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Chino Bandido

Asian Restaurant$$$$
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  • Kati R.
    "I love getting the Jade Red Chicken or the Machaca in a quesadilla!"(24 Tips)
    Melissa H.
    "The Emerald chicken is so yummy and flavorful!"(11 Tips)
    Tim A.
    "... chicken, black beans, jerk fried rice, emerald chicken, snickerdoodles, chocolate..."(10 Tips)
    Sathya K.
    "try the jerk chicken and the spicy jerk chicken fried rice."(9 Tips)
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  • Kim S.
    Kim Smith OlsonMarch 3, 2014
    Yummy! Be sure to ask for the samples to help you decide what you like. I liked the black beans, Carnitas, and BBQ pork. But the ginger chicken sample was really good too (will get that next time!)
  • Eric H.
    Eric HenningsenMarch 27, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Black beans are amazing! No place like Chino's anywhere I've travelled. I get here at least once whenever I'm in Phoenix. It's a hole in the wall that's been there for 20 years, with the same menu.
    Upvoted Jan 23
  • Anthony D.
    Anthony DuranJanuary 23
    Hell Yes! Delicious food because it's an awesome concept to combine two of the world's best flavors. Easy way of ordering but if it's your first time the staff are very friendly and helpful!
  • Sara Z.
    Been wanting to try this place for years! Lived up to my expectations. Kind of a hole in the wall, but the people are incredibly friendly and helpful and the food was good. We'll definitely return!
  • allie b.
    allie bloomfieldFebruary 15, 2013
    An impeccably unorthodox mix, this place meshes mexican and chinese food and creates delicious meals like jade red chicken quesadillas with black beans and rice. Don't knock it 'til you try it!
  • Jacquie M.
    Jacquie MarieNovember 9, 2012
    told her it was my first time and she bombarded me with yummy samples! emerald chicken tastes like ginger and green onion, and jade chicken is sooooo good! jerk fried rice yummmyyy! dont judge!
  • Kelly N.
    Kelly NishFebruary 13, 2013
    My boyfriend LOVES this place! He dragged me here & I fell in love. Atmosphere is ok, but the food is great "pig out" food! Enchiladas & fried rice in one entree! I'm vegetarian & I was able to eat.
  • Alec L.
    Alec LomasAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The obvious standouts are the ever-popular Jade Red chicken and sweetly delicious Snickerdoodles, but there isn't much on the menu not worth sampling. Great service, impossibly good food.
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan ComptonMarch 9, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    I have been going to Chino for several years, Jade Red & Black Beans are always my standards. Recently discovered a Chile Relleno in a burrito... Pancho Panda you have blown my mind!
  • Maddie L.
    Maddie LivingstonMarch 16, 2013
    My family and I have been going here for over 20 years.. Almost since the day they opened! Great food! You will get addicted. Try jade red in a quesadilla too!!
  • Paige D.
    Paige DiPasqualeJanuary 29, 2012
    The best thing about this place besides the food is the fact that people of all cultures, all ethnicities love eating here. It's amazing that this food appeals to such a broad spectrum of people! Woot
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NewellDecember 30, 2013
    Get a combo with a quesadilla. I prefer the Chinese pork in the bowl and the jerk chicken in the quesadilla. And the pork jerk fried rice is delish!
  • Gilbert G.
    Gilbert GarciaMay 10, 2016
    First time visitor but the staff was friendly and helpful. Jade chicken was good, not too spicy. The wife would have hoed the place was a little cleaner but all and all very pleased.
    Upvoted Jan 23
  • Chris S.
    Chris SiegwaldSeptember 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    An Arizona icon. Enough said. No matter what you try, somehow it always appeals to your taste buds. A must visit at least once, then you are hooked!
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda PetruSeptember 7, 2012
    Make sure to do a chinese/mexican combo.... Dont just get all of one or the other like a rookie. The chile relleno is great and the machaca beef is great too.
  • Jace G.
    Jace GoodmillerFebruary 15, 2013
    This place is amazing! Great service and awesome food. I recommend Jade Red Chicken and BBQ Pork Quesadilla (have to eat it with plum sauce though).
  • Libby S.
    Libby SpainhowerJanuary 22, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't get discouraged if the ordering system seems complicated. The friendly staff with walk you through it and even give you tasty samples. The great food is well worth the effort!
  • Laine W.
    Laine WymanDecember 2, 2014
    Love the Red Jade Chicken! It is a fun place with a lot of character. The ordering can be a little overwhelming but staff are happy to help.
  • Matthew D.
    Matthew DillnerMarch 2, 2014
    Fusion!!!! Do red Jane Chicken in a burrito. Then Emerald Chicken in a quesidilla. Do the fusion for the real deal
  • M.J. R.
    M.J. ReedMarch 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    For those with island palates, try the Chinese BBQ, Emerald Chicken or the Carnitas (think Kalau Pork & Lomi Lomi intertwined). But in the end, it's *really* all about the Snickerdoodle.
