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Banko Cantina

3.8
3.8
229 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Latin American, Contemporary Latin

  • Hours of operation

    Tue 5:00 pm–2:00 am Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–4:00 am Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (561) 355-1399

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Our second floor offers a private area with a seating space up 100 people. State off the art audio visual system with the ability to handle whatever your event needs might be.

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Beach

  • Parking details

    None

  • Entertainment

    Banko cantina offers sports viewing on 70" 4K screens. Late night atmosphere will be provided by DJ"s spinning the best hits from all genres.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 229 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West Palm Beach

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • West Palm Beach Central

    Great for Brunch

  • West Palm Beach Central

    Good for Groups

  • West Palm Beach Central

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. K

    Kaedee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Brunch is equivalent to a continental breakfast at 2 star hotel. Although I don’t recommend brunch at this place to my worse enemy, the drinks and the DJ are the best! With that said, if you want cocktails music and a super cool atmosphere this is the place. Otherwise, you can opt to have brunch somewhere else in the area and join the after party at Banko from 3pm-5pm. Brunch is from 12-3 but only worth the atmosphere and drinks.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Went to Banko for brunch with 12 people in our party on Sunday. Called at 11 when they opened to change the reservation which was at 1 to outside. When we got there the table was not set up and nobody knew about the large party but the manager who said “oh yeah that needs to be set up”. Food was terrible and over priced. Half of it came and then the other half came after the first half of the group was nearly done eating. Our drinks (all but 1) came with the food which took a while. The last drink came (after several attempts) when we got our checks. 20% gratuity was added to our big party despite the terrible service. Wouldn’t return even if I was paid.
  3. WM

    WendyM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We showed up for dinner and no one greeted us for 10 minutes It was so loud. The waitress walking around was in her phone and never came to greet us. Terrible
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Mother’s Day brunch food wasn’t great only the bottomless mimosas was tasty. Our waitress act like it was her first time working there look clueless. DJ was good.
  5. S

    Sinai

    West Palm Beach

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday experience the food was amazing.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was very nice!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Do not go here, food was awful and service took forever when we were one of maybe 6 tables. It may be fun when it is a club but do not recommend for a restaurant.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were amazing & reasonably priced. But did take almost 2 hours to get our food! Would go again, just would plan for longer dining time!
  9. T

    Tara

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    I made a reservation for a Saturday evening for dinner for a Bachelorette party. We saw there was happy hour offered from 4-8 and we were so excited! We were seated on time & given the option to sit up on the rooftop. That was our mistake. Margs were not good - too much sour mix and barely any alcohol. Other who ordered mojitos and palomas were not impressed either. Fine, at least we'll be able to enjoy our food. We ordered 1 round of apps which came within a reasonable time but when we ordered a 2nd round of apps, we were waiting OVER AN HOUR. It should simply NOT take 1hr+ for orders of guacamole, salsa, queso, & chips. We finally got fed up and told them to cancel our order. If the drinks were good the wait would've been slightly less painful. The poor waitress was super apologetic and kept having to check with the kitchen what was taking so long. It was not her fault so we still left her a decent tip for being so kind & understanding. The manager didn't even come over to say anything but we saw him from afar. INSANE. Would not recommend this place.
  10. n

    nightout

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We were a party of nine, five kids and four adults. The ambiance was great and so was the service from beginning to end. The food was subpar compared to other Mexican restaurants I frequent. I would not recommend the pitcher of Margaritas, the flavor wasn't there. I had better luck with the jalapeño cucumber margarita. Overall a four but big shout out to the staff, they were amazing.
  11. WP

    WendyP

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    Staff nice and food was good but we waited 2 hours to get food.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service! Food delish!! ❤️
  13. s

    saraho

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess/waitress was so wonderful!! Best service I’ve had in a while! The place itself has really cool decor and the tacos were delicious, especially the lobster taco!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    This place is way to Loud the chicken and waffles was cold and soft for a waffle dry no taste The Bloody Mary was so Spicy I had to take it to the bar to show them how to make it ! Won't ever go back for food
  15. SC

