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On the Border Mexican Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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1519 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1303
+1 860-899-1670
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10:00 - 00:00
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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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Florida
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109 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This the best Mexican that we have found in the greater Hartford area so far. Food is good, and service attentive and friendly.

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Thank NatureLover1970
Middletown, Connecticut
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130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We come for lunch often and always have a great experience. The wait staff is friendly and conscientious. The food is always fresh and hot. We ordered the guac live appetizer where our waiter made the guacomole in front of us. It was made perfectly to our liking and was delicious. We also ordered empanadas that came with a side... More 

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Thank Kate A
Plano, Texas
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54 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

It is a nice place with decent seating capacity. The food was nice and the hostess was a professional. the menu is decent and price is not expensive. Since we went in a group, we enjoyed ourselves. It is open till 11PM which is also a plus for people going late for dinner. Go visit it if you are around.

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Thank Ankit G
Portland, Connecticut
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Went with another family after the movies and was pretty disappointed. The service was slow but the food was fine. An example of the slowness was we ordered queso dip to have with the chips until the food came out. The queso came out at the same time as the food and they didn't bring more chips. We had to... More 

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Thank kojikid832
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to On the Border Mexican Café with her college age children. We'd been running around and we're all hungry and tired. We decided to stop to grab a bite to eat and were quite pleased with our choice. There was A wide variety of food to choose from. We all chose to super salad, and... More 

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Thank Bonnie S
Rocky Hill, CT
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

If your hungry for a good Tex-Mex dinner or lunch this is a good consistent restaurant. We've been going there since it opened 18 years ago at least three times a week.

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Thank Stephanief
Guilford, Connecticut
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104 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I was not impressed by this restaurant at all. It is better than Taco Bell I'll give them that. However I must have caught them on a bad day. The food just really wasn't all that great. It was very average. I really had to wonder whether or not all of the food was taken out of a premade box... More 

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Thank nbend1
New Fairfield, ct
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91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Went expecting a Chili's-like experience and thats what we got. Excellent casual mexican food, very good service. Good experience overall. Would go again.

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Thank CT_MikeB
Washington, DC
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

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

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Thank XYZ n
Alexandria
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5 reviews
Reviewed 18 December 2016

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 

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Thank Arthur D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
The spirit of sharing Border-Style food lives on today at On The Border.

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