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About Border Grill - Downtown LA
Enjoy upscale, modern Mexican food in a vibrant setting at Border Grill, the hip, urban cantina from Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales”. Presenting the bold foods and flavors of Mexico, Border Grill has established a new standard for gourmet Mexican fare. With a menu of complex authentic dishes based on the home cooking of Oaxaca and the Yucatan, Border Grill takes Mexican food to a whole new level!
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday - 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday through Thursday - 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday - 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Border Grill Catering
We’ll bring the party to you! Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger have been entertaining guests for more than 20 years at their popular and critically-acclaimed restaurants. Now you can bring their unique style to your next event.
Choose from an eclectic mix of flavors from the whole world with menus from Border Grill, as well as Mary Sue and Susan’s past restaurants City and Ciudad.
Call today for an unforgettable party! 213.542.1102
LUNCH: Self park available in Union Bank garage, Monday - Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., first 3 hours for $3 w/ validation.
DINNER: Self park available in Union Bank garage, $5 w/ validation from 4 p.m. to 12 midnight.
7th & Metro Station
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For special event details on everything from cooking classes to margarita dinners, go to www.bordergrill.com and sign up for the newsletter.
Border Grill was designed with parties in mind so we offer flexible options! Whether it’s an office party in our bar or a family gathering in one of our semi-private spaces, we’ll help you celebrate in style with bold flavors and a festive, cosmopolitan vibe.
Border Grill - Downtown LA Ratings and Reviews
Great food and great service. Friendly greeter, sat us promptly. Our server was great he gave us good suggestions on plates. All of our food came out really fast. The happy hour was the best, we were able to try a lot of their plates at the happy hour price and now we know that we can come back for regular plates. We had the potato tacos, fish tacos, brisket taquitos, guacamole, queso fundido, and carne asada quesadilla. The beer and a shot deal was great, Get up offa that brown and Zapopan tequila. Gotta love happy hour. Parking was a bit of a doozy in the US Bank parking lot but it was only $5 with validation. Definitely coming back!
I used to love the Santa Monica location, but having lunch here was a terrible experience. Slow service, lackluster food... we couldn’t even get anyone to refill our water glasses. And on top of that the food was served room temp (which is a generous description - it was cold). We waited over 30 minutes for our food too which for tacos seems ridiculous. My fiancé had the brunch and those plates came out super slow each time. We were really disappointed with everything. Not going back.
I've been to another Border Grill location but I was disappointed in the taste of food at this one. It wasn't bad but it was not as good as the other location so I was disappointed. They did accommodate any changes we asked for on the menu so that was a plus.
Brunch was a nice variety of well prepared Southwestern/Mexican small plates with some fun additions (how about some fried chicken & churro waffles?) to keep things interesting. We didn't explore the vegan menu but it was an additional full page of choices. Unlimited mimosas and/or bloody marys helped the conversation flow and the service was friendly and informal but impeccably executed. Being served at the table instead of having to stand in a buffet line was a definite plus. We've dined at the Border Grill through several iterations, both Downtown L.A. and the sadly closed Santa Monica location and have never had a bad meal, poorly constructed cocktail or other than good service.
Always a delightful time at Border Grill Downtown Los Angeles. Today's visit was for the weekend New Year's Eve brunch. No one does it as well as Chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken. They food, the liquid refreshment offerings and their staff are spot on. It's always a treat to dine at Border Grill DTLA.
I had read the reviews for this place and had High hopes. However when we went for dinner on a Wednesday at 6 PM, we were almost the only ones there which did not make for a very festive atmosphere. In fact they had closed the dining area and we had to sit in the bar area. I did not like our table, it felt isolated and cold, but we had no other choice. However the service and food were very good. And we were able to order from the happy hour menu. It is a very convenient location if you are staying at the Bonaventure since you just walk across the street.
Had the Border brunch for unlimited small plates. Some of the dishes took way too long to come out from the kitchen leaving you with long breaks between small plates. Some dishes were spectacular while others were not (chicken and waffle — waffle was burnt).
We were seated right away on the outside patio under a heat lamp. It was great. It wasn't that crowded so the overall noise wasn't that bad. The people at the table right next to us were VERY loud. The food was good - it took longer than I expected to come. The waitress said about 2 different times that the food was coming right out, but it took a while to get to us. When it did - it was good. Convenient location for what we needed.
I had a rehearsal dinner here back in July for 50 people. We chose from the menu and the food was fabulous. I wanted to bring a recently widowed friend for his 73 birthday and came from Huntington Beach for what I thought was going to be a great experience. Firstly, the music on the patio was way too loud and all we could be offered was a move to a less obnoxiously loud spot. As people came into the patio I could see them jockeying around to get away from the music. No one would turn it down. As for the food, you’ve now gone to some “all you can eat” brunch menu for $30 and a limited single offering menu. The food we had come to eat was no longer an option, and your “all you can eat “ menu was filled with sugary, syrupy laden foods, soggy French toast, mushy tamales, and other disappointing, less than stellar items that were not made to order but rather cut from sheet pans in the kitchen.
In July, I thought I’d found a go-to LA restaurant; In December I found a place I’d never want to go back to. My friend was very disappointed and I was embarrassed.
I had a wonderful birthday lunch with my friend at the Border Grill. I ordered the Mexican Chopped Salad with Shrimp. We had Mojito's to start the festivities. After the meal, our waiter brought a torch candle to our table and a nice dessert plate which was unexpected and greatly appreciated.
Great place for a girl’s night. Ambiance was great - music was a little questionable, meaning it went from elevator music to top 10. It was just a little odd. Service was great, and food was good (particularly the churro bites) but it was quite pricey for street tacos. I suppose that’s LA for ya. Again, lovely service, good food, and a great place to catch up with friends.
Sunday Brunch is an amazing value with all you can eat small plates for just $30 per person. The option of adding bottomless mimosas or mimosas and mixed drinks is great. Every dish we tried was spectacular and the service was amazing! We especially LOVED the deviled eggs and the benedict on brioche with perfectly cooked (sous-vide) eggs. We will be back.
Terrible food experience. My husband and his brother had dinner at the Border Grill and they had one of the worst meals of their life. The guacamole was tasteless, uninspired, and less then mediocre. The fish tacos were distinctly dry and tasteless. The salsas did nothing to improve the food. Only the service made it almost palpable. The restaurant was empty and how sad that this restaurant has gone down over time. Is there anyone there who cares about the founders of this restaurant.
They decided to leave.
Wonderful 20th Wedding Anniversary Dinner at our longtime favorite! Chelsea, our server, couldn't have been nicer or more welcoming! We loved the bonus guacamole and amazing special bonus desserts complete with sparklers for our special occasion. The food was delicious and prepared with love and respect for the fresh ingredients! Thank you all so much for such a special night!
Border Grill is quickly becoming my go to place when I come to downtown LA. Having season tickets to a couple of downtown theaters, I find myself looking for a place close by. The menu is great with such variety. The cocktails are also amazing. This past visit we enjoyed the special taco trio and the raspberry chipotle margarita. Wouldn't have been dinner without the churro tots. The staff are friendly and accommodating. I'll be back!
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