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On the Border Mexican Cafe

21091 Haggerty Rd, Novi, MI 48375
(248) 449-6114
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Ranked #26 of 166 Restaurants in Novi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
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English first
Livonia, Michigan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I often dine solo, but there aren't too many places where I can feel comfortable doing that. This place has a wonderful atmosphere. I ate at the bar, while watching ESPN. The food is tasty. The waitstaff made Me feel welcome!

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Detroit, Michigan
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72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My friend and I wanted to enjoy a drink and an appetizer so what better time to go then happy hour. I believe the day we went happy hour went to 7:00 pm. I think the prices for certain lite beers was $2, $3 for select regular beers and $4 for a margaritas. Some appetizers were on special also. We... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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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