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Bandita - Noosa, Noosaville, AU-QLD

Bandita - Noosa

4.6
4.6
52 Reviews
$41 to $100
Mexican
Wood fired modern Mexican kitchen and bar on the Noosa River with a local neighbourhood vibe. A share style menu created by Jason Jones, showcasing local suppliers and produce from the Sunshine Coast. Alfresco and inside dining - perfect for lunch, dinner or watching the sunset.

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2 people

8:30 pm


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Barbecue, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 12:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (07) 5408 4363

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Jason Jones

  • Area

    Noosaville / Noosa Heads

  • Cross Street

    Located on the corner of James St and Gympie Terrace, Noosaville QLD 4566

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Bus stop and Noosa ferry drop off are both located across the road

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wine

What 52 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Sunshine Coast

    Scenic View

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Best Overall

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Best Food

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Best Value

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Fit for Foodies

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Group Bookings

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Healthy

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Lunch

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Notable Wine List

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Special Occasions

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Most Booked

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  1. MI

    MIKENVIC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Before entering Bandita's, the atmosphere and lighting looks very inviting. However, once inside, the noise level is really loud and very difficult to have a conversation. The wine charges are excessive e.g. $55 minimum for a bottle of "house wine". Unfortunately, not a "go to restaurant" if you are after something "cheap and cheerful" for a simple night out.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and of course great food! Food and drinks came out super fast. They have some an amazing job of the decor. Congratulations guys, great venue!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Food was average at best, not much of a Mexican feel.
  4. GS

    GillianS

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    So looking forward to eating here but left feeling underwhelmed, we were pressured the entire time to order/eat and be out so that the next sitting could come in. It was a busy Saturday night, so I guess that's how it goes. $472 for 6 people, didn't represent great value for money in my opinion. I feel the portion sizes were not as generous as they could have been.
  5. DN

    DavidN

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended! Beautiful food, equally beautifully presented. Service was excellent! Will definitely be back. One.of our new favourite restaurants!
  6. J

    Jimmy

    Adelaide

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Next Mexican food we have had . Group of 7 left very happy . Great night , excellent feed me menu
  7. CO

    CarolineO

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time we’ve been here and both times we’ve had the banquet. We brought our friends this time. Great value for the super tasty food, so well executed. Our French waitress was fantastic, very attentive and welcoming service. Just a bit noisy but we can’t wait until the warm summer days when the windows can be open. Thanks and See you again soon!
  8. BM

    BeeM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Mexican I’ve had in a long time!!! Recommend to anyone going to Noosa
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambience
  10. TG

    TraceyG

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff were really friendly and helpful and the food was amazing. This is the best Mexican I’ve ever had and I will definitely be returning.
  11. JO

    JessO

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went to Bandita for dinner and we were so impressed! The food was beautiful, the vibe was great, the restaurant itself is stunning. Can’t wait to back in the day!
  12. LM

    LisaM

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, ambience and drinks. What sets this restaurant apart was the delightful and friendly service from the well informed staff. As a local they all seemed genuinely happy to be serving you. Did I mention how good the tostados were!
  13. F

    Frenzy

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was disappointing. It was fresh but lacked flavour and was tepid. When asked if all was good with food I asked the wait staff if it was meant to be tepid and she said she didn’t know and would check. She didn’t return. Very disappointed.
  14. T

    Taren

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Best chips and guacamole, loved the food. Pretty noisy when its a full house but we will definately be back.
  15. KK

    KarenK

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    How awesome- wonderful authentic Mexican that is so tasty- a great change and a wonderful experience - will definitely be back - your staff are awesome :)
  16. IJ

    IanJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Ordinary food with disappointing presentation and value...nothing to write homw about here.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Service was a bit slow but staff very friendly.
  18. R

    Roosta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wine, service love this place cant beat woodfire
  19. E

    Emily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and wonderful staff. Enjoyed the atmosphere.
  20. LM

