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Border Grill - Downtown LA

4.3
1629 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Casual (10)
  • Good for Groups (10)
  • Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
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Hours of operation
LUNCH:

Monday thru Friday - 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.



DINNER:

Sunday through Thursday - 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday and Saturday - 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.



BRUNCH:

Saturday and Sunday - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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Phone number
(213) 486-5171
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What 1629 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.1
food
4.4
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

We had an excellent dinner at Border Grill. The food was delicious and fresh and two of the four people are vegetarians and there were plenty of great options. The cocktails were also amazing and I loved organic agave nectar was used instead of processed margarita mix. The service was also very good. We will definitely return!

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vipjilly (Los Angeles)
2.0
Dined 4 days ago

Tried restaurant during DineLA. Was disappointed. The food was not very good.

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Bree (Dallas)
3.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Did. It really like the food or drinks. Would not go back or recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Not bad their food just need to taste more authentic and not so commercial. The service, drinks and chips were good.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Good food, very slow service for beverages. Nothing refilled and had to keep asking for waiter to follow up. Tasty though.

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Claudia (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

Food was scrumptious as always. Glad to see that the food hasn't changed in all the years I've been coming. Service was excellent too. With all of the new eateries that have popped up downtown, this place still doesn't disappoint.

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vipUK56 (Los Angeles)
1.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

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iluvfood (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Great cucumber margaritas and guacamole. Everyone loved their main dish. Great service, too.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
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Hours of operation
LUNCH:

Monday thru Friday - 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.



DINNER:

Sunday through Thursday - 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday and Saturday - 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.



BRUNCH:

Saturday and Sunday - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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Cross street
5th St.
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(213) 486-5171
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Catering
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
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Parking details
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.
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Public transit
7th & Metro Station
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Executive chef
Gio Lopez
Additional
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
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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.

Private Dining

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.

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