Borderline

Border Grill has been on my radar for a while – with celebrity chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger serving up critically acclaimed “modern Mexican cuisine” since the 80’s, I snatched up the Living Social deal the morning the email appeared

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There’s restaurants in Santa Monica, Vegas, and even a food truck – but we went to the downtown location for an early dinner

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Similar to Susan Feniger’s “Street” (where I’ve eaten a couple times) the decor is bright, funky, and fun

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All I’d eaten all day was half a ‘loupe and some candy, so I was ready to grub! Inhaled the majority of these freshly fried tortilla chips

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3 kinds of salsa (my favorite was the smoky chipotle one)

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Abe and I ordered a few vegetarian dishes to share

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Quinoa Fritters, which won “Top Chef Masters” (here’s the recipe)

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Green Corn Tamales

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So incredible. Surprisingly sweet. I left off the sour cream side and stuck to the salsa fresca

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Also steered clear of the white stuff on the Market Vegetable Quesadilla, but used plenty of guacamole

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Stuffed with roasted poblano, shrooms, corn, chipotle and 3 cheeses (manchego, panela, and cojita)

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Really delicious, and the servers couldn’t have been sweeter! We were both full but “needed” to order more to fulfill the Living Social $40 tab, so we asked for a Banana Cream Pie to go.

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We’ll have to wait for another time to cross the border on that one, though. I’m still stuffed!

P.S. – Another great group coupon today for Jamba Juice froyo – unfortunately not for the one on Larchmont though 🙁

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13 thoughts on “Borderline

  1. Caitlin

    WOW that restaurant looks awesome! Particularly the tamales and quesadilla. And those chips look perfect – man, good thing I only have an hour til my lunch break because you’ve got my appetite going haha

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  2. Brigid

    We went to Border Grill a couple of weeks ago. The guacamole was insanely delicious, and I really liked the plantain empanadas. We went crazy for the salsas, too.

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