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“Soooo Good!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Border Grill Downtown LA

Border Grill Downtown LA
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Ranked #121 of 9,848 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
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!
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Soooo Good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

While in LA on business, I dined here. Great patio, friendly staff and I even got to meet the owner/chef when she was making sure I enjoyed my meal. I highly recommend the pomegranate margarita and go during happy hour for the best value. The bread pudding is the perfect end to the meal and came highly recommended by the chef, she was right. Sooo good!

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice outdoor seating. ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

Food was fine but not amazing. Happy hour cocktails were good and the outdoor seating was very pleasant. Service was pretty good too.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
“mex food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

fresh mex food, close to hotel, we did takeout and all samplings were good. would go again. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Visited April 2013
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Houston, Texas
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122 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Thanks, Susan and Mary Sue!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

I FINALLY got a chance to try Border Grill--years after learning so much from these two icons of southwestern cuisine. I was NOT disappointed. Gotta try this. Excellent.

Visited March 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“gone downhill”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

It was too noisy to think. Difficult to park and the escalators were not working???
The food was greasy, the margeritas were very weak.
The "hot Tamales" gals need to get more involved again.

Visited March 2013
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