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“Quick Bite/ Good Drinks” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Border Grill Downtown LA

Border Grill Downtown LA
445 S. Figueroa St., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (Central L.A)
213-486-5171
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Ranked #616 of 8,553 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Cross street: 5th St.
Transit: 7th & Metro Station
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!
Central NJ
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86 reviews 86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Quick Bite/ Good Drinks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Typical MexiCali fare. The service was good, the food was ok, nothing special, the atmosphere was caual, and the location was right next to the Westin Bonneventure. Modertate prices, but nice size drinks make up for difference.

Visited March 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great nouveau Mexican”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Loved the Yucatan pork. Well-priced in convenient location with public parking available. Both times I've visited, it has been very loud so challenging if you're hoping for conversation. I will visit again since the food is great.

Visited February 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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176 reviews 176 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“Amazing food and ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Had a great dinner last week at the Border Grill. The staff were attentive and prompt, the food was amazing and I really liked the ambience of the place- it's inviting but not too casual. The food was inventive, but also paid homage to its traditional Mexican cuisine roots. A great experience!

Visited February 2013
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good Mexican Food in LA”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Not the "run-of-the-mill" Mexican Restaurant. Good atmosphere, reasonable prices and friendly staff.
The chicken and pork dishes are delicious. The starters are interesting and good. We were 2 nights in a row.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“FreshMex”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

This place is great, but can be be a bit pricey for lunch. However, each day they have a $10 lunch special which varies for each day of the week.

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