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On the Border

26661 Aliso Creek Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-2883
949-643-1379
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Ranked #30 of 71 Restaurants in Aliso Viejo
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
Laguna Beach, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Thought I would try this place again when I got a coupon for Free Stack of chips (basically nachos with chicken and the works). Sat in the bar and watched the baseball game. The bartender was our server and he was very good. Quick to get us drinks, made sure our water was always full and took our order in... More

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Aliso Viejo, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I'm not a huge fan of Tex Mex anyway, I'd rather go to Flamingos or anywhere else, but we tried On The Border again for their great salad. Yes, salad....when the only good thing you can find here is a salad, you know not to bother. We ordered for 4 of us and were in the far corner, we were... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is my go-to place for a Tex Mex style Mexican food fix. The food is dependably good, the atmosphere that of a rustic Cantina. We ordered Mix and match Fajitas with Shrimp/Beef, Ranchiladas, and Chile con Queso. Everything was delicious.

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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The food at the restaurant was always excellent and fresh, service prompt and friendly and all this at an affordable price

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Laguna Beach, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Food is not very good. Service is always awful. Have been three times and service has always been awful. Waiting 10 minutes for a person to seat us when it is slow was annoying. Waiting 15 minutes for our order to be taken. 20 minutes for food to arrive. Staff is not attentive at all. Have had to get up... More

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Strongly suggest coming here for the Taco Thursday deal. You get half price on the "deluxe" tacos which are very good. Most of the food isn't anything special to write home about and the prices for these deluxe tacos are a bit on the extreme side if you get them any other day.

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Los Angeles, California
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208 reviews 208 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We went here in December twice in about a week for lunch. The first time everything went okay, the tableside guacamole was good, the entrees ordered by all in our party were good. However, the second visit a week later didn't go as well. The waiter took our order and we waited and waited. At a point the waiter came... More

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Aliso Viejo, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We went this evening into the bar for a nice get away drink and appetizers. We go there often. We will never go back. As we were entering the front door a customer was complaining to the manager about the horrendous wait and terrible service. We were one of 4 tables occupied in the bar with 2 tables on the... More

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Laguna Beach, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I have been here a few times and each experience is different. It seems when they are busier the service is better. Went on a Saturday afternoon May 4, sat in the bar and ordered taco's and a Cadilac Margarita. It was slow and the bartenders were just talking to each other, took 10 minutes to get a drink and... More

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Laguna Niguel, CA.
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Good location with plenty of free parking. Great atmosphere with good service. Food good but nothing outstanding. Offers large portions which are good for young people wil families but probably too much for the older crowd.

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