  • Cecil D.
    Cecil DanielDecember 17, 2015
    If you're feeling particularly hungry, get the two sides plus one of the rice flavors and beans! There's so much to mix and match.
    Upvoted Jan 23
  • Rodney M.
    Rodney MuehlfeldMarch 11, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Great food! Don't be fooled by the outside, the food you find inside is incredible. Try the vegetable quesadilla. Healthyish and yummy!!
  • Alyssa H.
    Alyssa HirschApril 24, 2015
    Been going here since I was a kid and I've never been disappointed. My favorite things are the jade red chicken and their quesadillas.
  • Tim A.
    Tim AgneJune 20, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Jade red chicken, black beans, jerk fried rice, emerald chicken, snickerdoodles, chocolate volcano cookies — everything is amazing!
    Upvoted Jan 23
  • Phoenix New Times
    Phoenix New TimesJanuary 9, 2012
    Best of Phoenix Winner 2011: Best Mexican Fusion. If you’re feeling for some Chinese and Mexican cuisines, Chino Bandido is the perfect combo. Read more
  • MACRODON
    MACRODONAugust 8, 2014
    What's not to love? Such an amazing wreck of Asian and Latin cuisines all together on the same plate. I love it.
  • Kati R.
    Kati RouthFebruary 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I love getting the Jade Red Chicken or the Machaca in a quesadilla! The cheese balances out the spice very well. Yum!
  • Kali w.
    Kali waileyApril 7, 2015
    The food is amazing, my favorite is jade red chicken, emerald chicken quesadilla, and black beans, no rice. Sooooo good!!!!
  • Robert F.
    Robert FisherMay 22, 2012
    I'm from Texas and I came here with a friend who lives here. If you wanna try something mind-blowing, GET THE EMERALD CHICKEN.
  • CeCe W.
    CeCe WilkenSeptember 14, 2015
    Carnitas quesadilla with black beans and jerk fried rice! Emerald chicken is legit. Snickerdoodle cookies are to die for.
  • Delete A.
    Delete AccountMay 14, 2016
    The food was amazing! The Chinese/Mexican twist is perfect for our family. I love Chinese, husband loves Mexican.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KDecember 16, 2014
    Is it more of a Mexinese... Or is it a bit more Chinexican? Honestly I can't decide. But it's good food and a divey atmosphere. Perfect.
  • Melissa H.
    Melissa HernandezJuly 5, 2015
    The Emerald chicken is so yummy and flavorful! That ginger & green onion sauce! ♡
  • Monte T.
    Monte TuckerSeptember 2, 2016
    Great staff. The free cookies are good enough to make you want to go back just for the cookie.
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MichaelJuly 4, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The menus are a confusing pain in the ass to fill out but the food is epic. EVERYTHING is delicious!
  • Brent M.
    Brent MetzlerAugust 22, 2016
    The best part of Chino Bandido is that you get to chose 2 different meats, and a rice and beans for your sides.
  • Craig M.
    Craig MJune 14, 2015
    Best chile relleno and Cuban black beans you will ever find... everything else is also great.
  • JK G.
    JK GrenceJune 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Be sure to tell 'em if it's your first time! Jade Red Chicken in a quesadilla is WAY better than it has any right to be.
  • Dustin D.
    Dustin DayNovember 18, 2010
    try the samples before eating if you have never been. My favorite is the jerk chicken burrito and Volcano cookies on the weekends! (alternating) Read more
  • Michael B.
    Michael BelluardoJune 28, 2016
    Awesome & fast food. Grabbed lunch here and loved it.
  • Alexandra P.
    Alexandra PriestMay 6, 2014
    If you're new thy will give you samples, there's so many options it's nice to narrow it down!
  • Erin C.
    Erin CollinsDecember 19, 2012
    So good, but somewhat pricey depending on what you order. Their volcano cookies are amazing!
  • Sara Z.
    My combo of choice...Jade Red Chicken, Carnitas Burrito, fried rice & beans. Mmm!
  • Brad B.
    Brad BowmanMay 12, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Double jade red chicken, refried beans, and rice - it's been my only order for 15+ years!
  • Josh A.
    Josh AOctober 12, 2013
    Awesome food. Definitely lives up to the hype. I will be coming back again.
  • James W.
    James WoodMarch 2, 2013
    The food was fantastic! We will be back!
  • Doug A.
    Doug ArmstrongFebruary 27, 2016
    As always the food was GREAT!!! A neighborhood hole in the wall place that has never disappointed.
  • Lindsay S.
    Lindsay ShapiroJune 12, 2010
    The best chinese and mexican food in arizona. Most amazing, yet interesting fushion you will ever try! Red jade chicken is the best.
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen McBathApril 25, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Everything is great on the menu trust me I have tried it all
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SeeseOctober 3, 2013
    Food and service were great. We got to sample before we decided what to order
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