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11700 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-1503
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love Bandera; the food is amazing with grate ambiance and of course drink... You can hang out by the bar which is always happening and have drinks till your table get ready or even stay there. You can bring your own wine as well which we do often. The ribs is amazing, but I would try the salads, hamburger... More 

Thank Mike S
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the nearly 20 years I've lived in Southern California, I've likely driven by this place a few thousand times. Thank goodness a wise and caring friend reminded me of how great this place is for a really tasty and dependable meal. Sure, it's a little uninspired when it comes to decor, but food is solid, service is strong and... More 

Thank Jemima W
Los Angeles
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great ambient, good food, excellent service,little over price, ribs is must,live piano,movie style place, good choice for a date

Thank amirk973
Durango, Colorado
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191 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Bandera remains my favorite restaurant in L.A. It has the best "feel" of all. The upscale decor, live music, the always full house, and the Macho salad make a complete dining experience for me. The service is attentive and cheerful. Love this place.

Thank Sharon M
Santa Monica, California
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

I love the macho salad and Anchor Steam beer on tap. And you must try the grilled artichokes. The Dip Duo is a fine app with fresh guac and a spicey cheese dip to make up the duo.

Thank Tom R
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Great live music, drinks are pricey but the ambience makes up for it. Didn't seem too loud, but had just the right amount of mood lighting and swag.

Thank Cynthia M
New Orleans
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139 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

I found it! The owner of Lone Wolf Cigar Company just up the street highly recommended Bandera, and he was right. Jazz combo, hopping bar scene, excellent service and fantastic grilled and roasted food that is not overpriced. I haven't found better in Los Angeles. They even trade out your martini glass for a frozen one half way through the... More 

Los Angeles, California
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164 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

They do everything right at Bandera. Lovely cozy setting, their level of customer service is beyond that of most restaurants. The food is amazing. I had the braised lamb sandwich- couldn't have been happier- lamb was cooked perfectly and tender and the addition of the grilled veggie was a palate pleaser. My husband had the chicken rib combo and he... More 

Thank sworrels
Los Angeles, California
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Bandera is our neighborhood steak joint. It's upscale enough but still feels cozy. We love the live music nightly---and watching the local singles. Seriously, some nights it's like a shark tank! Back to the food---the grilled artichoke has been my fav for over 15 years along with the prime rib sandwich. Of course the gigantic bone-in ribeye is outstanding and... More 

Thank SleepersGourmet
Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

From the moment you walk thru the solid wood door you are transported from the strange vibe that has always been this area of Brentwood/West LA into a world that exudes comfort, congeniality, & attention to detail. The LIVE (and Real Jazz sounds emanating from the well-versed guitar-bass-drum trio speak to the taste that the proprietor has in store for... More 

Thank Sam M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Southwestern
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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: 13104773524

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?