Border Grill - Las Vegas
Border Grill - Las Vegas

Border Grill - Las Vegas

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bordergrill.com/
  • Phone: (702) 632-7403
  • Hours of Operation:

    LUNCH:

    Everyday - Beginning at 11:00 a.m.

    BRUNCH:

    Saturday and Sunday - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
    (in addition to the full Lunch menu)

    DINNER:

    Everyday - Beginning at 4 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Chris Keating
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: BORDER GRILL CATERING: Looking for off-site catering? Whether it’s a wedding, birthday, or holiday cocktails, we’ll bring the party to your chosen location. Call today for an unforgettable party! 702.632.7540
  • Special Events: Become a Border Grill VIP and get all the info about special events like our popular Tequila Tasting Dinners! Ask a manager how to join our exclusive Border Grill VIP Club.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mandalay Bay Rd.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Mandalay Bay Valet Parking is free to local guests. Self park or valet in the Events and Convention Center Parking area, located on The Road to Mandalay between Mandalay Bay and Luxor.
A word from Border Grill - Las Vegas
Welcome to the vibrant, modern Mexican restaurant overlooking the Lazy River just off Mandalay Beach, where Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales”, want nothing more than to spice up your day. With two floors of patio dining, this hip, urban cantina is the perfect setting for sipping margaritas and savoring the bold flavors of Mexico while enjoying views of the beach and pool.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Border Grill - Las Vegas reviews from OpenTable diners
187 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (102)great for outdoor dining (84)good for groups (68)great for lunch (58)great for brunch (58)hot spot (28)scenic view (24)special occasion (23)kid-friendly (15)neighborhood gem (11)vibrant bar scene (10)late-night find (10)romantic (9)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Outstanding food with great flavors!
    Weezee
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We didn't know what to expect from this restaurant. What we got was outstanding food with great flavors. We couldn't decide what to order, because everything sounded appetizing! So, we went for something called the "small plates" (tapas). Which is basically, anything on the menu served in very small portions for a set price. Perfect for sharing and sampling the extensive array of items on the menu. Delicious assortment of Salsas. We loved the Yucatan Pork. The Skirt Steak Nachos were scrumptious. The food presentation of each plate was inviting, fresh, and delicious. It is amazing how such small portions can really fill you up! The only disappointment was the Pineapple Cake. Although it had beautiful presentation, it was a very dry cake, Even the scoop of pineapple ice cream seated on top of the cake couldn't moisten the cake. If Border Grill opened a restaurant in the SF bay area they would have in me a patron for life.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome every time!
    breeincalgary
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The Border Grill has never let us down. We had our wedding reception on their outdoor pario 8 years ago and every trip to Vegas since we have gone back to have dinner. Always amazing service and phenomenal food. 10/10 for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time visiting
    vegaslover
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We loved the food so much the first time we dined here, we decided to give is another go. We had another great meal out on the second floor patio overlooking the pool area. The staff is so friendly and the server went out of his way to make me a cocktail that wasn't on the menu.........and it was excellent. We'll definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    rns01
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Starting with the specialty drinks: if you like very strong cheap tequila with very little mix, you will love these. I couldn't finish mine and the other was sent back for additional mixer. Still not good. The appetizer was supposed to be queso but was a gooey blob of cheese with a tasty garnish on top. Dinner was the steak quesadillas served with one tablespoon of salsa, one tablespoon of quacamole and a smokey cream sauce. The quesadillas, were tasty but nothing to rave about. Our server was excellent. Very cheerful and accommodating. We will not be returning to Borders. There too many other great places to dine at Mandalay Bay.
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  • not the same old Mexican food
    TjGonzo
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Everything here exceeded my expectations. So different from the everyday Mexican restaurant scene. Yucatan pork is amazing. Chef's choice appetizers were awesome. Only thing I can say negative is waiter asked if I wanted it spicy, I told him yes but it was mild.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BAD SERVICE - SLOW!!!!!
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Booked Lunch for 5 people. Service was terribly slow by table staff and front office servers. We had to wait for our table that we RESERVED FOR A CERTAIN TIME! Took forever to get our food, so much so that one in our party had to leave as they had a speaking engagement. This place is at the convention center, they are busy all the time, this was lunch time, what do they expect, it will be slow??? Their excuse was the kitchen was busy and was backed up. DUH! The kitchen is supposed to be busy at lunch time, at a convention center that is always busy. Don't eat here - walk a few steps further down and go to FLEUR! Great service and fast.
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  • Loved it!
    Costanzo
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The food was amazing, especially the tecaté carnitas. Great drinks and outside atmosphere overlooking the Manadlay Bay pool complex (more like water park).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    DisappointedChicagoans
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We had heard good things, and booked our reservations in advance. The Bloody Marys came without fixings, or much flavor to speak of. Our server pressured us to get more than we wanted, more than once. And finally, the food was heavy, which would be okay with a hangover, but lacked any real flavor. We had to ask for a hotter sauce just to make it palatable. Definitely not somewhere I'd return, if give the opportunity.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All Around Solid Performance
    bandit124
