Border Grill - Santa Monica
Border GrillLong established for fine Mexican food on the West side, Border Grill is still a vibrant and wonderful
place. The Margaritas are great, if a little small, but still perfect for the stylish method of presentation
and delightful food. Enjoy it and take a walk in the great neighborhood.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMa very happy birthday!this was the perfect place to take my boyfriend for his birthday with our 2 year old!! food was excellent! very toddler friendly with a fun decor....amazing service that night...could not have been better!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFine Twists on MexicanBorder Grill cooks up it's own style of Mexican dishes--tamales with sweet corn (from the Chef's Ohio roots), poblano chicken enchiladas, and wonderful chips and salsa. Portions are large, so don't much too long on the chips and starters!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGood stuffWe met some friends from out of town for dinner here. They couldn't stop praising the place from the drinks to the food.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Border GrillThis flagship restaurant was fantastic. The food is amazing- I don't think you can go wrong with whatever you order. My favorite is the Churro Nuggets!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGood foodPros - food is very good. We both got appetizers, entree, and dessert. Skirt steak was cooked perfectly with a nice flavor from a spicy marinade. Appetizers, especially the empanadas, were great.
Cons - a lot of noise from the bar which is right next to dining area. Service was so-so. Brought us one wrong dessert and we had to wait a good while for the right one.
Overall - good food, so-so dining experience.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMP & DWe had the Chicken enchiladas and Yucatan Pork, both were excellent.
Our experience at the Border Grill was very very good.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for the variety of theGreat for the variety of the small plates, though both times I've dined at Border Grill, I've enjoyed the service and atmosphere more than the food itself.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSmall Plates BrunchUnlimited small plates brunch a nice alternative to buffet. A dozen or so different choices (some sweet; some savory) made for good variety and a fun time trying everything. Price is reasonable. Mimosas could be a bit "stronger" but at $8 for "bottomless" can't complain too much.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCinco De MayoI was worried that Cinco De Mayo at a regularly-popular restaurant like Border Grill would be a crowded mess, but it was utterly enjoyable! Their happy hour specials for the day were fantastic, and our server was the most helpful/thoughtful person ever.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMNiceGreat as usual! I've been coming for years when my girlfriend worked across the street at Bloomingdales. I wish somebody would reach out to me with a neighbor discount card! Great mexican with strong cocktails and an amazing brunch. I have been coming here for years. The service can be a bit spotty sometimes, but the food is always great.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing attitudeI was very embarrassed about my experience through no fault of the restaurant. I just happened to come here with some extremely picky people and I was too sick to fight them... but my friends decided that they did not care for the food at all and wanted to cancel our brunch altogether. The manager Marc came over, and was gracious and nice enough to cancel our tab for us, and didn't even ask us to pay for the drinks. Of my years working in the restaurant business, I would say that was one of the coolest moments I could remember. I definitely felt horrible, and he even wished me a happy bday. This place was just super accommodating despite me not being able to taste their food. I am sure I'll be back one of these days to eat it again!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. The steak almost melted in my mouth. Wait staff very attentive and friendly. Very helpful making recommendations for my severe food allergies.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Sunday Brunch is amazing.The Sunday Brunch is amazing. I loved the "small plate" style.
We are already looking forward to our next visit.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food! Good enoughFantastic food! Good enough for breakfast the next morning!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best restaurantsOne of the best restaurants I've been. Food was FABULOUS. Service was impeccable. I will become a regular here for sure.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent upscale mexican foodSince there is not a Border Grill in my area - I make it a MUST to stop in for dinner (or brunch) when I am in the area - and I am never disappointed!
Wonderful food for a great price. Everything on the menu is fantastic (trust me, we've tried almost everything)!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and a terrificGreat food and a terrific location - I haven't tried the brunch yet but the menu looks terrific!!!1/5/2013 12:00:00 AM