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On the Border

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Mexican, Southwestern
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19921 E Jackson Dr, Independence, MO 64057-1596
+1 816-759-2110
10:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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Independence, Missouri
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't even no where to start this place is excellent. I love there food anything you order is top notch. There servers are very nice they make sure your visit is the best service and your satisfied. make sure you order Guacamole live its awesome.

Thank curtandtina2015
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58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Got to the table opened my silverware was dirty. The second set knife was dirty.... Food arrived no flavor. After leaving started feeling sick to my stomach

Thank criticcc
Sullivan, Missouri
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Recently had the fajitas and appetizer of guacamole. Both were good and I would visit again. We seated ourselves in the bar, which was fine as far as atmosphere. However, they do need new high top table chairs as half the ones at our table felt like they were going to collapse.

Thank feuermedic
Kansas City, Missouri
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We've been here probably 40+ times since the opening and as the years go by the service keeps going downhill. Hard to hire good servers? The food is still good though I must say, which is why we come back from time to time. I don't hesitate though to try other mexican restaurants where service is much better.

Thank tdavid60
Kansas City, Missouri
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I'm so disappointed in my last. Is it here. Most of the time the food is really good so you don't pay attention to the service issues. This visit was awful!!!!! The hostess was extremely rude told us less than 10 minute wait but we didn't get a new able for about a half hour. The server was slow getting... More 

Thank bbwithyellowrose
Bentonville, Arkansas
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126 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Ordered the lunch Chicken Border Bowl, $9.79 and a side of guacamole. My beverage of choice was the sweet tea. The border bowl was ok. Three strips of chicken, three avocado slices. Never got the guacamole as server Angela was covered up in tables. She took it off the check without asking.

Thank Dhplad1
Chicago, Illinois
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138 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I take business Clinets from the Southwest here. They are right at home here and love the food. The Salsa is authentic and some of the best in the midwest

Thank rd400
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58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Ate there with wife. Hey my jalapeño Margarita(or whatever it's called) was awesome! I'd love to have another. My chill Relleno was tasteless. Could have been a green pepper with no taste. The cheese was still cold and tasteless. In fairness the manager did comp my meal so perhaps it generally ok there. Wife's fish tacos were fine.

Thank Mrg0157
Jefferson City, Missouri
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108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I ate here two previous times last summer when passing through the area and had a good experience. This time, we were here for a late dinner. Waited at the hostess station for a while until the bartender came over and got us a seat with menus in the restaurant area, The whole floor was a train wreck - tons... More 

Thank Stephanie P
Nashville, Tennessee
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Good drinks on the menu in this chain type Mexican restaurant. Think Joe's Crab Shack of Mexican foods. Similar service, cleanliness, menu diversity, etc.

Thank Rick C

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
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: 19921 E Jackson Dr, Independence, MO 64057-1596
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: +1 816-759-2110

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