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Border Grill – Mandalay Bay

4.6
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2922 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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  • Unlimited Small Plates Brunch

    Starting Oct 17, 2020
    Our popular Border Brunch is back! Every Saturday & Sunday starting at 11am, choose unlimited made-to-order dishes like Yucatan Eggs Benedict, Avocado Salmon Toast, Chef’s Seasonal Pancake, Steak and Eggs, Biscuits and Gravy, Peruvian Shrimp and Grits, and more for $39.99 per person. Top it all off with bottomless mimosas, micheladas and bloody marys for $26.99!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2922 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team here was phenomenal they took care of what I needed and the food was fantastic. I wish everyone could experience this food and atmosphere.

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vipDeneSue
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Party dinner. Ernesto and crew gave excellent attention. Great suggestions on meals. Portions were more than adequate and pricing was very good, especially compared to other Las Vegas Strip restaurants. Excellent value.

We thought we would just have a nice Mexican dinner after a day at the Mandalay Bay Beach but this was so much more. Brisket Barbacoa was phenomenal, carnitas, fish tacos and carne asada quesadilla were equally good.

Highly recommend eating here!

JJ
vipJimJ
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The small plate menu is back for Weekend Brunch, so we reserved an outdoor table, which is located next to Mandalay Lazy River.

We ordered a variety of excellent small plates (french toast, pancakes, steak & eggs, ceviche tostada, etc.) which are all-you-can-eat. We added the bottomless bloody and mimosa special. Our server/bartender Stephanie was the best!

Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to sit outside and watch the lazy river for an early dinner. The steak quesadilla is AMAZING!

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vipAndrewS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

After seeing the chefs on a Netflix series, we decided to give this restaurant a try. It was a complete letdown. Food was good, but nothing great, and two of our dishes were cold or barely warm. Atmosphere was nice and the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

This is usually a favorite of mine for brunch but every time we are seated downstairs we never get service timely . Our waitress was great but we had to wait almost TWO HOURS for our first round of food . We then watched other parties get two rounds of food before our second round came and it wasn’t even everything we asked for. The guy admitted that they hadn’t made our stuff so he just grabbed plates and gave them to us . We were there over 3 hours and finally left unsatisfied . Luckily it was bottomless mimosas but without the food I was scared to indulge .

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StaceyR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was lovely, we still can't decide what our favorite dish was....

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Andrea
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Ernesto, was wonderful! Incredibly attentive and provided great suggestions for entrees and cocktails. Good COVID protocols in place.

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arunbaheti
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Outdoor patio chosen for covid protection, but seeing the indoor space it could also work. Outdoor area is a concrete balcony, really loud music, every other table families with kids -- totally fine, maybe even smart so they could relax without other customers getting bothered. Just made it loud.

Food was usual border grill. Service was pretty poor, our server had tables inside and then us, so we were ignored mostly. When she was there she was nice and attentive, but I had to get up and go inside twice to find her.

Still, solid spot.

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Richard
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good, be careful on the taco appetizer, one of the 3 tacos had a toothpick in it, I showed the server and he laughed, then brushed it off. Apparently someone getting stabbed in the mouth is funny.

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RobinY
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My niece Birthday was today and for the past two days ive been trying to figure out what to get her to eat because she is a very picky eater, but tonight was the perfect night. She loved everything on the menu and my wife and I did as well. It was fast and friendly service and everything taste amazing even the drinks. Thank you Tanya for your awesome service.

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ScottB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming for years. The food was incredible as usual. They really are going above and beyond during covid also!

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LynK
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Guacamole with chips and three salsas to start. Plantain empanadas, Border ceviche, and Yucatán pork for dinner split between two people. Every bite was perfect. Craft cocktails were also delicious! Service was very attentive. Truly memorable meal!

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DarceR
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Terrible food and the service was even worse. Total disappointment.

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GordonW
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Really not a great experience. They need more staff in my opinion.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service... we caught up with an old friend over bottomless mimosas and had an amazing time! Our server was soooo attentive and completely delightful! Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out with the wife. Had a great time and the food was really good to. The service was really nice and never had an empty glass. Thanks

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Kenakao7
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My wife and 'I stayed at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino recently. We wanted to try a couple of restaurants inside Mandalay Bay, so we decided to check out Border Grill. Service, food and ambience were great. The price was a little on the pricy side. If you're okay splurging on Mexican food, we would recommend Border Grill.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing! Just absolutely amazing.

