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Saturday, May 15, 2004

The Border Grill, Santa Monica

I think an important part of this Blog is going to be restaurant reviews of the places we try. In this town it is hard to get an impartial review. We have nothing to gain or lose from posting our experiences here so just realize that they are real.

Mother's Day Brunch we set up to go to Border Grill in Santa Monica. Once, a long time ago we had some margaritas there and they were amazing, so we thought hey it might be fun to try something out of my parents comfort zone. I made reservations using OpenTable.com, and we proceeded to show up on time, ready for big fun at Border Grill.

They had a limited Mother's Day menu which was fine, plenty of choices that sounded good. Ben chose the Chicken Chillaquiles....he was looking forward to something amazing like the ones we get from Mis Padres at the Saturday Farmer's Market. Mmmmm. Ben is not the type of person to send back entrees on a regular basis, but he said it tasted like nothing. He sent his back for the Eggs Benedict, which is what I had and was very tasty.

Border Grill had a special drink menu for Mother's Day, toting Tamarindo Margaritas that were 12.00 each. I mean I understand it's a trendy Santa Monica restaurant but PLEASE. They weren't even GOOD. Also, the mother's with us had mimosas, guess how much (we didn't find out until we got the bill), $10.00 each. What were they putting in these mimosas, Dom? Whatever. For the food we got, the quality, and the ambience, I would have to say I rate this place a 5 out of 10. I think it is so super overrated. The whole TwoHotTamale's thing is also incredibly overrated.

I took the time today to write a letter of complaint about the rip off to Border Grill today. We shall see what they have to say in the future (will update here).

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