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“Fun atmosphere, good food.”
Review of Bandera

Bandera
Ranked #25 of 1,262 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Scottsdale
Phoenix, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Fun atmosphere, good food.”
Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed our meal at Bandera while visiting Scottsdale during Spring training..
The place is open to the street, lively and loud. It is conveniently located and was walking distance from our hotel.
We had no reservation, so ordered drinks from the bar and sat outside on a bench. W/in 15 minutes we were seated.
Our server was pleasant and informative. Started w/the grilled artichoke, which came w/two sauces, excellent. Ordered Caesar salad and grilled chicken. Salad was well chilled and good, just lacked classic elements; no discernable anchovy, garlic, parmesan. Dressing was slightly sweet. In retrospect, wondering if It was the Caesar? Chicken was smokey, well seasoned, w/crispy skin and moist meat.
I suspect this place is always busy, but don't let that scare you off. Service was not rushed, but rather, attentive. They can handle a crowd.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wood fired chicken is superb! !”
Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

The skillet corn bread along with the wood fired chicken and green rice were outstanding. Hostess and wait staff were friendly and always ready to assist you. Will be back and close to Scottsdale stadium. Great place after a Giant's spring training game.

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California
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Wow! It exceeded our expectations.”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

First, make a reservation! We had a reservation and were seated right away at 7:!5 on a Saturday night. Our server, Amy, was very efficient and gave great recommendations. First, have the margaritas made with fresh limes. So refreshing. We had loupe de mer (a mediterranean sea bass) with almonds and the ribs and chicken combination. This is the best fish I have ever had in a restaurant. We had the banana cream pie for dessert. The drinks and food came out very quickly. All in all, a fabulous meal.

  • Visited March 2014
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Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Always good!”
Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

Been here many times throught he years. Recently went again and as always the food was excellent. Prime rib is great as well as the center cut filet is quite stellar. Mashed potatoes and grilled artichoke are great. Artichoke is seasonal so may or may not have it. A little pricey but dont let that stop you.

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“Delicious every time!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Bandera is one of the best places in Old Town, has been for years, consistent, fresh and impeccable service.

Chicken salad and meatloaf were the best; house made margaritas with fresh lime juice were just the best. Even when we haven't made it there in 2-3 years, we come back and the service and food quality is the same greatness it's always been.

We look forward to coming back more often.

  • Visited June 2013
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