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On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

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6709 Slide Road, Lubbock, TX 79424
806-686-1550
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: The spirit of sharing Border-Style food lives on today at On The Border.

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not outstanding, but certainly not bad at all!

We met for a dinner party on the patio, which I don't recommend in mid-July, so the outside temperature was just too hot, which is certainly not the fault of anyone at On The Border. The menu offers a variety of Mexican specialties (I had the Dos Equis beer battered fish tacos...they were very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2013
nmtroutbum
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English first
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

For years this has been a great experience. Food has always been good and service good as well. Not the case anymore. After 15+years of running to this Border location we're done. Last three times we stopped in the restaurant it has had empty tables and people waiting to be seated. I'm talking about no less than half the tables... More 

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Coahoma, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We were starving when we arrived in town and this restaraunt was right across from our hotel. We went in expecting a long wait since it was a Saturday evening and the parking lot was packed. They seated us right away. The food and service were excellent. Couldn't have been more satisfied!

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Tx
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We ate here beacuse we have enjoyed this restaurant in the Dallas/Ft Worth area many times. We knew when we walked in that this was NOT looking the same. There were flies landing on the table, the bartender was spitting in a trash can and eating behind the bar in front of the customers, and there were more employees than... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The service was excellent with a big group, which is sometimes hard to accomplish. Awesome happy hour prices on food and drinks, the Watermelon margarita is so very refreshing and tasty, frozen or on the rocks.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

We met for a dinner party on the patio, which I don't recommend in mid-July, so the outside temperature was just too hot, which is certainly not the fault of anyone at On The Border. The menu offers a variety of Mexican specialties (I had the Dos Equis beer battered fish tacos...they were very good!) and appetizers (battered Avocado french... More 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I have always loved On the Border but this one left a bad taste. My daughter and I stopped to eat at 11:15am, clearly not the rush time. We stood at the host desk, along with other people for literally 10 minutes before anyone every came to seat us and then we received a weak "sorry". Needless to say it... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

I'm just not a fan of Chili on enchiladas. Not too authentic. Didn't care for that special. The chips were good. Service was ok.

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Lubbock
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Love their hot sauce and chips. Decent meal. Their are a few better choices in town for mexican food but this place is ok. 3.5 stars - Good

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Lubbock, Texas, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

I love when they have their endless enchilada specials! Drinks are pretty good too ;) Sometimes there is a wait at the door since it is the only location in town, but usually it is not long or you can sit at the bar for faster service.

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Portales, New Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

My husband and I went in here for some margaritas and had a great time. We sat at the bar and the bartender was very attentive. He brought us chips and water without us having to ask. He would always be there for refills. They were great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6709 Slide Road, Lubbock, TX 79424
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
  • Phone Number: 806-686-1550

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

The spirit of sharing Border-Style food lives on today at On The Border.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?