Bandidos Restaurant set to open first week of August


A posting went up on Craigslist last week seeking experienced front of house staff for the new restaurant and tequila bar, Bandidos located in the ground floor retail space at The Century (2200 Market) at 15th and Market. Throughout the posting the restaurant’s owners (Dana Gleim and Jesse Woodward, Hi Tops) indicated they were looking for high professionalism from all wait staff for their fine dining casual restaurant,

Bandidos will offer patrons exquisite food presented with fine dining manners, but in a casual environment. All positions must have accelerated attention to detail and be able to provide excellent service. You must have a positive attitude, the ability to work well with others, and be able to speak eloquently about food. You need to be a team player, with a sense of urgency, efficiency, and a strong character.

As we previously reported, owner Jessie Woodward noted that the new restaurant would “not be a taqueria” and focus more on service with the eatery hosting 12 outdoor seats, 80 indoors seats, and a bar lounge.

We snapped a picture of the interior which shows a nice looking mural on the north wall featuring a collage of what appears to be Mexican Pesos. The restaurant’s name “Bandidos” is the Spanish word for bandit or outlaw. If the restaurant and tequila bar gets this format right, which we’re sure they will considering the success they’ve had with Hi Tops, the restaurants owners could make out like a bandit with Castro diners’ money.

The restaurant hopes to be open the first week in August and will be open 7 days a week for dinner service and weekend brunch service. Dinner service will run until 11PM on weeknights and until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.

Roy McKenzie

Roy has been a Castro resident since 2010 and is passionate about politics, camping, and food. Follow his babbling on Twitter.

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8 Responses

  1. rblack says:

    I hope this is at least as successful as HiTops.

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  2. Mitch Mansfield says:

    The neighborhood needs more people like Dana and Jessie. Just sayin’.

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  3. Joe says:

    Jessie and Dana are the new face of small business in the Castro. Jessie already stated in the BAR, he’s looking for his next business. Who knew we need a Gay sports bar with awesome food? Jessie and Dana. I wish them all the success for their new venture. And I’ll take a top shelf Cadillac Margaretta please, rocks/salt.

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  4. Don says:

    Wish they’d take over the uber-tired Pilsner space (provided they’d keep it a queer space). They just can’t seem to get it right over there. Though I guess that suggests they’re even trying. *sigh*

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  5. Icarus says:

    I’m definitely looking forward to trying out Banditos. First week of August? I’ll be there!

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  1. August 30, 2014

    […] Castro Upper Market area is opening its big wooden doors wide this coming Tuesday, September 2nd. A posting for restaurant staff last month detailed that Bandidos will “offer patrons exquisite food presented with fine […]

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