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Border Grill Santa Monica
Mexican Restaurant$$
Today 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
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1445 4th St Santa Monica, CA 90401, United States
1445 4th StreetUSCaliforniaSanta Monica90401
(310) 451-1655bordergrill.com
$$Mexican Restaurant, BarToday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 11:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
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Enjoy upscale, modern Mexican food in a vibrant setting at Border Grill, the hip, urban cantina from Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales”.
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Lively spot for modern Mexican eats by celeb chef-owners Susan Feniger & Mary Sue Milliken.- Google
"One of my fav's...delicious inventive quality Mexican food."
"So when someone suggested we go to a gourmet Mexican restaurant I balked."
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Alice Ly
a month ago
This was a stop for the Six Taste food tour and we had a lot of fun here! (Wasn't a fan of the high chairs though) We had: Plantain Empanada- Enjoyed this a lot! It was a nice combination of sweet and savory. Plus I love plantains. Peruvian White Fish Ceviche- LOVED this dish. The white fish texture bit back which I adore. Not too soft, not too firm. Perfect for ceviche! I'd totally get this again. Potato Taco- I didn't want to get too full so I only had a nibble of this. The taco shell was heavy duty, and inside were potato cubes. I wouldn't get this again, but I did enjoy the salsa and fresh guacamole on top. Chips & 3 Salsas - The chips tasted really fresh, and I fell in love with the cilantro tomatillo sauce. I'd drink it as shots! They were accommodating, and gave us a free cookie along with a free dessert coupon for our next visit. Oh yea, and some of tour participants got their Jalapeno Cucumber Margarita, which is their specialty drink. It sounded like it had a major kick, and someone from the group described it as "spicy Mexican candy" ? If that's your thing, order it! :) Thanks for being a part of Six Taste!
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kim hughes
4 months ago
long wait to get a seat then rushed through dinner and out the door - worst experience ever!
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Zach Siegal-Eisman
6 months ago
Delicious tacos, go there during happy hour to get the best deal on food and drinks! The best tacos in Santa Monica!
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Lyn Bergen
9 months ago
The food, array of salsas and margaritas cannot be beat. Consistently good food. I continue to return, again and again. Not a good place for intimate conversation because it can be a bit noisy at times.
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Roberto Alonzo
2 months ago
This place has the worst service ever. For a hospitality business service is horrible. Service is bad on the phone and especially in person. In addition they took their boracho nachos off the menu. There is absolutely no reason to ever go there again. I used to take my entire staff there but not anymore.
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Jennifer Poole
2 months ago
Good food and great location. I am a fan of the multiple salsa offerings and the inventive menu. I am not a fan of the high decibel level and the uncomfortable seating.
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Ryan Groe
a year ago
We made the mistake of going the day most of the staff was down the street at Festival Supreme. Oddly they crammed most people along the wall even though there was plenty of space. It took so long for anyone to come over we decided against all you can eat brunch. Good thing we did because service was quite scarce once food came. At the end of the meal the hostess came by and took our plates along with the chips, which we were actively eating. I don't think she actually asked us if we were done. I usually like this place but they need to rethink their staffing during events.
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David Adams
a year ago
Our party came here for the weekend brunch. We ended up between us ordering almost everything on the brunch menu which was overall pretty great. The highlights were the huevos rancheros and the frittata tart. If you come here and are lucky like we were, you'll even get to see Border Grill's celebrity chef Susan Feniger. The only thing that wasn't great about Border Grill was the service. Between picking our first selections from the brunch menu and dishes arriving it had been so long that we'd forgotten what we ordered. Expect a meal to take at least an hour and a half.
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