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El Banditos

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican,
327 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2172
+1 319-358-2836
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“carnitas” (6 reviews)
“beans” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
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327 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2172
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

We ordered three different tacos, the chicken soup and the chips/salsa. The food was fresh and tasty. It did take a bit to get the food but not an outlandish time; and this did not surprise us too much since we ordered three different tacos..shrimp,...More

Thank LSQRD1
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I had an all meat fajita and it was ok...the beef meat was better than the chicken...friendly staff...they charged me for the chips and salsa and I was surprised because the first time I had them for free...friendly staff...nice service...

Thank Issa M
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Ordered the Carnitas Bowl which was supposed to come with a toasted poblano crema and arbol child's, but came plain with neither, just a side of potatoes. The meal was so bland, not AT ALL like the description in the menu!

Thank Terre A
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Short story, Sunday mid-am, busy but not crazy, took forever to get served, never asked for refill on coffee, food was luke warm when it finally arrived. To many other places in city to come here again.

Thank M O
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

They sourced food locally have outdoor seating and the best tacos We love biking out there for taco Tuesday

Thank alisaMeg
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

First time visit. Food was very good, flavorful. The pancakes are a must share. The service was friendly and attentive, though a little slow at times. So if your not in a hurry, want to talk and enjoy your morning with some good, flavorful dishes...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Walked in on a weekday at 12:40pm. Waiter brought us dinner menus. They always hand out dinner menus, and you always have to ask for the lunch menu. They forgot to bring my drink, and even with the place only half full, it took forty...More

Thank iowahawkeye48
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This place was highly recommended and close to Mercy Hospital. The food was bland and the service was slow. Part of the food came out and part of it didn't and we had to wave down our waiter to get the rest of it. Drinks...More

Thank Bill P
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Not you grandma, but decent - creative , Try the fish tacos, red snapper also my favorite is the beans and any tamale that they have they offer a special day – great margaritas

Thank cynluna
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We've eaten here 2 times now just for the breakfast 2 weeks in a row. The food is Amazing and plentiful. The staff is very helpful and kind. If they are busy expect to wait a little bit for the food or anything from the...More

Thank beeskneesmom
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2172
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-358-2836
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