Bandera Restaurant

New American, Latin American
$ $ $
535 N Michigan Ave (at E Grand Ave)
Chicago, IL 60611
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm



  • Start out with the Queso Dip and Tortilla chips!
  • The lamb is delish and their skillet cornbread will make your heart stop. -Dave Martin, Top Chef
  • The cheeseburger is simply amazing!
  • Nice restaurant, good prices, great views and live jazz music everynight.
  • try the mac and cheese!
  • This restaurant is a favorite of my wife and I! Highly recommend!!
  • Be sure to save room for the Oreo-style ice cream sandwiches.
  • The macho salad is amazeballs.
  • The Ahi tuna salad is money.
  • Welcome to my hood. Get the cornbread. It's delish.
  • Best corn bread
  • The name Macho salad came about because a monkey at the lincoln park zoo would not eat! Badera made him a salad and he loved it! So the name of the salad is after the Monkey Macho
  • Great atmosphere: live jazz at night and nicely designed interior. A very convenient location that is good for a nice lunch or dinner. Great food too.
  • The cornbread is a must! The French dip sandwich was very yummy - I would totally get it again. Great meal! Can't wait to go back.
  • Macho salad is amazing!
  • Have the Macho salad! Def not a diet selection, but so yummy!
  • Everything is good, but the cornbread is pure awesome.
  • Macho salad and cornbread! Get them both :-)
  • Awesome food, tremendous martinis, even better service. Seared Ahi Tuna to die for!
  • The steaks don't have weights on the menu, but were generous. They come with a salty crust, which detracted from the flavour for me - but were beautifully cooked. I'll ask to hold the salt next time.

Nearby places

55 E Grand Ave
322 E Illinois St (btwn Fairbanks Ct & McClurg Ct)
600 N Michigan Ave (at Ohio St)