Santa Monica: Border Grill
We had trooped over from Hostaria del Piccolo, lured by the idea of late-night happy hour. Unfortunately that deal is only for Fridays and Saturdays after 10 p.m.
We ordered a variety of things. Christie from LA Weekly and Pardon My Crumbs said the turkey tostadas were her favorite and we had to get them. I wanted the mushroom quesadilla which was quite unassuming to look at but had the most flavor. And we also wanted tacos. The only tacos they had were lamb. We’ll have to come back for happy hour for a better assortment.
It’s funny to think how this Border Grill has been a touch stone in my life. I used to every so often with an ex. The gaucho steak was my favorite but of course I didn’t order it this night as it was nearing 10 p.m. And watching the Two Hot Tamales demonstrate cooking techniques at this Border Grill was my favorite kind of “cooking class.” I do credit them to this day with teaching me how to cook chayote squash.
Several restaurants, a truck, a stop…I look forward to see where Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Miliken go next!
1445 4th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401