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Bandera

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Westside
American, Southwestern
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11700 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-1503
310 477 3524
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 24
    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
Most recent review
Warm Cornbread and beedf ribs slathered with sauce!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Jpresskin
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Santa Monica, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Santa Monica, California
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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198 reviews 198 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 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
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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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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: 310 477 3524

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 - 11:00 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?