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On the Border

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16403 Heritage Blvd, Bowie, MD 20716-3170
301-860-1150
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Been here many times

To be honest, I stopped going for 2 reasons. One, I had to change my diet and two, I much prefer the food at Mi Hacienda. The food quality here is good, I prefer authentic Mexican over Tex Mex. If you love Tex Mex than this place is great for you.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Matthew Maria S
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Bowie, Maryland, United States
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Dropped by on a Tuesday night to order takeout. Sat at the bar. Even tho there were few patrons at the bar, several spots on the bar were dirty and had not been cleaned. The menus we were given by the bartender were filthy, with salsa and other food stains; they had obviously not been wiped off recently. Behind the... More 

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Bowie, Maryland, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

To be honest, I stopped going for 2 reasons. One, I had to change my diet and two, I much prefer the food at Mi Hacienda. The food quality here is good, I prefer authentic Mexican over Tex Mex. If you love Tex Mex than this place is great for you.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Contaminated, unsanitary, unprofessional environment, roaches & rodents seen repeatedly, dis-united, competitive staff, constantly out of stock of in-demand & necessary items, food & drink orders always excessively late & hastily thrown together, young, inexperienced mgmt., overwhelmed, understaffed franchise, lax staff training, uncaring indifference regarding customers & employees, profit-driven typical Capitalist establishment.

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Bellingham, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

If you're dining in, the service is great and food is good. You'll get the typical On the Border experience and enjoy your meal. But for takeout, check everything before you even leave the restaurant. Our order was pretty terribly botched, and we paid way too much for only about 2/3 of our food. Huge disappointment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Traveler that just happen to stop in for lunch. Soup was hot and very tasty. Chicken fajitas were hotter and better. Highly recommend. Staff prompt and professional.

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Delaware, Ohio
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148 reviews 148 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Stopped in here twice with my class for lunch. Atmosphere: the exterior was very clean and presentable. You cannot mistake the theme of the food served here. The parking lot is large and just a little strange to enter (as it is off the side road and not the primary road). The interior was very clean and the dining areas... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I go here at least once a month for lunch. It is very good. It is fresh and fast. The servers are usually very friendly, and the manager usually says hello. The "guacamole live"is 4stars. They make it in front of you, and to your specific taste. Generally, I don't like chains, but this is one of my favorites!

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Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I like the low prices. I like the long list of choices. The food comes almost as soon as you order it. They have daily specials but their prices are so low I usually ignore the specials.

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Maumelle, Arkansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

As other reviewers have mentioned they were a little slow. Slow with drinks. Slow with order taking. Ironically, food came out fairly quick. But bad for our server, he was slow to bring the check. Servers should be especially quick at check time since that is when their tip is considered. Server was nice, helpful, and friendly. So we gave... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was my first time at this restaurant [chain]. I ordered 2 fish tacos and my friend ordered a salad. After waiting 45 minutes for my food I finally spoke to a manager who said they had gotten my order wrong and had to remake it. My waitress took my empty cup for a refill and picked up a cup... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16403 Heritage Blvd, Bowie, MD 20716-3170
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bowie
  • Phone Number: 301-860-1150

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 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?