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Bandera

11700 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-1503 (Westside)
310 477 3524
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Ranked #410 of 8,564 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Southwestern
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Westside
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84% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 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
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

On Thursday evening (December 5, 2013) a friend and I had dinner at Bandera restaurant located at 11700 Wilshire Blvd in West Los Angeles. We had 7pm reservations and were seated promptly, but it was downhill after that. The service was less than stellar and completely uncoordinated and felt disorganized. Our respective entrees weren't served at the same time; and... More

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Los Angeles, California, USA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The food and service is always excellent, plus the jazz is an added plus! We love the bread plate appetizer.

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It is a great place to have a tasty dinner. The short ribs are the best and the artichoke is sooo good.the bar Is hopping and they have music.

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