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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food good, service meh

Always enjoy the food. Good quality, it's what you expect. And your typical chain atmosphere but, enjoyable. But man or man, our service was terrible for lunch on Saturday with our kids. Forgetting items (ie rice for the kids, salad, ice cream). Super slow but the server only had 4 tables... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2015
Michael W
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Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One can never go wrong with Mexican. I was on a diet of only protein and vegetables when I went there. And they adjusted my order awesomely!

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Thank RudyMMusic
Baltimore, Maryland
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Ok, hungry, tired and well, just hungry and tired. So, very nice waitress, good chips and salsa and then....... an hour later we had gotten no food, we were in melt down mode and we just had to leave. Never got our food. Had 4 baskets of chips and salsa and several drinks. The whole kitchen was in the weeds-... More 

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Thank BaltoGal333
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Always enjoy the food. Good quality, it's what you expect. And your typical chain atmosphere but, enjoyable. But man or man, our service was terrible for lunch on Saturday with our kids. Forgetting items (ie rice for the kids, salad, ice cream). Super slow but the server only had 4 tables. Attribute it to a new server, or so we... More 

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Thank Michael W
New York City, New York
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Friends and I stop I here every time we 're down for shows in MD, at least once a year. We keep going back, so that's a good recommendation right there. Menu is large, tons of options. Everything we've ordered has always been good. Service is quick but not rushed. Margaritas are always tasty and there a variety to choose... More 

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Thank MeredithMNYC
South Chesterfield
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176 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We stopped her on a trip to PA and found it to be an OK place. Average at best. The chips were not fresh at all. It reminded me of ChiChi's, a mexican chain that no longer is around.

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Thank MenthiaC
South Central PA
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Thank BronxProf
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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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Thank David M
Overland Park, Kansas
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115 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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Thank Cynmos
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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Thank User146
Baltimore
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273 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 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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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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