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Border Cantina

21420 Novi Rd, Novi, MI 48375-4712
248-347-7827
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Ranked #21 of 166 restaurants in Novi
Cuisines: Mexican
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  • English first
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English first
Northville, Michigan, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of the best Mexican venues in this area. The entrees are large and can be shared in most cases. Good service.

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NJ
Top Contributor
236 reviews 236 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We ate here on a Saturday night and it was very busy. We had margaritas, which were very good, a chicken frajita and a shrimp and cheese wrap. They gave us a basket of chips with salsa. The service was very good.

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Walled Lake, Michigan
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Mexican food is my favorite. Border Cantina is very fresh and I enjoy it as much as going to the Mexican restaurants in Detroit. Close to home, very bright and cheerful atmosphere.

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Northville, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is one of the best Mexican restaurant in the area. Excellent value, good food and great service!

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Detroit
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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