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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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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place for happy hour

On the Border is comfy spot that can get pretty busy. The food is ok, the drinks are also fine. I like this place for the space, it is huge and they also have a room for parties. The bar area is huge with high tables and the bar is great! The services quick and friendly, my kind of place,... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Barbie C
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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

On the Border is comfy spot that can get pretty busy. The food is ok, the drinks are also fine. I like this place for the space, it is huge and they also have a room for parties. The bar area is huge with high tables and the bar is great! The services quick and friendly, my kind of place,... More 

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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170 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

On The Border Mexican knows how to make a customer feel good. Their menu is large and varied, and the staff is super friendly. If your main server is busy, another walking by will ask if they can get you anything. They work in pairs and help each other out, so the service is usually top notch. We've been coming... More 

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East Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This On The Border was recently renovated to improve space and deorre. Better yet, the menu has improved as well with new selections, combos, and specials plus they have improved the taste a bit as well.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We were only staying overnight in the area and didn't know any of the restaurants; we really lucked out when we decided to try On the Border. There was a huge variety to choose from (with descriptions of each for those who don't know the differences between a taco, burrito, chimichanga, etc.), generous portions of delicious food, and friendly, capable... More 

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Anzio, Italy
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Very good mexican food and style. Usually i go to CT every year for 15 days and this place is very good for dinner or just for a beer with friends after!

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Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Not only were the short rib tacos delicious, but the service was fabulous and it was wonderful to see an active manager watching every detail of everything going on. Lately, I've noticed at many restaurants that management seems to be non-existent. Not only did he pay attention to everything, but as he walked by our table, and other tables, he... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?