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On the Border Mexican Cafe

#16 of 171 Restaurants in Novi
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican
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21091 Haggerty Rd, Novi, MI 48375
(248) 449-6114
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Late Night

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
good service, standard food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
tc3399
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  • Late Night
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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IL
Top Contributor
219 reviews 219 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The salsa and chips are fresh and tasty! Brought to your table as soon as you sit down. But BEWARE! The salsa is usually really spicy hot. But...you still can not stop eating it! It's Tasty. The Fajitas, chicken and steak, are very good and the tortillas are freshly made and hot. The margaritas are delicious too. Best Mexican food... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I'm not a person who likes the food chains but On the border is good and not to expensive. They have good frozen margaritas....I had a Dallas with meat which was good... Guacamole which came out was freshly done...

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Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

A group of 12 of us went here to celebrate a birthday, we arrived early and were quickly seated. Our server was attentive and helpful. The food was pretty good, one order needed to be returned to the kitchen as it was cold, but it was quickly rectified. The portions are generous, and they were tasty.

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Pinckney, Michigan
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We stopped here a couple of days after Christmas for lunch. We were promptly seated but someone must have forgotten to tell the water we were there. Someone noticed us after about 5 minutes or so and then made up for lost time by making sure everything was to order for the rest of our meal. The chips were fresh... More 

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DETROIT
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Besides the Happy Hour Menu I come to this location to see Liz and Kitty. They're just nice and you can tell that they enjoy what they're doing. It will be hard for me to believe that someone would say anything differently about these two.

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

Thank you for the positive feedback! We appreciate the shout-out to Liz and Kitty – we will be sure to pass on the praise! Thank you for choosing On The Border and we look forward to serving you again. Please come back soon! More 

Northville, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was our third visit to this restaurant. The first two visits were impressively enjoyable - tasty food and good, reasonably priced drinks. This time, not so much. Ordinary food and small (the glasses were big but deceivingly thick), watered down margaritas. There's just too much good competition out there for this kind of experience.

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

Thank you for letting us know about your recent visit. Your opinion is important and helps us improve operations. Please contact our Guest Relations Manager so we can make things right with you. 888-682-6882 Monday – Friday 9am-5pm Central Time or online at http://www.ontheborder.com/contact-us.aspx Thank you! More 

wixom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

I can't believe that I missed this little gem. We had a late lunch and were happy to enjoy the Wednesday Margareta specials and fajitas....superb! The salsa and chips were fresh and endless. Our waiter was excellent. We are looking forward to returning.

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

Thank you for the kind review! We are happy that you enjoyed our always endless chips & salsa and our Wednesday Fajitas & Ritas special. Thank you for choosing On The Border and we look forward to serving you again. See you next time! More 

Livonia, Michigan
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I used to come here a lot with my BF, but we stopped coming. The last few times the food wasn't great. We also noticed that their portions keep getting smaller and smaller. The last few times I got fajitas the rice that came with it was dry and cold. I feel like they used to have some better things... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are disappointed to hear that your visit was not up to our standards. It is always our goal to provide great food and we apologize that this was not your experience! Please contact our Guest Relations Manager so we can make things right with you. 888-682-6882 Monday – Friday 9am-5pm Central Time or online... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?