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MI Bandera Restaurant

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518 32nd St, Union City, NJ 07087-3911
+1 201-348-2828
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11:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Mahwah, New Jersey
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This was my first time going here. The menu is a blend of different types of Latin inspired foods. The restaurant is quite large and the grills with the fresh meat grilling are right in the middle of the restaurant on the second floor. The aroma of the grilling meat is fantastic. Unfortunately, if you sit too close, the smell... More 

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Thank Tammy F
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I live in Miami and I had never had Cuban food like this, delicious, fresh, and perfect cuban cuisine, service was good could be better, food was excellent.

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Thank JuanPablo C
Dallas, Texas
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108 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Decent food and good atmosphere, but priced too high given the fact that it is located on top of a grocery store in Union City, NJ.

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Thank Fugitive54
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This place is going down hill! We have been coming here for years but tonight was surely our last visits. The waiters are extremely sneaky raising the prices on the bill from what is stated on the menu with hopes things won't be caught. Truly a shame -- it will be the last $200 we spend there. Hope it was... More 

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1 Thank Giuseppe C
Clifton, New Jersey
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The food didn't seem the same as my prior visit. Actually my wife got sick afterwards. Maybe it was just that night, but probably won't be coming back anytime soon.

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Thank Warriors07
Wilkes Barre, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

The restaurant is beautiful and the food was delicious and very filling. The service was okay, I felt it would have been better if I was fluent in Spanish.

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1 Thank Melissa M
Rome
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

I have eaten here three or four times now, and I have never been disappointed. The churrasco is fantastic and the other dishes I have had were also good. This time I tried the picadillo, which is a simple dish but very nice. The portions are very generous. Each time I have gone there the service has been good. We... More 

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Thank Airfrere
Lodi, New Jersey
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

I was there Sunday 24 2016 around 3.00 pm for lunch good food, friendly people work thievery good service

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Thank Jorgeykaty2309
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 August 2015

My family has always been a fan of this restaurant and we decided to come back as a group of 9 before my cousin went away. As someone in the fine dining industry, I know what to expect from a restaurant in that price range. We had a couple of problems, my grandma getting the wrong soda, the waiter disappearing... More 

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Thank Stephanie R
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 August 2015

great food, pernil excellent, chicken soup is a feast. Chicharron nice and crisp. Moro good. Bisteca tender. plantains great.

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Thank MaadyC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Cuban
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 518 32nd St, Union City, NJ 07087-3911
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Union City
  • Phone Number: +1 201-348-2828

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?