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On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

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On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
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102 Barlett Avenue, Exton, PA 19341
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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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  • 10
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A chain wide issue

This chain is hit or miss. Some have good food. Some have good service. Very few have both. Some have nothing. This one has hits and misses in everything but overall average says it best. Was driving through saw it and tried it. Nothing that makes me want to stay away or come back for.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2014
Grayhare
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Allentown , PA
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Allentown , PA
Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This chain is hit or miss. Some have good food. Some have good service. Very few have both. Some have nothing. This one has hits and misses in everything but overall average says it best. Was driving through saw it and tried it. Nothing that makes me want to stay away or come back for.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Upon arrival we were seated quickly however as a party of 5 we were all very disappointed with the food, it was quite boring and bland, and didn't look good either. None of the dishes were hot so we sent one back only to be heated in the microwave which made the dish even more tasteless. It was a busy... More 

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SocialOTB, Manager at On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, 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 & service and we apologize that this was not your experience! Please reach out to our Guest Relations Manager so that we can make things right. 888-682-6882 Monday – Friday 9am-5pm Central... More 

Philadelphia area
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266 reviews 266 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I think this place is simply understaffed, at least for a Saturday night. The servers were hustling, bussing tables and swiping them clean as well as serving. But ours was unable to bring what we asked in timely manner. Everyone was friendly and warm, and the prices were reasonable. The food was too greasy/heavy for our taste, and the flavors... More 

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S.E. PA
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232 reviews 232 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 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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208 reviews 208 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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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?