Border Grill – Mandalay Bay

4.5
2526 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Enjoy unlimited small plates such as Avocado Salmon Toast, Diablo Fried Chicken, Chilaquiles, Steak & Egg, Lobster Cachapas, Spicy Chicken Tamales, Churro Tots, and more Easter specials plus bottomless mimosas, micheladas & marys, and photo booth fun for the whole family!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good experience and great service! Kids meal came out quickly!

I had the cauliflower paella entree with added impossible beef. 🌿

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MK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive and small portions for what you get but delicious and excellent quality food.

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JR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

American Mexican food. If you are looking for authentic this is not the place. Food was very good, I was looking for a traditional Mexican dining experience.

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LB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Yes, but the quality seems to have gone down from when I was there 10 years ago, so it would not be the first restaurant I recommend.

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Richmond
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the portions are huge. We really liked that there was a large number of vegetable sides available. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for elevated Mexican cuisine.

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AK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent - sitting out on the patio was lovely and the food was delicious. Simple but refined. Get the guacamole... best I've ever had!

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TY
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The fish tacos were decent. They were hard to eat as tacos as the tortillas broke from being overly wet (cabbage slaw). The dessert (churro ice cream sandwich) was not great. The churro was soggy. They do have excellent salsas but chips are greasy.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our table was on the patio deck, Our server was great, except I had trouble hearing him, and he was emoting! food and bev great, everything was great but I found it echoey, lots of ambient noise very difficult to have a conversation with my friends so that’s why I can’t give 5 stars

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J
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Drinks took quite a while to arrive, food items were delivered per menu without the requests made (i.e. changes requested). Very noisy which I expected. Quality of drinks was good.

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c
Las Vegas
47 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was just 2 of us. We were seated on the patio and it was very noisy. Several large groups. Next time I will ask not to be seated there. Food was VERY good EXCEPT that the butternut squash was salty...we could not eat it. We are slowly eating our way thru the menu :)

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TA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Keep in mind we had dinner at 6:30 on a Friday night with a concert at Mandalay that night. We were seated downstairs and there was an air unit blowing on us all through dinner. It was chilly air, so I wasn't too happy. The hostess said they contacted maintenance but our server said it's always like that. We ordered soup as an appetizer and waited 45 minutes for it. The server tried to tell us that a large party was in the restaurant and it was taking longer. Soup is already prepared and shouldn't take 45 minutes to serve. It was the chicken tortilla soup and it was really good though. Unfortunately they brought our dinner right after the soup so it had to sit under that cool air and was cold by the time we were ready to eat. The pork and chicken tacos were really flavorful however. So, the food is good but the service wasn't so great.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Ok - very loud and food was good not great.

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JG
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super friendly people. Incredibly flavorful food! Well done!!

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A
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Supper with friends and Everything was fine not great but good until they charged $2600.00 on my credit card for a meal that came out to $173.00. Since it was a room charge I only saw it the next day when I asked for a recap of my charges before checkout. Really not impressed

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JW
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Given the cost, there was nothing special about Border Grill. Our server was pleasant and obliged our every need.

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GV
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The place was crowded but the service was excellent. Loved the food!!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were very helpful and kind. We had a party of about 20 people and three of us made reservations to break up the group so they wouldn't be overwhelmed. Well, they noticed the reservations under the same name and still sat us all in the same area so we could still chat. It was very nice of them to do that and we had great service. The food was wonderful! Love this place!

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DS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service outstanding. We did the all you can eat small plates for $55/person and it's an amazing value for what you get.

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m
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. The Yucatan pork was perfect. Chips and salsas are great. Service is really attentive and friendly. They made our Anniversary celebration enjoyable.

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NY
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Came here for lunch during a conference since it was the closest to the Mandalay conference center. First basket of chips is free unless you buy the mango guacamole for $4.50 ... which comes with some delicious chicharron! The steak is very flavorful.

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BB
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

The food was nice and hot but the seabass was way over salted. And after our food was delivered we saw our waiter once and never again. Had to flag down someone to get our check. Over priced for the amount of food you get.

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Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the Border Grill! When I’m in Las Vegas it’s a “Must” stop! The guacamole, tacos, beans and rice are absolutely delicious!

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DE
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughter 21st Birthday!! Fabulous place!! FOOD FABULOUS!! Service FANTASTIC!! Best Fish Tacos I have ever eaten!

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JF
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st date with my husband 17 years ago was here and the food is still the best in Vegas!! A must have every time we are there!

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KT
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So amazing!!!! The all you can eat brunch was fantastic!!! Love that we got to try so many different items and the ones we really loved we ordered more!!!!

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R
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was excellent but the service was slow. The servers were friendly and personable

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding new brunch menu!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

I thought this place was just okay. Overpriced piecemeal Mexican. For $18 for tacos, $26 for enchiladas throw in some rice and beans. Oh and they charge for tap water with no mention until you get the bill. Guess that’s Vegas.

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LI
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Place was very trendy looking- service was good- food mediocre- totally expected better- I feel its over rated. Will probably not be back.

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Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The good: wait staff very polite and courteous. Food was very good.
The not so good. Hostess was not very welcoming, seemed annoyed. Chose to dine outside. Table legs unbalanced. Underwhelming decor. Over priced for what you get.

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KR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had an amazing experience due to our fantastic server Tiffany
She was the best in every way
The food was delicious & well priced
The Brussels sprouts, Mexican corn, quinoa salad, fish tacos & octopus were all winners
We even went back after our show for dessert

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience from greeting to dessert.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful food!

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EM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was delicious mexican style fare. For a cocktail, i had a blood orange margarita which is infused with jalapeno and instead of salt it had a mole rim. It was delicious. The corn tortilla chips were really good, home made. The guacamole was well made. Just how I like it. The avocados were creamy, it was lemony, with chunks of onion etc. Very well made. For the entree, we had halibut on rice and a bed of greens with a lemony white wine sauce. This was absolutely delicious!! Great lemony acid mixed with a white wine broth. It had sauteed greens and onions. Everything was well seasoned, no need to add. Every thing i ate was delicious and the prices were reasonable (under $30) for great food from a well known celebrity chef restaurant. The only down side for us was the service. The server was kind of chatty, which is fine, but left out some details. She mentioned their amazing halibut, and then told us about the specials. When she came back with our drinks, i told her that she mentioned the halibut, but never mentioned any halibut special. She apologized and said that they would be using halibut today in the fish tacos and are substituting halibut for the sea bass entree. When she returned for dinner order, my wife ordered the duck carnitas. She apologized and said that she forgot to tell us that they didn't have any duck that day. Then some guys were seated next to us and our server was being chatty and loud with them because they were both from the same town. She said they had to try the tamales and she would comp them some free tamales. So they were a little loud. But hey, it's vegas, what are you going to do? The decor was a little sparse. The food was delicious though. Not disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Mexican fish tacos great

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1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tara was our waitress and was phenomenal! She was fun, informative and helped generate great conversation.

Please let Tara’s manager know how impressed I was with her professionalism.

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k
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Dingy, dirty table covers, indifferent service, lousy food. Enough said.

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Best salsa yum chips and gacamole was great. Rum drink was nice too

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun place to eat.. Service was excellent and food delicious

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SE
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, but the experience shifted into excellence because of our awesome server Jennifer. Thanks Jennifer for taking care of us with patience, professionalism and sincere desire to make our meal an event.

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