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For the character of the same name, see T-Bone Mendez.

What do you mean the shipment's been ambushed?! We can't just go out there T-Bone! It could be a DEA trap!
Jizzy B.

T-Bone Mendez is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, given by the Loco Syndicate to protagonist Carl Johnson from Jizzy's Pleasure Domes in Battery Point, San Fierro.


Jizzy argues with T-Bone Mendez about Jizzy's cut with the Loco Syndicate. CJ arrives and he is introduced to Mendez, but Mendez discovers that a shipment of drugs has been highjacked by bikers.

Mission Objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Get to the ambushed van.
  • Chase down the bikers and collect all the packages.
  • Get the packages back to the Pleasure Domes.


The ambushed van is under the Garver Bridge. Acquire a Sniper Rifle. Don't get too close to the bikers or the chase will trigger. Snipe one of the members from a distance. CJ will be automatically teleported onto one of the bikes. The mission will not be failed, though. Now switch to the bike of the gang member who was sniped, acquiring his package. Two bikers will come from the right (north), get in their way and quickly grab their packages (LCTRL or equivalent). The lone biker left will be somewhere in the vicinity of Downtown to Paradiso. Chase him down and grab his package. Deliver the packages to the Pleasure Domes to pass the mission.

Video Walkthroughs


Jizzy talks with T-Bone Mendez in his club.
Jizzy: Now just listen to me, okay? Now it's very important that you listen to me. I ain't no retard, amigo. What you think? What, what, what you and Mike think - I'm just a pretty face to y'all? Is that y'all game? (CJ arrives) Now this here is the dumb muscle that I was talking about. Carl - T bone, and in reverse.
CJ: Wassup?
T-Bone: Horale, ese.
Jizzy: Don't mind him, we go way back.
T-Bone: Hey holmes, don't be such a pinche liability.
Jizzy: Liability? Liability for what? Now there's 3 of us that I'm getting 20%. What type of math is that? That's fool's math, playa! You and Mike. I'd sell my soul to you guys, and that's what it's going to come down to, huh? Screwing me out of my 13%!
T-Bone: You knew the deal. You agreed. Besides, we could have said 5%, and what would you...?
Jizzy: And what what what!? Cat got your tongue? You as bad at talking as you is at mathematics?
T-Bone: Hey, you want to make this shit personal, ese? (Gets a phone call) Hello... Yeah... What? Man... Damn! (to Jizzy) Hey, man, I gotta bounce.
Jizzy: Oh, no, you don't. I invented that trick, baby. Carl, come with me. We gonna have to bust us a couple of melons up in here. What do you mean the shipments have been ambushed. We can't just go out there T-Bone, it could be a DEA trap!



  • The song featured in the mission cutscene is "Cold Blooded" by Rick James, it can also be heard on Bounce FM.
  • The game will always spawn a police car in the Well Stacked Pizza area.
  • The bikers and their motorbikes have a lot of health and resistance, plus it's very hard to knock them off their bikes as the mission is designed to snatch the packages on the fly.
    • If CJ gets close to the back of a bike he can snatch the package off the bike; however, the biker will dismount and shoot at CJ. After the player gets out of his range, the biker will remount and give chase. If the player stops near the marker outside the Pleasure Domes, the bikers will be seen encircling the street near the Domes but they won't come any closer.
      • Killing the bikers can also give Carl more Micro-SMG ammunition.
  • If the player fails the mission by blowing up the bikes and the van with a rocket launcher, the player can push any of the vehicles' corpses to a garage, and the vehicle will be bulletproof upon being resurrected. However, the bikes are nearly impossible to get without being busted or wasted, and the van can only be acquired with cheats such as a Rhino.