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On the Border

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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10789 Westview Parkway, San Diego, CA
+1 858-530-1130
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san diego
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102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

love the bar, enjoy a game while eating good food. and sometime all you can eat food...oooo too much. enjoy

Thank DiveMasterSD
San Diego, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We live in the area so we frequent On the Border often. My husband and I love their thin chips & salsa. They have one of the best margaritas around! We like them "on the rocks", no salt. I also like their happy hour menu! Food and service are generally pretty good. It's not the most authentic Mexican restaurant around... More 

Thank Mary B
Montebello, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The bordurrito is my absolute favorite! It is indeed a huge burrito but worth every bite. The service that I received at this location was great, our server at the time was very attentive and helpful.

Thank Glo J
Fayetteville, AR
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293 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Enchiladas Suizas....they have a different idea on this dish. It was good, but really it was only chicken enchiladas with pepper jack cheeses and green sauce. Should be cream sauce and paprika sprinkled on top. Anyway, I don't like their version, so I will order something else next trip.

Thank RickyLee
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94 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

1. Food--We love On the Border and knew the chain would provide us quality Mexican food far from home. I ate the fish tacos and my wife enjoyed the vegetarian fajitas. Both entrees were delicious. 2. Service--Outstanding. Courteous, attentive, and energetic. 3. No wait--We were in a hurry since we went out to dinner before the holiday bowl. They were... More 

Thank Chad O
Keller, Texas
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352 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

Promptly seated. Beverage order taken and chips and salsa brought to table. on chips and salsa as needed at no cost. Got refills We ordered fajitas, enchiladas and grilled chicken. Grandson got corn dog on stick. We all enjoyed our food. It was served piping hot and was delicious. Prices very reasonable.

Thank Bob S
San Rafael, California
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Food was not good at all. Not authentic at all. Food didnt have good taste, and the only thing about that place was their beer, which of course can be good at any place. If was my first and last time there.

Thank TheTruth415
San Diego, California
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

We went there for dinner and for starters the place was NOT busy at all. We literarily stood around for several minutes waiting to be seated as per the sign on the front counter. Two female hostesses were busy with their personal conversation with one another or other guests, totally ignoring two hungry customers. As we finally turned to leave... More 

Thank noteatinghere
San Diego, California
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85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

I like the salsa, and the white queso that can be ordered with the chips that are complimentary when you get to your table. I wish that the chips were more tortilla style, than the ones that they have, but, oh well

Thank Rich M
San Diego, California, United States
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652 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2014

I think this is a Mexican restaurant. I didn't see any Mexicans actually eating here. Maybe its a MexAmurr'can restaurant? No matter...Happy Hour is pretty good here: $6 Beef Nachos....HUUUUGGGGEEEEE! $5 Chicken Quesidilla...YUM! $4 Pork Mini Tacos...MEATY! $6.75 27oz House Margarita...WIN! Is the food authentic Mexican? Probably not...

Thank John P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10789 Westview Parkway, San Diego, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-530-1130

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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?