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On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern
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19 Commerce Way, Woburn, MA 01801-1005
+1 781-995-2314
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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Bennington, Vermont
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were excited to try "On the Border" and it was conveniently located right next to the Hotel. Next time, I will walk the extra 1/4 mile to the other nearby Mexican Restaurant. I was prepared with an idea for an order for take out and walked through the front door. The host made me feel bad about walking in... More 

Thank lorainedonatelli
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eating Mexican food in New England can be an adventure that is often filled with disappointment. Fortunately there are a few chain restaurants that can consistently deliver a satisfying Mexican meal. On the Border is one of these restaurants. The others, (that I know of), are the Border Cafe, Margaritas and Chili's (which is associated with On the Border). For... More 

Thank dpskayak
Tampa, Florida
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47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Typical chain. Everything was good. Clean. Staff was friendly. I do not think anyone had any issues, so that is a plus.

Thank Eric S
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came in on a Friday evening around 8 - not very busy, but the staff seemed to be running behind and stressed out. Menu options are limited: this is not a real Mexican restaurant, more Tex-Mex. But what there is is quite tasty, so give them a try. They aren't stingy with the alcohol in their mixed drinks, which was... More 

Thank AardvarkTees
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had been here a few times in the past and it was ok. Latest trip was terrible, we sat at the bar, there was only one other person at the bar who we saw send food back. I ordered the steak street style mini tacos, my wife had a taco and an enchilada, We were never asked how our food... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Recently ordered take-out from On the Border. Have been going there for years off and on, usually take-out but we used to eat there quite often. We ordered steak and chicken fajitas which is always a safe choice. The fajitas were okay but the major issue we had was with the side dishes. The chips were stale and the refried... More 

Thank wmblackstone
Middlebury, Vermont
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254 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We ate here on a Saturday evening about 7:30 recently. The wait was 20 minutes as we were told when we arrived. The waitress was very friendly, calling everyone "friends" or "sweetheart " and generous with refilling our chip basket. The food was generously portioned but my meal of chicken and shrimp had been under the warming lights a bit... More 

Thank Bikers_Mom
Saint Louis, Missouri
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Never a problem with the food at On The Border. It's not the best Mexican food I've ever had, but it's good for the price. Margaritas are AMAZING here! Service wasn't outstanding though. Not super fast and they did mess up my order (but at least I didn't get charged for what they forgot to bring).

Thank TigerEyes9
Peabody, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Very poor experience, and not for the first time. The service is terrible, the servers never look happy, what is going on here for these people to look so miserable?? The portions are small, and the worst today, the ladies room was an absolute disaster, it's a Sunday, no one there really, so why doesn't management check out the facilities???... More 

Thank Lisa G
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Went there for lunch about 1pm, restaurant was 1/3 full and the host told us we had a 10 minute wait. If my daughter wasn't so set on mexican for lunch it would have been over then. Finally seated and we waited ten minutes for a waitress to ask for a drink order and then didn't even bring over chips.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 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, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Commerce Way, Woburn, MA 01801-1005
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Woburn
  • Phone Number: +1 781-995-2314
The spirit of sharing Border-Style food lives on today at On The Border.

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