Not just bad but HORRIBLE. I had high hopes for this place but was disappointed to the point of needing to warn others. This place may have been great at one time but something is going on behind the scenes now. We just ate there for dinner last night and couldn't believe how over-rated it is for the poor food quality and service. Our group ordered quite a variety of plates--skirt steak, corn tamales, chili rellenos, enchilada, and taquitos. How can you screw this ALL up so poorly right? The tamales, I swear, were out of a creamed corn can; skirt steak was lukewarm and so tough that we all tasted it and decided shoe leather was better; chili rellenos, which I love, were soggy and had no real flavor...a huge disappointment for me; the taquitos were so crunchy from being dried out; and the enchilada tasted as though it was all beans and nothing else. We won't be eating here again and wish we hadn't given the cost of bad food. As much as I wish the TOP CHEF winning chef the best, I doubt anyone with much talent is involved in the day to day operations any longer. This place is now a bust like so many of your every-day, run-of-the mill restaurants; sadly:(
Huge Disappointment!!!. This was our final dinner in Vegas for this trip. We are "foodies", and with the publicity of the chef being a Top Chef Master we were very excited to try out this restaurant. Sadly, this place was horrible. Not one of our party of five enjoyed their meal. My order was the corn tamales. The server let me know that these were sweeter than most tamales, which I was hoping for as it would be something a little different. Well - it was definitely something I'd never had before. It tasted like someone cranked open a can of creamed corn and poured it into a corn husk. I couldn't even finish one without the gag reflex. It was so unbelievable that others in my party wanted to try a bit and their response was, "Oh my God, it's just creamed corn!" DO NOT dine there!!!
Nice atmosphere, food overrated.. After reading such great reviews of this restaurant, we were somewhat disappointed in our first trip to Border Grill. The chips and salsa were lacking originality and tasted much more like tomato paste than salsa. The poblano chicken enchiladas were great and are highly recommended. Don't waste your time with the chile rellenos. They arrived a tthe table lukewarm and became soggy in the sauce they were sitting on. Have had much better chile rellenos for half the price. Overall, it is a nice atmosphere, but somewhat overrated. When spending this kind of money on mexican/latin fare, we were disappointed in the food.
yummy... recommend. I'm in and out of Vegas a lot for business... and loved my lunch at Border Grill. The weather was stunning so out door seating was a plus and on a tight schedule so the timing was perfect!! The gaucamole was fantastic as well as the shrimp and chirzo chili relleno special. Its a must visit! I will be back.
Surprisingly Excellent. We had an early dinner here on Saturday. We were seated right away without a reservation. The servers are very good and helped us in our selections. My husband had a shrimp and rice dish in a fabulous broth. He loved it! I had the best beef taquitos ever. They were actually jam packed full of shredded beef and fried perfectly where they were crispy not too hard. They had this yummy coleslaw pored over the top that was a great addition for flavor. If you like fresh mexican food this is a great place.
Decent Food Lackluster Service.
We were in Mandaly around lunch time so we decided to try the Border Grill. We were seated promptly and the waiter took our order promptly. The guacamole was so-so while the salsa provided was below average - not spicy and with very little flavor. We both had the bolillo steak sandwiches: they were both good. The service was decent but water refills were a little slow.
As far as mexican food goes - not authentic, more like tex-mex (kind of like an expensive Chili's).
Hot Tamales on a cold night. We arrrived on time for our 7PM and were quickly seated downstairs. I had requested a garden view table which proved to be a big mistake on this bitterly cold evening. There was a noticeable draft that was made us feel uncomfortable throughout the meal. Where were those two Hot Tamales when you need them? We started off the meal with complimentary hot taco chips and a trio of salsas ? tomatillo, chipotle and some type of fruit. We both ordered the evening?s special ? Hawaiian sea bass which I believe is Hapu`upu`u or, as it is more commonly known, grouper. It was served with pan seared shrimp in chipotle sauce over Chinese broccoli and chili lime buttered boniato (white) yams. Like Bette Middler, everything was Divine.
No restaurant is a 10 but this is damn close!!. Anyone trying to find great food & service in Sin City know how difficult it is to come by. This is as close to perfect as I've found! Appetiser that is a must is the Baja Tostada. Halibut, shrimp, super citrus flavors over a tostada shell... Margarita's are a must and the tequilas are nicely priced for being a strip restaurant. I'm not a vegeterian but I had the Grilled Mushroom Stack and it was such a treat. Special dessert was a flan trio and how special it was! Service was attentive and every suggestion she made was exactly what we were looking for. Ask lots of questions because the server will help you find exactly what you're in the mood for. Most Mexican experiences are painful with heavy, cheesy grease goo. This joint makes it hard for you to stop!!
Best Mexican Restauraunt I've ever been to. Food was excellent, I had the skirt steak and tes leche cake for desert, fairly decent mojitos too. Ambiance was great, went with a large group and we were put in our own private section in the restaurant (there appeared to be a few of these available). Service was also incredibly courteous, very attentive, genuine. Go here if you want good food, privacy, and a great ambiance.
Bright, fresh flavors set this bustling Cali-Mex eatery above the rest..
Two stories of seating are broken into smaller spaces with colorful art, soaring ceilings and soothing views of the hotel's tropical pool-scapes. The menu offers California-influenced Mexican dishes. Appetizers include rock shrimp empanadas with sauteed poblanos and cheese in a corn pastry, and green-corn tamales. Filling beef-based entrees as well as lighter fish and chicken dishes are available, like the grilled skirt steak marinated in garlic, cilantro, cumin and lime.
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