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Signe
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Highly recommend the Chef’s menu

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The wait staff was very wonderful attentive but unfortunately they were short staffed. This is very sad to see the bartender having to take care of all the diners inside and out. He had one person at least helping him serve the food and beverages but it definitely is added chaos You need a couple more people working. I asked for a side of sour cream and I never got it and I didn’t wanna push it because the poor bartender was totally overwhelmed. Food was good

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Matt
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing, fresh food, outstanding drinks. My wife and I eat her EVERYDAY for lunch when in Vegas. Price is a little overpriced IMO for the amount you pay, but the food is great quality and delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service

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Scott
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate there on a Sunday evening, outdoor seating was fine. Tables were spaced adequately. Food and service were very good. The Yucatan Pork was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Way too expensive for what they offer. Mediocre food, mediocre service. Mandalay Bay is beautiful, but this restaurant doesn’t think they have to work for your business. I can get better food at Rubio’s for a third the price. It would be worth the drive.

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ConnieD
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

From the time we got there, everyone was super nice. Our service was awesome!

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BillyE
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Ordered the baja ceviche for my entre. Ive been to dozens of restaurants in vegas but to have to pay 17 dollars for one tostada, no sides and as an entre, thats a joke. Would not dine here again. That should be an appetizer if that's the case.

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ShelleyH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really great food and service - the staff were super friendly and helpful and I definitly recommend the skirt steak quesadillas!

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SteveS
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 3rd visit, and once again, we were very impressed with every aspect of our visit.

Our server was very personable and attending to us.

The food was amazing once again. We ordered 2 items from the “specials” menu this time...Shrimp cocktail had very good flavor with a Mexican twist. The whole thing was very fresh tasting and a good amount. We also got the Ribeye which we split and we loved the charred flavor and was cooked to perfection.

As I said in my last review, this is hands down the best Mexican restaurant in Vegas and we have tried plenty of them over the years. It’s very refreshing to visit a strip restaurant and get the personal attention, great service, and amazing food consistently.

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DeniseT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the steak quasadia and they were outstanding. Our waitress Tara was very friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu.

IA
vipIanA
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Border Grill still doesn’t disappoint, regardless of pandemic. (FYI- they are sanitizing and seriously keeping social distance).

Unfortunately no more tapas (or smaller plates) to choose from but they have compressed their brunch menu to keep the favorites! Portions are hardy and if you wish possibly share with multiple plates. Bottomless mimosas still going strong

Thanks Border Grill and staff for keeping their service of excellence

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was great

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vipBethS
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service with Candace was great. Everyone’s food was either reportedly good or verified (I tried my husband’s chicken quesadilla and it was very tasty). But...the kale Caesar salad was not good. Ugh...dressing had a weird, overly mayonnaisey flavor, and the crisp garlic slivers added a negative flavor to the dish. I added the grilled shrimp which were meh (was expecting more of a wood-fired grill flavor but it was more like over baked. The blood orange lemonade was very good.

They had some weird pattern of social distancing for tables that didn’t seem to create optimal dining environment.

Overall, it’s a decent option but we prob won’t be back.

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CharityM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Would definitely return the next time in Las Vegas

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Valerie
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican food on the strip! Great service and great food.

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BrianS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time my wife and I arrived until we finished and left the staff was wonderful. Can't say enough about the food, at least the appetizer and main dishes......no room for dessert. The margaritas are AMAZING.

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vipStephenR
Las Vegas
40 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We will return

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The street corn was off the hook. We did wait for service for longer than we should have but the food was great.

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alfredn
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside facing the pool area and it was clean, pleasant atmosphere as sun was setting and pool people had already left around 7pm..ordered the plantain appetizer, their tortilla soup, and shared the poblano enchilada plate. the plantains served 4 empanadas and great for tow..had a glaze and cream top and filled with their yummy beans, creamy, the tortilla soup is justly famous, light tomato broth, with cubes of panela and avocado and some strips of tortilla and avocado, the green enchilada sauce had a nicely balanced green poblano sauce that is not hot and filled with finely shredded chik.you get 3 but not served as a combo. btw.. also recommend their margarita, forgot the name but they muddle a jalapeno into the mix since I dont do hot recommend asking for half the chili,,,,waitress pleasant fast and efficient.

FAQs

Border Grill – Mandalay Bay offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (702) 632-7403.

Border Grill – Mandalay Bay is rated 4.6 stars by 2922 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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