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On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
535 Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1827
+1 224-433-5450
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average25%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (6 reviews)
“chile relleno” (2 reviews)
“taco” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
535 Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1827
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since I stopped coming a few years ago, they have upgraded their bartenders. Got me back and love the food!

Thank cmacgolf6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was here for lunch with a colleague on a limited-time lunch break, and we were pleased with the prompt service. Food was fresh and hot. We both had fajitas and found them flavorful. Pleasant staff.

Thank biztravelerChicago
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

The Mexican food was just ok not very spicy. Bland Mexican food doesn’t do it for me. If you like mild mex you may like this more than we did.

Thank Mike D
Tiffani L, Guest Relations Manager at On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Mike, we're sorry we didn't bring the spice for you. We can always bring out fresh jalapenos to kick it up a notch. Would you consider reaching out to me at contactus@ontheborder.com, so we can turn this visit around for you?

Reviewed 29 May 2018

It takes alot for me to write a bad review. We took my sailor here the day after naval graduation. Time is precious when you only have a few days to spend with your sailor. We went to the resteraunt during lunch hours. There was...More

Thank shancan81
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I might have rated On Thor Border one star lower had I not visited Uncle Julio's first. The comparison was overwhelming. First of all, the outdoor patio beats out the festive U. j, by a wide margin. Then there are the drinks. Julio charges, at...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

I haven't been here in awhile but was pleased. Staff was friendly, service was very good. Even the manager checked on us. My niece and I were both happy with our meals. One change they've made that I like is to serve the sides in...More

Thank dellafromreno
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

The meal was good I had fajitas, the martini was not the best, tasted like gin only. Service was good, nice place to stop for a quick bite to eat.

Thank jdbuller
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We had a large group at lunch time. The hostess gave us a choice of table or booth. The server made recommended good choices if we were unsure. The guacamole was made fresh at our table.

Thank Lewis P
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We came from our drive to Schaumburg from Milwaukee for lunch. They say us down promptly. Placed our drinks order and it was downhill from there. We got the chips and salsa. We love on the border as we are from Texas and eat there...More

Thank Bhrigu S
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Really enjoy the food and ambiance of this place. Not stuffy and not too casual. Food is always good and service too.

Thank Sharon M
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Dave S
26 November 2017|
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Response from Kimmarie S | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if they have actual gift cards, but I'm sure you could get a certificate for whatever amount.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1827
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Vernon Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 224-433-5450
The spirit of sharing Border-Style food lives on today at On The Border.
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