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19921 E Jackson Dr, Independence, MO 64057-1596
816-759-2110
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food.. Needs to be cleaner.

We took a group of 8 for early dinner during happy hour. The food was good and chips/salsa was plentiful. We enjoyed some good On the Border food that we're used to in other locations. My main complaint about this location is the cleanliness. When we arrived, we were the only people in there... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
marneg2015
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We took a group of 8 for early dinner during happy hour. The food was good and chips/salsa was plentiful. We enjoyed some good On the Border food that we're used to in other locations. My main complaint about this location is the cleanliness. When we arrived, we were the only people in there (it did get busier as we... More 

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Thank marneg2015
Liberty Township
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Service was very slow. The floor was dirty and needed to be clean. The noise level waschigh. The food portion A were adequate but very average in taste.

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Thank Dennis S
Nashville, Tennessee
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good service and plenty of items on the menu. Think a Mexican version of Chili's. Pricier than your typical neighborhood Mexican restaurant, this chain does have some very interesting items on a routine changing menu.

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Thank Rick C
Florissant, MO
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206 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Ate here on a very busy Friday evening. We had an outstanding waitress -- Brittney -- who saw to it that we had everything we needed. Our food was very good. My daughter and I shared an order of fajitas. Serving size was generous. My husband enjoyed his food too (sorry, I can't remember what he ordered). We have eaten... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The veggie fajita was one of the two best I have had. The portobellos take it to the top. Good serving size, great variety of vegetables, good sides, and absolutely delicious. I appreciate that there were items on the menu that were serious, flavorful, and worth my attention. Saray was one of the best servers I have experienced. She was... More 

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Thank Kimberly R
Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Went there with Family while I was in town and was Very happy with the Food and Service would go again

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Thank debedwell
Kansas City
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We stopped going to On the Border for a while, thinking that maybe... just maybe.. the service would improve during the week. However, we were once again disappointed. From the time we walked into the door, to the time we were asked for a drink order, it was almost 10 minutes. When you are sitting in the bar during happy... More 

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Thank bteghtmeyer
Missouri
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

This place is getting better. The service is sometimes just odd but bad and always polite. Food selections are improving. Three of us ordered and two orders were done wrong.

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Thank DavidA1010
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180 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Hadn't been to an On the Border in quite a while. First, let me state our server, Saray, was one of the best and most attentive I've had in a long time. She is tops and should be patted on the back for her good efforts. We started with the Guacamole Live and it just didn't taste as bright and... More 

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Thank Brad I
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a place to grab dinner before the hockey game. We were a party of 5, no reservations on a Saturday evening. The first place had a 30min wait so we hopped back in the car and wound up here - so glad we did! There was no wait, they seated us right away. The guacamole we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19921 E Jackson Dr, Independence, MO 64057-1596
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: 816-759-2110

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?