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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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Today
11:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    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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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Muscat
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My bestt restaurant of all timeee 😍😍😍😍😍 their caso cheese are amazing 😍😍😍 I almost go there every 2 weeks or every week sometimes, it's reallyyy greaatt

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The title says it all. Salty, unimaginative and oversize servings. There are far better Mexican restaurants in the area (Puerta Vallarta immediately comes to mind).

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My husband and I went here a lot when we were dating. I enjoyed the Margaritas, nachos, and soups. I cannot recall what my husband used to get and that is probably why we stopped going. I like the prices and as previously stated the margaritas are great but this is a restaurant to go to every once in awhile... More 

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Restaurant Details

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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?