original review on 12/22/05
my bf and i had dinner here after a long drive from LA. we eat mexican food all the time, but have never had it this good. the server recommended the red roast chicken and enchiladas verdes - both were amazing. the flavors were just right, not too strong and not too weak. the chicken melts in your mouth and the verdes sauce with the enchiladas was incredible. for dessert, we had a slice of the tres leches cake and half a brownie sundae. the tres leches was divine! we're definitely going again AND checking out the one in santa monica.
as we told both our server (alexandra) and the manager (rob) having dinner at the border grill is always the highlight of our vegas trips! after we went for dinner last year, we went again the next day for lunch! we just couldn't stop talking about it. we always plan a trip to vegas right before christmas so this year was no exception. between trips, back at home in LA, we went to both the border grill in santa monica and to ciudad in downtown and were severely disappointed - it just wasn't the same as the vegas location!
to start, you get the chips & 3 kinds of salsa, but you should ask for the extra hot salsa with habaneros and pico de gallo on the side (presumably to cut the hotness of the habaneros). i always have sangria with mexican food if i can and theirs was great! we shared a bowl of tortilla soup and guac too. both were very good - the soup was thick but smooth and the guac was just right. my bf got the enchiladas verdes again, i had the beef brisket taquitos - wow! very distinct taste in the taquitos, but i could only eat two of the four. for dessert, tres leches cake of course and also the choc cream pie. our server was attentive and the manager came by our table to check on us a couple times. he ended up comping our dessert for being such super return customers! the border grill is a DEFINITE MUST for anyone looking for a high quality, calm, non-buffett dinner in las vegas.
Pros: salsa, dessert, service, innovative
Cons: it's all the way in las vegas