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Last minute reservation treated very well...received great outdoor table at the front edge of the balcony for an outstanding view of the pool area. The server was very knowledgeable and proactive in providing recommendations. Cocktails were generously sized and well done. Skirt steak was excellent. Shrimp and scallops were disappointing - more Oriental than Mexican. Mexican chocolate dessert was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 30th birthday party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We celebrated my son's 30th birthday here and it was perfect
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service!
    LAB613
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The food and service were very good and our waiter was the best! He made great recommendations so we could make a selection for dinner. We were very pleased from drinks, to chips and salsa and to our meal. Excellent choice. It was a Tuesday night and very busy. So glad we had a reservation with Open Table as there was a 1 hour and 45 minute wait for a table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch lovers buffet alternative
    jenivirgoVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Rather than a buffet set-up, they do an unlimited brunch of small plates that are made to order. This is a really great idea, but the execution was lacking as it left several people waiting for food while others were eating. It may have been that the service was just subpar since many of the ordered items never came and some plates arrived that we didn't order. Perhaps it was a combination of both. There were definite highlights on the menu - the chilaquiles, red velvet johnny cakes, and almost all the mimosas were outstanding, but many of what the waiter referred to as "stand-outs" were anything but. The chicken & waffles had an orange marmalade-type glaze. Not good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service
    DennisLasVegas
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We enjoy coming to BG and visit at least once a month. Every visit is consistent--food and service are always top notch. The hostess and wait staff are all friendly and accommodating. Food is always fresh and delicious, and very consistent from visit to visit. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunch
    MBFoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This is our standby for brunch in Las Vegas, and it never disappoints. South of the Border inspired breakfast dishes all deliver a little kick to wake up from the Saturday night hangover. The brunch is all you can eat, but all of the entrees are cooked to order and the care shows through. Just 4 of us grazed through the menu and didn't find one complaint. Benedict, Steak and Eggs, Quevos Rancheros, Chorizo Tacos, Chicken and Waffles, Shrimp and Grits and a couple of sweet dishes to finish off the meal. We were beyond stuffed, but were ready to tackle another night in Vegas. A must stop for a unique Las Vegas brunch experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time in Vegas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    outstanding Service. best in Vegas , Food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great authentic Mexican food
    tolwyn21VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We had the baja ceviche as a starter; a must try! Very fresh, zesty, and very addictive -- pretty sure we could have eaten two servings easily! My wife had the steak quesadilla while I had the spicy shrimp tacos. Everything was very tasty and made perfectly. I'd return here for a 3rd time easy. Make sure you do reservations and ask for an outdoor/patio seat. Can't beat the weather, shade, and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food & better service
    KnookVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Our experience was great - both food & service. My boyfriend wanted the special but it was rubbed with cinnamon which he doesn't like. They brought him a sample to see if it would work for him or not. Very cool....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I ate lunch at this restaurant 3 days in a row during a conference at the hotel. The food took almost an hour to come on 2 out of 3 of those days. It was cold every time. The wait staff lost our ticket and was overly busy so that food was never delivered hot and tasted like it had been sitting on the counter drying out for 20-30 mins. The chicken poblano enchiladas were very good (although cold). The other dishes were not appealing at all, including the special cuban sandwich I ordered which was really bad. I would only go to this restaurant because it is one of the only 2 reasonably priced restaurants in the Mandalay Bay hotel.
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  • Great food, but our waitress was...
    brunchlady
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    BG does bottomless brunch well--great selection of well-cooked/interesting small plates and 9 mimosa flavors to choose from. The food came out quickly. The only thing that was annoying was our waitress. I realize that serving a group of 8 can be a chore, but she immediately copped a 'tude with us, despite our attempts to accommodate her requests. She made it seem like a big deal that we asked for clean plates and more menus (we had only 4 on the table), and was clearly annoyed that we lingered after brunch to chat. She also lost my boyfriend's receipt and then blamed/made fun of him. Luckily, the guy who was assisting her was more than gracious and made up for her being somewhat rude. Overall, we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food for a late night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    A little disappointing for the price of the food. They used to be high in quality but we thought the food quality really had dropped off.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our meal, too many warm tortilla chips to start!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Out door patio
    nicemeal222
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Were able to sit on the patio and it was very nice
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Winocooks
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We had an excellent meal at Border Grill - Las Vegas. I ordered the Braised Oxtail Quesadillas with Shaved Black Truffle - a special app of the evening. It was fantastic although the portion was large enough for a meal or to share as an app. My husband went with the small plate tasting menu which is a tremendous bargain at $45.00 per person. He got to taste as many of the dishes as he wanted to on the entire menu. This is a great way to get to know to the Border Grill menu. I highly recommend the ceviches for a beautiful, light appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful food-service not so good
    MBAconf
