It seems that everyone in the Phoenix area has been to Chino Bandito except me. That changed today and I'm thrilled to have made this connection. Based on CH recommendations (Thanks JK Grence, among others) we found our way to the Chandler location (somewhat hidden back in the "V" of a strip mall on the SE corner of Dobson & Chandler Blvd).
It was our lucky day that Frank, the owner, was working the counter to explain the ordering process. What a nice idea to present tastes of some unfamiliar items to newcomers.
There have been many posts about ordering at Chino Bandito and I simply recomend that you take the plunge and DO IT. The odd combination of Mexican-Chinese-Jamaican works. What can I say? There is no logical explanation *and* they are delicious.
A Jade Chicken Quesadilla(Frank's recommendation) was a knockout as was the Chinese BBQ Pork Burrito.
The food cries for beer and happily, there is a selection of both imported and domestic.
A freebie cookie rounds out the more-than-ample lunch that won't break the bank (+/- $10 pp w/ imported beer). All of the entree choices are priced the same, so it doesn't matter whether you choose pork or chicken, jamaican jerk fried rice or plain white rice, the bill is identical. Nice touch.
The interior is "Industrial Chic" black-white and very clean. Plastic tableware & paper napkins contribute to the casual ambience.
Chino Bandito is a definite "Do Again"!
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