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On the Border Mexican Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1519 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1303
+1 860-899-1670
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Washington, DC
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros: * Affordable * Food is abundant and fresh * Mostly for friends.. * Friendly staff Cons: * Waiting time could be less.

Thank XYZ n
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting from out of town, this place was by our hotel. We appreciated the opportunity to create our own combination, but the fish tacos were very disappointing. I try these everywhere I can, but never before have I been served factory fish. These were basically fish sticks in a tortilla, not a small piece of cod battered and fried or... More 

Thank Arthur D
East Haddam, Connecticut
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice lady who attends and I ate there. She is friendly and welcoming. The mango margarita was divine. The lunch with soup and chicken enchilada was fresh and enough lunch for me. They serve these chips and salsa that are great too.

Thank Deborah C
Hartford, CT
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We ate here tonight. My companion ordered three tacos. I ordered my favorite - a taco salad. Well, one would think that a taco salad would involve some semblance of a taco - like maybe a taco shell containing the salad. Nope - not here - not anymore. Their taco salad comes like any other salad - on a plate... More 

Thank jrubicon
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The food is super cheesy, definitely "tex mex" like chilis, but better than other chains like it. The happy hour is great, late night is my favorite.

Thank CTDB
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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65 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

In my own opinion you can never go wrong with a salad. Anything that is sizzling is a must try. The service is always good. On the downside it can get pretty loud in there.

Thank mbruni611
Groton, Connecticut
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I like coming here for the Happy Hour! They usually have great deals, but you have to sit in the bar area. I don't mind, because I usually think the bar area service is better anyway!

Thank operatorerror
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We have always enjoyed food from On the Border. We often order it for take out even. However, the last time we ordered take out I must say I was disappointed when I arrived to pick up the food and the cashier informed me that the price she gave me on the phone was different since she forgot to inform... More 

Thank 5greatkids2015
Montgomery, New York
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I came here with my son and my niece, I wanted to take her out for her birthday and we had an enjoyable time.

Thank April818
Stratford, Connecticut, United States
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155 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I brought a student here (13 years old) and we enjoyed a delicious lunch. However, his meal was over $15! Because he is used to getting what he wants, I didn't tell him to keep it to $10 - my mistake! I enjoyed brisket tacos (2) served with rice and black beans - healthy portions for lunch and just over... More 

Thank Judith R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1519 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1303
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Rocky Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 860-899-1670

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?