Border Grill – Mandalay Bay

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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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TP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the service is always great

F
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Everything was mediocre. Nothing really to complain about, nothing to rave about. The Host/ manager was very kind and friendly, but aside from that not much to say about the place.

FA
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Unique all you care to eat brunch idea with a Tapas menu selection. Lots of tasty and creative dishes. Don't miss the steak and eggs and Mimosas.

V
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our waitress Autumn was fantastic. She had a great personality, kept our glasses full, checked on us an appropriate amount of times. However the food was just ok. The flavors were lacking and the guacamole wasn’t flavored at all. For $9 the amount and fast we’re subpar at best.

SD
San Diego
68 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Vegan Menu for Jan is excellent - And I’m not a Vegan
Ate 2 nights in a row- It was that good

I hope the LA location dwtn has this menu too

Border Grill - Pls keep 1 or 2 items long term!!

AS
New York Area
208 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was exceptional. Great EVERYTHING. I got the guac, Mexican corn off the cob and the shrimp ceviche and it was all divine. Great space, fabulous service and a beautiful place. Not your typical Mexican joint (which are also great).

OT
Argentina
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Muy buena atención, un poco de frío y no podían encender la estufa afuera pero fuera de eso todo muy bien

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JL
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was very good at the beginning of our meal, but faded after the entrees were dropped. Had our server come to check on us at any point, we would have been able to tell him that the short rib enchilada was bland and tasted unfresh, along with the fish in our tacos tasting very fishy and salty. We also had trouble getting attention for our drink orders. Additionally, we were seated downstairs, which was bright and pretty, but there were birds in the dining room. Our server said they are aware of the birds, but can't control the problem. I've been to Border Grill on a few occasions prior to this and have always had great service and delicious food, so this experience was very disappointing.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food very salty , fish was fishy tasting, staff was friendly n service was good

MM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, starting with perfect chips and salsa trio with guacamole. I'm not vegan, but my daughter and I ordered off the vegan menu and weren't dissapointed. My husband and son ordered a carnitas dish that they totally enjoyed. The food was all very flavorful and well done. The server was super friendly and awesome, the cocktails were well made.

LH
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.
Great food .
Friendly atmosphere.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The food was awful, the kitchen was definitely off their mark. The Chile relleno is too spicy to eat so returned for the tortilla soup which arrived lukewarm. The roast chicken was so overcooked and dry as were the Peruvian potatoes like hockey pucks. Overheard adjacent tables complaining about their food as well. So disappointed. Server was very busy but attentive. Management professional and seemed to care but will not go back until they straighten their kitchen out.

BB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and really friendly people. Chef’s menu is varied and everything is good.

C
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Advertised brunch and endless mimosas on Open Table but neither were available which needs to be noted. It is Las Vegas and New Years, I would not expect brunch to be weekends only.

Also, I ordered flour tortillas instead of corn. Corn were brought out after the waitress told me I could do flour. I was then told after taking my first bite that flour were not available. That should have been discussed prior to delivering the meal as it gave me no option other than to send it back.

C
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food & drinks were great! Our table was downstairs & next to a window - there was quite a draft, which detracted from thoroughly enjoying our experience.

GA
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service! We went there for our anniversary and the staff served us champagne on the house!!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Skirt steak was done perfectly. The Peruvian potatoes were perfectly seasoned. Cap it off with margaritas and you have a winner.

I also found their servers highly and appropriately attentive. This level of service is greatly appreciated.

SD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was interesting and delicious! Server was kind and helpful and warm tortilla chips and guac were amazing!

JB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a few small plates/appetizers. They were all very good. We enjoyed sitting at the bar.

YU
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely my favorite brunch spot on the Las Vegas strip. I always think of it as a hidden gem....and I'm so grateful that I know about it. It's a must-go-to place with out of town visitors as the small plate concept and the menu selection is so unique. Also my favorite place for my birthday celebration!

OT
Las Vegas
34 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant. Food was very good and the dining room was comfortable. Server did a fantastic job as well. We would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be back.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bottomlesss mimosa brunch

SD
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. everything was delicious and the plates are creatively made. Very fresh, we went two days in a row :)

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Only option given was outdoor seating. It was cold outside and the heater by our table wasn’t working. The food wasn’t good at all. The steak quesadilla was cold, some of the steak wasn’t fully cooked and the quesadilla itself was too thick. The beans and rice were cold. Had no flavor as if they came straight out of a can. Very disappointed

OT
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch. It was busy. Tried something different and was pleasantly surprised! They start you off with chips/salsa. So good. Chicken poblano torta was amazing!

R
Birmingham
29 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

i thought the food and service here was very good. The restaurant is inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, so it is very accessible if you are staying on the premises.

AE
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The flavor of each item (apps/salsas) we had were awesome. But all three entrees where not hardly warm when delivered.

MB
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

I was shocked to be seated at an outdoor table with a high temperature of 59 F. Even with the outdoor heater, I was cold, and certainly, my food got cold quickly. The service was acceptable. Unfortunately, the food left a lot to be desired, particularly considering the price. I have eaten at the Border Grill several times in past, but this recent experience left a lot to be desired.

M
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server Tiffany was fantastic. Very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Constantly check to see how everything was and if we needed anything.

MB
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food was over priced, over cooked, under seasoned. Not much variety in the menu. Host made us wait at the desk for several minutes before seating us. The best service was from the gentleman who brought us water

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great job!!

MF
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was fantastic. Unlimited mimosas great too. The basic Prosecco was decent and paired well with the juices they came with as well as the food. Flavor bombs all around. Always out favorite when in town.

MA
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatest experience at the outside bar for brunch. Bring jacket in the fall/winter time, because there's a limited amount of heaters.

DS
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful except the shrimp which was overcooked. We were not rushed and felt we could’ve stay for hours. Service was excellent. Never felt ignored or hovered over.

KP
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband had the pork and I had the chicken enchiladas, and we both loved our meals. We ordered a side of plantains, and we were so glad we did. The entire meal was excellent, and our waitress was very friendly and welcoming. We can't wait to go back.

JA
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our wait staff team was fantastic. Louis and his partner were amazing.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great food, service and cocktails!!! We had made reservations for Thanksgiving using OoenTable for a 5pm seating and even got a confirmation not realizing that the restaurant actually closed at 4pm on Thanksgiving Day. Not happy with Open Table for allowing the reservation to go through! Border Grill was more than accommodating for this error and still honored our reservation and gave us an awesome dinner experience! Thank you to everyone at Border Grill!!!

A
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. I had the cauliflower paella and a delicious sorbet trio (the tamarind was SO amazing). I will definitely be going back. If they added more vegan options to their menu I would go even more often.

AT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and yummy food! Best chips and salsa!!

RM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience3

The food was awful. Server and manager were very friendly, but the food was absolutely horrible. I can’t recommend it at all. Don’t waste your money!

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