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On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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8930 State Highway 121 Ste 530, McKinney, TX 75070-6478
+1 972-984-7888
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

very good place to eat, food was good and priced reasonable. great service too. convenient location to hotel.

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Thank Sam M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Staying in a hotel close to the restaurant we ordered 2 dinners to go. The service was great. They made sure we had everything and gave us a double order of chips and salsa! We thoroughly enjoyed our food. No complaints and will be back there again.

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Thank Mike O
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

I was not expecting great food, as food at this chain is generally mediocre at best. However I was in the area and thought I would get a quick late dinner on the way home from the airport. The waitress was great but the food was awful. I ordered the enchiladas fajitas. The meat must he been cooked at lunch.... More 

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Thank Navlinc
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

I went here expecting great Tex Mex as it is in the Dallas area. What I got was the worst. What is great - Chips were great What is not so good - Flour Tortilla was not great. They gave me just 3 and it was the worst ever I have had. It was old and lumpy. - Service was... More 

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Thank MG00000
Bryan, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

Located just off Hwy 121 in the far Southwest corner of McKinney in a shopping area facing Custer. For the chain, this one is under decorated and with less atmosphere. We were with a large family group and in general the food was underwhelming. The beef fajitas was a small portion for the price and we're not very flavorful. The... More 

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Thank OldAg65
McKinney, Texas
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171 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

Really great food and great service! Happy hour menu was great with lots of yummy choices! Can't wait for the next visit!

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Thank jodi B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

Very good service and loved the New Cuban on the menu. We come up here a lot so glad to see new stuff added to the menu. Be back soon

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Thank GrowingUp A
McKinney, Texas
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106 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

It has been a long time since we had been to an "On The Border". We decided to stop because of convenience and were pleasantly surprised. The food was much better than either my wife or I remembered. The staff was great, and our server was very personable. We will most assuredly be back!!!!

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Thank Ahill77
SocialOTB, Manager at On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive feedback. We are happy that you and your wife enjoyed your meal. Thank you for choosing On The Border and we look forward to serving you again. Please come back soon! More 

McKinney, Texas
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380 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

Love hanging out here with my girlfriends. This is our favorite spot for food & drinks. love the queso, flautas & nachos. They have the best margarita's and sangria, especially the sangria swirl margarita.

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Thank Tenishea T
SocialOTB, Manager at On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive feedback! We are happy that you enjoy our queso (have you tried our new Primo Quesos yet?), food and drinks. Thank you for choosing On The Border and we look forward to serving you and your friends again. Please come back soon! More 

McKinney, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

I took my (28-year-old) son for dinner this summer. It's his favorite Mexican food, and he enjoyed it as usual. My personal opinion is that it's very standard Mexican fare, nothing overly-special. It's good and it's predictable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8930 State Highway 121 Ste 530, McKinney, TX 75070-6478
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McKinney
  • Phone Number: +1 972-984-7888
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?