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Border Grill Downtown LA

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$$ - $$$
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445 S. Figueroa St., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (5th St.)
+1 213-486-5171
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11:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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san luis obispo, ca
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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Starting with extremely tasty chips, we moved on to excellent empanadas. The mango shrimp tacos, unfortunately had tasteless mangoes and unremarkable shrimp. The beef tacos were very good. The flan desert was very good. Better than average food and service. Join their vip club and get 15% off or a free main course through the end of February, 2017.

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Thank slocal
Omaha, Nebraska
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place that offers other Mexican food- not your usual taco and burrito place. I had the achiote pork slow roasted in banana leaves with honey lime yams roasted brussels sprouts • pineapple jicama salsa.IT was wonderful. We had group of 20 people with advance reservations and set up for us to select from a limited menu. However,... More 

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Thank manders2016
Charlevoix, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Chips and Salsa are great. 3 kinds of salsa. Margaritas aren't bad for house. Get a shot on the side and your good to go. Nice service as well.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good fresh Mexican food. Nice outside dining area. Good crevice duo. Interesting burger with poblano pepper. Recommend both.

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Thank steve z
Pasadena
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240 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Border Grill is a downtown institution, that has expanded over the years to add restaurants in Las Vegas and elsewhere in greater LA. Although not spectacular, this is a good downtown spot for reliable, modern Mexican food. The menu is extensive and a prix fixe open is also available. There is both indoor and outdoor seating.

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Thank Eric G
Salem, Oregon
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I wasn't expecting anything other than your run-of-the-mill type of non-authentic Mexican food. However, loved everything served. The salsas for the chips were fantastic. Ordered carne asada tacos and were they ever savory. The beef was high quality, super tender, just yummy. Prices are a little on the high end, but worth it. Service was great.

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Thank Karen C
Odenton, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Came here for lunch during training in L.A. The food came out quickly and had a good flavor. I ordered it a mojito and it was okay. The server was very attentive during the beginning of our meal, but disappeared later. We learned that they were transitioning the table to a new server, which was strange because we came during... More 

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Thank Jason P
Palm Springs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Food was very tasty. Unique. Prices as expected downtown. Fun comfortable environment and clean. Service was perfect.

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Thank TMXRBDesertTravelers
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Very polite and friendly staff, nice beer, good wine. They have a nice and various collection of beverages. The tacos were original, kind of fusion cuisine, with citrus, etc... The place looks nice as well. I recommend

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I was looking for a place near downtown that had a menu that was a little different. The Border Grill certainly fits that description. It's a little pricey but so is everything else in DTLA. The food was tasty and wasn't the normal Mexican bill of fare. There is a parking garage next door and the restaurant does validate.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 S. Figueroa St., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90071
    (5th St.)
  • Public Transportation: 7th & Metro Station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-486-5171
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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