Taco Tuesday Food Fights

Taco Tuesday Food Fights returns to Border Grill Downtown LA every Tuesday, September 12 to October 31, 2017. Inspired by different regions in Mexico – Yucatan, Mexico City, Veracruz, Sinaloa, Durango, Oaxaca, Baja California Sur, and Jalisco – two street tacos will go head to head each week. Winners will be decided by you based on votes and will compete for the top prize in the championship round!

Featured street food tacos will be priced at $3.50 each, plus enjoy happy hour all night and the dj on the patio. Call 213.486.5171 for more details and check out the lineup below.


2017 Street Food Fights Schedule 

Week 1 | September 12, 2017 – Yucatan vs Mexico City

Week 2 | September 19, 2017 – Veracruz vs Sinaloa

Week 3 | September 26, 2017 – Durango vs Oaxaca

Week 4 | October 3, 2017 – Baja California Sur vs Jalisco

Week 5 | October 10, 2017 – Semi-Finals Round

Week 6 | October 17, 2017 – Semi-Finals Round

Week 7 | October 24, 2017 – Third Place Round

Week 8 | October 31, 2017 – Championship Round

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Dine Out and Do Good for No Kid Hungry

We’ve partnered with Share Our Strength’s Dine Out for No Kid Hungry to raise money and end childhood hunger in America. For the entire month of September we’re offering our new Triple H Taco with crispy carnitas, hass avocado, and hatch chile at the Border Grill Trucks, and restaurants in Downtown LA and Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay and The Forum Shops! For every taco plate purchased, $1 will go to the No Kid Hungry campaign.

Did you know each dollar can help connect a child in the U.S. with up to 10 healthy meals? To find out more information or to donate directly to No Kid Hungry, please visit www.nokidhungry.org.


Peruvian Poke

Peruvian Poke

This Peruvian Poke features tuna of the field (watermelon), chile, avocado and sesame in a ponzu dressing with a spicy kick.  Mary Sue visited KCAL 9 news to show Sandra Mitchell how to make this dish, plus a Squash & Lorocco Blossom Pupusa, that we’ll be serving at this year’s LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade event.

Serves 4 – 6

4 slices watermelon, without rind, 3/4-inch thick, approximately 7 inches in diameter
1 cup beet juice


1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 cup soy sauce
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp ginger, grated
to taste jalapeño chiles sliced thinly
to taste chopped cilantro
1 drop sriracha aioli (equal parts mayo and sriracha mixed together)*
1 tbsp each black and brown sesame seeds
1 ripe but firm avocado, peeled and diced 1/3-inch
Daikon radish sprouts for garnish

Place each slice of watermelon in a ziploc bag with 1/4 cup of the beet juice and remove all air before sealing.  Place in freezer over night or until solidly frozen.

Remove from freezer and let sit at room temperature until completely thawed.  Meanwhile, mix all dressing ingredients and leave at room temperature while flavors infuse.  Dice thawed watermelon in 1/2-inch cubes and place in a bowl with dressing.  Let marinate for 30 minutes.  Add diced avocado and sesame seeds and toss gently.  Serve immediately in tall martini glasses, shot glasses for cocktail parties or on lettuce leaves as a salad.


* Use vegan mayo for a completely meatless meal


Who’s on First? Border Grill Catering!

While our signature tacos and Border guacamole are a hit at any party, our catering team loves to push the envelope with customized menus and dishes. So when we got a call from a repeat client about catering their baseball-themed birthday party, we were super excited to think outside the box and get creative!

Baseball-Themed Birthday

Photo by Stephanie Gill Photography


Baseball-Themed Birthday Challenge: What kind of stadium food do guests enjoy most while watching their favorite teams?

Although Modern Mexican cuisine is what our chefs are best known for, we’ve been putting an inventive spin on recipes from around the world for many years. Needless to say, we were game for this baseball-themed birthday challenge!

Here in sunny Los Angeles, we know Dodger Dogs are always a fan fave, but what about all the amazing local food served at other stadiums around the country? We rounded up the best stadium eats, gave them a unique Border Grill twist, and put together our lineup of elevated ballpark fare.

Baseball-Themed Birthday

Photo by Stephanie Gill Photography


Philadelphia Phillies: Philly Cheese Steaks

We took a swing at the classic Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich from Citizens Bank Park and scored! Our chefs created a mouthwatering appetizer featuring thinly sliced carne asada, grilled onions and peppers, and finished with a homemade cheese sauce. Coupled with a cool, delicious cole slaw, this was a fantastic way to start off the party!

Baseball-Themed Birthday

Photo by Stephanie Gill Photography


New York Mets: Lobster Rolls

Citi Field offers a lobster roll that we were dying to recreate. We drizzled the lobster with malt vinegar aioli and crunchy celery. Served alongside seasoned Belgian fries, the lobster roll was a home run!

Baseball-Themed Birthday


Next at bat: Pulled Pork and Chicken Tender Sliders

Busch stadium, home to the St. Louis Cardinals, is known for killer chicken tenders and pulled pork sliders. So naturally, we went for the double play – a pulled pork and chicken tender combo. Topped with a tangy, sweet homemade bbq sauce, and sliced pickles, we served them with a side of baked beans. Definitely worth stealing a second.

Baseball-Themed Birthday


Los Angeles: Dodger Dogs

We couldn’t forget about our boys in blue! Inspired by Dodger Stadium’s Dodger Dogs, we served up all-beef hot dogs, and included a variety of toppings – bacon, chopped onions, relish, ketchup and mustard. We grilled up another gametime favorite too, Frito Pie Dogs! Who can resist chili, Fritos and cheese on top of a warm all beef frank?


Photo by Stephanie Gill Photography

We love bringing events to life, and this creative ballpark birthday bash really takes the cake! Special thanks to party planner extraordinaire Send in the Clowns and Stephanie Gill Photography for the photos. The entire vendor team hit it out of the park at this event!

Looking for fun and festive menus for your next event? Our full-service catering team has got you covered!


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