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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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5:30 pm - 10:00 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
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 26
    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
LA Vibe With Comfy Booths and Comfort Food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
BAKSPIN
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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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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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 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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207 reviews 207 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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32 reviews 32 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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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?