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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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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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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 8
    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
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
HermanG
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Exton, Pennsylvania
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Exton, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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Coatesville, PA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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Media, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

Great service great good salsa had just the right kick. Lunch chicken fajitas were fantastic. Would come back again wish there was one closer to home.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I have been to On the Border at least 10 times since it opened. And it started out pretty good and then it started downhill. We stayed away for a year and went back recently and were pleasantly surprised. I will be back.

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

Thank you for the positive feedback! We are happy that you enjoyed our salsa and chicken fajitas. Thank you for choosing On The Border and we look forward to serving you again. Please come back soon! More 

Shanghai
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I chose to go to On the Border to celebrate my 50th birthday with my family. We were very disappointed, unfortunately. The waitress, Kelly G. was very friendly, but there were just too many things that went wrong. We ordered the New Stacked Nachos to start, but there was very little cheese, and most of it underneath wasn't even melted.... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We apologize for the negative visit that you and your family experienced, especially on your birthday. It is always our goal to provide great food and we are sorry 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... More 

Macungie, Pennsylvania
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215 reviews 215 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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Senior Reviewer
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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287 reviews 287 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 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
117 helpful votes 117 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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