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On the Border

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260 Ranch Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035-5107
408-935-6070
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 5
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely Margueritas but poor service for the US

Went here on a Friday evening with some colleagues. Got seated quite quickly but they took ages to take our drinks order, which is very unusual for the US. However, the Margueritas were delicious and we had a few more! One thing I do not like is when they bring your main meal before you have even... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Gill561027
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Bangalore
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Food was ok but didn't like the service. There was lot of delay in billing and even when it came there were errors and again they need to redo it.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Went here on a Friday evening with some colleagues. Got seated quite quickly but they took ages to take our drinks order, which is very unusual for the US. However, the Margueritas were delicious and we had a few more! One thing I do not like is when they bring your main meal before you have even finished your starter!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I was in San jose on business and 2 days in a row I was invited to this Mexican Restaurant. The first dinner was seated. The service was great, the atmosphere fantastic and the food excellent. I had one of the combos, so I get a little taste of everything. Everything was delicious but it wasn't very little :-) I... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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417 reviews 417 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Went here with a couple friends. The drinks were so so and the food OK. It just was mediocre and nothing to go crazy about. I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here again.

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Middletown, New Jersey, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Had dinner with a group – and experienced the worst service I can remember in a restaurant. A few examples: - After the third time we asked for menus, a colleague had to get up himself and get them from the hostess stand - Delivered queso dip to the table and set it right next to empty chip baskets –... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I ate here twice in the span of a few days and both meals were good. Yes it's a chain but the food was good and service here is better than most. The menu has a nice selection and the drink menu is extensive as well.

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san francisco
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

So I have been here a few times with my co-workers. I have only been here during the lunch hours and find the restaurant to be average. Let me start with the good: Drinks: My coworkers enjoy the drinks at this chain. Their favorite is the Borderitas Grande. I have had some of the margaritas here and again, I did... More 

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Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Service was good, even though there were several large parties being served as well. Food was OK. Carne Asada had good flavor but the cut of meat could have been better quality. Server brought food out and cautioned that it was hot. It was warm at best. Ordered a beer that they were out of stock. Overall just OK experience.

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Fremont, California
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158 reviews 158 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Not a fan at all...the food is not very good. Large portions of fried, greasy, carb loaded dishes. Any combo plate is mostly rice and beans, I have not found anything that is authentic or flavorful. The only redeeming thing here is large, inexpensive margaritas...but those are probably laden with high-fructose corn sweetener and fake lime juice as they come... More 

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Boston, MA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have eaten at other On the Border restaurants and enjoyed the food and margaritas. This was just OK food wise - ordered an enchilada platter and it was fine but not great. The first Cadillac Margarita was good - the 2nd had too much mix in it so it tasted funny. Service was OK.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 260 Ranch Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035-5107
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Milpitas
  • Phone Number: 408-935-6070

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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