Border Grill – Mandalay Bay

4.5
3411 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Experiences

  • Weekend Brunch with Unlimited Small Plates

    Multiple dates available

    Our popular Border Brunch is back! Every Saturday & Sunday starting at 10am, choose unlimited made-to-order dishes like Spicy Chicken Tamale, Lobster Cachapas, Diablo Fried Chicken, Shrimp Campechana, Avocado Salmon Toast, Chef’s Seasonal Pancake, Steak and Eggs, Peruvian Shrimp and Grits, Manchego Cheese Biscuit & Gravy, Short Rib Hash & Egg, Churro Tots and more for $43.99 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3411 people are saying
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AdelineO
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Okay, well where do I start? I’m allergic to avocado & I double checked everything on their menu before I made my selection of salad. When the salad came I expected no avocado because it didn’t state it on the menu. To my surprise, there was avocado in the salad & I had no idea so I bit right into it. When I told them about what happened to me they brought me a mini tamale to compensate me for the damage done to my stomach & skin later on that day….I will never be back to this restaurant again. I expected so much better from a place with reviews like theirs! Such a shame

JO
vipJOSEPH
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Awesome service and an outstanding meal.
Had the surprising privilege of meeting Susan Feniger and getting a photo op!

To Michelle, Mike, Ciera and Josh, thanks for making our times spent
at Boarder Grill so memorable for us!

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RayR
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service awesome cocktails and food

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EDReview
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Queso Fundido with carnitas was fantastic as were the short rib enchiladas. However, our carne asada tacos had steak that was over done and dried out.

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LizD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg-everything was awesome-the food-drinks and service. We did the small plates brunch-highly recommended-can’t say which dish I loved the most-but heads up for the short rib hash. Fidel our server was excellent. Loved the Salsa Diablo-my favorite from many years ago when I visited with my husband.

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HenryN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jessica gave us amazing service and made us feel super accommodated , the food was great and I would recommend this brunch to anyone !!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Great food, so so service.

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Delius
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Sunday brunch Mexican style OUTSTANDING,great server

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vipJeg1952
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our son was in Las Vegas for a visit. We chose Border Grill because past experiences there have all been excellent. This visit was truly exceptional in every way. Service and food quality were top shelf. Thank you Border Grill.

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ChrisH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21st Birthday

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DaveN
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The service was quick and warm. The food was cooked perfectly, seasoned nicely and was prompt. The shrimp ceviche was fresh, vibrant, and correctly proportioned. The pork was tender, juicy and seasoned to perfection. Chips and salsa were crisp and had three different levels of heat and spice. We would recommend eating here to anyone that loves Mexican cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All good.....nothing to say

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CaterinaG
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I watched the Chef with Roy and Jon so wanted the try after watching the ladies cook. On my visit to lv took the family. We all loved our various meals.

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KristinP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for a Covid conscious family to dine. Great kids menu, excellent cocktails, friendly staff and shaded outdoor seating

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FrankC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience in what appears to be South American tex-mex food. We went with four appetizers that filled a table of 4 with no problem. Service was spectacular.

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vipJOSEPH
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Awesome service. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 36th birthday

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Sassy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food (plantain empanadas are to die for) with fun and engaging staff. We always make it a point to eat here when we stay at Mandalay Bay.

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eyvettet
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Rude staff. Brunch menu wasn't available until 3 like they say it is on their website. Over priced. Do not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kojo was amazing! Great hospitality. Got our group of 3, great surprises off the endless brunch menu and awesome local knowledge! Best part of the brunch was the service!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is amazing. I had one of each item and everything was perfect. I love the idea of small plates over a buffet, more sanitary and less waste! Add this to your Las Vegas must do list.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the brunch! One of my favorite places in Vegas!

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vipfrequentdiner
Las Vegas
67 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Lots of mistakes on our brunch orders. Never did get the last two right. Long wait to get served at first. But food was gods as usual. Not our best experience there. But still a favorite. I would say Covid pandemic had them loose a bit of their mojo. Hope they get it back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The hostess didnt acknowledge me until I said hello even though I was standing in front of the reservations table. Then when I explained I was meeting my family, she said they were out on the patio, and when I looked at her because I didnt know where the patio was, then she said I’ll show you. It took about 30 minutes to get my margarita. I tried to order q different cocktail but the server said they didnt have the ingredients for it. The tacos were okay.

