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On the Border Mexican Cafe

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1519 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1303
860-899-1670
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 20
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Great Meal

Stopped in with friend for a quick dinner. The service was outstanding our server was the best. Everyone said that thier dinner was great

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Jaguar002
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East Hartford, Connecticut
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I have to say I love Mexican food and Margarita's. I do like to try different places all over CT. So I have to be honest that this place is just ok. I do love their in house made tortillas and their Margarita's are good, but their salsa is way too spicy. The menu doesn't leave too much to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Food always good. Always eat too much there! Love the fajitas. Easy to get to in Rocky Hill. Go early for a no wait experience. The chips and salsa are great.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I usually like On the Border, but last night's visit was a disappointment. The service was slow and the cheese enchiladas were almost empty. On the plus side, the rice and beans were good and the chips fresh.

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Muscat
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Whenever I visit CT USA, I definitely visit this Restaurant with family and friends. Awsome variety of foods even for me as vegetarian. Free Starters with corn Chips and Salsa sauce, main course Enchiladas, Burrito, Quesadillas, Chimi Changas, Tacos Tortias etc are a treat at this restaurant. They also serve guaca mole paste of avocado is amazing in itself. Wide... More 

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Stopped in with friend for a quick dinner. The service was outstanding our server was the best. Everyone said that thier dinner was great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I have been to other locations and this one is the best I have experienced. We were seated and within a moment chips and salsa hit our table provided by a quick smiling young man who warmly greeted us. Our waitress was very sweet and provided good service. The food was the best I have eaten for this chain restaurant.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

Excellent Mexican food at a reasonable price. Staff is very accomodating in seating 1 or small groups.

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Our server was very friendly and accommodating. We happened to go at a time (happy hour?) where tacos were $2, $3 and $4 depending on what kind. I got two and it was enough for me for dinner. It was a nice place.

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

While most Mexican restaurants (American version) north of the border provide decent Mexican cuisine, it just doesn't equate to the real thing. However, “On the Border” provides great facsimile. Please keep in mind that I lived in Hemet, California for a good piece of time and was able to experience genuine Mexican cuisine first hand. I wish I had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We went for dinner on a Saturday night around 6. We were a party of 8 (3 adults, 5 preteens). One of our preteens has a severe food allergy to dairy products. Food allergies make it very challenging to eat out and feel safe. She was able to order from a menu that provided very specific information on ingredients. The... More 

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Additional Information about On the Border Mexican Cafe

Address: 1519 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1303
Phone Number: 860-899-1670
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Rocky Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1519 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1303
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Rocky Hill
  • Phone Number: 860-899-1670

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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