Border Grill - Las Vegas
Border Grill - Las Vegas

Border Grill - Las Vegas

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bordergrill.com/
  • Phone: 7026327403x
  • 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: Mike Minor
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Border Grill - Las Vegas reviews from OpenTable diners
199 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (94)great for outdoor dining (82)great for lunch (80)great for brunch (68)good for groups (68)special occasion (32)scenic view (21)hot spot (21)vibrant bar scene (18)kid-friendly (17)neighborhood gem (13)romantic (12)late-night find (11)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Service was prompt, courteous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/3/2008
    Service was prompt, courteous and relatively unbiased (although almost every dish was described as "awesome" by our server she still managed to offer some constructive, informative help). Food was very tasty and fresh. Hot items were hot and cool items were cool. My flank-steak was a little tough although they did manage to cook it well (rare: and that may have contributed a little to the texture). Girlfriend's Chili Rellenos were cooked nicely, not too oily or cheesy, although she commented they didn't stand out from any others she has had. Patio was VERY nice. Mandatory gratuity on a 4-people was absolutely ridiculous! You earn a tip based on overall quality. I'd go again but would enquire about the tip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food! I enjoyed the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/2/2008
    Great food! I enjoyed the great Mexican fare at this place....prices weren't too bad (for Vegas) and the atmosphere was decent.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is prepared in a manner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2008
    Food is prepared in a manner that makes your taste-buds expload with flavor. Everything is prepared from "scratch" in the resturant, and while somewhat simple in nature, the flavors that are combined on the plate complement each other so well that it uncreases the flavor element exponentally. Servers/wait staff are very friendly...even willing to stop and chat with you at the table for a few minutes. Defenatly one of the flagship eatereries on the strip, and a must visit for anyone who enjoies good food! A++++
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the tour de force of Mexican
    FrankVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2008
    Not the tour de force of Mexican food I remember from a few years ago -- good, but not great. I might go if I were staying at Mandalay Bay, skip otherwise.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I would recommend Border Grill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/22/2008
    I would recommend Border Grill to anyone visiting Las Vegas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food and atmosphere!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/19/2008
    Awesome food and atmosphere! I wish there was one of these closer to my home in PA! I would always recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food is good but expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/15/2008
    Food is good but expensive ! Waiter is so friendly to foreigners like us and knows about menus well!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • After a second-floor remodel,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/7/2008
    After a second-floor remodel, Border Grill has re-opened. I love the chef's tasting menu, which gives a great sense of the selections available.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Even though the service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2008
    Even though the service was quite good and the owner even stopped by our table, it was disappointing. The food was average and the environment was boring.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprise of the trip. Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/19/2008
    Surprise of the trip. Good food, outdoor dining but cool, and awesome service. Hard to find it in Mandalay Bay but worth the look!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a wonderful experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/18/2008
    What a wonderful experience. The Service and Food definitely deserve 5 stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Santa Monica original
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2008
    The Santa Monica original is worth the drive and is a step up from it's Las Vegas cousin.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waitress, Sandy, managed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/26/2008
    Our waitress, Sandy, managed to serve 17 women for a bachelorette party -- we combined two reservations -- and she did an outstanding job with getting orders, drinks, and regularly checking in with us. We were all very happy and had a great time to start a fun evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food. However,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/18/2008
    Delicious food. However, when I made reservations, I was not asked if I preferred outdoor seating. When I arrived, I was not given an option either and was seated outdoors (which I DID NOT prefer).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The construction in and around
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2008
    The construction in and around the restaurant squeezes seats into a loud room or onto the patio-- a furnace in the summer. The very young hostess staff has an unnecessary attitude and seems to be annoyed when customers interrupt their conversations among themselves. The signage to find the restaruant amid the construction is confusing. There needs to be a clear sign that says "restaurant main entrance temporarily relocated." We entered through the service entrance and dodged deliveries and bus trays going and coming. Overall, good food in a crappy environment.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and margaritas were great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 7/17/2008