    LindyM

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drink were amazing and the service was good too! Beautiful view across the river and everyone was super friendly! We will be back! Love those Margarita’s 🥰🥰🥰
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience from entering the restaurant until we left. Friendly staff, amazing food and services was outstanding the entire night. Think we have just found a new favourite place to dine.
  22. R

    Rangee

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive and friendly servers. Kid friendly and delicious food. The lamb DIY taco was *chef’s kiss*
  23. PC

    PennyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful fresh flavours! Would recommend for one or many.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    beautiful happy environment from the moment you step through the door, the venue is light & airy with river views, the menu is fresh and tasty, standouts on the menu for my group where the oysters kilpedro, cerviche, artichoke taco, carrot & quinoa salad and an absolute must is the corn on the cob, plenty of choices on the menu for most dietary preferences. the staff are all friendly and knowledgeable, a very welcome addition to Noosaville 🔥
  25. t

    timw

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Need some cheaper wines. I know restaurants need to make a margin but having to pay $50 or $60 for a bottle of fair wine is off putting for a "drinker".
  26. PL

    PaulL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Was really looking forward to going here, not quite what I expected, the street corn was amazing…just would have liked some more Mexican themed mains
  27. DG

    DebbieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff go above and beyond to make your dining experience a happy one . Great venue Great cocktails and beer and wine menu Mexican style food with a twist Highly recommend a visit
  28. H

    Holly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, fabulous customers and great service.
  29. UM

    UrsulaM

    Sunshine Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food friendly efficient wait staff Looking out at the sparkling Noosa River!!
  30. BP

    BridgetP

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service, food and cocktails were delicious. Just what Noosa needed!
  31. LT

    LynneT

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    A New Mexican restaurant on Gympie Terrace . Food very good and lovely atmosphere we were a table of 6 for a birthday let us take a cake we’re never rushed at all.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food service and space. Would recommend to all travelling to Noosa
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely venue, a little bit loud. Great menu, especially if you like it hot! Good selection for kids. Amazing service, will come back again.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food and space!
  35. LM

    LynM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great location and ambience. Loved the cocktails, corn on the cob, soft tacos and bbq chicken - flavours were great. Disappointed in the bbq vegetables - need to have variety. Enjoyed the sweets!
  36. CO

    CarolineO

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went as a couple and had the set menu. Every course was perfectly executed, delicious, spicy. We left very full and happy, even though the portions aren’t huge, they are loaded with flavour. Was super noisy though with the windows closed on a rainy day, so something to bear in mind if you want a quiet romantic evening. We will definitely be back!
  37. SR

    SeanR

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd time to this newly opened restaurant which has faced challenges outside of its control like internet crashes and staff shortage. The service was excellent, friendly prompt and efficient in all aspects and the menu well explained, questions answered, and recommendations made ( which turned out to be spot on).The Manager was aware of the 2nd visit,acknowledging us, sincerely enquiring as how we found things and the bill provided and paid promptly. Some kitchen and floor staff were recognised from other quality establishments which no doubt assist to make the kitchen and floor run so well under Owen’s management. Will definitely be back for a repeat of the favourites ( cerviche and lamb ribs) and to explore the more substantial mains.
  38. VS

    VerelleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and service, Mexican food with a touch of class and difference. Would highly recommend and will definately be back. Thankyou Verelle
  39. PI

    PlumIs

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Obviously new but they are doing a great job. Food was fresh and tasty but wait staff didn’t assist as much as might be required for a new set up. Looking forward to returning when they get more experience. They probably needs but of material or buffer for noise and to cozy it up but I believe they’ll be successful!
  40. MH

    MathewH

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great Mexican food, great location if not a tad noisy - will be better in summer when the doors to the street are open.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bandita - Noosa is rated 4.6 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 pm


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Bandita - Noosa

3/271 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, AU-QLD 4566

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Located on the corner of James St and Gympie Terrace, Noosaville QLD 4566

  • Area

    Noosaville / Noosa Heads

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 12:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Barbecue, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Bus stop and Noosa ferry drop off are both located across the road

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jason Jones

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wine

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