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Bandera

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American, Southwestern
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11700 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-1503
13104773524
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
It Ain't Cheap But There Ain't Many Better Places....

One of the nicest places on the Westside to have a great meal. You walk in - the place is beautiful and decorated in a warm low key way. There is a live jazz band playing but not too loud - just the right level of sound. The booths/Table are extremely comfortable and not too close to other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Naxelrod
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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English first
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

One of the nicest places on the Westside to have a great meal. You walk in - the place is beautiful and decorated in a warm low key way. There is a live jazz band playing but not too loud - just the right level of sound. The booths/Table are extremely comfortable and not too close to other diners. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

great food service very busy place even mid week fish excellent As well as desserts. Not inexpensive

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New York City, New York
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

And for good reason! Chicken and beef roasted over a great wood fired grill. Absolutely delicious. The staff at the front door are superb at welcoming and accomadating. Cocktails are generous. My only wish is that they had more side vegetable offerings. Make a reservation because they really are jammed.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My family and I experienced a Friday night crowd as we settled into a comfy booth. The mixed drinks gave the evening a promising start. (Great martini.) The food choices were reminiscent of an upscale Houstons -- serviceably good and predictable with ample portions. The iron skillet, jalopeno cornbread was a tad cakey and overly sweet for my tastes. The... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

These are a few of my favorite things Their Fire Roasted artichokes with a roulade cream dip. Sweep corn chowder, French fried potatoes ala McDonalds and Hamburger on Brioche are just a few nice menu items. At night this become a jazz supper club with a vibrant and happening bar scene. Large bar with two large tv's air the important... More 

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Los Angeles
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Bandera is part of the Hillstone group (think Huston's). The do everything right, ambiance, decor, staff and of coarse the food. The price is a good value considering all the above being right on. There is a large bar area which is 'hopping' and seems to be a good place to meet someone. There are comfortable booths all around. This... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 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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Bolton
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11700 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-1503
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighborhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: 13104773524

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
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 - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 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?