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On the Border Mexican Cafe

21091 Haggerty Rd, Novi, MI 48375
(248) 449-6114
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Ranked #17 of 166 Restaurants in Novi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Aug 28, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Yuk. Food was cold and old. Was not busy but wondered where wait staff was? Price was too high for what you get. Not giving it anymore changes. Don't waste your time.

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I am sorry I am not true to my Texas experience where all the Mexican restaurants have their roots in old Mexico. I prefer flour tortillas to authentic corn ones. I like fajitas (which I have never seen in Mexico). I like coke to stand up to the spicy flavors, most prefer margaritas. So, with that in mind, this store... More

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Sao Bernardo Do Campo, SP
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I had been on this place for a business lunch with 9 more people. We got great service and appetizers were nice. I had fajitas, everything was delicious.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Food was ok but no one offered more napkins and when I asked for hot sauce, they brought me a bottle that had a quarter inch of liquid in it so I asked for more, the second contained about a half inch. No restaurant should ever serve near empty containers. Not inexpensive either.

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New Baltimore, Michigan, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I organized a group of 14 friends for an impromptu dinner. The service was top notch, our drinks and chip bowls were filled without asking. Food was served in a timely manner with no mistakes. Unbelievable for a busy Saturday at 5:00. Love great service and food.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Pleasant server to order to go, quick, small portions tho good prices & food, easy access tho lots of traffic.

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Three Rivers, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Atmosphere is festive, & wait staff is very pleasant. I enjoy "On The Border" much. :-) I come from time to time, & it just feels like a refreshing break from the norm.

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Superior Township
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Awesome kids quesidila. And brisket taco. Really bizzy place, but thats great for them. Love the lamp by the bar!

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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

Good chips and salsa. Very affordable. Average quality for what you pay. I frequent this place on occasion.

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Southfield, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Went to On the Border Restaurant in Novi, Michigan for the first time for my husband's 60th birthday. The waitress explained the menu and how things work there since this was our first time there. There were several food options and it was hard to decide what we wanted since everything sounded good. We did finally narrow down our food... More

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