Asian-Mexican fusion cuisine is a rarity, so when Chino Banditoclosed its longtime Chandler location in 2014 you may have thought the East Valley would never see such a combination again.
But you would have been wrong. Panda Libre Infused Restauranthas just opened on the southwest corner of Gilbert and Guadalupe (map) in Gilbert.
First off, it’s important to note Pabda Libre is quite different than Chino Bandito, where a diner could order Asian dishes like spicy red jade chicken along with Mexican items like carnitas or a chile relleno.
Panda Libre, on the other hand, offers a Chipotle-like menu of burritos, bowls, and tacos filled with your choice of ‘‘fusion’’ proteins such as:
Veggie additions include: