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3201 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA 92625-2331
+1 949-673-3524
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“cornbread” (48 reviews)
“macho salad” (21 reviews)
“ribs” (30 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3201 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA 92625-2331
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been dining at Bandera since they opened years ago. The menu hasn't changed much but what they have is consistently great. What they do even better than their food is have great service - from the hostesses to each of the servers never...More

Thank Connie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Newport late one evening (around 9:30) and really didn't think we'd be able to find a place to eat. Bandera was the first place we came across so gave it a try. What a find!! It was hopping. The service was efficient...More

Thank Steve A
Reviewed May 19, 2018

We went to Bandera with high expectations based on reviews and a menu that featured a variety of meats- Roasted chicken on a spit- specialty of the house, ribs, steaks, etc. The chicken was as advertised but neither my wife or I cared for the...More

Thank CaptainNalga
Reviewed May 11, 2018

We ate there on a Tuesday night, and for starters, it is an extremely well managed place. No water glass went more than 1/2 empty, and no need was not inquired about and not responded to. And the food was very good. We recommend the...More

Thank Fay M
Reviewed April 24, 2018

My wife and I came here for a date on our vacation. We had passed by and saw that chicken roasting over the fire and it was always crowded, so we assumed it must be good and decided to check it out. We arrived on...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed April 6, 2018

Bandera is a nice dining spot with a bustling bar crowd. We picked Bandera based on a local's recommendation. The Ribs were excellent. Also, the artichokes were delicious and lucky for us, in season. We loved our food choices. Our server was very friendly. It's...More

Thank KellyC1231
Reviewed March 4, 2018

After all these years, (I started going here when it opened) I cannot believe how busy it still is. We had a great time and enjoyed our food. We shared the first salad on the menu and it was plenty. We also shared the chips...More

Thank Mannkmm
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

Bandana restaurant has very nice environment, food is good but little it expensive. You need to go there earlier since it gets crowded, I recommend to try it, trying for one time is good

Thank travellerI572MM
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Bandera has some pretty greasy food. Don't like the potatoes....We compare all Rib Joints to places in the past like Tony Roma's. There was lots of meat on the bones of those ribs, the sauce was excellent and meat very tasty. Bandera is most known...More

Thank Ron - Anna W
Reviewed December 27, 2017

Bandera has been around forever, and I keep thinking that we should eat there, but we're never been able to do it until last Friday. We brought an older relative there for an early dinner and the place was full at 5:15. The bar was...More

Thank CaTraveler7777
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Donna B
January 21, 2017|
Response from george f | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $31
Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3201 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA 92625-2331
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach  >  Corona del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 949-673-3524
American Cooking with a Southwestern Flavor.
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