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On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

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102 Barlett Avenue, Exton, PA 19341
(484) 870-3181
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 10
    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
Very enjoyable

We went for an early dinner during happy hour and were pleasantly surprised. The service was very quick and attentive. Our meals were very good and the portions sizable. We especially enjoyed our happy hour margaritas. I will definitely return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
680hankt
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Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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Dallas
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77 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This On The Border has great drinks, good service and very good food. Very enjoyable patio dining with very personable servers.

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Thank retired42
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I don't like to write a bad review but would warn anyone looking for a good meal to simply look somewhere else. I am not sure where to begin. The enchiladas covered in a sauce that was basically ketchup with a few dots of cheese. The guacamole was flavorless as were the rice and beans. The floor looked dirty. Wow....

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Thank CA108
SocialOTB, Manager at On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are disappointed to hear that you didn’t enjoy your meal with us. It is always our goal to provide great food and we apologize that this is not what you received. Please contact our Guest Relations Manager so we can get more information about your visit and how we can make things right with... More 

Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We went for an early dinner during happy hour and were pleasantly surprised. The service was very quick and attentive. Our meals were very good and the portions sizable. We especially enjoyed our happy hour margaritas. I will definitely return.

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Thank 680hankt
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Service was great and fajitas were fraT! Also the enchiladas my husband had were perfectly seasoned. Food came quickly which we appreciated. The chef even stopped by to see how the food was.

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Thank Ann D
Exton, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

So we use to go to On the Border a few times a month but recently its has fallen off. We visited in May and ordered two kids meals and brisket tacos. After an hour and people that were there well after us I asked what was going on and the server had zero explanation. I had the idea she... More 

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Thank WILLIAM W
Exton, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

We've been to on the border quite often. However this last time the service and quality and have really taken a turn. We never received plates from our waiter, so we have a cup our hands under the food to feed ourselves. That was an annoying fly that kept flying around us. We ordered a side of guacamole and the... More 

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Thank HermanG
SocialOTB, Manager at On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are disappointed to hear about your recent negative visit in our restaurant. It is always our goal to provide great food and friendly service and we apologize that this is not what you received. Your feedback is important to us and will help us improve operations. Please contact our Guest Relations Manager so we... More 

Philadelphia area
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365 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

When we were there on a previous occasion the service was about the worst we'd ever had and we reported it. Tonight I am pleased to report that the service was about the best we've had. Keven was extremely attentive, and pro-actively offered refills on sauce and chips. Entrée arrived promptly and was hot (in contrast to before). I don't... More 

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Thank NorthArrow
Devon, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We have been to OTB several times and the food, drinks and service are decent. Good for families as prices are reasonable. One of our regular places we go to when we want a no fuss meal. You're not going to get gourmet food here folks so if you go, set realistic expectations. Agree with others who have commented it... More 

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Thank MilosMamma
Exton, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

There is always a bustling crowd at On the Border on the weekends. Their guacamole is terrific. Always a decent meal at a decent price.

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Thank HermanG
Coatesville, PA
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105 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Let me start off by saying, there call ahead seating needs some serious review. We called ahead and still waited over 30 minutes. Plus they take down your cell number -- which is useless in a loud and crowded environment. All that said, once we were seated we received TOP NOTCH service and the manager personally acknowledged our grievance with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 Barlett Avenue, Exton, PA 19341
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Exton
  • Phone Number: (484) 870-3181

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • 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
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?