    Food and margaritas were great. Our server, Aneth, was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the service was out standing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/11/2008
    the service was out standing and the staff was happy and pleasant we especially enjoyed our annaversary with the food thank you BG sam r.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have visited here a lot in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 7/6/2008
    Have visited here a lot in the past. Food took very long to arrive at table. Drinks took 15 min. to refill when empty. Bill was placed on table and never asked if any of the 7 guests wanted dessert. I told them to bring a dessert menu. The service has really gone down hill. Also, when desserts arrived the waiter placed the forks on the corner of table and said, "here are your forks". She should have placed a fork with each guest. Not have us pass them around the table. I really don't know if I will return here after telling my friends how nice Border Grill was in the past. Dr. Scott Stoner
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't say enough about the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/4/2008
    Can't say enough about the outstanding cuisine and the service. It's a must dine whenever I go to Vegas. The chef is brilliant -- an absolute genius!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First experience at Border
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/2/2008
    First experience at Border Grill-Las Vegas: Outstanding! My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the food and West Coast Mexican-style cuisine. A real treat for all those wanting a notch above the casual dining experience. The menu, though very rustic-sounding, is absolutely sophisticated in its final presentation and execution. The contrast of tastes is pulled-off to perfection. The wine list is absolutely apropos for the menu. We were a bit disappointed because of the renovations taking place at the restaurant, but once completed we'd love to see the final result. Surely the addition of a balcony/second level will only add to an already outstanding dining experience. NINO SIMONE Montreal, Canada
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This dining experience was
    PackerMidget12
    Dined on 7/1/2008
    This dining experience was a complete let down. After researching several places in a Las Vageas guide book we chose Border Grill due to the well-known chefs that own the establishment. First, on arrival we had to enter the back due to construction of some kind and this was not mearked very well. We were not greeted but finally we managed to find the "front" area and were seated. Perhaps construction may have caused some problems for the staff. After 15 minutes I had to get up and ask for a server. No apologies were made. The food was tasteless and very bland adn although I know true mexican food is not boldly flavored, this food had absolutely no flavor what so ever. We would not return and would not advise others to if asked.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My server, Doug, was great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2008
    My server, Doug, was great. Wonderful Black Cherry Mojitos and the mister was a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Plates are huge! Food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/24/2008
    Plates are huge! Food was great. Currently they are undergoing some consruction which was a little annoying.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were not expecting to sit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    We were not expecting to sit outside at over 100 degree heat. We should have been notified we would be sitting outside. Service was great! Did not appreciate people taking photos and trying to sell or retain images of us. Not cool! Peggianne
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Recently ate at several restaurants
    Kitchen1VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2008
    Recently ate at several restaurants while in Las Vegas. Most were 4 star, and of all of them, the Border Grill was the favorite for my group. The food and service was fantastic! Every dish we ordered was a hit. The guacamole is amazing, and the chips to start were some of the best we'd ever tasted. I ordered the Halibut which was delicious, even to me, a self trained chef. I would highly recommend the Boder Grill and I will definitely go back myself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The hostess was useless, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2008
    The hostess was useless, but the service after that, with a minor mishap, was great, and the food...tremendous. The manager was extremely pleasant and really takes an interest in the clientel.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best crab nachos possible.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/12/2008
    The best crab nachos possible. A great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As of June 2008, Border Grill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/3/2008
    As of June 2008, Border Grill Las Vegas is undergoing remodeling. According to the server, they'll concentrate more on appetizers (tapas) and the bar scene on the upper level. It's always a pleasure dining by Mandalay Bay's amazing pool. I had the tasting menu, and it was equally amazing. I appreciate that the manager came by to check on everything.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was amazing - just