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SteveV
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to escape for a great dinner with excellent service. Reasonable prices. Great drinks! Get a reservation.

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EastBayFolks
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was helpful and timely. Food presentation and taste were excellent. The outdoor patio over-looking the pool was quite pleasant. This place was a winner!

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Heather
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't had a bad thing here, everything is delicious. On top of that, the staff is amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Weekends are the all you can eat tapas brunch menu. Fun to go with a group!!!! Food is always excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant, we will always be back here every time. The brunch is good but we also do dinner and everything we tryis amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and delicious food.

JJ
vipJJP65
Omaha
32 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful flavors. Salsas were fresh and unique. Great margaritas! Service was attentive despite being busy.

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HayleyJ
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Service was terrible. Food was okay. Server was not present much. Ordered appetizer, long wait, received meal before appetizer. Had to remind server about our appetizer, because he forgot about it. Had to ask for beverage refills. Server went missing for long time. Had to ask a different server for our check so we could pay and go. Terrible first time experience.

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MichelleT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants at Mandalay Bay.

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StephR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! The chicken enchiladas were amazing

KP
KeenanP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The Guacamole, Chips and Salsa were fresh and tasty. The Yucatan Pork was a culinary delight!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

I went into Border Grill brunch with higher expectations and was slightly let down. The food took a very long time to get to the table after every order. When it arrived it was off temperature and the order was often mixed up. We would get something we did not order but more often would not receive an item that we ordered and would have to order it again. The server was kind but did not seem to make much effort to solve the problem after each occurrence, “it gets busy back there” was the common response. Maybe if my expectations were lower, I would have enjoyed the experience a bit more. I can’t say the food was bad, but I was expecting hot food made to order.

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AngelinaY
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Went for the brunch experience on a Sunday morning. Although our waitress was very sweet and trying her best, the kitchen was backed up and service was extremely slow. We practically had to beg the gentleman to fill our water glasses. I have been to this brunch before, but they’ve recently changed the menu. The menu used to be much bigger and have many more options than is included now. All the food we had was great, but they were not prepared for the number of guests in the restaurant during one of their busiest times of the week (only two servers in a section of about 15 tables).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexander our waiter was great, the food was delicious and fresh and we had a view of the pool which made me feel like I was on vacation even though I live here in Vegas. For $43 a person was a great value even though it would be nice to boost up the orders from 2-3 to up to 5 bc the plates really are small and the wait time before each order can be on the longer side of the place is bustling. However, awesome experience! Anytime and every time I ever have out of town guests I’m bringing them here bc it’s one of the best places for brunch in Vegas!!

RD
vipRebeccaD
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed brunch so much on Saturday that we returned on Sunday. I was really concerned about sitting outside, but with the fans, it wasn't so bad and the view of the lazy river was enjoyable. It was hot for sure, but not intolerable. On Sunday, we sat inside. Not as nice atmosphere as the patio. Yes, the food sometimes comes out at room temp but the quality of the food and the creativity far makes up for that. So if you are a low maintenance sort of person and are OK with your food temp not being perfect, than you will love this place. The blood orange margarita also was excellent. In terms of value, for kids, it's a great value. Go anywhere and you are going to pay $18 for a plate of pancakes. Here, we were charged $22 and the kids enjoyed a lot of different plates, even going outside of their comfort zones and trying new items that they realized they liked. For adults, $44 may seem high but not really, when you compare to the buffets. You are getting a lot of variety, which is worth the extra $20 you pay as compared to an a la carte restaurant. In order to taste everything, over the course of the meal, I ordered everything that was available except one item. You order 3 or 4 items at a time. I shared every plate with my husband and my kids, so as to not get too full. Once I knew what I liked, I ordered extra (and shared) those plates and it made for a fabulous brunch. My kids loved the pancakes and churros. Everyone LOVED the french toast. Amazing sauce. Top plates: french toast, steak and eggs, chia parfait, salmon toast.

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LauraK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch me and my fiancé have ever had. The food was all really great. Particularly the shrimp, tamale, French toast, and short rib.

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 4.5 stars by 3411 OpenTable diners.

Border Grill – Mandalay Bay does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.bordergrill.com/store/category/gift-cards/.

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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