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Border Cantina

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21420 Novi Rd, Novi, MI 48375-4712
248-347-7827
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great, local place.

I enjoy popping in here on occasion. Near the house, the food is decent, friendly enough staff. We enjoy the patio. It's a nice bike ride away.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
David L
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Novi, Michigan
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Novi, Michigan
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112 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I enjoy popping in here on occasion. Near the house, the food is decent, friendly enough staff. We enjoy the patio. It's a nice bike ride away.

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Chicago
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Group of 20+ for lunch. One server, with some help, did a GREAT job with our party, including the kids. Guacamole, salsa and chips aplenty. Portions were huge. Special orders not a problem. All dinner size entrees were enough for two. Drinks by the pitcher. The food was pretty good and the meals were hot when served. A good place... More 

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Fenton, Michigan
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The experience a customer has at a business is by far the most important thing for that business. Bad experience equals unhappy customers. Unhappy customers equals no business. However it seems to be one of the hardest things to get right. The experience here wasn't great. First of all the hostess needs to be cheerful, bubbly and happy. The hostess... More 

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Holland, Michigan USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I read the reviews. I've been here a few times and each time it was a good meal and a good staff. The place is nothing fancy but clean. I'll be back.

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Farmington, Michigan
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Border Cantina has been a long-standing reliable spot for delicious Mexican food. The last couple of visits has changed my opinion, and I do not expect to return to the restaurant in the future. Today's visit (group of 4), included a decent "skinny margarita", but nothing else rose to the level of "enjoyable". Particularly offensive were the veggie fajitas and... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Food was fresh and good, large portions, nice variety of margaritas, friendly staff, good service. A little hard to find if you don't know the area, but worth the trip. Nice local restaurant.

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Novi, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I just moved from Mexico and a friend of mine took me to this restaurant and I must admit the food is quite good. The place itself is a little small and crowded but it was worth it, the prices are very affordable, however they can really work on the service, it took us about 20 mins just to get... More 

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Novi, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

this is American style Mexican food, when Mexican food was a novelty. Large portions of average food. I wanted to like the place, but after having been to many family/authentic Mexican restaurants, this place gives you an idea why Chi Chi's went out of business. When I was there, the tables were not cleaned well either. Would probably only go... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I went here with my family for lunch for the first time in about a year. We found long hairs in our basket of chips. Completely disgusting. Food taste and quality was not as good as I remembered at all. Chips were obviously from a bag. Lots of other genuine choices out there. Will probably never go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The food was amazing! My husband and I went here for the first time last week with some relatives. The atmosphere is a little noisy but well worth it! The chips and salsa was included in the meal and taste amazing. It is not a spicy salsa but a kind of sweet one. We never ran low on it either,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21420 Novi Rd, Novi, MI 48375-4712
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Novi
  • Phone Number: 248-347-7827

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 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?