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“The worst of 2013” 1 of 5 stars
Review of On the Border

On the Border
15301 NW 67th Ave, Miami Lakes, FL 33014-2105
305-364-1117
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Ranked #33 of 43 Restaurants in Miami Lakes
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Miami Lakes, Florida
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“The worst of 2013”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Unfortunately for us the only thing I liked about my experience was the restaurant location. It is centrally located in the heart of my beautiful town Miami Lakes. The service was bad, at arrival wait time was excessive while there were several empty tables. Once at the dining table several servers passed by us with no word. After I decided to call for attention a walkie-talkie-wearing server came to us. He introduced himself very friendly and took the order. When the order arrived it wasn’t complete and in my opinion too salty. My companions were not very pleased either with the food. The On the Border experience was, with no doubt, the worst restaurant experience I had last year.

Visited November 2013
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Hialeah, Florida
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fun night out for Christmas eve they were not busy . We got great service and the food was good.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I would recommend if you are in the mood for Mexican. We had attention from many servers because it was slow but yet they were slow to catch on when my husband needed drink refills. we had to flag someone down for that.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Traverse City
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A very nice mexican restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Although the food was a little spicy for my delicate palate, I must say I enjoyed this restaurant a lot. A big hit for me was the real guacamole, it did not taste frozen or commercially produced.

Visited November 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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262 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Excellent TexMex”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I loved OTB when I lived in Texas, but in south Florida it's tough to find good Mexican food or TexMex for that matter. I had tried the OTB in Pembroke Pines (no longer there) on several occasions and it wasn't very good. Whoever is in charge of this one in Miami Lakes has done it right! The food was top notch. Drinks were fabulous. Try the homemade Sangria. Chips were served immediately upon seating and were very fresh. I had a three sauce chicken fajita burrito that was like I remembered in Texas. Everything that came by our table looked great. The service was very attentive and the manager even stopped by to make sure everything was OK. Prices were very reasonable for what you got and much better than most comparable places. I can't wait to go back. And we live about 45 minutes away!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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171 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Good food and great margeritas !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This restaurant was better than I expected as the earlier reviews appeared mixed.
Clearly the change of management has had a positive impact and standards have improved.
My server Chris was diligent, polite and did a great job !
The cranberry margarita was very tasty ;)

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