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About Border Grill – Mandalay Bay

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.

3950 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89119
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Latin American

Hours of Operation:

LUNCH:

Everyday - Beginning at 11:00 a.m.

BRUNCH:

Saturday and Sunday - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
(in addition to the full Lunch menu)

DINNER:

Everyday - Beginning at 4 p.m.

Cross Street:
Mandalay Bay Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(702) 632-7403

Website:
http://www.bordergrill.com/

Catering:
BORDER GRILL CATERING: Looking for off-site catering? Whether it’s a wedding, birthday, or holiday cocktails, we’ll bring the party to your chosen location. Call today for an unforgettable party! 702.632.7540

Parking Details:
Mandalay Bay Valet Parking is free to local guests. Self park or valet in the Events and Convention Center Parking area, located on The Road to Mandalay between Mandalay Bay and Luxor.

Executive Chef:
Jamaal Taherzadeh

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Become a Border Grill VIP and get all the info about special events like our popular Tequila Tasting Dinners! Ask a manager how to join our exclusive Border Grill VIP Club.

Private Dining

Border Grill provides the ultimate experience in modern Mexican cuisine! Featuring a menu of varied and complex dishes based on the home cooking of Oaxaca and the Yucatan, Border Grill offers menus accommodating both elegant and casual parties.

Border Grill – Mandalay Bay Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 28, 2013

We ate at this restaurant 3 years ago when we stayed in Vegas, and LOVED IT! Unfortunately, however, this most recent trip was less than satisfactory. Three of the four of us ordered off the waiter's recommendations, 2 had the pork tacos, while I had the shrimp dish. I will say, this is the first time ever I've been asked about food allergies, so I naively said I had a lactose intolerance. After an uncomfortable back-and-forth trying to explain exactly what causes me problems, the waiter said he'd just avoid "dairy." So, my shrimp dish, that was supposed to be sautéed in butter, instead tasted like boiled shrimp and unseasoned rice. The pork tacos, which I loved on the first visit, also seemed to have gone downhill. Disappointed.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on July 27, 2013

It was a pleasant weekend so we began sitting outside, but the Pink Phloyd cover band was too noisy coming from the pool. Upon mentioning that we were promptly moved inside. We were all impressed with our dinners: grilled fish tacos, kobe beef tacos, 16 oz steak and a skirt steak. The deserts really impressed both the flourless chocolate cake and the puff pastry pie. We will come back again and send our friends as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 25, 2013

Seats were uncomfortable. Tables closer than they needed to be. Food was good but not great. Service seemed to rush us a bit. Not terrible but too many other choices to bother with this one.

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 (Surrey)·Dined on July 24, 2013

We were looking for a good Mexican for our last night in Las Vegas and the Border Grill's name kept coming up as highly recommended so we thought we would give it a try. So pleased we did as the food and ambience was amazing. We ran out of superlatives for the food. The guacamole with tacos was to die for and that was just the ore dinner nibbles. The service was great. I would highly recommend is restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2013

We recently dined at Border Grill and actually made reservations just because we would always see tons of people waiting to get in after a convention so we thought it would be worth checking out. Wrong. I ordered the Carne Asada and the it was so salty. It cames with beans and corn. The corn was good but the beans were dry. My boyfriend ordered the fish tacos and that came with rice and beans. First off, fish tacos usually have diced fish or similar, these fish tacos were whole pieces of filet. I guess that would be ok if it was cooked right, but these pieces were extremely dry. The beans and rice were also dry. It seems as if they let the plates sit under a heating light too long. We recommend the guacamole only. Sorry.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 23, 2013

Have eaten here many times over the years and it continues to deliver. Great guacamole. Never had a bad meal.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 22, 2013

Nice interesting mexican food, loved the warm tortillas and salsas served on arrival. Main course nice but quiet low on amount of meat (kobe beef tacos) given price.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 21, 2013

The house ceviches and salsa are always great!! Flavors of the food are always fresh and vibrant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 21, 2013

