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Border Grill

Border Grill Downtown LA

Mexican Restaurant · Financial District
445 S Figueroa St (at W 5th St), Los Angeles, CA 90071, United States
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Tue
    • 11:30 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:30 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Modern Mexican food in a vibrant setting, from Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, of Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" and Food Network's "Too Hot Tamales."


Based on 124 votes

People like this place

  • What you need to know
    Henry T.
    "The green corn tamales are phenomenal!"(2 Tips)
    "Happy Hour: M-F 4-7pm ; F + S 9pm - Closing ; Sun 4pm - closing"(8 Tips)
    Navarro P.
    "Ceviche tostadas"(4 Tips)
    "authentico street food flair with celebrity chefs at the helm"(2 Tips)

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58 tips and reviews.

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  • happy hour
  • Mexican food
  • margaritas
  • corn tamales
  • tacos
  • ceviche
  • churros
  • empanadas
  • famous chefs
  • quesadillas
  • taquitos
  • desserts
  • cocktails
  • tater tots
  • brisket
  • sangria
  • good service
  • quinoa
  • chopped salad
  • good for a quick meal
  • Gary M.

    Best happy hour in downtown la!

    Gary Morrill · 1 week ago
  • Betty R.

    The ceviche and tortilla soup was very tasty. Pitcher of margaritas went down easy. Loved the authentic hand made tortillas. Looking forward to trying more dishes.

    Betty Rube · November 16, 2015
  • 👠Mz. Sondra💄💋

    Salmon tacos are awesome

    👠Mz. Sondra💄💋 · October 16, 2015
  • Pocket S.

    Awesome happy hour tacos and drinks!

    Pocket Sun · September 30, 2015
  • Jess K.

    Underwhelming. Was not impressed with any of the dishes

    Jess Kono · August 19, 2015
  • Sally S.

    Top shelf margarita and chips/salsa

    Sally St Clair · June 26, 2015
  • LA Weekly

    A vendor at LA Weekly's Tacolandia 2015!

    LA Weekly · April 13, 2015
  • Karl H.

    For lunch, the torta de costillas is rich and moist. I don't recommend the grilled chicken and avocado.

    Karl Haley · February 1, 2015
  • Decon Chadwick C.

    Looked Nice & Good Food Horrible Management. Understaffed. Servers Were Stressed & Behind ( They Tried) The Hostess Was Pulled To Help. We Waited Forever. & My Date Got Food Poisoning For $80. Wow...

    Decon Chadwick Call Geary · January 8, 2015
  • Billy A.

    What a fantastic Sunday Brunch! Tons to chose from and unique selections! They killed it

    Billy Amparano · December 9, 2014
  • Brandon M.

    Surprisingly delicious corn tamales!

    Brandon M. · November 30, 2014
  • alexi p.

    The cracked pepper turkey is out-of-this-world AMAZING! Best kept secret

    alexi papa · August 30, 2014
  • Danny D.

    Chicken salad with Cumin vinaigrette is fantastic.

    Danny Deraney · August 8, 2014
  • LA Weekly

    Border Grill's roasted-plantain empanadas, potato rajas tacos, long-braised carnitas and pan-seared halibut crusted with pumpkin seeds are still worth a visit. Read more

    LA Weekly · August 4, 2014
  • Dee L.

    Small plate Sundays: unlimited for $25

    Dee Long · April 13, 2014
  • Los Angeles

    Skillet Nachos include tortilla chips with a mélange of cream cheese, salsa roja, chipotle salsa, adobo, black beans, pickled jalapenos, salsa fresca, crema, and a blend of four cheeses.

    Los Angeles · January 30, 2014
  • Daniel H.

    Sundays, all - you - can - eat small plates for just $25/person! A great way to sample dozens of their best dishes. Demand the Jalapeño Calamari! You're welcome!

    Daniel H. · December 30, 2013
  • Aditya R.

    Amazing brisket taquitos

    Aditya Raghuwanshi · August 22, 2013
  • Aniruddha

    One of the best Mexican food ever!!

    Aniruddha · July 21, 2013
  • EDollaSign

    15% off every visit. #swag #surf #iswagwhenisurf #vip

    EDollaSign · April 16, 2013
  • M Lauren H.

    Uncertain it measures up to the hype but it certainly was nice with outdoor seating and caters to hotel and theater crowds. It's pricey for Mexican but it's LA! The $5 parking offsets the meal cost.

    M Lauren Hill · March 3, 2013
  • Hemang

    Sign up for the VIP club & get 15% off every visit afterwards!

