Bandido's Mexican Cafe & Cantina

0.4 mi

159 1/2 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill


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Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday Closed

This is one of Chapel Hill's "hidden gems." Located in the basement under Sutton's Drug Store and The Strowd Nightclub, this legendary cafe has been serving the UNC community for over 21 years. We feature the only salsa bar in town! 16 Daily Lunch Specials starting at $5 include chips and the salsa bar. Pay with cash and most of the lunch specials will include a free iced tea! Come and attempt to "conquer el gigantic" the best burrito in the triangle, weighing in at 4 1/2 lbs and the size of a Sunday newspaper. We have a menu to satisfy most everyone. Chili heads will enjoy our hot and spicy salsas and our spicy frijoles chars. Vegetarians love our fresh grilled vegetable options as well as our vegetarian rice and beans. We even have gluten free options. There is a different Cantina Special every day! Come and celebrate a birthday with us and we will take a picture of the birthday person with a sombrero and post it on our Facebook page. Delivery available through Takeout Central. Bandido's even serves lunch at McColl Hall in the Kenan-Flagler Business School every Tuesday from 11-2. Come and experience for yourself why we have been a Carolina favorite since 1995!


  • Takeout
  • Catering
  • Kiddie

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