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Bandera

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American, Steakhouse, Southwestern
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3201 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA 92625-2331
+1 949-673-3524
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: American Cooking with a Southwestern Flavor.

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

We shared the most amazing ribs, a chicken salad for dinner & some steamed veggies. The ribs were up there with the best I've had!! The salad was also super tasty, with the chicken tasty & moist. Ambiance was ok, but a little cold with a draft where we sat. Staff were friendly enough but service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Scottys_explorations
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Dana Point, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been a fan of Bandera for a long time for a few reasons; they are never off their game. The food is always outstanding and the service is near perfect. It's a lively place with Craftsman decor. Bandera is quite the hangout in Newport and a restaurant I will always recommend. Go for the BBQ short ribs and... More 

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Thank 10998_roebling
Montgomery, Texas
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the cornbread appetizer which was outstanding. Also deviled eggs were very good. Rotisserie chicken was very moist with excellent flavor. Highly recommended.

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Thank CLEMTEX
Corona del Mar, California
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always a busy place this is a comfortable casual restaurant. Service is excellent,food is tasty and well prepared and the atmosphere is a little like a lodge. Their grilled artichokes appetizer is outstanding, great corn bread,terrific salads,love their rotisserie chicken...and the steaks and seafood are always good. Its always crowded so best to get there early or reserve if it... More 

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Thank MalG42
Dana Point, California
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We shared the most amazing ribs, a chicken salad for dinner & some steamed veggies. The ribs were up there with the best I've had!! The salad was also super tasty, with the chicken tasty & moist. Ambiance was ok, but a little cold with a draft where we sat. Staff were friendly enough but service wasn't great. Would likely... More 

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Thank Scottys_explorations
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We 💜💙💚 Bandera's! Have been coming here since it opened years ago. The cornbread, rotisserie chicken & margaritas are fabulous. * ask for the Cluck n Moo (secret menu item) when they have artichokes in season they are worth ordering & desert the banana cream pie is almost as good as mine ☺️ Enjoy you will love it! The photo... More 

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Thank Andrea K
Bath, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food although the lighting is not good, I had to use the light from my phone to read the menu! Steaks are tasty and cooked to perfection. Service was good, wait was around 20 mins even though we had a booking. Slightly more pricey than your average restaurant but I would go back for special occasions.

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Thank lolaciri
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

This was my first time here, and I wanted to try beef. Even though the outdoor rotisserie full of chickens looked awesome. I had the ribeye, with blue cheese tomatoes. Awesome! Cooked perfectly, a great cut.

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Thank JDHoulihan
Fountain Valley, California
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We were celebrating two birthdays at Bandera. Two couples, one return visit and our first time. Reservations are a must on the weekend. We barely sat in the waiting area when we were told our table was ready. Main dining room is busy with an acceptable noise level for a bustling restaurant. We brought two bottles of special wines with... More 

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Thank Michael N
Laguna Beach, California
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139 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Bandera has many offerings on its menu, but the rotisserie chicken and skillet cornbread are each so good that my only question tends to be: what salad shall I order? This is one popular place in Corona Del Mar, and the bar scene, well . . . is lively to say the least. The noise level tends to be high,... More 

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Thank James J
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261 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Upbeat, fun, noisy, busy local hangout. All ages happily patronize this great place. Menu simple but filled with delicious dishes. Busy bar for those waiting for food or hoping to meet someone. Drinks great, wine list limited to poor. Service always with a smile though the wait for your meal can be too long. Get the cheeseburger or chicken/ribs combo.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3201 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA 92625-2331
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach  >  Corona del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 949-673-3524

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

American Cooking with a Southwestern Flavor.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?