    Hemang · January 27, 2013
  • Daniel L.

    Potato tacos with sweet bell and smoky Poblano peppers, caramelized onions, chunky guacamole, corn, and chipotle crema.

    Daniel L. · January 15, 2013
  • Sarah R.

    Great service. Awesome 'LOCALS' deals. Management is wonderful. Inside seating is equally awesome to outside seating. AMAZING food. Order the Yucatan Pork and the Sangria!

    Sarah Rosa · November 13, 2012
  • Navarro P.

    Cucumber jalapeño margarita is fantastic. Ceviche tostadas are so fresh and tasty esp if you love lots of fresh lime. A little messy to eat though.

    Navarro Parker · November 10, 2012
  • maria

    Happy Hour: M-F 4-7pm ; F + S 9pm - Closing ; Sun 4pm - closing

    maria · October 5, 2012
  • BustA G.

    Try the Guacamole and Chips - Green salsa is the best. The red is a hot mamacita.

    BustA Groove · September 30, 2012
  • Ashley T.

    If you're looking for an excuse to pay Border Grill a visit & also want to meet new people, they've partnered with to host social dinners on the first Tuesday of every month.

    Ashley Terrell · September 19, 2012
  • Tasting Table

    Order from the quesadilla menu—they’re all delicious! Read more

    Tasting Table · August 8, 2012
  • Henry T.

    The green corn tamales are phenomenal! I'm already craving more.

    Henry Thach · May 20, 2012
  • Rebs Y.

    Order Tequila with Sangrita: "he spicy, citrus-based house sangrita is just right"

    Rebs Y · April 13, 2012
  • KCRW

    For authentico street food flair with celebrity chefs at the helm, Border Grill is the spot! Don't forget your Fringe Benefits card for your delicioso evening!

    KCRW · April 10, 2012
  • Los Angeles magazine

    Their carne asada was more rib eye than strip steak, and the tangle of roasted garlic and ribbons of serrano pepper... was respectful. And good. Read more

    Los Angeles magazine · March 2, 2012
  • Jesse B.

    Ginger cheesecake is excellent

    Jesse Bluma · February 23, 2012
  • V H.

    The avocado taco is coated in quinoa, sesame seeds and yummy goodness!

    V H · February 22, 2012
  • Gilt City

    You may recognize Border Grill owners and co-chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger from Bravo’s 'Top Chef Masters' and as the co-hosts of The Food Network's 'Too Hot Tamales.'

    Gilt City · January 17, 2012
  • Francisco G.

    Always use your good neighbor card for 15% off bill!!

    Francisco Garciaros · December 11, 2011
  • Francisco G.

    Have the Tres Leche for dessert!

    Francisco Garciaros · December 11, 2011
  • Francisco G.

    Mojotos are worth a try

    Francisco Garciaros · December 11, 2011
  • Jason R.

    Try the churro tots!

    Jason Redmond · November 24, 2011
  • Now L.

    Great happy hour!

    Now Lean-Back · November 23, 2011
  • Kyle C.

    Important the VIP 15% special checking does not include happy hour! Even though the special does not inform you. This is bs and would avoid this place even the manager will not honor the discount.

    Kyle Clayhold · November 14, 2011
  • Chef Bev L.

    Try the @Bordergrill Enjoying Sopes Y Caldo De Kabocha Sooo Good

    Chef Bev Lazo · October 29, 2011
  • @JaumePrimero

    get ready for some inventive mexican food with a twist!

    @JaumePrimero · October 22, 2011
  • Rockin' Talent M.

    TGIF! Meet the beautiful Rancho Escondido girls today from 4:30-6:30pm during Happy Hour and don't forget to get your light up shot glass beads!

    Rockin' Talent Manager · August 19, 2011
  • Rockin' Talent M.

    Unwind during Happy Hour today & meet the beautiful Rancho Escondido girls from 4:30-6:30pm!!

    Rockin' Talent Manager · August 18, 2011
  • Gwendolyn S.

    the churro donuts are a must!

    Gwendolyn Schug · July 23, 2011
  • Tumara G.

    Potato relleno.

    Tumara Grijalva · July 22, 2011
  • Los Angeles

    Head 2 @BorderGrillDTLA via @metrolosangeles to 7th/Metro -

    Los Angeles · July 14, 2011
  • James L.

    love the plantain empanadas, the Baka ceviche is fresh, and the quesadillas are excellent. Margaritas are alway a great choice here too.

    James Lee · June 8, 2011

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