Banko Cantina

4.2
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Banko Cantina, a Mexican restaurant and tequila bar is located at 114 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach, FL. Originally home to the American National Bank, this 1921 landmark building was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.1
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience3

No one wedding masks very bad and hazardous during a pandemic. Food was good. Service subpar.

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vipStephanie
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food is okay, drinks are okay as well. . . we had a great waitress but the noise level was on 3K. The bad that they had was concert level... we were dining in and wanted to conversant. We absolutely couldn't even hear yourself talk, even placing the order.
Live Music is awesome; but to a reasonable amount of volume.

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AleeahS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catching up

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vipkcbsail
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very few diners. Waitress was helpful but given the lack of crowd, disappeared for gaps. Food was excellent. Parking can be a challenge. Staff took care to keep us safe with enforcing masks and hand sanitizer. Priced right. Good sangria. We’ll be back.

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SuzieM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!! Can’t wait to come back!

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Ori83
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to recharge your energy. Great ambiance, good food, good vibes!

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WestPalm
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Not what I expected as far as the food goes. I ordered a steak fajita entrée that was already mixed and I had to order sides separately. Waitstaff was decent tho, and that was the only plus.

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vipGator58
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that you guys had the DJ & are serving food on the rooftop!

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JamaraM
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We came to celebrate my 30th birthday for brunch. It was amazing

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MorganL
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The place was dead inside and when we showed up for our reservation they denied up because my friend was wearing sweatpant shorts. Sorry but who does this place think it is? They were super dismissive and rude about it. We just walked around the corner and waited for a table at roccos tacos insead, which I would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time here with friend for their birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was hot and delicious. Awesome customer service. Loved the rooftop bar with the dj mixing all sorts of music.

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Bryan
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Rudest restaurant encounter I have experienced. Left immediately

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vipkeith
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Poor service and food was bland. Bartender was on his phone and server messed up our order and didn’t really care.

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Frank
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Slightly off main eating area street and thus, in spite of being a "sports bar" atmosphere a lot quieter so that could talk without shouting. Menu needs upgrading as offers draft beer, but they don't have any. Food good and somewhat out of ordinary for Mexican.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Great atmosphere! They have a DJ on Tuesday which was perfect for a taco night with $2 tacos and margaritas! Food and drinks were average but it’s a great night out.

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Cristine
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fact that any bar puts this much effort info Christmas decor deserves a 5 star. But on top of that their food was amazing and we had a great time.

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TimothyC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our reservation was cancelled 20 minutes before we arrived. We were told they cancelled 140 reservations due to a large group coming in. Eli, the manager wouldn't even talk to me. I hope that one large group was worth it. Never again!

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TrevorS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique atmosphere, wonderful foid and grest service.

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MelMac
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Great place to hang out ambience is fantastic and very lively.

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Momof4
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The restaurant was very sparsely populated at 6:00 pm. We were greeted and seated promptly. Our server Meg was helpful. Our food was served with the tacos... but no rice or condiments We we’re unable to get Meg’s attention so I had to walk to the bar to request the rest of our food. The steak in my tacos was cold and had no flavor very bland.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday was very fun

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ShazidaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Night! Had everything we wanted under one roof: great food, great music, great dance floor! Our server was awesome and very kind!

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Elizabethg
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time love the food the drink were great the staff so much fun and nice. Would 100% go again..

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kerlinel
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was awesome. My girls and I had a wonderful time for y Birthday!! Thank you Banko

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came to banko for my birthday last weekend and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience

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2thumbsup
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience1

I previously visited this location and had an amazing time the music was good and the food as well as the vibe was excellent however my most recent visit the dj was not good. My Chicken was dry and hard my mimosa changed at the end... i guess it’s hit and miss

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Drinks and food were not worth the money. Chicken tasted heated up.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Need to go after 11pm. Dead before that.

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KearstenW
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Natalie B. was an excellent hostess to my party and I was happy to celebrate my birthday there this past weekend, August 4th. Thank you.

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TierraM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Did not try to accommodate our reservation at all and the staff was pretty rude about it.

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Marlon
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Attended brunch with friends and family. We enjoyed ourselves and will definitely come again soon

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AriannaV
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

I made reservations about a week out before the actual date, we were seated and was also waiting for some of the party to arrive. A party or 8 and we were being asked to move
Due to over booking right after just getting our food, we also were
Told by the waitress that she would move us to the second floor and extend our bottom less for two hours that wasn’t the case, we went to the second floor and the rude bartenders rudely shouted were closed until 3 we’re not open yet after explaining the story to her as to why we moved she said well there’s nothing we can do we’re not open yet go to the 3rd floor. We waited on the first floor until 3 and the waitress came back with 1 bottle of champagne with 5 glasses for a party of 8. We then asked for the manager. Who gave us two bottles of champagne, the fact that we were moved and then told to wait was incredibly frustrating

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Zacht
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really good environment and it was fun. I will go again such fun

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was good, the only thing was that the music was a little too loud to have a decent conversation across the table without yelling.

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BarbC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal, food was delicious, veggies were fresh, shrimp nice size and quantity. Server was attentive, checking beverages and water. We would definitely go ahead, plenty of options. Nice portions.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Our server was slow with delivering the drink order when the bar was 5ft away. He didn’t check on us to see to see if we were happy with our food and when he did come over, he didn’t listen. I don’t know if the guy was overtired or overwhelmed. Either way, the service was bad & the food was even worse. I ordered the steak tacos in which they were extremely dry.. They gave a salsa with it but it was so hot I was in tears. At least give options with the order. One of my friend’s food came out wrong. She asked for no sour cream but it was put on her food anyways. You could tell they just cleared it off and put more sauce because it was then missing the cheese that was supposed to be on top. We won’t be going back there. It’s disappointing because the atmosphere and the light fixtures were beautiful but the staff not so much.

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nadines
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance, wonderful service, food and a fantastic singing group that kept the guest dancing!

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LisaC
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've celebrated Cinco de Mayo at this establishment the last two years. I must say I was a bit disappointed tequila specials were not available this year. Nonetheless, we had a great meal here. We enjoyed the guacamole. My friend had tacos and I had the vegetable bowl which was robust with flavor. The energy was present and our server did a great job!

FAQs

Banko Cantina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (561) 355-1399.

Banko Cantina is rated 4.2 stars by 143 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.