Mondays-Tuesdays: Dos Bandidos, 109 N. Detroit Ave., 13330 S. Memorial Drive, Bixby
On Mondays, kids 12 and younger eat free from 5 p.m. to close (two free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree). And on Taco Tuesdays, get $1 street tacos from 2 p.m. to close. Another special worth noting: half-priced margaritas for teachers on Wednesdays!
Dos Bandidos opened a second location Saturday, March 24 in the old Rusty Crane space at 109 N. Detroit Ave.
Rusty Crane had operated five years in the Tulsa Arts District before closing last November.
Two things diners won’t find at Dos Bandidos are ground beef and chimichangas.
Carlos Lopez, a native of Venezuela, said most of his recipes come from Mexican friends in southern California and Mexico.
“They don’t have those things at their homes, so we don’t, either,” Lopez said.
That doesn’t mean beef is a no-no. For example, the Tia Nenes spaghetti features a mound of shredded beef cooked in a spicy-hot sauce that sits next to fettuccine noodles covered in a roasted poblano and cream cheese sauce.
In March of last year, Dos Bandidos received a favorable review in the Tulsa World and later was named New Business of the Year by the Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce.
The new restaurant will be located in a 90-year-old, two-story building that features repurposed materials from the building and items from the old Mayo Hotel before it was refurbished. It also has a great patio that overlooks ONEOK Field.
“We will change a few things but not a lot,” Lopez said. “The layout will stay pretty much the same. It’s a great building.”