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Banko Cantina

3.9
3.9
250 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

8:30 PM


Booked 8 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 250 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West Palm Beach

    Good for business meals

  • West Palm Beach

    Good for groups

  • West Palm Beach

    Hot spot

  • West Palm Beach

    Great for outdoor dining

  • West Palm Beach

    Lively

  • West Palm Beach Central

    Good for business meals

  • West Palm Beach Central

    Good for groups

  • West Palm Beach Central

    Hot spot

  • West Palm Beach Central

    Great for outdoor dining

  • West Palm Beach Central

    Lively

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  1. SC

    StaceyC

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    I was there for a birthday brunch. The restaurant was very accommodating for my large party of 12 which only Ended up being 8. Our server was really good and attentive. The music was good. The food not so much. Prices were good but the food needs work. The chicken and waffles were horrible. The tacos needed a taste we asked for salsa we got hot sauce. Potatoes were mushy. The best thing was the fruit it tasted very good. Unlimited mimosas were $20 worth it. If you didn’t want orange juice you could do cranberry. They were pretty good.
  2. D

    Dani

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Server not very friendly or personable and didn't check on us.
  3. LF

    LittleFlower

    Columbus

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere, interesting decor, outstanding food and attentive staff! Loved it! Be sure to visit the rooftop bar!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    I went with a group of 3 (including me) and we will not be going here again. Drinks were good, chips and guac were good…everything else not so great. It took forever for someone to come to our table to take our order. Our drinks and apps took a long time to come out and when we did receive our drinks + apps our server disappeared and didn’t come back to take our dinner order or even check on us. When she finally appeared and we asked for our bill because we were going to go elsewhere…there was an added gratuity charge of 20%. It clearly stated on the menu that there would be a gratuity added to parties of 6 or more!! We asked for the manager who was so rude and disrespectful when we told him that we are a party of 3 and it says on the menu that gratuity is added for parties of 6 or more. His response was that they just updated their computer system to having added gratuity for parties of 2 or more and it wasn’t updated on the menu yet. Complete bs! After arguing with my boyfriend he finally leaves to fix it. We went across the street and ate at Batch and found out from the bartender that this restaurant isn’t doing well and that no one should go there.
  5. M

    Maxfli

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Be aware, they add 20% to your check. Menu says they do this ONLY for party of 6+ but we were 2 and they added the tip. No issue as I would have added that anyway. But they also add $1.30 for something called a "service up charge" Have no idea what this is. Food was good. The street corn was very tasty. Tacos were also good. The chicken chimi was just OK. Lots of cheese but had onion and peppers inside. I prefer onion and peppers not cooked and as an ad on for a chimi.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Brunch. Not our first time…not sure what happened this time around. This was an expensive brunch, not worth the value of the food or the experience. Included a mandatory 20% gratuity for groups of two or more, never heard that in my life. Groups of two or more? We were a group of three. The waitress was inattentive, and actually seem like she was dazed or drunk, and the drinks spilled twice at the table. The drink pitchers were diluted. Unhappy with our experience.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was good and the ambiance was nice! There weren’t too many people there and yet the service was a bit slow. My friend really enjoyed her tacos!
  8. KY

    KatherineY

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was incredible! Jose, the manager went above and beyond with us and we felt extremely catered to. We were a party of 18 with buffet style dinner on rooftop & bottle service while also ordering drinks. The service was extremely quick! Fantastic music and vibe. Definitely will be doing VIP again!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Ambiente musical de navidad Terrible. Durante la noche antes de las 9pm
  10. DA

    DANIELAR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a blast at our Christmas Party Dinner! Food was great and the drinks were better. Thank you Banko for a great atmosphere. The waitresses and staff were super friendly and attentive.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Amazing staff!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don’t know how I haven’t found this place earlier. My wife and I went on a Friday night to have dinner up on the rooftop. We ate a delicious ceviche and also shared a carve asada with enchiladas and a pitcher of margarita. Everything was great! People poured in little by little and the mood started to liven up. The DJ spun some good tunes and we even danced a little after our meal. We decided to head downstairs and check out the rest of the place. The second floor was still dead but to our delight there was a band downstairs playing Latin music. Definitely our bag. We broke the ice as the only ones dancing then had a drink. Others started to follow our lead and soon the dance floor started hopping. What a great night!
  13. N

    Nupe137

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    It was great to have all my friends in one place great music but our food came out cold but management was very helpful even sending over a round of shot...
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was yummy service was great
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Banko is beautiful inside and has a cool rooftop! The food was delicious - highly recommend the guacamole and the passionfruit marg! My mom and I are on vacation, and we so enjoyed our experience here!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Treasure Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my 3rd time at Banko Cantina and I keep bringing along new friends with me and they all end up loving this place. The food and drinks are great. Friday and Saturdays they have a Latin band playing live and they’re the best. Love the comfort of eating drinking and dancing all in one place. Will definitely keep going back with friends.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Happy hour was a great value and the restaurant overall has a great atmosphere. Unfortunately the service was poor.
  18. C

    Cgpoole

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Poor service! Attitudes from servers Rooftop brunch. Atmosphere good. Food and service were subpar. Don’t plan to return.
  19. SG

    SG123

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Burger was served to us completely raw and my boyfriend got sick from it. We showed it to the server and she agreed that it was raw and did nothing to amend the situation and we were still charged for it. It was absolutely disgusting and will not be returning there to eat again. Mimosas were also 99% orange juice which is another reason we won’t be returning. Terrible food and terrible service
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience2
    The food was over salted and the menu on open table did not reflect the actual menu provided for brunch, you also were not given an option on how you wanted your eggs done even though that wasn’t stated on the menu…disappointed with it all as this was my first and last time ever going there for brunch
  21. M

    Mark

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Shrimp tacos have tiny shrimp, very sub par and surprising for a modern restaurant. Other food items were good but not great. Waitress was disinterested and slow. The ambiance, bars, and music are the best aspects of the establishment. Won't dine here again.
  22. K

    Kaedee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. 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.
  26. S

    Sinai

    West Palm Beach

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday experience the food was amazing.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was very nice!
  28. 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.
  29. 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!
  30. 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.
  31. FT

    FamilyTime

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 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.
  32. 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.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service! Food delish!! ❤️
  34. 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!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    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
  36. 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.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    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.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great everything
  39. 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!
  40. RL

    RichardL

    West Palm Beach

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Lovely waitress. Fresh good food. Nice experience.

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 3.9 stars by 250 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 8 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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