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11700 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-1503 (Westside)
310 477 3524
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Ranked #414 of 8,696 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Southwestern
Neighborhood: Westside
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
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Athens, Greece
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

And prepare for a lovely dinner. Great salmon, entrees, steaks, desserts, service, etc. Live atmosphere. Busy crown. Live jazz music, at least on a Monday night. Reservation is highly recommended.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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183 reviews 183 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Came here not expecting much and was pleasantly surprised. Park at the back and walk thru the kitchen to enter the restaurant is kind of fun. It was quite noisy for a Friday night and sitting away from the piano and bar recommended. Food was really tasty and very good portions. Service was pretty good and in general the experience... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Visited here after it being recommend by our hotel. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and had a great atmosphere. The food was very tasty and the service great. I would definitely recommend a visit!

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I always enjoy eating at the large bar area or table service. Our waitress was excellent and the food is always consistent and good. The bread is always home-made and whether you order a steak, seafood or salad, the quality is always high. Bartenders are friendly and I would recommend making a reservation on a weekend night.

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Santa Monica, California, USA
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Sit at the bar and enjoy your martini socializing. Or just have a private setting at the booth. With great food, service, atmosphere and a feeling of relaxation:) you might want to come back more and more:)) Strongly recommended!!!

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Los Angeles, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Bandera is a neighborhood bar and restaurant that draws upscale singles and couples from all over the Westside of LA. For every set of visitors who've driven over and parked at the valet there's a counterpart of people who've walked over from the surrounding homes and apartments. There're always friendly, upscale, easy-to-talk-to people at the bar, and "the thing to... More 

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Castlebar, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Fantastic restaurant, very competitive pricing, excellent food but most of all a super buzz. It's a busy restaurant yet you don't feel like you're being crowded. Despite how busy it was there was no sense of being rushed, staff were friendly, funny and very easy going. I loved this restaurant! :-)

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Durango, Colorado
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111 reviews 111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This place is wonderful. We had reservations and were shown straightaway to our table. The décor is very urban and upbeat. A live duet was playing jazz (not my favorite genre but they were so good and it added to the ambience). We weren't dressed up at all but some diners were and nobody seemed to worry about it either... More 

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Wilton, Connecticut
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77 reviews 77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This is by far one of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles. I lived in LA (Brentwood) for 11 years and was fortunate enough to be able to walk to this great establishment. Whenever I return to the area, I am sure to eat here. The steak sandwich is something to dream about and the ribs are a favorite of... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We had a reservation at Bandera for 7 pm and, due to traffic, arrived a few minutes late. We were shown immediately to a very nice banquette table in a room which was, to say the least, very full and very lively. The service was swift and very attentive and we enjoyed small Ceasar Salads followed by an excellent Filet... More 

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Additional Information about Bandera

Address: 11700 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-1503
Phone Number: 310 477 3524
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, Southwestern

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