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Espana's Southwest Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1460 E Pacheco Blvd, Los Banos, CA 93635-4901
+1 209-826-4041
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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La Canada, California
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722 reviews
421 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 458 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is located inside a historic building that was once part of Henry Miller's ranch, who, apparently, was one of the largest U.S. land owners. It's a large building with an expansive dining area. They have great margaritas that do not taste like they are made with ordinary sweet/sour mix...they were quite refreshing! However, the food was not spectacular...we... More 

Thank Rogerdob
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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

According to my steak connoisseur boyfriend. I had a delicious chicken chimichanga and we both loved the chips and salsa. We will be back for Friday Prime Rib night!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Oxnard, California
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258 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Everything is first rate! Margaritas are wonderful. Chips and salsa fresh and crisp. My tostada compuesta was huge and delicious. They served it with the best bowl of pinto beans I've had in ages! Great atmosphere and decor! Definitely would go back!

Thank jtdanza
Elkton, Oregon
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157 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Went here for a late lunch with a large group. The margaritas were excellent, and the venue was special--the operational base for Henry Miller, a legend in early California history. Food was great, and brought back many special memories of meals that I have enjoyed at Espanas over the past 50 years. Go here for that special meal!!

Thank ghotai
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Love this place, the food is so good. They also deliver locally in Los Banos. I like to have the nacho supreme delivered. Reasonable price and really good. Comes with your choice of meat and all the fixings, choice of flour or corn tortilla chips. The menu had many choices for the discriminating Diner. Try them and you will be... More 

Thank robert g
San Jose, California
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164 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Very historic location.  Patio has misters.  A must have on some hot days! Food and service is awesome and reasonably priced.  My favorite are the calamari taco's. Inside is formal and upscale.  Casual attire is fine. Very kid friendly.  Our server (Brandy) was on top of everything. Tip - Large Margarita is huge and very tastey.  Tip - this is... More 

Thank roamingtheworld2
Los Banos, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I tried their online menu for delivery for the 1st time the food arrived piping hot and 15 minutes early the chicken enchiladas were outstanding, rice and beans were exceptional I definitely recommend Espana's

Thank Joe G
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Best Margaritas!!! Fast service and good food. I like to eat in the bar. Very comfortable and quick service.

Thank pamelachavez
Los Banos, California
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and excellent food. Nice place for a romantic evening or large groups even out on the patio when its not too hot. Evening is perfect. A banquet room is available for big parties. A bit pricey but worth it.

Thank sharoncatania2015
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41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I have tried food at this place a few times. I have found the food to by a little better than some but not the greatest I have had. I feel that the menu items are over priced. The same meal at other restaurants are 3-5$ cheaper. I did not have a bad experience with any major complaints.

Thank Ken G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1460 E Pacheco Blvd, Los Banos, CA 93635-4901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Banos
  • Phone Number: +1 209-826-4041

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