After 10 years in the East Valley neighborhood, Chino Bandido in Chandler closed its doors for good at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31.
The restaurant, somewhat of a local legend, serves a unique mash-up of Chinese and Mexican cuisines -- oh, and kick ass snickerdoodle cookies.
According to a post on the Chino Bandido Facebook, the Chandler location of Chino Bandido will not reopen in the New Year:
To our loyal Chino Bandido Chandler Customers: I regret to inform you that our last day of business in the Chandler location is today, December 31. We will close at 2:00 p.m. It's been a fabulous 10-year run and we are grateful for the friendships we have made, and the families we have fed. We look forward to a positive future as we will celebrate 25 years in business at our Phoenix location in 2015. We hope to see many of your smiling faces there. Thank you for your business and for the memories. Happy 2015--make it the best year yet. And remember, this is not goodbye, it's see you down the road.
Warm Regards, Eve Collins, Owner Chino Bandido
Chino Bandido Takee-Outee was started by husband and wife team Frank and Eve Collins in 1990 and is located at 15414 N. 19th Avenue in Phoenix; the second Chandler location opened in 2005.
For more information check the Chino Bandido website.