Review: Border Grill in Las Vegas

When you go to Las Vegas, it is a must to check out one of the many offered brunches or buffets. For this trip, my sister and I decided to go to the Border Grill. I will admit the main draw of the place was its $10 bottomless mimosas. It’s Vegas so of course we wanted to take advantage of this.

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Border Grill did not ask me to write a review for them. This is all my own opinion.

Border Grill is a Mexican Style Restaurant at the Mandalay Bay Resort on the Las Vegas Strip. When my sister first brought up this place for brunch, I was a little hesitant. I love mexican food, but the thought of it for breakfast wasn’t the best in my head at the time. Boy was I proven wrong!

Border Grill has a brunch where they offer an unlimited amount of small plates of the foods on their menu for $35. This is a pretty average price for breakfast in Vegas.Think of Tapas, when you think of brunch here. The size of the plates were small enough that you were able to order a large variety of the different plates offered while still getting a good amount of each specific menu item. My sister particularly loved the French toast while I favored the Huevos Rancheros.

Another real fun thing that this restaurant did, was they offer flavored mimosas. We tried peach, pomegranate, passion fruit, strawberry basil, blood orange, and carrot blood orange. My favorite was the strawberry basil. It was fun to be able to try all of the different flavors. Again, all of these mimosas were ONLY $10. Pretty good deal for a Vegas restaurant.

The only downside I had to this place was the walk. We stayed at Caesar’s Palace so it was a but of a hike to Mandalay Bay which is at the end of the strip. I promise you though that the brunch was well worth our 2 mile morning walk. In fact I recommend that if you are looking to do brunch in Vegas you make it a priority to go here. IT WAS THAT GOOD.

The setting of the place offers both indoor and outdoor seating so if the weather is nice and you like to sit out on the patios, they have that option. The setting was awesome and I have to say this was one of my favorite spots on my Vegas trip.

What are some good places you have gone to eat at when in Vegas? What kind of cuisine do you enjoy? Let me know in my comments! :)

Chao Beautifuls!

 

What happens in Vegas

Las Vegas is known as the city to party, gamble and do things that are generally not considered ‘normal’. A city with plenty to do and see, you will not find yourself having a dull moment.

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I went to sin city to for the weekend to celebrate my baby sis’s 21st birthday. Needless to say you can’t go wrong with celebrating in Vegas. Unless you decide to reenact ‘The Hangover’, which luckily for us there were no similar instances on this occasion, well other than staying at Caesar’s Palace… “This isn’t the real Caesar’s Palace is it?”

Living in Salt Lake City, I made the 6 hour drive south to meet up with my sister who flew in from her school. Let me tell you, that drive by yourself gets old real fast, but is MUCH cheaper and well worth it compared to spending the money on a flight down. Besides, my fellow Utahns know that a weekend drive to Vegas is almost a right of passage and considered a norm.


Friday Night 

For this shindig, we stayed at Caesar’s Palace. We got a pretty great deal off Kayak.

With my sister’s flight getting in pretty late, we jumped right into the nightlife. We went to OMNIA, a club in Caesar’s Palace, chosen for convenient location and the fact that Calvin Harris was one of the DJ’s for the night. We couldn’t pass that up.

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Flyer handed out for the event

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Review: Omnia Nightclub in Las Vegas

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Omnia is a club in Las Vegas, Nevada. While Vegas is full of night clubs, you will find this one located in Caesar’s Palace. All of this is my own opinion thrown in with basic information on the club. They have not asked me to do a review or promote them.


My experience at Omnia was a memorable one. I was able to go to celebrate my sister’s 21st birthday with her. While Omnia seemed to offer a celebration for birthday’s we decided to keep it low key since it was just the two of us.

We were able to go on a night when Calvin Harris was the DJ for the club, which was pretty spectacular in itself. If you ever have a chance to see him DJ, don’t pass it up!

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Flyer being handed out for the event

Getting In

My sister and I purchased a V.I.P. bar card deal prior to going. This cost us $115 each. This included guaranteed entrance before midnight and $100 gift card to the bar. So technically our entrance fee was $15 rather than the $20 it usually costs women to get into the club. Men’s prices were about $10 more last I checked.

This V.I.P. bar card was SO worth it. It is no secret that drinks in Vegas are expensive. So with two $100 gift cards we were each able to get about 5 drinks and a shot each. Having this card helped us keep to a budget. It’s easy to get carried away when you’re having a good time.

Another option, besides waiting in line for regular admittance, is to get a V.I.P. table. My understanding for this option is that you have to request a reservation for a table prior to the night you would like to go. Omnia did have quite a few tables, all of which were full on the night that I went. If you have a big group you are going with, it may be worth looking into.

For more information on admittance check out their webpage here


Club Dress Code

Dress codes for clubs in Vegas all seem to be fairly similar. Men, be sure to wear button down shirts and nice pants, no jeans or shorts. Ladies, this is the time and place to dress up, so pull out your party outfit and heels. Below is an example of what my sister and I wore.

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All of the clubs in Vegas seemed to open around 10pm. Omnia stays open until 3am.

I had a great time at this club, and that is saying something since clubs are not usually my scene. It felt like it still maintained class and had a very chill and fun atmosphere. The special affects and lighting were definitely something to behold.

I went for Calvin Harris, but this place is definitely one I’ll be going back to the next time i’m in Las Vegas.

What clubs in Vegas have you been to? Let me know in the comments! :)

Chao Beautifuls!

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