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Border Grill Downtown LA

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445 S Figueroa St, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90071-1602 (5th St.)
+1 213-486-5171
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11:30 - 22:00
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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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Wichita, Kansas
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on a Friday night. We were able to get a party of 7 in with no wait. The guacamole was delicious. Everyone really liked their food. Service was somewhat slow considering they were practically empty. Next time I would try the happy hour. It looked like it had some great options.

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Thank Krista M
Munich, Germany
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good service and good food is a pleasant. It is just a short walk from the LA Downtown hotel. Great chips and salsa and good margaritas. A great place to hang out with friends.

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Thank Anthony H
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decent food, although after ordering a sparkling water I do not need to be sold a bottle of Pellegrino, but all in all nice...

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Long Island, NY
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We went here for dinner b/c it was a quick walk from our hotel. There were many seats open inside but we were told there was only seating outside or it would be a long wait. It was extremely windy and cold but were told not to worry b/c there were heaters. Well, the heaters kept blowing out as did... More 

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Thank Science8
Salt Lake City, Utah
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Quick lunch at the Border Grill will not disappoint. Service is fast, chips and three types of salsa show up instantly. Grilled fish tacos were delightfully prepared with a responsibly sourced salmon.

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Thank lowjumpingfrog
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great food, friendly service, funky interior. Thoroughly enjoyed fish tacos with shredded cabbage & frijoles negros refritos with queso fresco. Cucumber/jalapeño margarita was refreshing, not too sweet!

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Thank gwilsonmd
Granville, Ohio, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Located within walking distance of my hotel, the LA Downtown. Was able to enjoy a late night dinner on the patio. Very friendly wait staff. Excellent quesadilla.

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Montgomery, New Jersey
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We ate at this restaurant on our first evening in Los Angeles. It was a fun experience with delicious food and friendly staff. Our group of six had different selections, and everyone was very happy with the food and drinks. The margaritas were great! A few days later, I was in our nearby hotel elevator; a woman entered the elevator... More 

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Thank MaryPat105
Los Angeles
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131 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I am rarely in downtown, so when I found myself on a lunch break from a seminar a half-block from this well-regarded restaurant, I was eager to try it. First of all, two taco orders and two non-alcoholic beverages should not cost more than $50. Yet, there we were. I ordered the shrimp tacos and got salmon tacos. The sweet... More 

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Thank LATraveller77
Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Great selection of food and was able to work with my group of 30 to get us a decent price per person that seemed attainable. Service was great and food was even better!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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 90071-1602
    (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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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