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11700 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-1503
+1 310-477-3524
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Santa Barbara, CA
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite place in LA. Love the scene, the food is wonderful and the menu is fun. I love Bandera and the head chef is very nice. I cant wait until I get to go again, love it!

Thank maxwell r
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming here for years. Just drinks or dinner. Ambiance, crowd, and staff are geat. Live jazz every night and excellent wine list. My #1 go to place in LA when I want a burger or bbq ribs (literally fall off the bone). Jazz & wine always a good combination.

Thank chayrandl3r
Manhattan Beach, California
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103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Bandera and it was a success. Owned by the same chain as Houstons, the menu and atmosphere have some similarities. Unlike Houstons, Bandera takes reservations, eliminating the typical 45 minute wait for a table at Houstons. Very busy bar scene, live jazz, noisy, fun vibe; if that's your scene, it's an attractive place, lots... More 

Thank Michael J
Boerne, Texas
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I love Bandera and try to eat here every time I'm in town. The grilled artichokes are the best I've had anywhere, period! The atmosphere here is always upbeat whether you're at the bar or eating at a table. They always have a great group playing live music which helps set a good vibe. All the food is outstanding as... More 

Thank Curt S
Montrose, California
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

An excellent restaurant. Ahi Tuna, Steak, Kale Salad, Banana Cream Pie, Oreo Ice Cream Cookies, Rib Eye Steak, artichoke, all delicious. Service was excellent. Parking was easy. Really good value.

Thank Jacqueline C
Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The ribs are superb. The service is consistently good. Also try the artichoke if you can. The ambience is a bit noisy.

Thank ferrosario66
Houston, Texas
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128 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

What an amazing restaurant. It had nice quiet live jazz with the amazing beef ribs....FELL OFF THE BONES....YES IT DID! The waitresses were so very nice and helpful.

1 Thank swalkerd
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is a constant in LA. Really consistently good food everytime I go and I go all the time. The location is not touristy so it has to be good. Many other places in the area close and this place stays because it is so good.

Thank Sailysailing
Boerne, Texas
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I have been going here for years and love this restaurant. My favorite item is the grilled artichokes which are hands down the best I have ever had. They have a wood rotisserie and know how to use it. The menu has a nice selection of fish, poultry and beef. The jazz groups that are usually playing make for a... More 

Thank Curt S
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Outstanding French dip sandwich and roast Castroville artichokes. The French dip is shaved prime rib on exquisite bread with horseradish sauce and au jus. One of our favorite meals in LA.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11700 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-1503
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighbourhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: +1 310-477-3524

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