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3201 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA 92625-2331
+1 949-673-3524
16:00 - 21:30
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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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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
newport beach
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

While the menu is limited it is ALL good food and super service. My family and friends agree with me and since all is so consistent we tend to go there more than any of the very good restaurants in the Newport Beach area.

Thank george f
Atascadero, California
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Really good menu that has a great variety of items. The food is prepared very well. Service was good, but some of the servers seemed a little more interested in being impressive than taking care of the customers. Overall a very good evening.

Thank Charles G
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Party of 8 tonight and Bandera delivers on every front. Great atmosphere, stellar service and wonderful food!! Poke, Seared tuna and the crispy chicken sandwich were our favorites. We can't wait to return

Thank 221PaulC
Newport Beach, California
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We've eaten here several times, most recently with friends. I love the smell of the word-burning ovens, as it adds greatly to the homey comfort of Bandera. Parking can still be an issue, and they don't offer valet service. Friendly wait staff and very quick service, as they appear to turn tables pretty regularly. Limited menu options, and nothing particularly... More 

Thank Bill M
Bountiful, Utah
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Early on a Sunday evening the place was packed. I suggest a reservation. It was also loud, but the service was very good and attentive. Our chicken (apricot glaze) with mashed potatoes was first rate (but not crispy). They did not have thei artichoke appetizer, and so we substituted grilled Brussels sprouts. Don't do it !! Overall, a fun, friendly... More 

Thank Dela520
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Bandera is a CdM favorite and it's easy to understand why. The sweet fragrance of rotisserie chicken fills the air and consistently draws locals in by the car load. As such reservations are recommended. The menu is succinct and not overly complicated, but offers something for everyone. The quality of the entrees and outstanding service makes this a favorite day-in... More 

Thank Dbtogi
Las Vegas, Nevada
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The ambiance was fantastic and the food and service superb! Having worked in food service for many years I am observant of many facets and this restaurant runs very smoothly. Extremely busy this evening and we did not feel rushed in any way. Highly recommended.

Thank PatticakeK
Covington, Kentucky
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216 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I had heard nice things about this restaurant so I was surprised to find such a limited menu. Four sandwiches, 6-7 Entrees, a few salads and appetizers (no artichokes available). Nice wait staff but I was disappointed. Nice ambiance, lots of wood and low lighting. Plenty of free parking. Too many other choices in this area.

Thank Paula L

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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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, 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?