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Bandera Restaurant

535 N Michigan Ave, Ste 208, Chicago, IL 60611-3819
312 644 3524
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Ranked #56 of 8,266 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Southwestern
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Phoenix, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Good food, good prices and excellent service. The only drawback is that its dark inside. A little more light would be nice during the lunch hour.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Four of us went after reviewing all the Hype. We were surprised at only a 20 minute wait at 6pm, started off positive. Our sever communicated much indifference to us and continued that way, made what we hoped was going to be a fun time a drag. Food was not that good. Really surprised and disappointed at wasting our time

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Bayonne, New Jersey
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173 reviews 173 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is my fourth time eating here and I decided to bring some friends along for a special occasion. The service was excellent, we were seated quickly in a both and the recommendations made by the server were phenomenal. I decided to try the Ahi seared tuna since I've had the chicken several times here. The tuna was cooked perfectly... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Perched on the second floor overlooking the Mag Mile. Make a reservation, this place is popular, and rightly so. A simple yet elegant space. Gracious, polished service. Simple menu with something for everyone. Nice live jazz. And the food is outstanding. We had the French Dip (one of the best I've ever had) and the Macho Salad. If your a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

A noisy, fun, delicious-food restaurant, right in the heart of the Magnificent Mile. We had a very enjoyable evening here, enjoying great service, excellent food, (salmon and ribs are perfect) and fun live jazz. A buzzy, Chicago staple.

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cudjoe key, florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Just as good as I remember 2 years ago when I was there. Sat at the bar...everything was delicious...had the sweet potato enchilada with mole sauce and a couple of cocktails. Totally recommend!

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Thornhill, Ontario
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were staying at the Intercontinental and we heard about a restaurant with live music close to our hotel just up the street on the same side. It is sort of hard to spot since it is on the street but the second floor with access through a building. The atmosphere was great and the food was terrific and so... More

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Jamaica
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The food and service are excellent. I was in Chicago for a week and ate there twice. The beef ribs are fantastic and overall the portions are generous. Will definitely go back when I am in Chicago again.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We traveled to Chicago on the very busy 4th of July weekend. We were headed to a park later to view fireworks and stopped in here first. Wait was going to be 45 minutes so we opted to eat at the bar instead. Service was good and extremely fast. I had the Grilled Chicken Salad and it was excellent. My... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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115 reviews 115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We recently enjoyed this restaurant on a Chicago trip with family. Although the service and food were very good, the decor was dark and woodsy, which may turn some people off in the summer. We really enjoyed a wide range of meals, from my BBQ beef ribs, to my wife's macho salad, and other family members' vegetarian burgers. In fact,... More

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