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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 #14 of 67 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
  • Any
English first
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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CT
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

On The Border is a great place to meet up with friends for happy hour. The service is great, you can't beat the drink and app's specials and the food is good for the price. The place is always busy but as soon as you sit down you get their infamous chips and salsa and everything is right. :) the... More

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Please take my advice and don't order the nachos. Everyone in my party (3 people) got sick with food poising. We believe it was the nachos we had as appetizer that killed us. And someone at my table got a dirty menu. His food also came out cold. The only thing good here was the staff. When the food came... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

From entering the restaurant up to the time you walk out... The overall experience is GREAT! Friendly and welcoming staff. Efficient timing in greeting, drink order, meal order, expedition of meal and the receipt of check.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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