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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


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All reviews grilled artichoke ribs cornbread steak oreo ice cream french dip tri tip seafood enchiladas live jazz jazz trio west los angeles wilshire blvd santa monica west side blue cheese valet parking
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

We had been looking for live Jazz and this place popped on the screen. Valet parking is in the back and there is a back entrance though the kitchen. Don’t let this throw you, everyone enters that way. We sat at the bar for a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Doug W
Reviewed September 12, 2018

With a nightclub environment (enjoy the jazz trio) and excellent service, we can recommend a visit to Bandera. We ordered the enormous and scrumptious rib eye, though a whopping $50, the burger, the French dip and the grilled chicken with mole. Burrata with heirlooms and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LaBernardi
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

While technically it’s not in Brentwood, it merely on the border, separated only by Wilshire blvd. I have been eating at Bandera for almost 20 years. In that time the food quality has always been of a very high standard, and the consistency has been...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank RG_WorldTravel
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Very consistent quality. Great sides. The service was outstanding. Downside. Apparently they only offer their grilled artichoke during the season. Big miss.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ferrosario66
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Will never return to Banderas. Ordered the rotisserie chicken that was on the menu but was told I would have to have it with the special sauces they were featuring this day. All I wanted was the PLAIN chicken, no sauces. Asked waiter to check...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank mitch4golf
Laura B, Guest Relations Manager at Bandera, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Dear Mitch4golf, We are really sorry to have disappointed you during your recent visit. While there are certain items on our menu that we choose not to modify the presentation of, we regret if that this came across as inhospitable. We don’t want to lose...More

Reviewed June 11, 2018

Let me start off by saying I have a bias against chain restaurants. That said, I love Bandera. The food is just great. There is tremendous variety and everything is well executed. It is always busy and lively, so a bit tougher than one might...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank tripindicular1
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Two couples went to Bandera, us for the first time. Our experience with many westside restaurants has been dismal - too loud, small portions over priced and uncomfortable.This place is loud but the live music was a treat with a trio playing wonderful music. The...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Edward B
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely delicious! We come here every time we’re in LA. Super bummed that they discontinued their cornbread however. It was the most decadent thing on their menu. Hopefully, it will make a return. Bone in rib eye was enough for 2 and seared to perfection....More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank simplelife5
Reviewed September 7, 2017

This is a "go-to" place when in West Los Angeles. Always good food and mostly good service. Wide variety of food from burgers to salads to steak to seafood. Good mix for big groups. Valet parking in the back. Never disappointed.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Michael K
Reviewed August 19, 2017

Went here once recently and could not wait to come back. We brought four friends that had not been. If you like a martini they make them perfectly and they are BIG. Staff is well trained, friendly and efficient. Our server this time was Matt...More

Date of visit: August 2017
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They have valet parking.
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