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Fire cooking lovers follow the aromas waiting in the Northern Rivers breeze, to The Chile Banditos and Spice Pirate BBQ pop-up restuarants and condiment stalls at various local events.

The brainchild of local identity, Aaron Hargreaves – affectionately known as “Taco” – whose passion for traditional cooking techniques has brought together a fleet of talented Chefs, Cooks and Pitmasters to deliver a catering service like no other.

With fire as their base ingredient, they continuously push themselves to create new and innovative dishes for the masses. The venture also sells a range of chilli sauces and condiments.

Chow down on a BBQ box loaded with generous servings of smoked meats and sides, or grab some Mexican pulled pork nachos, served with locally sourced greens, lime aioli and your choice of condiments. Say “ahoy” to a chilli chicken wing that is guaranteed to leave you sweating with spicy satisfaction.

Take home gourmet chilli sauces, smoked salts and barbecue spice rubs from Banditos’ range, along with branded laser etched kitchenware.

Seasonal specials are available at each event!

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The latest from our kitchens

taco seasoning mix

If you like Tacos, here is a seasoning mix you can make yourself. INGREDIENTS: ☆ 2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper* ☆ 2 Tsp Smokey Paprika ☆ 2 Tsp Ground Coriander ☆ 1 1/2 Tsp Ground Cumin ☆ 1 1/2 Tsp Onion Powder ☆ 1 Tsp Garlic Powder ☆ 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste ☆ 1 Cup Water

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Best food ever

His meats are so awesomely done. He might as well be crowned king. His burgers are awesome. His smoked pumpkin…….is hands down the “Best” food i have ever eaten… You “NEED” to book him for birthdays, wedding, even just because you want good food…. damo34345

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Stuffed Pumpkin that is out of this world!

While the burgers are delicious, the stuffed pumpkin is out of this world! My fridge has every Chile Banditos sauce and the cupboards have all the rubs as well. Have been buying these sauces for months! ashley27560

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Superb!

Have tried several of their sauces and they were great. The Chipocolypse is my favorite and I keep a bottle in my fridge at all times. anthony99101

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Sawtell Chilli Festival

July 6 – Sawtell Chilli Festival

Come and join The Chile Banditos Spice Pirates BBQ at the Sawtell Chilli Festival. This is a community event to celebrate and enjoy the humble chilli in all its glory in the most beautiful and best kept secret, beach front town of Sawtell. https://www.facebook.com/sawtellchillifest/

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Bbq and brews

Cruisy and laid back environment. Enjoyed bbq, some brews and lots of laughs. The food was brilliant and our host had us all in stitches. Can highly recommend. dylan44205

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Bring Lismore Together

1st & 3rd Sunday every month – Lismore Car Boot Market

Come visit The Chile Banditos Spice Pirates BBQ and get your fix! Over 220 stalls UNDERCOVER at Lismore Square, 1st & 3rd Sundays each month (except 3rd Sun.in Dec). Stalls are set up by 7.30am and start packing up around 2pm. https://www.facebook.com/LismoreCarBootMarket/

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