Brunch Review: Banditos

Brunch at Banditos = Better than Expected


Real talk: When I first think of Banditos, I think of a smoking bar with ridiculously cheap drinks and dollar tacos during happy hours. And a lot of company I would not usually keep.

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But brunch at Banditos is super legit! They have a bunch of TV's for the sports lovers. Banditos has a big enough space to bring a crowd of friends. They have cheap drinks. And it's one of the only places I know of that serve chips and salsa as a brunch appetizer.

On the downside, if you do happen to take a large crowd, it does really cramp service time. However, if you're rolling that deep, that's probably an expected outcome anywhere. And the chips did help to fill the void.

I'd say I'm shooting a 50/50 on the brunch scale at Banditos. The first time I went for brunch, I got Kathy's Cowboy Breakfast, which is Texas Toast with eggs and chili on it. Not only was it delicious, but there was enough to bring some home, and leftovers are always a win. The chili itself was really good chili, and throwing it on Texas Toast just made it better. They even sprinkled jalapenos on top with a ton of cheese, so overall it was a composition of all things I like best.

However, the next time I went, I ordered Artie's Fave, which is chili rellenos with eggs on the side. Probably my fault, but eating Mexican inspired food for brunch is just an overwhelming way to start your day. It also just wasn't as good as I was expecting. With the word, "Fave," I honestly was just expecting more flavor.

The menu consists of a lot of Mexi-inspired omelets, as well as a wider array of sandwiches you could order off the normal menu. I give them bonus points for keeping open a wider menu, because not everyone wants hardcore breakfast food at brunch. Like this one time at Curbside, we had to leave when we realized practically all they had were eggs.

Anyways, I digress.

The takeaways on this one: Try Banditos for brunch! It's no white tablecloth affair by any stretch of the imagination, but the food is good and pretty cheap when you compare it to other brunches!