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On the Border Mexican Cafe

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Walnut Grove - Shelby Farms PD
Mexican, Southwestern
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8101 Giacosa Pl, Memphis, TN 38133-5305
+1 901-372-8883
10:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant before and was given good service and good food. I don' t know what changed, but if this last visit was my first, I would never go back. We were shown to a table where we were given drinks and a menu. 20 minutes, I asked the hostess if there was more than one... More 

Thank Debby C
Madison, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great restaurant, attentive & polite wait staff, the ambiance inside was warm & inviting, very clean & the food was AMAZING! The Guacamole is to die for!

Thank puttergirl
Las Vegas, Nevada
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a national chain so you know the food tastes pretty good. The service at this location was very nice and friendly. The lamps hang low over the booths but they have never fixed that and it's not too big of a deal. Inadvertently tried the southwest chicken tacos for the first time and they may be my new favorite!

Thank MetalTravel
Cordova, Tennessee
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112 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Celebrated National Taco Day here on Tuesday, October 4. It was very busy, but there was allot of empty tables in the dining room area and apparently not enough wait staff. We were told it would be about 15 minute wait. After about 10 minutes, we decided to set at a high table in the bar area for quicker service.... More 

Thank southavenchick
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205 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch during a Saturday of errands. Seems like there was much less on the new menu... Could not get the little lunch portion of fajitas since it was not a Mon-Friday... Appetizer list seemed pretty brief too... Was looking for a lighter portion since we were planning to go to a movie later. Interrupted by three different... More 

Thank tnanna
Lakeland, TN
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167 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Love On The Border Mexican Cafe. Food is always hot and delicious. Service with a smile. I got the Border Sampler and enjoyed every bite of it. Good location, close to a lot of shopping.

Memphis, Tennessee
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116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We had a great meal. The chips are very light and crunchy and were brought out hot every time. We had white queso dip along with our salsa. My Mahi mahi was delicious with the rice and grilled vegetables were just top notch. My daughter had the endless enchiladas and they were very tasty also. My husband and I shared... More 

Thank PhyllisGreenberg
Rolla, Missouri
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239 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Great food and very attentive/ personal service. Get the fish tacos... they are to die for! I got the guacamole... it was good, but not the best I have ever had. Next time I will have to get the guacamole LIVE (they make it at table side. Worth checking this place out!

Thank Katie W
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148 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite Mexican restaurant in Memphis, TN. Great food and drinks, good location and parking. The staff is friendly and the restaurant is very clean. The patio is great. The margaritas are fantastic and they run daily specials on shots. Try the Ultimate Fajitas, you will be impressed.

Thank JasonSudbury
Atoka, Tennessee
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206 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

What a yummy place to eat. The service is good and quick and the food and drinks are yummy. I always have the fish tacos and a Margarita. It keeps me coming back for more. The tacos were done but not over cooked and the nmargaritas are not watered down like other restaurants do at lunchtime!

Thank Beverly M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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: 8101 Giacosa Pl, Memphis, TN 38133-5305
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Walnut Grove - Shelby Farms PD
  • Neighbourhood: Walnut Grove - Shelby Farms PD
  • Phone Number: +1 901-372-8883

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?