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3201 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA 92625-2331
+1 949-673-3524
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Tue 16:30 - 21:30
Wed - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Costa Mesa, CA
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Showed up withour reservations at 6:00 pm on a Wednesday and git seated in a booth right away. But be sure to make reservations for Thursday eve through the weekend days as it gets filled. We found the menue surprisingly varied, an interesting listing of coctails, and a good selection of wines to choose from. The bar seating got filled... More 

Thank Vaidas
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114 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

you can dine or have a drink, the place is friendly and you can easily meet friends or get to know new acquaintances. Nice environment and friendly service

Thank Sylvie C
Orange County, CA
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180 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed an unexpected date night with my hubby without reservations. Decided to show up early (6pm), which was a great idea, as we were the last people able to get a seat at the bar while we waited over an hour for a seat. Enjoyed a PHENOMENAL grilled artichoke - highly recommend! Their wines were also very good. When we... More 

Thank alimariew
New Berlin, Wisconsin
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73 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the lamb sandwich and it was delicious, with a nice pile of thinly sliced lamb meat, peppers, and some sort of sauce. Nice atmosphere and decent beer list.

Thank bruce h
Park City, Utah
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a delightful dinner with a friend who was visiting. Bandera is one of our favorites in the OC area. The food is always consistently delicious and beautifully presented. Our waitress Ashley was attentive even though it was extremely busy. The wood fired grilled chicken is a great choice and the slaw is great. Best corn bread in the universe...don't... More 

Thank Judy H
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We always have a great meal every time we dine here. The corn bread & coleslaw are yummy. Also tried the ribs with the meat falling of the bones which was delicious. Will come back.

Thank RescueBoy
Walnut Creek, California
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Acting spur of the moment, we were too late for a reservation and walked in to face a huge crowd and at least a 90-minute wait. But, the maitre d' told us, there might be an opening at one of three cocktail tables by the kitchen where the full menu was available. We didn't mind that -- we love watching... More 

Thank Rob P
Aliso Viejo
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152 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We had a table for 4 people and we sat down at 7:30 we ordered drinks and dinner from our BAD server named Erica but we were enjoying ourselves. My ribeye steak was BAD as in 80% fat and 20% actually meat but the place was busy etc. My wife came in to join us around 8:30 and we tried... More 

Thank Edunbar3
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The menu is quite small and everything on it is very good. But most people go there for their chicken which is cooked on a rotisserie over a wood log fire. Smells fabulous. The ribs are also very tasty and just fall off the bone. The entree dishes are quite generous and we usually end up with a doggy bag... More 

Thank vmdUk
Irvine, California
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I have wanted to go to Bandera for years because I can always smell the yummy smoke when I go to Zinc (amazing cafe across PCH). Finally got there and what a huge disappointment. Granted maybe if I ordered one of the large meat dishes maybe those are good but I ordered the Macho Salad and the Grilled Brussel Sprouts.... More 

Thank Marge C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3201 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA 92625-2331
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach  >  Corona del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 949-673-3524
American Cooking with a Southwestern Flavor.

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