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South of The Border Mexican

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322 2nd St, Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 565-4848
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Mexican food

This is our "go to" Mexican restaurant. We are locals and have tried them all. Many good Mexican choices are available in Williamsburg, but South of the Border is the best. The fajitas are excellent. Try the shrimp burritos - they cook the shrimp perfectly (not overcooked and soggy like many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
m0nty56
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is our "go to" Mexican restaurant. We are locals and have tried them all. Many good Mexican choices are available in Williamsburg, but South of the Border is the best. The fajitas are excellent. Try the shrimp burritos - they cook the shrimp perfectly (not overcooked and soggy like many places). Also the standard salsa they put on the... More 

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Thank m0nty56
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered the Nachos Grande. It was just ok. It didn't really have a taste and kind of soggy.Service was good; I just really didn't like the food that much.

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Thank cmehend
Williamsburg, Virginia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We eat here every Friday night. Love their taco salad, enchiladas verde. shrimp quesadilla, steak salad and fajitas. Not fancy food but good food. Why pay more to go somewhere else. We have been dining here since they opened. The cabbage salad that comes with the pupusas is amazing. Love the family that owns this restaurant.🌮🍺🍹

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Thank Meowgi
Williamsburg, Virginia
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We have gone to eat here often in recent years. While not the best in food or service, it is really average.

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Thank tecgrp
Perry, Florida
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Amazing staff and very knowledgeable of the menu and specials and the ingredients within the dishes. The flavors were great and definitely a good family place

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Thank jamesdavis30
Savannah
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160 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We did not enjoy the food or the service. The food was greasy, to much cheese. The drinks were OK. Service was Fair, I have had better Mexican food.

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Thank Thomas S
Williamsburg, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

The food is always excellent with friendly staff and owners. Best mexican food in Williamsburg!! The prices are very affordable.

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Thank Chris H
Chester County, Pennsylvania
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223 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

I would say that anyone coming here would have a hard time saying there was nothing they liked! Even if you don't like Mexican food there are ample choices. The lunch portions are amply sized & I even had enough to bring home leftovers. The first basket of chips & salsa is free but after that they are $2.50/basket. We... More 

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Thank AMM-PA
New Jersey
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

My husband and I had dinner this evening at South of the Border. The food and service were excellent. We'll be back soon!

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Thank EloiseNewJersey
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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246 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

After an exhausting and extremely hot day at Old Williamsburg we need a snack and something cold to drink. Our GPS guided us to the nearest Mexican restaurant, which happened to be South of the Border. Thank you GPS! Even though it was after regular lunch hours and before dinner service the restaurant was ready to serve us. We shared... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 322 2nd St, Williamsburg, VA 23185
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: (757) 565-4848

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?