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Border Grill - CLOSED

1445 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2308
+1 310-451-1655
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good33%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“guacamole” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
All hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1445 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2308
Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

It is too bad that the owners decided it was time to close this restaurant. Apparently, it was not because the food was no longer tasty and/or interesting, or customers were staying away. So I would guess that going to the remaining locations (in LA...More

Thank Lorne29
Reviewed 19 October 2016

First, the food is fresh and prepared with interesting methods. You are given chips and three types of salsas prior to, and throughout, the meal. The main courses themselves are delicious, but certainly priced higher than the worth of their contents and labor should amount...More

Thank Gregory U
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

A great restaurant for Tex Mex cuisine of higher quality and more interest than typical. Good drinks, interesting menu, pleasant surroundings in iconically decorated room.

Thank jpmsenior
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Lunch today at the Border Grill was excellent. Our service was prompt and the foot tasted great. Public parking available across the street.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We visited Border Grill last night for the first time and we will be sure to go back. Staff attentive without being intrusive- commenting on menu items and helping me navigate food allergies. Portions are large and price is reasonable. Listed as a favorite in...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We came from Europe and we are fan of Mexican food. Food was excellent and we were served really fast. Service was pretty good.

Thank Mr C
Reviewed 6 August 2016

My wife and I stopped in with the idea of having a late night snack and a couple drinks. They didn't have nachos so we had guacamole and we each had a margarita. The drinks were good, as was the guacamole, but it was nothing...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We popped in for lunch and the place was mostly empty. Only two other tables. Average fare and service. We regretted that we did not visit the other taco place in town as that seemed a bit more exciting and had a much better location.

Thank nassau4
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We'd just gotten in from the East coast and were hungry for authentic Mexican cuisine, and Border Grill did not disappoint. The best dishes were the Pork tacos al pastor and the grilled fish tacos. There were three tacos, two types of rice, and black...More

Thank JudyZ167
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent, fresh food. Wonderful Margaritas. Service was superb. Our British friends were very impressed with how attentive, yet unobtrusive, the staff was to us throughout the meal.

Thank RANapier
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1445 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2308
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-451-1655
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!