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On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

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8230 Gateway Overlook Dr, Elkridge, MD
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just another Mexican chain

There wasn't anything bad about it, there just wasn't anything that noteworthy. The food is average and the service is about the same. The lunch portions are small but filling and worth the price. The high point was the salsa; just hot enough to get past being bland as so many are now days... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Cynmos
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Overland Park, Kansas
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South Central PA
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had a reservation for ten people. When we got there the hostess said she had "forgotten" so we had to wait over half an hour to get a table. Our waitress was very competent, got everything right and was prompt with refills. The little bowls of salsa were good and the guacamole was good, although nothing out of the... More 

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SocialOTB, Manager at On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are disappointed to hear about your negative experience in our restaurant. It is always our goal to provide great food and friendly, accommodating service and we apologize that this is not what you and your family received. Please contact our Guest Relations Manager so we can make things right with you. 888-682-6882 Monday –... More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My wife and I arrived, and was told that we would have to 15 minutes, which was accurate. I hate when we are told 15 and it is actually 30-40 min. When, the greeter called us, she was rude taking us to our table. We both thought it bothered her to do her job. We waited on the waiter, who... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

There wasn't anything bad about it, there just wasn't anything that noteworthy. The food is average and the service is about the same. The lunch portions are small but filling and worth the price. The high point was the salsa; just hot enough to get past being bland as so many are now days. Probably would not go back but... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

They seated us right away - about 2 PM on a Saturday. The menus were filthy. They had not been cleaned in a long time. You could see the drips and food on the menus. I told our waitress I wanted to see the manager. The manager come promptly. The manager could see we just arrived. I looked at her,... More 

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Baltimore
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216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Our group felt like Mexican, and while La Palapa was suggested I had never been to On the Border so we opted to go here. It's easy enough to get to, in a shopping center right off 175, and the place is very clean nice-looking. They are deeply committed to their theme, in that their limited beer list has several... More 

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Columbia, Maryland, United States
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My family went to On the Border to celebrate my husband's birthday. I liked how each of us got our own bowl of fresh salsa. The salsa was not too spicy, not too bland. Our dinners were very good. I would have ordered flan for dessert if we didn't have birthday cake waiting at home. On the Border also has... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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67 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Food terrible and small....wait is long. And lack of customer service efficiency. Servers ignore and keep looking at other places.

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Columbia, Maryland
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Great place for the happy hour and a good meal. Just had the lunch specials. Great price. Had a soda. The great thing about the 3 soda was the free lettuce that came with each glass. Happy I had a straw. Besides that Cory was great, food great, and had a good time with friends.

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202 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The menu is long with lots of choices. Almost everything is budget-priced. Beware because the spices are a little hotter than expected. The staff were so enthusiastic that they reminded me of Hooters staff (with clothes on). There were options for my vegetarian mother and my lactose sister.

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SocialOTB, Manager at On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. We are so happy that you and your family were able to enjoy the variety of our menu. Thank you for choosing On The Border and we look forward to serving your family again. Please come back to see us soon! More 

Elkridge, Maryland
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food is always good here. My favorite is the guacamole live and the pork tamales. Prices are very reasonable

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SocialOTB, Manager at On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive feedback. We are thrilled that you love our Guacamole Live and pork tamales. We appreciate you and we look forward to serving you again. Please come back to see us soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8230 Gateway Overlook Dr, Elkridge, MD
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Elkridge

Price and Cuisine

  • 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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