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    As we anticipated our food, ordering one "special of the day" (Mahi), soup and salad and the brisket enchiladas, we saw that tables around us were being seated, served and leaving before we even realized our meals have not been served. Once we alerted our server, a host came visited our table, apologized & promised to 'expedite' our meals. The food was wonderful, especially the brisket enchiladas. We were seated at 12:05, ordered at 12:20 and were served at 1:10. I was with customers so I didn't ask our waiter or host to adjust the bill, but the restaurant did not offer anything to us either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Glad we went!
    ASKA
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Everything was delicious, the service was amazing, and we loved sitting outside!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We went to the Border Grill for my daughter's 21st Birthday. The server did an awesome job making her evening fun and memorable evening for all of us. Food and drinks were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SVP
    rexnfx
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    In town for a conference. Likely one of 100's that this resort hosts each year. Noon business lunch, reservation made for noon. 30 min line to get seated, then had to wait at the downstairs hostess stand again. Sat outside where the adjacent pool had a band playing very loud music w/ too much base. Bottom line- Don't go here for a business lunch or if you expect to talk with your guests. Pretty unbelievable that the restaurant closest to the convention center would have a band playing outside on a Monday. To me this resort doesn't have a clue how to meet quest needs. On top of that, the food was ok, nothing special, service like the rest of the resort, no better than what you would get at an Applebee's.
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  • Brunch!
    Carrie407
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Absolutely loved the $34.99 small plates brunch. Best to share cuz it's toooo much! Steak and eggs and churro tots were the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite brunch in Las Vegas
    YUMMY
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I moved to the vegas area about 2 years ago and luckily found brunch @ Border Grill. It is my favorite brunch hands down!!! The variety of the food is amazing and the concept of small plates vs. the typical giant Vegas buffets is wonderful. I had a group of friends visiting from Ohio and wanted to take them some place different and fabulous. Border Grill filled the bill perfectly. They were all thrilled with our brunch - served family style so we all had a chance to try everything! Thank you Border Grill - it is not often I get to wow my friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Must Try
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Border Grill is one of our very favorite restaurants for brunch in Las Vegas. Get away from the usual Vegas buffet and enjoy all you can eat just by ordering from your table. The food is fresh and made as you order it. The food combinations mesh well together. You will not leave unsatisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Mexican food but hard to find
    4eva21VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The restaurant was really difficult to find. The signs were not very clear; we had to ask several casino employees to get there. Once we were there, the waitress made up for the trouble we had getting there by bringing our margaritas pronto and they were potent! Food was good, nothing exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food - amazing service!
    FoodieFam
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Love the shrimp and scallops- patio is beautiful. Our server remembered us from two years ago and made some great recommendation! He even remembered our previous order.. Wow!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food 80% of the time.
    DrewbieVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We go here often but about 1 of 5 times the food is just average. If you go just do the brunch it's so much bEtter than dinner a lot more bang for your buck. Also, you won't be stuck with something you don't like, it's all you can eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch is a must!
    SharlynVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We always love Border Grill. It's a must visit every time we're in Vegas. This trip we noticed that they were offering brunch. Perfect when you're still on East Coast time. Loved the chicken and waffles! Hubby said the Breakfast Fries were his fave. My only complaint - the menu should state when you're going to put a fried egg on a dish. We ordered the PB&J - came with an egg. Hubby said it was awesome...I don't eat eggs. But other than that...great as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Hard to park
    Emmydrew
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was great but it was really tough finding where to park at the hotel and to find the restaurant in the hotel. I would go back for the food but hesitate with the location!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful
    SharlynVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Border Grill is always on our "must" list when visiting Vegas. Good food and drink. Server was a bit chatty this visit but very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • last minute reservation accomodated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    took my party of 6 at the last minute - location of our table wasn't the greatest but we were certainly fine with it given the lateness of our reservation. Very hospitable - and the food is really quite good - consistent for all of our table....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just OK
    SparkyRo
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Very loud. Food was adequate but not very good. Service with an attitude (and not a 'can-do' attitude.)
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  • Border Grille on the border of good
    Questoflongitude
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The ambience is absolutely killer, with modern art on the walls and the chance to eat outside overlooking Mandalay's beach area. The bar was hopping with conference attendees when we were there. Free chips and a variety of salsas were awesome, but neither of us were very impressed with our food. Don't get me wrong, it was good and standard Mexican fare, but from all the hype around their "TV chefs" I was hoping for more robust flavors. For instance, I had the Yucatan pork with plantains that overwhelmed an otherwise tasty dish. I cut the sweetness with some of the house salsa verde and a few of the lemons from my iced tea, but otherwise it would have been just a bit bland. On a fun note, the waiters pour water from tequila bottles.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    MartaVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The small plates and mimosas were fantastic. I will be returning for their brunch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic