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On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

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19 Commerce Way, Woburn, MA 01801-1005
781-995-2314
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10:00 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: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Trip to Woburn Mass

I ordered the skirt steak with black beans and enchiladas. The food was outstanding but the service was as bad as it can get. The food was outstanding but the service was terrible. The front door was left open and we were eating with cold blast of air hitting our food. Many young people with zero... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Oscar S
via mobile
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46 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the skirt steak with black beans and enchiladas. The food was outstanding but the service was as bad as it can get. The food was outstanding but the service was terrible. The front door was left open and we were eating with cold blast of air hitting our food. Many young people with zero supervision. A shame the... More 

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Thank Oscar S
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

What a great little place! And the food is delicious!!! Hubby and I split the tres enchiladas and it was a perfect portion. Staff is super friendly as well.

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Thank Heather N
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

prices good, service friendly, parking free, easy to reach from Residence Inn, 10 minutes , straight line.

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Thank 56texag
Lexington, Massachusetts
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118 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Considering how far we are from Mexico, there sure are a lot of Mexican restaurants in this area. This one has the typical tacos, enchiladas, and fajitas menu. The food is ok, the prices typical, and we were fortunate to have a very good waitress. So there are no complaints but there is also nothing special.

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Thank Michael M
Boston, MA
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Visited On The Border, Woburn, MA on Wednesday, 25Nov2015. Sat in a table within the bar area. Group at the table included 4 couples of adult professionals. Selected On the Border as a fun spot for meeting prior to the holidays. Ordered several rounds of appetizers and drinks. All of a sudden, the server indicated he would be closing the... More 

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Thank cabriche
mumbai
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I visited this place with friends for dinner.the place must be popular as it took a while to get the table.the wait was worth as the food,drinks were really good.i was shown the demo of guacamole dip which was interesting.

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Thank suvide
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We stopped at the Border for lunch and were seated right away. Our server came right over bringing up chips and salsa - my favorite part. Our order was placed and within 20 minutes we had our lunches. The food was delicious, my chicken was tender and my husband's beef was cooked just the way he liked it. We've eaten... More 

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Thank Debra M
Salisbury, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Hi, We went there for lunch at 12:10 and didn't get our lunch until 1:10 pm. The chips and salsa were good, lunch was okay, and service was poor as they were short handed- very disappointing!

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Thank Rosie502014
Stoneham, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

While returning from doing errands on Sunday evening, we decided to get take-out for dinner from On the Border. That wasn’t a wise decision, for the reasons discussed herein. After the one person ahead of us had finished placing his take-out order, I asked for the vegetarian menu. Instead of giving me the menu, the cashier asked if anyone else... More 

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Thank ReC1982
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came here while visiting Boston for the first time because i have a love of On the Border but dont have them back home. Our server, Kerry was very busy but never let our drinks get low, was friendly and attentive and welcoming to Boston. At the end of our meal the manager Mike stopped by... More 

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Thank Amanda S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 Commerce Way, Woburn, MA 01801-1005
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Woburn
  • Phone Number: 781-995-2314

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?