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Border Cantina

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21420 Novi Rd, Novi, MI 48375-4712
248-347-7827
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2:00 pm - 9:00 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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    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
First time, not the last...

I enjoy different foods. When a friend asked where we should go for lunch I said, "I would like to have Mexican food". He suggested Border Cantina and since I've never eaten there I was "game". Created at the door by a very friendly person, my friend was already seated and the waitstaff was great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2015
GrandpaFrank43
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Novi, Michigan
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Novi, Michigan
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I enjoy different foods. When a friend asked where we should go for lunch I said, "I would like to have Mexican food". He suggested Border Cantina and since I've never eaten there I was "game". Created at the door by a very friendly person, my friend was already seated and the waitstaff was great. The food was very good,... More 

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Thank GrandpaFrank43
Novi, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Our family of 5 wanted to revisit this restaurant after seeing a coupon in Local Flavor, a circular placed in area neighborhood mail. The coupon was for a free lunch, equal or lesser value with the purchase of 2 beverages. The hours on the flyer state the hours for the day we wanted to visit 11 am. We arrived a... More 

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Thank Angela H
Novi, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

The best taco salad around! My family loves this place. We eat here often, dining in or carry out and it's always good. The kids love their different kids meal options.

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Thank QueenTeetee
Novi, Michigan
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142 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank David L
Chicago
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank PADiamond
Fenton, Michigan
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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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Thank GeneStevenson
Holland, Michigan USA
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426 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Marty O
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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Thank Michael S
Plymouth, Michigan
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39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank David W
Novi, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Rosalinda R

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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?