Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken's dual-level restaurant has been around for more than two decades—an impressive run for a celebrity-chef concept in Las Vegas. The kitchen, currently under the day-to-day direction of Danny Pineda, continues to ensure the signature dishes are better than ever, whether it's the sweet-and-savory Plantain Empanadas stuffed with black beans, poblanos, and cotija cheese, or Yucatan Pork braised for eight hours in banana leaves with oranges and cinnamon sticks. There's a dedication to quality, hormone-free meats and sustainable seafood (just try the Shrimp Ceviche for evidence) and commitment to making everything in house, including the caramel Ice cream used in a decadent Churro Ice Cream Sandwich dessert. Brunch is an incredible deal, serving all-you-can-eat small plates for dinner for $43.99 per person. The view of the Mandalay Bay pool is just a bonus. BBQ Mexicana is a sister to-go counter across the hallway, featuring smoked meats and a signature Burnt Ends Burrito.
Border Grill takes inspiration from south-of-the-border, crafting a menu of unlimited shareable brunch plates for a fixed price of 43.99 per person. Yucatan Pork Eggs Benedict, Peruvian Shrimp and Grits, and Plantain Empanadas lead a lineup of compelling dishes. It's nice to enjoy as much (or as little) as you like without relying on a buffet for variety. Ask about the Short Rib Breakfast Burrito and other "secret" off-menu items that occasionally pop up for brunch. Endless mimosas, Bloody Marys, or Micheladas are available for an extra $26.99, but the coffee drinks and cocktails are also worth exploring. Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken's concept serves brunch 10 am–3 pm on Saturday and Sunday, with two levels of seating that overlook the lazy river at Mandalay Bay.