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Please rate these 4 restaurants

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by jburp, Aug 8, 2012.

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  1. jburp

    jburp Tourist

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    We want to go to 2 of these restaurants and can't make up our minds. Please help.
    Tacos and Tequilla (lunch & rest.com coupon)
    Mesa Grill (lunch)
    Border Grill (lunch or dinner with rest.com coupon)
    First Food and Bar (lunch or dinner with rest.com coup)
    We like to try different foods. Thanks
     
  2. westie

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    I have not been to Tacos & Tequilas so I cannot comment.

    We have dined at Border Grill numerous times and have never been disappointed, but review the menu beforehand because it isn't Tex-Mex if that is what you are seeking. The weekend brunch is considered by many to be among the best in Las Vegas. It is all you can eat, but each dish is cooked to order.

    Mesa Grill is a great luncheon spot. We had the goat cheese fundido as an app and each ordered the New Mexican spiced pork tenderloin for entrees - both dishes were great.

    First Food and Bar offers upscale sports bar fare. We had the sampler that includes the chef's greatest hits and everything was good, but nothing warranted the price tag.
     
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  3. RWDPeanut

    RWDPeanut Low-Roller

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    Border Grill - Excellent food and a great staff. You will get plenty of food and I beleive they had a patio that overlooks the Mandalay Bay Beach, which was really cool at night.

    First Food - The food is good and the biggest portions I have ever seen. Having said that, the place is typically dead and way over priced. I would only go to First Food if it is 1 AM and I don't want to eat at a coffee shop.
     
  4. Tellafriend

    Tellafriend High-Roller

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    I have only been to T&T and can honestly say its great. Drinks are good and the food is better. Nothing fancy. Just good food that is making me crave it now........
     
  5. vegas_or_bust

    vegas_or_bust High-Roller

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    I have eaten at Tacos and Tequila and it was very good. We did the Restaurant.com coupon as well, and everything went smoothly. The food was way better than I expected....definitely worth a stop with that coupon. I thought T & T was waaaay better than Isla at TI (which usually gets more publicity).
     
  6. NickPapageorgio

    NickPapageorgio OG of the Sal Sagev Hotel

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    Mesa Grill and Border Grill, hands down.

    Nick:beer:
     
  7. NickPapageorgio

    NickPapageorgio OG of the Sal Sagev Hotel

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    Isla at TI is WAYYYYYY overrated. I just don't get the hype.

    Nick:beer:
     
  8. Happily

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    Border Grill brunch is a must for us every trip!
     
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    We did the restaurants.com coupon at First Food for brunch last Sunday. We are both 50 and our daughters are 15, 19. Food is expensive and I would rate it above Hash House a Go Go but the cost was not worth the trade-off. Adavantage to First Food via the Restaurants.com coupon because they allow alcohol purchases and brunch. They had a DJ playing music and it was not too loud or oppressive, all of us enjoyed it.
     
  10. jburp

    jburp Tourist

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    I think I will eliminate 1st Food, from everything I read it just seems ok and maybe a bit overpriced. The restaurant that I didn't plan on eating at was Border Grill and now I think we will make that one of our choices. Is it very similar to Mesa Grill? We don't want to have similar entrees 2 days in a row. The way we research these restaurants, you would think it would be our last meal. LOL. Thanks
     
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    As others have suggested, if you're in Vegas on a Saturday or Sunday definitely try the brunch at the Border Grill. There's a bout 20 small plates that you can order as much as you want of, that are cooked to order and quite delicious (at least the ones I've tried). It's also a great opportunity to try a lot of things.

    Have a look at the flier if you're interested:

    http://bordergrill.com/PDF/bglv_border_brunch_flyer.pdf
     
  12. Roo

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    best of Restaurants.com

    Border Grill at Mandalay is AWESOME I go every trip
    Hash House a Go Go great choice
    Taco & Tequilas Good as well

    :wave:
     
  13. vegas_or_bust

    vegas_or_bust High-Roller

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    I agree 100%. I have eaten at Isla twice, and both times its was one of the worst meals I have had in Vegas. Only that was good was the margaritas, and they weren't even that good.
     
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    Isla used to be great before Chef Ortiz left to go to T&T which is why the food at T&T is better than the now closed Isla
     
  15. vegas_or_bust

    vegas_or_bust High-Roller

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    Great info! Now it all makes sense. Thanks
     
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