This casual Mexican restaurant is located near the Mandalay Bay’s lazy river and offers views of the large pool and beach area, as well as fresh south-of-the-border cuisine. There is nothing like a Mexican fiesta in the heart of the desert with some of the best Mexican chef’s in the country. Welcome to the party with bright colors and flavorful cuisine that makes Border Grill a favorite dining spot at Mandalay Bay. Diners come for the scenery and for the food. Enjoy delicious ceviche as well as grilled entrees. Appetizers include some traditional favorites like empanadas and beef brisket tamale.
The chefs of Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales," Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, are executive chefs at Border Grill and they cook up home cooked Mexican dishes in a modern setting. Bright orange walls with murals complement glass windows for people watching. An outdoor patio area is romantic and festive at night with string lights and cozy little tables that offer plenty of privacy while still making guests feel like they are a part of the party. Start your meal with one of the delicious sangrias served at Border Grill. They are handmade each day with the freshest fruit possible for optimum flavor. Classic entrees include a grill skirt steak that has been marinated in garlic, cilantro, cumin, and lime, served with charred corn relish, tomato avocado salad, and black beans. Seafood entrees include a pan seared halibut with onions, olives, tomato, jalapeno, and oregano in a white wine garlic broth. Also try the slow roasted chicken enchiladas with chicken that is shredded and stuffed in handmade corn tortillas then simmered in poblano cream topped with grilled corn, wild mushrooms, and roasted poblano peppers. A favorite at Border Grill for seafood lovers is the Pescado Veracruzano which is a pan seared halibut with onion, olives, tomato, jalapeno, and oregano. Desserts include classics like flan and tres leches and an inventive orange cheese cake. Border Grill also offers very reasonable prices for a restaurant with celebrity chefs. Most entrees come in at under $20.