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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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Today
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, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    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
One of the best in Woburn (in my point of view)

One of the best ratio Quality/price. Very large selection in the menu list. Very good service and ambiance.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Patrick L
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Woburn, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I went to On The Border in Woburn, MA for dinner with my wife and 2 kids. The food was underwhelming to say the least. My chimichanga was a bland, brown pile of salt, the rice was cardboard. The kids ordered fried chicken strips, which had more fried batter on them than chicken. Our waiter wasn't amazing either, the table... More 

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Bangalore
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We had lunch at On the Border and were very satisfied. I almost left after looking at the menu thinking that there weren't too many vegetarian options - but our hostess explained that they had quite a few choices and I was very happy with what I ordered!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

One of the best ratio Quality/price. Very large selection in the menu list. Very good service and ambiance.

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Andover, MA
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This past Sat my wife and I went for early dinner and got a seat right away. The limited parking was another thing. I ordered grilled salmon and specifically told the waitress that I do not want anything sweet on the fish as I am not supposed to limit sugar intake. In addition I hate sugars on my meats. She... More 

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Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

There was no wait for a table, Monday night, The service was very good and we got the special which was soup or salad, a lunch size chicken fajita, and desert for one. It was great. Just the right amount of food for a good meal and only costs $12.99. Of course the complementary chips and salsa were great too.... More 

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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 happy that you enjoyed our endless chips & salsa and Fiesta Trio! Thank you for choosing On The Border and we look forward to serving you again. Please come back soon! More 

Summerville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

We are here while staying at the Red Roof Inn next door. The testaurant was packed...every table was full not long after we got there. We were seated quickly and had our drinks and chips/salsa within a few minutes. Our food was quickly delivered to our table and was hot and fresh. Our service was excellent as well. Empty glasses... More 

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Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I stopped in for lunch at the Woburn location of this chain. We ordered queso with our chips and the lunch fajitas. First the chips and salsa, although standard fare are very good. The queso dip was only OK, I would not order it again. The lunch portion of fajitas was more than sufficient, the taste was good and it... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Your experience is important to us. Please contact our Guest Relations Manager if you would like to discuss your visit further. 888-682-6882 Monday – Friday 9am-5pm Central Time or online at http://www.ontheborder.com/contact-us.aspx Thank you! More 

Milton, Vermont
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Burritos and Quesadillas were outstanding!!! The waitstaff was very helpful and to our surprise they even serve BREAKFAST!!!!

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Essex, Massachusetts
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90 reviews 90 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

I was in the area looking for tex mex - Mexican. I knew of on the border being there but never ventured in. I am serious when I say would not feed it to my dog. It was the worst low grade crap I have been ever served in any restaurant. I played it safe and got the special, layered... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We take great pride in using quality ingredients in the preparation of our dishes and we apologize that you felt our ingredients lacked attention and freshness. Please contact our Guest Relations Manager if you would like to discuss your experience further. 888-682-6882 Monday – Friday 9am-5pm Central Time or online at http://www.ontheborder.com/contact-us.aspx Thank you! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

On the Border is a great stop for Mexican Food. The food is consistent and the price is right. Weekends are very crowded so visit early if you can.

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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?