple of my friends last Thursday.
The service was prompt, the food was good value for money and their new menu has a lot of selection.
The 2 things I would recommend: The TV is not relevant to the venue, especially when there are ad breaks! And make more of the mexican theme.. the hats only came out when we asked someone to take pictures!
Otherwise, more of the same!
Nice spot for lunch
Nice location for lunch with colleagues, got served quick and food arrived quick, just what you need during the work lunch period. Portion is the right size, food was tasty.
Randomly came across this restaurant on a Saturday night and I cannot wait to come back. The vegetarian options were good and the meat dishes looked and smelled amazing.
The atmosphere was fun.. The music was great. Will def be coming back.
Great Food but...
A victim of it's own success this cheeky little Mexican serves great food at reasonable prices but seems disorganised when it is busy, also would not recommend for a quiet meal on a Friday lunchtime as the room is quite small the noise is amplified...
We went here for dinner on
We went here for dinner on Friday night as wanted something quick to eat before going to a friend's birthday. We only had starters to share but food was tasty and lots of it. The white rioja was lovely!!
Good selection/atmosphere/meal.... Service took quite a few attempts to catch their eye
Good, if a little close for comfort
My friend and I ate here on a Friday evening and used my Tastecard so the value of the whole meal was very good.
The atmosphere in the restaurant was great. People were being turned away who hadn't booked.
Two gripes I had:
Firstly they had run out of desperado beers *sad face*
Secondly the table we were sat at was essentially attached to another table which was sat at buy a group of about 10 women. We moved our table slightly away and were told off for doing so as we were in the path of the door. If there isn't space for this extra table don't have it. It was a slightly uncomfortable meal for that reason with people constantly walking past and people sat at the table next to us could hear our conversations as they were so close.