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“Great family restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of On the Border Mexican Grill

On the Border Mexican Grill
3640 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606-3149
706-247-7290
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Ranked #88 of 331 restaurants in Athens
Cuisines: Mexican
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Lawrence, Kansas
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great family restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We were looking for a place to have a Gluten Free meal and I knew that they had a GF menu. I haven't been to one of these restaurants in years and so it was like the first time all over again. We started with appetizers and the Guacamole Live (the kids really enjoyed that). The service was fantastic and the waiters/waitresses were just so much fun. Everyone is looking forward to going back again Oh yeah, and the food was very tasty.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Very Disappointing!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I stopped here for a quick bite and so regretted it. First, I sat at the bar and received great service from the bartender. The food was horrible. I ordered a steak burrito and instead of the fajita steak it mentioned I had little tiny bite size pieces of meat. All I could think of the entire time was it looked just like the pieces of meat in my cat's wet food, sorry.

The food did not have much flavor at all and the cheese dip on top was not the yummy white dip you get at other Mexican restaurants, it was yellow and strange.

I also ordered a texas margarita and it tasted just like a pre mixed straight from the bottle drink. I would never, ever go back. So many great Mexican restaurants in GA, find a hole in the wall and skip this chain!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Crawford, Georgia, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“On the Border Mexican Gill”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

The food is good. Went with family and enjoyed the fact that we could talk without shouting to be heard. With the right company it is a nice place to eat. Not overly priced.

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Athens, Georgia
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36 restaurant reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Chain Mexican”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

A chain Mexican place. There are just so many better options in Athens for more authentic Mexican food. Nothing on this menu is memorable.

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Jefferson, Georgia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“cheese nachos?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

My beef nachos wasn't ground beef, it was chopped and my cheese wasn't melted white cheese, it was shredded. Just not what I was wanting!

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