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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, Late Night

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  • 21
    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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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Midland, Michigan
Top Contributor
247 reviews 247 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 176 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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
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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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149 reviews 149 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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243 reviews 243 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

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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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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