Banko Cantina

3.9
209 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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3.9based on recent ratings
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4.0
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4.5
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RogelioL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good , we all enjoy the night yesterday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 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.

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DeAnnB
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food came quickly but was not hot and lacked flavor

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 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”.

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vipSpitty
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very slow service but nice staff

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vipcindi
Tampa
209 reviews
Dined on December 29, 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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 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.

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ElioneF
1 review
Dined on December 11, 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

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KimG
Fort Lauderdale
7 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Festive and fun family meal!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 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 :(

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Bren
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend if you're looking for great food, entertainment, and environment!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLeelee
Miami
20 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

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Elizabeth
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.

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AndrewW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was fine

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place. Food and service very good. Live the music

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vipCary
New York Area
24 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!

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SimoneH
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Long wait time to put order for food in. Waiter didn’t pay attention or offer refills. Food wasn’t tasty.

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MichaelM
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Ice cold food.
Environmental fee added to bill- have not had that at other south Florida restaurants.
20% gratuity added yet tip line still on bill- not explained ahead. It was explained bc of taco tuesday night-when asked however food was so poor so 20% is absurd amount. Very disappointed. Absurdly freezing also in restaurant .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks with friends. Was wonderful to be able to reserve a spot on the rooftop. We thought there would be more of a “table” setting but it was more of a bar setting upstairs which was perfectly fine. View was great. Service was great. My boyfriend thoroughly enjoyed his lobster tacos. The guacamole was the best I’ve had in Florida. Love this place. Will definitely be a place I take friends when they come to visit in town!

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OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time in a wonderful atmosphere celebrating my job promotion.

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DeAndreB
West Palm Beach
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Ambiance, Amazing Options for Drinks, Tapas , and Dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

My friends and I visited this place while on a vacation. I would rate this place zero stars if I could. Service was horrible. I don't even know what our waitress name or if she ever even told us. But she was very rude!! Not a friendly at all. Caught her rolling her eyes a few times. Tacos were nasty. Dry chicken and steak tacos. The pitchers of supposedly margaritas tasted like tart koolaid. The pictures online are deceiving and look nothing like what you order. Not the way we planned to spend our last evening

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great music and ambience

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TanyaP
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, great people and great service. We plan on coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Party of 4. One loved the steak he had. Two said their taco salad had no flavor. I checked with the waitress to make sure there was nothing spicy in what I ordered she said no. It was too spicy for me to eat. They should know what's spicy and what's not.

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CharleneR
West Palm Beach
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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vipAnaB
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service and ambience was good. The food is ok.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a slow night so can't say too much about the service but they had really, really good food. We were told that most people know them for the night club scene but since it's tucked away on a side street, it's not typically busy other than on the weekends and Taco Tuesday, but glad we came in.

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Natalie
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food sucked it was cold. Margaritas were strong I’ll return for that. Management sucks.

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Kristine
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

I was surprised that the menu was so small. Drinks had too much ice and not a lot of alcohol. The music doesn’t start until 10-11pm, so if you’re planning on dancing after dinner, make a later reservation. We were finished by 8:30 and were bummed we didn’t get to dance. Clematis street was booming though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The waitress brought us water and didn’t come back for another 20 minutes, because my husband flagged her down. I ordered a tequila sunrise and idk what I got but it was not a tequila sunrise. My tacos didn’t taste all that good, we were Charles gratuity for “a party of 5 or more” but there was only 4 of us. Just horrible experience

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vipNicoleD
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday lunch/brunch! Friendly staff and great food. To the reviewer who mentioned virus protocols—stay home if you’re worried! Let the rest of us enjoy our lives and support businesses!

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Bpin22
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

This place wasn’t horrible and the drinks were really strong however, if you’re looking for the most gentrified tacos in town this is the place for you. The street corn was like Mac and cheese and the birria tacos... let’s just say if you’ve never had Mexican before don’t let this be the first place you come to.

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vipMimi
Fort Lauderdale
37 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Cinco de Mayo perfect food great and Margueritas

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vipFaviB
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks, cool vibe

FAQs

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

Banko Cantina is rated 3.9 stars by 209 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.