We went to Border Grill for brunch to celebrate my father's 73rd birthday. We were offered mimosas with our choice of juices - orange, watermelon, pomegranate, etc... The plates were tapas style and the menu had a large variety. The best thing we had was the steak and eggs. The meat was tender and the egg was perfectly cooked (sunny side up). Another must have is the churros. They are amazing! The service was a little chilly at first, but our server warmed up to us and was a delight by the end of our visit. My only concern was that the restaurant has two floors and we had to go downstairs to be seated. Luckily, there was an elevator available to take my parents down. Overall, nice decore, friendly staff and delicious food and drink.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 20, 2013

Our dinner was wonderful!! Would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 20, 2013

Not overly impressed with the ambience, but the food was good. The inside dining was a tad dark. If weather permits the outdoor patio would be the way to go for dinner. Nice bar scene. Very lively when we dined on a Saturday evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 19, 2013

The staff could not have been nicer here. We didn't care for the food, but that was our own personal taste. The staff however did their best to please us and we certainly appreciated their concern. If you like that type of food- you would be more than happy here.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 16, 2013

This place was great for a client lunch! Was easy to book a reservation and the staff was very professional, attentive, friendly, and efficient. Food was upscale mexican dining. Very delicious! Senic views of Mandalay pool from the patio dining area and the noise level on the patio was low so it was easy to talk with your company. Have been going here for the last 3 years and will be back next year!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 15, 2013

Very loud for lunch meetings, but a very good location to convention Center.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 14, 2013

I come here every year for convention and the Border grill is convinient place to have lunch at Mandalay Bay convention center. The food went down the hill from last year. WE had fish and shrimp and tacos, fish(mahi mahi) was better than shrimp(shrimp smelled bad and it looked old and overcooked) Rice was cold as if it came from the box and the food arrived 5 min after we ordered it, felt like Mc Donalds mass produced. Not very impressed!!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2013

I've had both lunch and dinner at Border Grill and the food and service was wonderful both times. It's well worth the extra little walk towards the convention center!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 12, 2013

Amazing meal. Got the 3 course price fix. For dessert they had as a special chocolate bacon ice cream. Heaven.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 12, 2013

This is a great Mexican restaurant that great athentic food. The food really has a depth of flavor and passion in it.
The service is friendly and welcoming, big gold star for the staff. The seating is a little tight but it's in a casino so that's understandable. Expect to pay 75 to 100 dollars for a couple which is not bad if you compare Border Grill to other locations on the strip.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Boise)·Dined on July 11, 2013

Great food. Service good. Had to sit by kitchen even though other tables available. Noisy--plates and employees, so more activity than I would have liked fora romantic evening. Pork & skirt steak was amazing, as were the margaritas and guacamole. We tried but didn't like the peanut butter-bacon dessert, which was a surprise. Nice time overall.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 9, 2013

I dine here every time that I visit Las Vegas. The food is always good and the wait staff is excellent. I just wish that my halibut had not been so overcooked on this visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 9, 2013

I really liked the food here, the service was adequate, but not as good as it has been in the past.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 7, 2013

The menu had depth and variety. The food was excellent, service was attentive, and price was about right for a Vegas hotel.
Outdoor dining was ok but over looking the hotel's water park and a busy weekend day,..yikes. However seems like a great spot for late night dinner or cocktails.
Yummy!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 7, 2013

I have dined here many times and it is a fantastic casual dining spot. Food is always good and serving sizes are generous. The staff is always on the ball, very responsive to special requests including items not on the menu. Wait staff has always been friendly, quick with suggestions and easy to access. For outdoor dining they have a covered patio overlooking the pool at Mandalay Bay.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 6, 2013

I dined here with a group of ladies in town for a birthday party. We took advantage of endless tapas and bottomless mimosas for a Saturday brunch. We had such a great time trying all the food and drinks together. There were about 40 small plate dishes and 10 flavors of mimosas to choose from. I think we tried the whole menu and were there for over 2 hours! The price was great ($34.99) for the experience we had. I will definetely come back here and have the brunch again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 4, 2013

The food amazing and the service is phenomenal

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 4, 2013

I ordered beer battered fish tacos unfortunately all I got was beer batter.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 1, 2013

The food here is to die for. I don't think I have never ordered something and said "meh." The seasonal vegetable enchilada is so good I ordered it twice during two separate visits. I also loved the mole and the guacamole is not to be missed. The wait staff is so friendly and make excellent recommendations. I never feel like they are pushing the most expensive thing, that they truly want you to enjoy your time and food. This is a can't miss stop for any vegas visitor.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2013

