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On the Border Mexican Cafe

1519 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1303
860-899-1670
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Ranked #11 of 64 restaurants in Rocky Hill
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
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English first
New Haven, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

A great place for brunch or dinner. You can spice up the food if you wish ( they have several different types of extra spicy sauces but you need to ask). The carne asada is unbelievable. The steak just melts in your mouth.

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My dive club, the Innerspace Explorers, meets the first Tuesday of every month at OTB in Rocky Hill. We use the banquet room and the service is the absolute best. Tasha is the best waitress, the food is great and the atmosphere and room setup is perfect for our meetings.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

When ever we're in the area we always make this our stop for cocktails and lunch. The service at the bar is always excellent. You get your chips and salsa(YUM) right away and your beverages shortly there after. Love their combo plates where you can mix and match. We like to try something new on each visit - but we... More

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Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We've been going since it has opened and I find it pretty reliable for good food, decent service and fair prices. We've had our strike-outs (when the chef at the time thought chile rellenos was to be made with green bell peppers- crunch!) and some slow serving times, but for the most part end up pleased with the experience. The... More

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food here is excellent, as are the house margaritas with grand marnier. Food is tasty and reasonably priced. Fun place to go with a group.

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is the best Mexican restaurant within at least a 20 mile radius. Tacos are fresh made. Their spicy dishes are really spicy so let your server know if you don't want it too spicy. We've been eating here since it opened about 15 yrs ago. We even had my kids' birthday party here.

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MA-USA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Nice looking building, very big and big bar area. Chips and salsa are great, (on the warm side but that is what I like). Large menu and a wide verity of tequilas. I have been there about 5 times in the last 2 years and the only problem I had on all occasions was service. I think the bartenders may... More

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Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I live near this place and eat there or take out fairly often. Love their fish tacos. Service is always good. Plenty of off-street parking. Right across from exit 24 on Rt. 91. The bar is small and not very comfortable - eat in the restaurant instead.

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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137 reviews 137 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We arrived at 5:30 on a Saturday night and were warmly welcomed and immediately seated. Chips and salsa were quickly served. The margarita was large and tasty. The sangria ( only $4.95) was strangely served in a wine glass. Since it was small I later ordered a 2nd one , without ice. Our meals were good and the dinner was... More

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60 reviews 60 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

This franchise is built on their bar. They serve forgettable Mexican food. Been here twice and shame on me for returning. My Daughter hated tacos as the meat was tasteless and greasy. Only meal at a table of five that was enjoyed were the fish tacos. Chips and salsa are good, but how can you screw that up? Save your... More

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