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For the mission, see T-Bone Mendez (mission)
You think you can mess with me? I will blow your head off, and rape and kill your family, you snake. You think you can fucking bullshit me, and fuck me over? I know your fucking game, ese.
— "T-Bone" Méndez while holding CJ at gunpoint in Outrider.

"T-Bone" Mendez is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a main character and a minor antagonist in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Mendez was voiced by rapper Kid Frost, whose song La Raza can be heard on Radio Los Santos.



T-Bone's background and real forename is unknown. At some point prior to 1992, he joined the San Fierro Rifa and eventually became the leader. Under his leadership, the Rifa confronted the Varrios Los Aztecas, Mendez himself killing two of Cesar Vialpando's friends.

Events of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Joining the Loco Syndicate, Deals with Ryder

This guy is T-Bone Mendez. He's the muscle.

By 1992, Mendez had become one of the three members in the Loco Syndicate, along with Mike Toreno and Jizzy B.. Mendez became the enforcer and protection of the syndicate, with Toreno overseeing and Jizzy arranging deals. T-Bone is a violent man and very distrustful of others, nearly to the point of paranoia. He is seen beating a man to death during The Introduction machinima.

He makes his first appearance in Photo Opportunity, when Carl and Cesar spy on a meeting of the Loco Syndicate from a rooftop across the road.

Working with Carl Johnson

Orale, ese.
— T-Bone to Carl

He and Carl Johnson meet for the first time during the mission T-Bone Mendez, and in the mission Mike Toreno, Carl drives while T-Bone uses his cellphone to locate Toreno. Mendez shortly afterwards becomes distrustful of Carl, and ambushes him from the back seat of a car in Outrider, holding a gun to Carl's head and accusing him of possibly being a "snitch", but his attempt to scare him into admitting it is unsuccessful.


Mendez! I see you, Rifa motherfucker!
Cesar Vialpando, before killing T-Bone

Mendez's next and final appearance is in Pier 69. Carl by that point had turned against the Loco Syndicate and had already killed Jizzy B, so to stop the spread of crack cocaine into Los Santos by disrupting the syndicate's partnership and deal with Big Smoke's Crack Empire and the Los Santos street gangs. With the help of Cesar, Carl kills many Rifa and Ballas thugs. The pair both shoot Mendez at the same time, whose lifeless body falls over the edge of the pier and into the ocean below.

Mission Appearances

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Murders Committed By T-Bone Mendez:

Unnamed Gang Member - Beaten to death by T-Bone for information during The Introduction.