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On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

102 Barlett Avenue, Exton, PA 19341
(484) 870-3181
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Ranked #25 of 111 restaurants in Exton
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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S.E. PA
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225 reviews 225 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

If you're from the area you probably know this On The Border (OTB). For those not from the area OTB is like a subset of Chili's serving primarily fajitas, enchiladas, tacos and of course drinks. Recently OTB's added some interesting menu items like it's Sunday brunch with breakfast tacos, pancakes, etc. The service is usually good with the occasional delay.... More

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Finding good Tex Mex food in Pennsylvania isn't easy. This place comes pretty close and is definitely the best we've found in the Brandywine Valley area even though it is a chain. We drive 30 minutes to eat here and the drive is definitely worth it. Service is always top notch. Almost as soon as you sit down they present... More

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

They kept us well supplied with drinks, chips and salsa. Food was great, and extensive choices on menu.

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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172 reviews 172 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We went with friends of ours that rave about this place. They especially like one of the waitresses that is top notch, but to our dismay, she was not working the night we were there. The service was terrible- slower than you can imagine. When you are out with friends, sometimes you don't really care too much- but we waiting... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Even though I'm not big on chain restaurants, this one is pretty good if you don't have a local Mexican place to visit. I have had several different Enchilladas and tacos and my husband also had the fajitas. The pork, chicken, and ground beef had excellent flavor/seasonings. The only negative is the sodium, which is not much different than most... More

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My wife and I have been going to this location of On the Border for a number of years. We have found it consistently good, especially for a chain restaurant. While we have several Mexican restaurants in our immediate area, we find On the Border to be the best and most consistent in respect to menu choices, quality, and service.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Can't beat the complimentary chips and salsa, good margaritas and when the endless enchiladas promotion is going on we visit often, can't get enough chicken with sour cream sauce enchiladas!!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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112 reviews 112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

My wife and I usually visit On The Border when we are looking for Mexican food near home. I visited the OTB in Exton,PA this past weekend while in the area for business and they were as good as usual...My server, Claudio was helpful, polite and fun to speak with. The Taco Fish Combo plate was good and so was... More

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philadelphia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Mmmm....verbatim from their menu - "A tempura-battered Hass Avocado stuffed with Slow-Cooked Pulled Chicken & cheese, and a Chicken Enchilada with fresh sour cream sauce." I order it every time we go. We go periodically and sit at the bar, no sense waiting in line if it's just the two, or three of you. Decent drink, friendly bartenders.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We've been here a number of times; mostly for dinner. The reason we come here is my wife likes it. I'm not a fan. Something always happens to put me off. Yesterday was no exception. Let me say first that I think the food is pretty good here, but service usually is a problem, and cleanliness should be improved. I... More

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