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Low and slow BBQ catering specialising in individual BBQ platters. A fusion of Central American and Southern United States cuisine with an Australian twist.

About Spice Pirate BBQ and Chile Banditos Condiments

Chilli and fire cooking lovers follow the aromas wafting in the Lismore breeze to Spice Pirate BBQ and Chile Banditos Condiments pop-up restaurant at various local markets. The brainchild of pirate and local identity Aaron Hargreaves, whose passion for chillies has led him down the path of low and slow cooking on a Mad Max inspired handcrafted barbeque, the venture also sells a range of sauces and condiments. Chow down on a Mexican pulled pork wrap, served in a fresh tortilla with kale slaw, lime aioli and your choice of condiments; or say ahoy to a chilli boat with smoked mild chilli halves, filled with a secret herb and cheese mix and served on a bed of kale slaw. Take home gourmet chilli flakes, smoked salts and barbeque spice rubs from Banditos’ range, along with branded kitchenware.

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A Love Affair With Fire and Spice

Lismore locals have been sailing the seas of culinary supremacy since The Chile Banditos and Spice Pirate BBQ began their maiden voyage back in 2015 captained by local identity Aaron "Taco" Hargreaves.

Taco began the Chile Banditos as an outlet to express his passion for traditional fire-cooking and "all things spicy." As things progressed Aaron split his business into Chile Banditos Condiments and Spice Pirate BBQ catering.

What started as a humble Facebook group of committed chilli and BBQ lovers has now become a dedicated crew working behind the scenes to produce locally-grown and crafted products.
They have released an App on Apple and Android to keep people up to date with events, recipes, online orders, specials and much more.

As well as offering an impressive array of catering options and hosting BBQ functions, The Chile Banditos attend markets and events as well as supplying several local businesses with their range of products.

The crew serve up an assortment of fire cooked foods and an arsenal of salads and sides featuring local producers and businesses. They pride themselves on using chillies from the mildest of the mild to the wildest of the wild. To the Chile Banditos the mighty chilli is far more than heat, it's about understanding the flavours, burn level and burn duration and then being able to match that with dishes. With proper application even the dullest dish can be brought to life.

The Lismore region has provided the perfect blend of opportunity and support for this local business to thrive and they have picked up a few awards in the process. Recently they won a Readers Choice award from the Australian Good Food Guide for international Cuisine.

"One of the best things about the experience has been getting to know local people," says Taco.

Taco moved to the Northern Rivers in 2012 and is proud to call Lismore his home port.

"We try to inspire people to make better eating choices by setting a great example. In a world gone mad with distractions we like to get back to basics in our cooking techniques and offer an environment where our fellow community members can thrive."

Offering a range of options we can cater for up to 250 people so please call Aaron Hargreaves on 0424 691 937 or visit

Specials & Events

Location & Map

260 Clovass Road, Lismore 2480 NSW - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  9:00:AM - 6:00:PM
Wed  9:00:AM - 6:00:PM
Thu  9:00:AM - 6:00:PM
Fri  9:00:AM - 9:00:PM
Sat  9:00:AM - 9:00:PM
Sun  8:00:AM - 6:00:PM

Groups & Functions

The Chile Banditos have a flexible setting. Please call for more details. We also offer live music options. Call Aaron on 0424 691 937 for details or visit

  • Up to 150 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Banquets
  • Degustation
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (13)


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


Food is to die for!!! And with some of those fiery chillies ?? you could be i. Heaven!


Got recommended to join the crew by a fellow pirate and have never turned back. The sauces are amazing...great flavour and plenty of burn to get those taste buds tingling. And the food! Flavorsome and hearty....enough to warm the cockles of an old pirates heart!


stumbled across these guys by accident and now im addicted to their sauces 11/10


The selection and quality of hot sauces is amazing
The sauces have to be my favorite hot sauces around and the beauty of when i run out i can order direct from there app! so good 10/10


Amazing chilli sauces and products. Absolute favorite.


Absolutely delicious!
We started by purchasing chile banditos sauces, now we go to every event we can just for the food!


Bbq and brews
cruisy and laid back environment enjoyed bbq some brews and lots of laugths The food was brilliant and our host had us all in stitches can highly recommend


Outstanding food
Melt in your mouth meal. Condiments amazing


Amazing BBQ and sauces
We booked the Chile Banditos for our festival and they were by far the most popular food option there. The BBQ brisket and pulled pork were amazing and backed up with their incredible chilli sauces. We’ll definitely have them back next year!


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


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!


Amazing burgers with chilli sauces to die for!
Spice Pirates catered my wedding and made an great day even better. The food was fantastic, everyone raved about it all night. The crew were super organised and on top of everything but still managed to provide an amazing chill and fun atmosphere. The burgers and the stuffed pumpkin were to die for! As for the chilli sauces- I can’t get enough of them!