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1445 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2308
310-451-1655
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Ranked #143 of 571 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Enjoy upscale, modern Mexican food in a vibrant setting at Border Grill, the hip, urban cantina from Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, of Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" and Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales”. Presenting the bold foods and flavors of Mexico, Border Grill has established a new standard for gourmet Mexican fare. With a menu of complex authentic dishes based on the home cooking of Oaxaca and the Yucatan, Border Grill takes Mexican food to a whole new level!
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Bethesda, Maryland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Beginning with the chips, salsa, and guacamole we knew we were in good hands. Our mains were all delicious - five of them to be exact and all quite different. We had a vegan, a carnivore and 3 that eat just plain good food. No complaints. And our waiter was exceptionally good. One entre wasn't what was ordered and he... More

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Houston, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The food was fresh and well presented. Great variety of margaritas and delicious pomegranate lemonade (to which I added vodka). The staff was friendly and attentive.

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Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Nothing special. Very average. Plenty other options and choices. Staff were nice but can't make up for uninspiring menu or food

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Fredericton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I can't go on enough about this cool, hip restaurant found in Santa Monica. We were looking for breakfast, anywhere and seen this cool looking spot. Brunch and lunch were both served. We ordered brunch which cost $29 a piece which was a little intimidating, not being the most rich 22 year old in the world. Brunch was a buffet... More

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San Rafael
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I don't usually go to "chains", i.e. multi-unit restaurants, but my sister brought us all to Border Grill in Santa Monica for a birthday party and it was a delightful surprise. First thing, when you enter (I understand all of the Border Grills are like this) you can't help but be awed at the bold colors and paintings of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Excellent guacamole - some of the best from the 2 month trip we just had in the States. The service was great, and the tacos were also very good. We definitely recommend if you're in Santa Monica and want Mexican

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

staff was as good as the food and the food was excellent. for drinks they offer a few beers, a few wines and a tequila. I did not see any other liquors - but that was enough for a wedding with about 140 attendees.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Nice simple Mexican food in a contemporary atmosphere without the usual MexicanNachos served with nice choice of dips as a complimentary starter

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The staff were really friendly and seated us straight away. The service was really good and the food was really nice! I had the cheese quesadillas which were absolutely delicious! I also had a minty cooler which was very vibrant and exciting!

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Shrewsbury, MA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Delicious food, flavorful, fresh, and creatively prepared. Our family of 5 each thoroughly enjoyed our meals so much that we returned again several nights later while vacationing in the area for a week. The restaurant is noisy so if you go with a large group beware. Atmosphere is okay; service is friendly. Definitely recommended.

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Additional Information about Border Grill

Address: 1445 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2308
Phone Number: 310-451-1655
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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