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On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

€€ - €€€Mexican, ,
71 S State Rt 17, Paramus, NJ 07652-2660
+1 201-397-1175
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good39%
  • Average29%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“beef tacos” (2 reviews)
“mexican food” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
71 S State Rt 17, Paramus, NJ 07652-2660
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

This was probably the worst Mexican food I have ever eaten. The chips were incredibly oily (salsa had a kick - this we liked). I ordered the combo. The chicken soup came out lukewarm. It was bland when it was redelivered. Our taco and mini...More

Thank BarbaraSS
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We have been going to on the border for probably 15 years now. It used to be one of the best places to go to. The service has gone down drastically we go once sometimes twice a week. You have to wait forever for service....More

Thank Taken4ever
Reviewed 3 July 2018

I have been a customer there for the last 20 years, this place used to be great, but the quality and value for the money has fluctuated..., not only the prices had gone up, but the portions have become noticeable smaller...., today I went with...More

1  Thank Frank G
OTB_REP, Guest Relations Manager at On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear your experience with us was so lacking. Please send us a message online at http://www.ontheborder.com/contact or via email at contactus@ontheborder.com. We'd like to know your thoughts on how we can improve.

Reviewed 5 March 2018

Stopped in for a quick lunch and had a yearning for some Mexican food. Nice start with a tasty salsa and chips. Got the three different enchiladas and they were good. A nice bowl of brown rice and black beans made a filling tasty lunch....More

Thank Dakota973
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Simply ridiculous. We went for lunch on a Friday at 12:30. It took the hostess several minutes to seat us despite the fact the place was nearly deserted. We sat at our table for five minutes and when no server came we walked out and...More

1  Thank uncleyankeemike
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Nice and festive restaurant. The chips and salsa are great. Salsa is spicy but not too spicy. The chips are the best. Not too plain but also not over salted. They were served quickly after we sat. The menus could have been cleaner and the...More

Thank DarnGoodPatron
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The tortilla chips are fresh, they make them right on the premises. The salsa for the tortilla chips is very good. One can have as much as one wants of the tortillas and salsa. The guacamole live is very good. Quesadilla with shrimp is excellent;...More

Thank Miryam F
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

It is my favorite restaurant to go and get "firecrackers" with some other food. First thing, that time it's been slow, we get food very late, no one rush with chips and salsa to, took 15 min to get it to the table , and...More

1  Thank FisherManGreg
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We went on a summer evening for dinner. It wasn't crowded (5:30pm) and they sat us right away. A bit cold from the air conditioner blasting. Our server Sam (girl) came right away to take our drinks. We placed the whole order right away. Husband...More

1  Thank 684stones
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We've had them cater 2 events now and both times they were wonderful. From planning to set up! We had a taco bar for Cinco de Mayo at my office and decided in August to do it again it was so good! Plenty of food!!!...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 S State Rt 17, Paramus, NJ 07652-2660
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Paramus
  • Phone Number: +1 201-397-1175
Every day at 8 a.m., we start chopping veggies, soaking beans, and prepping our mesquite-fired grill. Not because we have to, but because we believe in delicious flavors made-to-order, from hand-rolled enchiladas to our sizzling fajitas to guacamole made right at your table. Everything pairs nicely with a grande margarita, and of course, enjoy the always endless chips and salsa.
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