Bandito Kitchen & Cantina features fresh dishes inspired by Latin American cuisine with a heavy emphasis on Mexico.They also specialize in creative cocktails and craft spirits with a variety of labels on liquor such as tequila and mezcal. Located on Hughes Center Drive in downtown Las Vegas, Bandito has become a favorite watering hole for locals and tourists alike who are looking for authentic Mexican cuisine.
The cantina’s interior features a gritty industrial look with unique Latin artwork and murals adorning the walls. Many of the murals and paintings are made by local artists, drawn on the restaurant’s wooden panel walls. Bandito’s artwork also extends to its glasses, flatware and dishes. A tropical cocktail may be served in a tiki-like mug or a colorful glass infused with small bright yellow and blue tiles. The flatware comes in different dishes and shapes, depending on what is being served. The chef presents each dish as a work of art with the food displayed in a creative, sumptuous way with as much of an emphasis on presentation as on taste.
The owner of El Bandito was looking for premium quality restaurant furniture that would fit the cantina’s eclectic image and urban, industrial design. Due to the restaurant’s popularity it needed high durable furniture that would be able to withstand high traffic. He contacted Restaurant Furniture.net because of our commitment to quality commercial grade furniture.
For tables he chose square werzalit table tops in black granite. The square table tops were a smart choice as it allows him to rearrange the seating if necessary to make room for larger parties. The Werzalit table tops are made of a special material that can come in a variety of colors and texture. Such as black granite such, light oak, maple and brushed silver. The black granite blended in beautifully with Bandito’s black marble flooring and its industrial decor and artwork. He also bought American made butcher block table tops in natural finish and steel x-prong table bases in a powder black finish which went well with the table tops.
To go with the black granite colored table tops and the interior design he purchased the classic ladder bar stools for seating. For the frame he chose a clear coat finish and he went with black vinyl seats, which complemented the decor. The bar height tables and bar stools were a wise choice because they fit the overall flow of the seating which also included a bar. The ladder back bar stools are known for their strength and versatility and are the most popular bar stools with restaurants across America.
Serving lunch and dinner, Bandito appetizers include Mexican favorites such as guacamole, chicken quesadillas, quesos, tamales and nachos. Other speciality appetizers include fried octopus, seafood ceviche, turkey chorizo albondigas, chicken tinga flautas and the Bandito sope sampler which has barbacoa, carnitas and roasted vegetables.They also offer a range of tasty soups and salads. Entrees include tortas such a grilled steak, roasted chipotle veggie wrap, and a variety of burritos and enchiladas.
Their taco platters are unique creations rarely found in other restaurants such as braised octopus, grilled chicken tinga, al pastor with micro greens and carmelized pineapple, beef barbacoa and baja fish. Customer also have a choice of tasty desserts such as margarita cheesecake or pineapple upside down cake. Signature house cocktails include mixed drinks such as La Paloma Blanca which is made of hornitos resposado,fresh pink grapefruit juice and fresh lime juice, and chango wango - made of Absolut Vodka, Coconut liqueur, tropical guava juice, fresh pineapple juice and citrus served in a tiki mug. They also serve micheladas, wine and beer. Popular Mexican beers on tap include Corona Light, Modelo Especiale, and Negro Modelo.They also have many craft bottled beers such as 21st Amendmentt Heil, Ballast Sculpin IPA, Habanero and more.