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    The food was amazing - just wonderful. The service was terrible. We were ignored by the bussers and our waiter. I was with another woman on a date - the staff treated us like pariahs. I was surprised at the reaction considering the info I had on the restaurant. We had to wait and ask for everything at least twice - water, etc. The table next to us was a complete contrast - the waitress and particularly the busser were very attentive. I haven't experienced this kind of homophobia in a restaurant in a while - it was a bit of a shock.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The prices reflect the fact
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    The prices reflect the fact that this restaurant is in one of Las Vegas' mega resorts. I only wish the food was even close to being notable, or even good. The menu seemed exotic enough, but the tastes were short of an El Torito or an Acapulco restaurant. The service was mediocre at best. I'm skipping this one forever...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We did not have the opportunity
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2008
    We did not have the opportunity to dine at Border Grill because the restaurant was undergoing a renovation. In the space that they were using, the restaurant had booked a large private party with a very loud band and lots of people milling around. Basically, it was packed and they tried to squeeze us into a table outside, amid the revelers, music, heat and wind. Needless to say, we declined to have dinner there. I was truly disappointed having made this reservation a month in advance. I would think the restaurant would have had the courtesy to contact me and let me know they were undergoing a renovation and had a private party going on. The staff was too harried to care about us. My husband and I then had to attempt to get a table elsewhere
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • When we arrived, we discovered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/19/2008
    When we arrived, we discovered the restaurant was under construction. To add to the misery, the booked a rather large private party, with no regard for the reservations they already had. The service was slow, probably due to being beyond capacity. The food was innovative, yet bland. I have eaten there before and I was very surprised at the poor quality this time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed dinner here, plenty
    RickVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2008
    Enjoyed dinner here, plenty of choices on the menu from appetizers, to pizza, to filling entres. Did have to get over the sticker price for the bill, but thats Vegas. We have dinner on their patio as the restaurant was going through renovation and not much inside dining. Actually enhanced the ambience eating outside. Service was very good, the waitress was there when needed, no rush to get through dinner. If at Mandalay Bay in the future, would eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I really liked the outdoor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    I really liked the outdoor patio dining but the food was less than mediocre. Very dissappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We are locals and foodies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    We are locals and foodies at heart. This is our fifth time here and we love it. The tasting menu is especially worth going to Border Grill for. Our faves on the menu, flavorful margaritas, Plantain empanadas, the skirt steak and the conchinita pibil.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and drink.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    Excellent food and drink. This was our favorite dinner in Las Vegas and we ate at 2 other Las Vegas "favorite" restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • This restaurant has been on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/5/2008
    This restaurant has been on my to-do list for the past couple of Vegas trips and I finally made it there this May. I was a bit disappointed in the quality of the food. The drinks and starters were both great. Our service lacked as we were rushed to place orders and finish our meal as we were told that the restaurant was closing. We had 8:30PM reservations and we were told this a little after 9PM. I wish that the restaurant would have made our party aware that they were not going to be open for there normal hours as we would have made reservations for an earlier time or for a different day. I would like to give this place another shot - maybe for lunch instead of dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too noisy with a mariachi
    Malice6
    Dined on 5/5/2008
    Too noisy with a mariachi band playing simultaneously with too loud piped in music on too loud speakers. An even louder announcer calling off tickets to a drawing. I actually had to check in with three (3) different hosts before getting a table, very chaotic. Not nearly as good as their Santa Monica original. Had to walk miles through the smoky casino before getting to the restaurant. Food was very good but we felt rushed. Our drinks and appetizers took too long to arrive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and the food was marvelous...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Having eaten here many times,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Having eaten here many times, including at our own wedding reception, we had very high expectations. However, we left disappointed. Just getting into the restaurant was difficult due to remodeling. The hostesses did a good job helping us find the downstairs door, but we were on our own once inside (we didn't see the host desk at first). Our waiter seemed new...he was not aware of the tequila menu referenced on the dinner menu, and he forgot to bring our tequila shot (we had to ask for it). Our dinner came before we'd finished our appetizers. The dining room was crowded (we liked the upstairs dining room better). We are used to having fantastic service from your veteran staff and were so disappointed that we probably won't go back next time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic