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On the Border

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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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5117 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78411-4207
+1 361-992-9662
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Waco, Texas
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Went there for a mid afternoon lunch. We planned that as to miss the lunch crowd. We sat out on the patio. Service was super slow, the place was not crowed, we were 1 of 6 tables occupied. It took a long time to get our drinks, then to order, and then to get our food. We came, we saw,... More 

Thank Saprtbum
Canyon Lake, Texas
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Was there 10 minutes before we were acknowledged, 15 before we got in a drink order, 30 before we could beg someone for drinks and put in a food order, an hour before we could track down a manager. She said she'd find out where our food was, and let us know. Waited another 15, never saw her or the... More 

Thank 17rbward
Dallas, Texas
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Our visit to OTB was a Saturday evening. It was not busy at all. Our waitress took our order and the food arrived unbelievably fast. The order was correct and very quick. The food was good. During our meal our waitress never came by to ask how the food was or to check if we needed anything else. Really surprising.... More 

Thank 2014psr
Hockley, Texas
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203 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I was excited to eat here as the one where I live has closed. The food was as delicious as I expected and service was great. I don't know why there aren't more of these still around. I highly recommend eating here. Even though it's a chain, it has a nice home-town feel and food is always outstanding. Great chips... More 

Thank Stugatsa
Lake Jackson, Texas
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Ate at OTB because we had traveled all day and it was next to our hotel. Food was just average....did have very cold beer. My husband and I had a beer a piece and split an plate of food with guacamole and our bill was $45.00.Seemed high for what we got.

Corpus Christi, Texas
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We went there on a Friday night and only had to wait about 10 minutes. Very nice. The service was quick and friendly and the atmosphere was pleasant. We ordered and the food came fairly quickly and was very tasty. I had the steak street tacos and my wife had the carne asada (fried beef portions). Both meals included your... More 

Thank rayfromcorpus
Kingsville, Texas
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82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

It's nice place. No so many options in the menu if you're not so hungry. The taste is good tex-mex food. Nice environment, good TV shows and good service.

Thank 1969ViajeroFrecuente
Corpus Christi, Texas
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133 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is a chain restaurant so don't expect Mom & Pop Mexican food here. It is simple Americanized Tex Mex and while it's okay it isn't anything memorable. I live in south Texas, I know real Tex Mex. My coworker called this a fancy Taco Bell. Ding ding ding! She hit the nail right on the head. The menu choices... More 

Thank Cindi O
Corpus Christi
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244 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We ate there last week and and the service was good.Food took a little while,but their chicken quesadillas are great.Love the flavor.Would recommend.

Thank jmdrmd2
Victoria, Texas
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

We have eaten here numerous times since OTB first came to Corpus Christi. Most of the time, the food and service were acceptable and often even exceptional. This time, however, my meal was a dismal disaster compounded by bad food. I ordered the Monterrey Ranch Chicken Fajitas. The pan arrived with, at the most, three strips of chicken on a... 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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5117 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78411-4207
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: +1 361-992-9662

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