Federal Hill: Banditos

When you have the Mexican food crave, there aren’t too many places in Federal Hill that will do the trick. Fortunately, Banditos TNT located at 1118 S. Charles St in Baltimore will hit the spot. It’s quick, cheap, slightly greasy and definitely delicious. On Friday and Saturday nights, this place is popping with bar goers, but on a weeknight it makes a great dinner spot.

Banditos - Image Credit Baltimore Sun
Banditos – Image Credit Baltimore Sun

On a Tuesday evening, a friend and I had the taco crave and decided to drop by Banditos.We started with the chips and dip sampler. Wonderful chips, guac, salsa and queso. This was a great Mexican starter. ($8)

Chips, Salsa, Guac and Queso
Chips, Salsa, Guac and Queso

For our main course, we each ordered the chicken tacos – avocado, sour cream, pico, queso fresco, cilantro, salsa verde. Then it came with a side of duck fat fries for ($10). This meal was a steal; cheap, filling and wonderful. In the past I have tried the steak tacos and I’ve found them to be a little dry. The chicken is better for sure.

Chicken Tacos and Fries
Chicken Tacos and Fries

In the past when I have been here I ordered the Mexican Street Corn. Unfortunately it is no longer on the menu. But I asked the waiter nicely and he was able to get it for me which made this wonderful meal even better. It’s smokey grilled corn topped with some spices and sprinkled Mexican cheese.

Mexican Street Corn
Mexican Street Corn

Looking for cheap, quick Mexican eats in a relaxed environment in Federal Hill? Banditos TNT is sure to hit the spot.

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Know of any other Mexican restaurants in Baltimore I need to try? Let me know in the comments below!

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