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On the Border Mexican Cafe

21091 Haggerty Rd, Novi, MI 48375
(248) 449-6114
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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 NEW

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
120 reviews 120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
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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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 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 

Novi, Michigan
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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We especially like their Appetizers and the Margaritas. They offer a large variety to choose from and we are always satisfied with food and service.

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

Julia, thank you for the kind review. We are so happy that you enjoyed our margaritas and appetizers. Thank you for choosing On The Border and we look forward to serving you again. Please come back to see us soon! More 

Livonia, Michigan
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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