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On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

1519 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1303
+1 860-899-1670
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good41%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“chips and salsa” (21 reviews)
“fajitas” (13 reviews)
“taco” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1519 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1303
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Reviewed yesterday

Joined friends for Happy Hour (M-F, 3-to 7pm). Happy hour apps ranged from $2-4, beer $2-4. Very noisy in the bar area - everyone happy and having a good time. Service was excellent. An extensive selection of "Mexican" dishes available, including "create your own combos"...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank William S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and i went for lunch. We ordered our usual vegetarian version of spinach and mushroom enchiladas. As in the past we chose the vegetarian rice and vegetarian black beans. The server/bartender took our order. When the food arrived,there was one order of rice...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank clarence1i
Tiffani L, Guest Relations Manager at On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Clarence, we appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention and we will look into the matter. Can you reach out to us directly at contactus@ontheborder.com, so that we can gather a few additional details and make this right with you?

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fairly large place with typical Mexican offerings. My fish was good but the salads looked very predictable and not that interesting. But with no romaine to offer, they seemed to spread the lettuce out on the plate. My arm hit the waitress as she was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JillConnecticut
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, good food at a reasonable price. Plenty of choice for everyone in the family or your party. Enjoy!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jon S
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Having been several times before, walking into a familiar place with a new menu took sitting down and studying a bit to find out where our favorites had wandered to. But we found them – – queso with chips appetizer was to start. The chips...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DrLiz
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Maybe it was an isolated experience, but my food didn't taste good, the service was very slow and my food was cold when it got to me. The beverage was OK but won't be going back.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank DaTruth17
Tiffani L, Guest Relations Manager at On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hi, I'm really sorry to hear that we disappointed you. This doesn't sound like the standard we set for our restaurants. Please reach out to us via our Contact Us page on our website if you'd like to discuss further.

Reviewed 24 June 2018

Service was decent on the night we ate here. Chips and salsa was pretty good. I had a border bowl and my husband had some sort of chicken dish. Border bowl was very small - decently flavorful. I asked for a side of avocado ranch,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank MDtravels1021
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Great chimichanga. Kid’s build your own taco was a hit with my niece. The waitress was kind and attentive. This is a great place for families who want a quick “American” Mexican meal.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Nelson5454
Reviewed 1 April 2018

As always, my better half and I enjoy dining at “On the Border” because the food is on point and we have never left unsatisfied. I will submit some pix's of what we ate so that you can see for yourself...mmmmmmm! I'm too full to...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Brougham1952
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

My husband wanted the fish tacos so we stopped in. The chips and salsa were delicious, and welcomed as that other Mexican chain restaurant no longer provides complimentary chips. The Mexican Long Island ice tea was tangy and lemony. Wonder if it was hand made...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Cheryl M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1519 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1303
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Rocky Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 860-899-1670
Every day at 8 a.m., we start chopping veggies, soaking beans, and prepping our mesquite-fired grill. Not because we have to, but because we believe in delicious flavors made-to-order, from hand-rolled enchiladas to our sizzling fajitas to guacamole made right at your table. Everything pairs nicely with a grande margarita, and of course, enjoy the always endless chips and salsa.
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