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On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern, Grill
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5205 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711-3702
+1 520-441-7440
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Tucson, Arizona
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112 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family gathered here on a Friday evening for a birthday celebration. We picked OTB because of the con queso, it is the best! We had a variety of entrees. I chose the enchiladas with rice and black beans. I like the ranchero sauce because it has a smokey flavor.

Thank Jrntucson
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just moved from Albuquerque where we had a favorite Mexican restaurant, and it took us three tries in Tucson to find On the Border. The food was good, the prices reasonable and the service excellent. The place as an very nice atmosphere, not too noisy.

Thank 641bix
Nathalie, Virginia
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112 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I had eaten here about two years ago and I wasn't really impressed but my wife and I decided to give them a second chance and we are very glad that we did. Our waitress was perfect and the food was outstanding. I ordered the ranchadillas, flank steak and two enchiladas with black beans on the side. My steak was... More 

Thank Mike S
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Great service and good food but nothing stood out about it. It's your typical Mexican restaurant. I got the burrito and thought the ingredients could have been mixed a bit more, each bite was different.

Thank Andrew V
Sunnyvale, California
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

OTB was bustling when we went for dinner last week. Food was amazing and service was good ! We were a large party and well taken care of ! There are many vegetarian options as well ! The sizzling fajitas were mouthwatering....Margaritas and mojitos were good ! They also accommodated surprise birthday wishes for a couple of kids in the... More 

Thank GMBToga
Fishers Indiana
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124 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Kevin is a great server. He was friendly and professional, plus very prompt. My husband and I find as we get older we don't need to eat as much so we share our food. Kevin was understanding and thoughtful prices were very reasonable

Thank Camille K
Wichita, Kansas
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I used to live in Tucson and visited this location often. Sadly, it has gone down since I left the area. I visited on a recent evening and found the service decent, maybe even good, but the food was not good. I ordered the Brisket Taco plate with Charo beans. Prior to getting my meal, I had ordered a cup... More 

Thank F9727MRmikep
Cottonwood, Arizona
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175 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived at 7:35, took 20 minutes to drinks, another 20 minutes to get a portion of our meal. They ran out of rice, and made us miss our movie with the very slow service. Food wasn't very good. Got a bill for everything we ordered, even though we didn't get it all. Had to chase down the waiter to take... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Good On the Border fare. Service was efficient and food was flavorful and hot. You get what you expect - the typical On the Border menu done well.

Thank James P
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

At a walking distance from the 3 Marriott hotels at Williams center. Atmosphere is very pleasant, not noisy. Staff is nice and efficient. General manager came to greet us at some point. Food is as good as it gets for Mexican. And iys not even expensive. Do not forget to have Sopaipillas for dessert.

Thank OlivierAZ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5205 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711-3702
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-441-7440

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?