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On Border Mexican Cafe

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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3930 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326-1219
+1 248-230-2980
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Clarkston, Michigan
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153 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

We went here as a family of 5 to support a local school fundraiser for cancer research. The food was ok but nothing special. We collectively agreed that if we planned on eating out, this place would not be at the top of our list. So many other better choices in the area.

Thank MichiganMom71
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our quick visit to On The Border. I am sad that there aren't any closer to our home though. We LOVED the salsa and chips that are complimentary. the salsa was nice and zesty as we like it. I chose the Chicken Chimichanga which was superb. the rice and beans served with it were excellent also. My honey... More 

Thank Jnettien
Warsaw Ohio
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in one night for dinner, they were very busy but seated us in about 10 minutes. The chips and salsa and margaritas were good. We both ordered a burrito, hers chicken mine steak. I can usually kill a man sized burrito no problem, but I had to tuck my tail and take half of it... More 

Thank Kevin C
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

Our group of 9 lady golfers chose On Border for dinner on a Monday night. We had been there a few years before and had a great experience. The day we went was the first day of their new menu. Their taco salad which had previously been served in a taco bowl is now served in a regular bowl. The... More 

Thank MotherTheresa
Lake Orion, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

We have many choices of restaurants in our area but this is where we eat out most often. We love the unlimited chips and salsa that are generally brought to the table the moment you sit down. The margaritas are yummy and are very reasonably priced during Happy Hour on Monday - Friday. Because the restaurant is large, we rarely... More 

Thank Carol V V
Clarkston, Michigan
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

We haven't been to OTB in years because of the poor experience we had last time we were there. I think it was actually worse this time, so that's it for us. We see no reason to go back ever again. The only decent part was our server. She was trying to do a good job and kept telling us... More 

Thank parksorbust
Olympia, Washington
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

Came for dinner, they had folks in the bar area but only 3 tables being used in the restaurant. The food is the usual On The Border. Decent but not great. The service was horrendous! Considering there was more staff then customers, inexcusable! The waitress was busy spending time talking to a couple moving to the area discussing where to... More 

Thank Jim M
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120 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

We always seem to go this place after shopping at Great Lakes Crossings. The food is always good. They often have good happy hour specials and the service is always friendly and fast.

Thank aldanmikol
Ontario, Canada
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

Well it was our first time in a restaurant like this . Service, food portions , price were great. Restaurant was new and clean. Close to the hotels by Great Lakes Crossings shopping centre. Undecided on the food; not that it was bad just not sure if it's for me .

Thank Jim M
Elkhart, Indiana
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171 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

My co-worker and I stopped in for dinner to On the Border Mexican Café in April 2016. The server was friendly and attentive, keeping our drinks filled and checking on us often. Unfortunately, this was the best part of the experience. The food, on the other hand, was awful. I ordered fish tacos, which were tasteless and overcooked. The fish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3930 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326-1219
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Auburn Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 248-230-2980

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