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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KP
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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!

KL
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We hadn’t been here for about 10 years and had fond memories of it! We were so happy to return a few days ago! The service and food were great! My margarita was really good, but neither my husband nor I cared for his drink. I’d return to and recommend Border Grill in a heartbeat! I need to locate my old Two Hot Tamales cookbook and try to create some of their magic in my kitchen! I still remember these two as some of the first celebrity chefs on the TVFoodNetwork!

JP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Waiter didn't listen to our issues with spicy food and brought us spicy dishes. He also up-charged us for rice and beans that we thought were included. We were looking for a simple meal and it cost us $70. Pay attention to what your ordering because the cost of our dishes weren't listed in the menu and the waiter failed to tell us how expensive their enchiladas are.

BK
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and our server was top-notch. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Border Grill and would definitely come back again and recommend to our family and friends. Keep it up!

KM
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at this establishment...I couldn't be happier. Delicious food and friendly staff. Love!

K
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at the Border Grill never disappoints! On this trip, our waiter was very friendly and attentive even though he was quite busy with a large party near us. Between the two of us, we tried nearly every item on the brunch menu and they're all delicious. My personal favorites are chilaquiles, manchego cheese biscuit and gravy, and the chef's secret pancakes which were lemon poppyseed with blueberry compote. We always visit the Border Grill at least once on every trip to Vegas and it's consistently delicious. I cannot recommend it enough!

RM
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved border grill. We went for brunch and got the unlimited brunch and mimosas. For the most part all the brunch items were delicious, everyone’s taste buds are different but it is great over all. The only thing I did not like was not being able to share bottomless mimosas because they were going to charge each of us $20 and give each of us a bottle of champagne when realistically we only needed two at a time for each couple. I feel like they need to incorporate a shareable price option. But overall food was good and service was great other than the people cleaning the tables would take food off the tables when asked to leave it.

O
Las Vegas
35 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is consistently good—no GREAT. The service the setting (try to sit outside) and the food/beverage. The pork is amazing. The side of plantains is a great addition too. Call it dessert. Year in and out we love this place.

JM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at the Border Grill was the perfect end to a one week vacation in Vegas. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and made great suggestions when asked. The service was very prompt but we did not feel rushed. The margaritas were some of the best we have ever tasted and the ceviche was sublime. I really wanted some good Mexican food and that is exactly what was delivered

K
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I went to Border Grill a few years ago and had really enjoyed it. This time myself and my two friends were extremely disappointed in the food. My dish tasted ok, but was not worth the cost. One of my friends dish tasted terrible and the other dish tasted ok, but was really fatty. This was definitely my last visit.

JL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service, even taking care of our gluten free client and our cilantro allergy client. Water glasses never empty, check brought in a subtle manner. Food brought in a timely manner. Everything you want from a business lunch!

u
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Right now, for $55 per person, Border Grill has a "small plates" menu item, in which you can taste anything on the regular menu. That's right, anything. My wife and I did this menu and tried 20 different dishes. Some were outstanding, some were things we might not order again, but it was huge fun to try so many dishes. The portions were much bigger than we expected for a tasting menu... it seemed we were getting what we would expect as normal portion sizes for many of the dishes. We're thinking about going back to Las Vegas again in 2020 and, if we do, I sure hope Border Grill still has that option, because we'd do it again in a heartbeat.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional flavors. Attentive servers. Quick food to table times. Preferred this much more to the typical buffet experience.

JW
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our favorite Sunday brunch location when we are in Vegas. Great way to taste different dishes. Service 5 star

SA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Border Grill! We started going over a decade ago when we would visit from out of town and now that we live here, it’s our favorite go-to when we have friends visiting, are celebrating a special occasion, or just for a relaxing lunch/dinner date.

C
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband was not particularly happy to be going to a “Mexican” restaurant. Halfway through the meal he advised this would land in his top 10 meals. He had the pork Veracruz, I had the scallops. Just a great meal all around.

The sangria is not to be missed.

Our server was delightful. Overall wonderful experience.

DH
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in Las Vegas for a week to attend a Conference for work. In the week I was there, I went to Border Grill three times because the food and service were so amazing. I would highly recommend and wish a Border Grill would open in Virginia Beach :)

OT
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice outdoor hideaway with excellent food. Margarita in a water glass... the only downer

S
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Border Grill was amazing as always. We did the unlimited small plates and were pretty much able to sample the entire menu. Everything was outstanding. The unlimited smalls plates is a great value. Marlin was our server, and he was fantastic. The rest of the staff were few and knowledgeable.

CE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was festive because they were celebrating Dia De Los Muertos and had face painting, cocktail samples and decorations. Everyone was so friendly and glad to have us there.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Girl friends weekend

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DS
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meals at The Border Grill are always well prepared with delicious ingredients and innovative combinations

DR
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent drinks! Sit on the patio if possible. Heaters during cool months are perfect!

S
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This place is good to have lunch and/or diner but you need to be ready cause it’s really noisy.

KG
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Choice is very limited. Quality of food, is OK and no different from an off the street restaurant at 1/2 the price. Quantity could be improved for appetizers.

g
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have had eating out in a long time, staff great they also have a super manager. So good we went back for the second time during our stay. Recommend to any one visiting Mandalay Bay

SK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Overpriced and tasteless food. I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend has been talking about this place for 2 years and we finally made it in on our vacation. He had every reason to be insistent on eating here and it will be on our list for every future Las Vegas trip!

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fab. Ben, Pablo and Lee were excellent servers. The food was delicious. The bottomless brunch really was bottomless. But the food ❤️❤️❤️❤️

T
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luis was an excellent server!! The food was outstanding!!

B
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just as good as we remembered from a number of years ago. Very happy that we returned. Will come back sooner next time. The prime rib enchilada was a standout.

KF
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the outdoor section and it was really nice. It overlooks the pool area where a private party was going on in the evening so we were able to still hear the live music without it being too loud. Our waiter was very nice and the hostess was especially nice to my 8 year old daughter. They even made chicken tacos for her even though they weren’t on the kids menu. I ordered the chicken enchiladas and they were great.

CS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks (Blood Orange Margarita and a Blackberry Pineapple Mojito) were delicious! Their special, the Vampiro Tacos were amazing.

The chips and salsas were also a nice touch. Their tomatillo pairs nicely with guac.

g
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyable time with family

S
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! We were 30 minutes early for our reservation and they seated us right away. We greatly enjoyed the entire meal. The churro ice cream sandwich was a yummy and decadent desert.

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