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Border Cantina

21420 Novi Rd, Novi, MI 48375-4712
248-347-7827
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Ranked #16 of 162 restaurants in Novi
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
Detroit
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Unlimited chips a salsa while you wait... but your food comes fast. Always consistently good quality and plentiful. Service can be hit or miss.

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Novi, Michigan
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Another great meal at my favorite Tex Mex restaurant. We have been eating here for over 20 years and have never been disappointed. Great fresh food, clean, friendly staff, nice atmosphere. No complaints!

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Novi, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Enjoyed the dinners, great taco's. The salsa here is excellent !! My only wish is that they had warm chips tp go with the salsa.

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Novi, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I frequent this restaurant occasionally for the mushroom jack fajitas. The chips and salsa is average, but they are very affordable.

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

My family and I have been coming to Border Cantina for years. Now I can't say I have experience with Mexican food to know if it is "authentic" or not, but I do know the food here is consistent. At our most recent visit, I will say this place is in total need of a renovation. It is pretty dirty... More

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Plymouth, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

If you're looking for massive amounts of cheese melted over typical Mexican fair: refried beans, chopped lettuce, crumbly hamburger, etc...then you'll be ecstatic. The pricing for drinks was over the top for such a simple restaurant.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I've set foot in the Novi location once or twice & I recently took a couple of clients from Japan there for lunch. The atmosphere was lively & festive!!!! I noticed that the employees were really on the ball for the fast paced lunch hustle & bustle. Later that month I took my fiance of two years there for the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Stopped for dinner last night, had the regular Margarita and Chicken Fajitas, They were just as good as I remembered from the Brighton location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We come here for the Rolls Royce Margaritas, they are the best. Fajitas are good, too, enough to split.

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Milford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I dine at Border Cantina at least once a month in either Novi or Brighton. All of my visits have been good. The food is excellent and very reasonable priced, I especially love their fried ice cream. The chips and salsa are good and not spicy. The staff is always friendly and courteous, striving to make each of my visits... More

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