Yum. This place isn't for those who want a typical taco or Mexican dish... This place offers a taste sensation! Very pricey but food is really high quality and unique. I bought the cookbook hoping to replicate in some small way some of the dishes we tried. The server we had in Las Vegas (Jeff) was friendly, efficient and helpful. I'm excited to learn there are also some restaurants I the Los Angeles area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 30, 2013

First visit to Border Grill. We had reservations, got there early and didn't wait long. Loved the chips and salsa they brought to the table. We also got the guaccomole dip, and the chorizzo/cheese dip. Both were awesome, and I really loved the tortia's that came with the chorizzo/cheese dip. I had the Chicken and Mole, which was different from my mother-inlaws (she is hispanic). It was very good, just not very much mole sauce on it at all. I would have liked it to have more sauce on it. I also tried one of thier margarita's and it was okay. I didn't try what anyone else had at our table, but they all said thier food was good. I would go there again, but would want to try something made with the wonderful tortia's they have.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 30, 2013

The Border Grill is one of my favorites but this was the first time we tried the Brunch. I didn't think my opinion of the Border Grill could get any higher but they hit it out of the park. The food was fantastic! Each dish was made to order and the flavors were amazing. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 29, 2013

We have been to Border Grill several times and have enjoyed it very much each time. The service is always good and the food is great. I especially like that you can order two desserts and only pay $1.00 extra for the second dessert.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 27, 2013

Did not have a table for me although the reservation was acknowledged. Was seated at the bar. Bartender was personable and helpful. Good so so. Chips stale. Plantain side very good. Expensive

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 26, 2013

Food was good but restaurant was not ready for early diners. Slow service.

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 (Austin)·Dined on June 24, 2013

The Border Grill exceeded expectations on our recent Vegas trip. We were greeted and treated warmly by all members of the service team. Our waiter offered excellent suggestions without being pushy and was very attentive despite the restaurant being full. The main reason to try The Border Grill is the food. We had the guacamole to start and it was obviously freshly made. Next came the Ceviche Duo which is a combination serving of the traditional Baja Ceviche and the Peruvian Ceviche. Both were delicious and fresh but very different in flavor. We tried the special Duck Confit Enchiladas and were amazed at the balance of the succulent duck and the spicy tart flavors of the sauce. One of the more memorable bites in a food filled three day trip

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 24, 2013

I love this restaurant it is the best!!! Always go and will go every time in Vegas!!! Everything I have ever had has been wonderful. Never dissappointed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 23, 2013

Food here was innovative and very tasty. Unique selections on menu like lobster pancakes, Peruvian shrimp and grits, Yucatan eggs benedict and skirt steak and egg all were delicious. The service here was excellent - bottomless mimosas offered unique flavors like watermelon and rosemary, pomegranate, as well as the old tried and true strawberry and peach. Great brunch experience for couples.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 23, 2013

Everything about our Sunday brunch exceeded our expectations! Paris our server was simply a treasure. Very knowledgeable about the menu , sweet and funny and fast with the mimosas! Speaking of the many flavours of mimosas offered..YUM! The small plates for brunch were perfect for sharing and trying everything. there were so many favorites... Bread pudding, enchiladas, chiliquiles,shimp dish... that's just to mention a few, The only one we were not fond of was the short rib one. Nothing was overly hot or overspiced, but everything was very tasty. We will be sure to make this a "must do" while in Vegas from now on

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 18, 2013

Wonderful, authentic Mexican cuisine, with talented, artistic chefs. Service was terrific too. The place was busy, bustling, and noisy for a Tuesday, but that's to be expected so close to the Mandalay Bay convention center. The food though was outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2013

Went here with another couple. Has a "mall restaurant" feel to it. Full windows, but it is designed with a large wall blocking the entire patio/window- why??? Hard wooden chair that make you sit at an awkward angle.One pitcher of margaritas was $70. The queso appetizer was good, but my taquitos were literally being burped up the whole night. Only way I can describe the waitress is "snobby". She repeatedly told us it was a "celebrity chef" restaurant. who cares?? i just want good food. Bill for four, was $240, and food was mediocre at best. Will NEVER return.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 15, 2013

Great food, great guacamole. The Paloma was a delicious drink!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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