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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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not every member of our family loves Mexican food but we all love On the Border. The Mexican food is excellent but they offer sides like French Fries that my children love. There is something for everyone at OTB.

Thank Mom4sonz
Independence, Missouri
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368 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I just ate here on a very busy Friday night. Her California burrito and my southwest chicken tacos were excellent. Even with the crowd we still received attentive service. We'll be back

Thank osanida
Independence, Missouri
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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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59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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17 reviews
11 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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133 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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60 reviews
53 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

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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
Groups, 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: 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?