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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 8
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
If you like Mexican

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
Valerie C
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Columbia, Maryland, United States
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Columbia, Maryland, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 67 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 

dc metro area
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

great place to get your tex mex cravings satisfied, the margaritas are quite nice the service is good and fast, you can always seat at the bar and get food, we liked the fajitas, the mixed one the portions are good and the wait staff are on top of things without hovering on top of you while you are eating

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Columbia, Maryland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This place is close to home, so we stop in about once a month. The food is good, especially considering this is a chain restaurant. All of the portions are large and the prices are reasonable. Service is usually pretty good. I haven't had any complaints with this place, and I would say the food is above average. I'll be... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The service and food were excellent. We stopped here on the way from Massachusetts to our daughter home in South Carolina. I like the food, the areas were clean, and my husband and I were satisfied in general for all.

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San Jose, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Old reliable menu items. Reasonably priced. Lively ambience on a Sunday evening. Large dining area and well set up for large groups, families, birthday celebrations. Waiter seemed a bit casual; brought the wrong beverage and didn't offer to make it right; maybe a random occurrence.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Took the family here because we were starving and so of course stuff is good when you're starving. Guac was yummy!

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?