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“Just OK”

Espana's Southwest Bar & Grill
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Ranked #8 of 62 Restaurants in Los Banos
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Espanas is not all the hype people make of it. The food is truly just OK. The beans taste canned, the rice is bland, and it's all way overpriced. The draw is that it is unfortunately the only "fancy" restaurant in town, even if it is in need of a serious interior make-over, and it does have full bar service. After a couple of over-priced drinks, I guess anyone might say the food is great when it really isn't. If you want really good (and authentic) Mexican food at a much better price - go to El Rodeo. You can get a delicious steak at a fraction of the cost at numerous places around town - 6th Street Diner or Black Bear. You'll get better and friendlier service anywhere else you go, as the servers at Espanas definitely could use some lessons on friendly customer service. Also, my experience is the wait is way too long at Espanas - and there were several waiters and only a few table. Getting a water glass re-filled is often near impossible. Go anywhere else: M&M, Black Bear, El Rodeo, 6th Street - you'll get better service, better food, and a bill half the price!

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Thank Matilda38
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Is this the best Mexican restaurant you'll ever eat in? ..no - but it's really good. If you're driving thru and you're as hungry and despite of something good to eat, and don't want to stop at a Fast food place this is a great spot. Big menu with lots of options. The carne Asada tacos were delicious and my husband had the chicken enchallida which he really enjoyed.
Main point... If you're on your way thru town and you're hesitant to stop here, don't be. It's really good.

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Thank Down2Mars
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Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

We were on a long drive from Monteray to Yosemite, and looking for lunch. Rated #6 and we wanted Mexican. Great margaritas. Good steak tacos, delicious Baka chicken enchilada. Great Mexican food, def would reccomend

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Thank BimmerNut
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

We definitely enjoyed our meal - good food, good sauces and bean and server was very friendly and helpful. They have an organic salad bar, which I would like to try. The only draw back is that the prices are a little expensive. Otherwise a great experience.

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Thank YosemiteTrvlr
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Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

We walked in last night 10 minutes before closing. We thought we would possibly be turned down because they we're already cleaning and ready to.close. The staff was very friendly. They took our order with no rush, brought our food which was delish, and we left happy!

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Thank mynyz
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