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Bandera - CLOSED


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner


American, Steakhouse, Southwestern
Dinner, Late Night

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All reviews cornbread rotisserie chicken french dip grilled artichoke banana cream pie filet hawaiian ribeye nice place to eat yummy food blue cheese sacramento area tender combo dressing
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

This restaurnt came highly recommended so we thought we'd try it. The reviews were hi. Not what we found. Parking was next to impossible. The staff was very nice, then it went downhill. We found it uncomfortably dark (I guess romantic if you are young),...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Anne L
Reviewed May 23, 2018

Hillstones' restaurants never fail to impress, and Bandera is no exception. Everything we ordered was delicious, and the service was superb. Ridiculously good banana cream pie!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Jill S
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic dinner at the bar! As usual, top notch service, even though SUPER busy!!!!! Filet was amazing, as was kale salad. Devastated, this neighborhood gem will not be in my backyard soon. The new UV management company should not only give aggressive lease terms, they...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Sunny M
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Up until this evening, I’ve only heard about Bandera’s. Hard to believe we just discovered this wonderful fine dining place! From the roasted artichoke appetizer to my Hawaiian Rib Eye down to the delightful coffee...it was pure deliciousness! Can’t wait for our next visit!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Gaylene H
Reviewed February 16, 2018

My husband and I came here with some friends. The restaurant is so loud it's difficult to carry on a conversation. The food was different but pretty middle of the road taste wise. Parking is tough as well.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank riceburnergrace
Reviewed February 8, 2018

I'm new to the Sacramento area and was looking for a nice place to eat so that i could take the girlfriend when she travel out to visit. I ordered the pan seared tuna, it was absolutely mouth watering. I will definitely order again. service...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 79patp
Reviewed November 11, 2017

My daughter bought us a gift certificate for Christmas and we finally went to use it to celebrate our anniversary. The manager said someone used the gift certificate a couple of weeks prior. Well that was impossible, as the gift certificate was in our possession...More

Date of visit: November 2017
5  Thank Shannon F
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Loud, local eatery with good food, nicely presented, excellent service. It is VERY dark inside, so bring reading glasses to read the menu. It is pricy, but the food is good.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank claudia b
Reviewed November 8, 2017

I've reviewed them before but went the other night and it needed another. Some restaurants do some things just better than almost anyone. For Bandera it's grilled and rotisserie meats. Steaks, ribs, chicken, pork, through in some salmon, all are tender, tasty and juicy. But...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Steve R
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

My first time coming here was 17 years ago and loved it. Was able to visit with my daughter last night and the chicken is still phenomenal. Service was great and so was the atmosphere. Definitely recommend if you are in the Sacramento area.

Date of visit: November 2017
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