    SantiagoC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Food was super greasy, and the service was ok but the environment was not what I was expecting.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    This was not my first time at banko, however, it was my first time upstairs and I wanted to show my boyfriend a cool spot. Arriving the host down stairs was sweet and told us how to get upstairs and that someone would help us up top. Once we were upstairs we walked out and there was no one to help us so we sort of asked the bartenders and they were all around extremely rude. The way they looked at us, spoke to us and directed us made my boyfriend and I really uneasy and uncomfortable. We kept debating going back down bc anytime we asked for something they rolled their eyes and answered as if we were dumb. One of the bartenders regulars (from what I assume by their first interaction that night) was very loud and making fun of my boyfriends hair? And the bartender turned and stared at us and laughed. This is just really unacceptably. All we want is a cool dinner and date spot to get some tacos and margaritas and we felt so embarrassed, uncomfortable, and over all mistreated by the 2 bartenders. I work in the industry, so I understand the club life as a bartender but this was totally unacceptable.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great everything
  18. LR

    LolizanetteR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a great place for a birthday brunch! I had an amazing time! Thank you Ana for you service!
  19. RL

    RichardL

    West Palm Beach

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Lovely waitress. Fresh good food. Nice experience.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing. Loved the band. The music in the second and third floor was spectacular
  21. RL

    RogelioL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good , we all enjoy the night yesterday
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We ordered a pitcher and it served two drinks. It would have been cheaper to order just two margaritas. When we told the manager he was not accommodating. What happened to the customer is always right? He was very aggressive and multiple times told us that we were wrong. Very unprofessional. I will never go here again! They lost my respect.
  23. DA

    DeAnnB

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Food came quickly but was not hot and lacked flavor
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    This place just left a bad taste for me. It seems like waitresses and bartender are trying to scam every patrons . From up selling the hookahs to bringing the wrong tab twice to our table. After doing bottle service on the rooftop level , the waitress came to the table with the tab and an additional “service up-charge” tab she couldn’t give an explanation for claiming she had made a mistake when it was pointed out. She then returns with another incorrect tab. Finally after requesting to speak to a manager she comes back with the correct tab and claims that this establishment “does this”.
  25. R

    Roux

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Large quantity of food
  26. S

    Spitty

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very slow service but nice staff
  27. c

    cindi

    Tampa

    214 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    214 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We arrived to find that our outdoor reservation was a joke. Only 2 tables outside and they were occupied. Our server took our order. Then we waited and waited for drinks, food. They finally served food but no utensils. Then we got 2 sets of utensils for 4 people. Food was mediocre. They must have waved the tequila bottle over the pitcher of margaritas. Service was deplorable. Then they added 18% tip plus $1.50 charge per credit card with no advance notice. Won't be returning
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Awful experience. Made reservations for outdoor seating and was told when we showed up that outdoor seating was closed for a private party. Decided to stay anyway. Food was terrible.
  29. EF

    ElioneF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Did a group reservation for my hubby’s birthday! Great times! Manager D was helpful from beginning to end while ensuring we were ok. Our waitress/bottle girl Cassidy was top notch and took care of us very well! Great 1st experience. Will visit again
  30. KG

    KimG

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I loved the decor and the ambiance. The service was OK and the food was average at best.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Festive and fun family meal!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    The food was awful. There were no flavors or taste to anything. My sister ordered the chicken rings taco, and when she opened it up to look at it she saw a raw piece of chicken skin. It was disgusting. This was so disappointing considering we have been to this restaurant before and it was delicious. We are not sure what happened last night but it was just such a disappointment :(
  33. B

    Bren

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend if you're looking for great food, entertainment, and environment!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place with cheap parking around the corner. Friendly staff and great food.
  35. L

    Leelee

    Miami

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Decided to sit inside for Taco Tuesday...the tacos are delish especially the lobster taco. The happy hour house margaritas were on point and my waitress was very attentive. Definitely will be going back
  36. E

    Elizabeth

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I asked for an outdoor table and there were no more tables available. When they called to confirm my appointment they should have mentioned that to us. We wanted to eat outdoors for our anniversary, but besides the seating arrangements the service was great, the drinks and music was good.
  37. AW

    AndrewW

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The food was fine
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place. Food and service very good. Live the music
  40. C

    Cary

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lots of fun food and drink options. Awesome vibe on every floor. Great for friends and pictures! Everyone who works there is soooo nice. Thanks for an awesome Friday night!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners

FAQs

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

Banko Cantina is rated 3.8 stars by 229 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Banko Cantina

114 S Olive Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Tue 5:00 pm–2:00 am Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–4:00 am Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Latin American, Contemporary Latin

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Banko cantina offers sports viewing on 70" 4K screens. Late night atmosphere will be provided by DJ"s spinning the best hits from all genres.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (561) 355-1399

  • Private party facilities

    Our second floor offers a private area with a seating space up 100 people. State off the art audio visual system with the ability to handle whatever your event needs might be.

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