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“Very good Mexican food on the Walk at JBR” 4 of 5 stars
Review of On the Border

On the Border
Jumeirah Beach Residence Walk | Sadaf, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (The Marina)
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Ranked #1,262 of 5,571 Restaurants in Dubai
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: The Marina
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Neighborhood: The Marina
Vinterbro, Norway
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“Very good Mexican food on the Walk at JBR”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We went there for our first dinner in Dubai on this visit. The location is on a street corner on the lively "The Walk" on JBR. This restaurant has a good reputation for their tex-mex food!

We got an excellent welcome and service from our waiter Youssef, who also had a good sense of humour. The food was very good, fresh vegetables and tender meat made this a nice experience.

We got free fillings for soft drinks, and all in all a very good dinner "on the border".

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Absolutely marvelous!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Me and my wife have eaten there 2 days in a row now and we absolutely love their food and the people that work there! And the portions are so big you cant eat for more then 50 Dirham if you want to go anywhere afterwords and dont fall asslep in the chair...Everything is made ftom scratch so it is always fresh and tasty and the service is exellent!!! We were at the number one restaurant in Dubai TABLE 9 a couple of days ago and were very disapointed mostly because they dont now how or dont dare to season the food so it taste something... They should take a trip to ON THE BORDER and learn something...I really recommend this place to everyone that enjoy the simplicity that good food should have when it is done right, let the ingrediences talk for itself...

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Food Poisoning From Chicken Wings”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

Normally we really enjoy this restaurant for North America's version of Mexican food. If you want to check this place out I would recommend the taco salad, burritos, the tortilla soup and even the complimentary chips & salsa are excellent. Refillable ice teas and the service staff try their best. In the cooler months its a good spot to sit on the JBR Walk alfresco style. Inside is cute.

However, if someone gets food poisoning, there is something fundamentally wrong with something in the kitchen.

On 1 December, my boyfriend and I had a quick dinner at OTB. I wanted something small so just had the chicken wing appetizer. I ate approx 6 of the 12 wings. About 2 hours later I was not feeling great, 2.5 hours later fleeing a Christmas party and minutes later throwing up in the bushes outside the party, getting home to spend the rest of the evening on my bathroom floor.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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