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On the Border Mexican Cafe

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21091 Haggerty Rd, Novi, MI 48375
(248) 449-6114
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Decent food and service

Great chips and salsa, guaranteed to make you thirsty (as planned). We had a good server, who kept things moving. Very understanding of a grumpy toddler. Food was warm and good, served fairly promptly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I'm not typically the kind of guy who likes chain restaurants. This one is certainly the exception. Their Mexican food is much better than their competition and a bit more authentic. I usually book a hotel next door so I can make it here at least one night for dinner.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Staying in Novi for the weekend, close to our hotel. Food was good. Service was excellent. Draft beer list pretty darn good. Not your "cheesy" average Mexican restaurant.

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Midland, Michigan
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271 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Reasonable food for mains with no stars but the apple sizzler dessert was very good. I wouldn't travel to eat here but if you are staying in a hotel close by its fine.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I sat in the bar and ordered a 2 taco dinner. It was quick and tasty. Super hot too. Allison took my order and served my order. Eric was also on hand and they were both pretty proficient in asking how everything was and if I needed a refill on anything. It also seemed like they have a few regulars... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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176 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The atmosphere and customer service of the restaurant is great, and is very inviting. Unfortunately the meat we all ordered was very dry and the food in general just very bland.

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101 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Great chips and salsa, guaranteed to make you thirsty (as planned). We had a good server, who kept things moving. Very understanding of a grumpy toddler. Food was warm and good, served fairly promptly.

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Northville, Michigan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

ordered grilled fish tacos, the fish looked like it was scraped skin after someone ate it. asked manager if it was off someone's dish or came from the floor. she said they make mistakes and it fell on the floor, don't know how only the fish part fell and the veggies stayed put. she was rude to me, but said... More 

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SocialOTB, Manager at On the Border Mexican Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Please contact our Guest Relations Manager so we can get more information about your visit. 888-682-6882 Monday – Friday 9am-5pm Central Time or online at http://www.ontheborder.com/contact-us.aspx Thank you! More 

Berkley, Michigan
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151 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I had a business dinner here because it was convenient for my client, who wanted something casual. My waitress was young and enthusiastic, which goes a long way. I was interested in a couple of items, and she wasn't able to guide me much beyond what was written on the menu. Okay, so we made our decisions on our own,... More 

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IL
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242 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Just like any of their other locations- the food is pretty good, no complaints. Service was very good, the only complaint would be that they gave me a menu with salsa wiped all over one of the pages.

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Rockford, Michigan
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fast service and good prices. Food has a nice variety including lower calorie choices. I had a chicken quesadilla that was yummy. Food is definitely Americanized tex mex and not authentic Mexican...but who cares? Good atmosphere cold Mexican beer and a huge drink menu.

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Additional Information about On the Border Mexican Cafe

Address: 21091 Haggerty Rd, Novi, MI 48375
Phone Number: (248) 449-6114
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Novi
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 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
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21091 Haggerty Rd, Novi, MI 48375
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Novi
  • Phone Number: (248) 449-6114

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 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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