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On the Border Mexican Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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1519 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1303
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Open now
All hours
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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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant/bar is family-friendly and has a lot of Tex-Mex style dishes. The cost is moderate. The food is a bit on the over-seasoned side. If given the choice, I'd choose a more authentic Mexican restaurant.

Thank Larry M
Marco Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with a large group. The food was good and so were the drinks. the servers were somewhat rushing us but over a good place.

Thank Riley J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chose this restaurant for a fast lunch during the middle of the week in early July. We were seated quickly and service was friendly. Chips and salsa were delivered expediently to the table, and I was surprised that the standard table salsa is now moderately spicy, instead of mild. We ordered a small order of guacamole for the table to... More 

Thank radiowitch
Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Last week we ate some fine food at this Mexican restaurant which for me advances itself by its fine use of chili--not too hot but just hot enough. My wife who cannot each really spicy food enjoyed it also since they toned it down for her. As usual for this type of place, the atmosphere was fun and the service... More 

Thank Robert L
Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Went with Kathy on our way to Boston to see Chris. We had a excellent lunch and service was very good. I had the trio which consisted of a hard shell beef taco a enchilada cheese and onion it came with rice and beans great deal for 10.99 kathy liked hers and the margarita was very good

Thank Summersnuggles
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Dining alone is rarely great, but I was quite happy munching on my chips and salsa (very tasty salsa) Restraining myself to just the one bowl was a good move as the main was large for a lunch. The ultimate Fajita's had chicken, shrimp, beef and pulled pork. All very tasty, but the chicken was really tough. I was glad... More 

Thank Dan H
Langenfeld, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Meals OK. Size of Portions =middle. Long time to wait for Service. Partly very loud. Staff friendly but unpersonal

Thank haraldswoboda
Albany, New York
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We went in on a Saturday night; didn't get chips for 15 mins while every table around us received theirs. The food was very good, the margaritas were as well. They offered a 5% military discount.

Thank JaeL909
Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

I eat here several times a month and have never had a bad meal. I generally sit in the bar area and the waitresses are all friendly and the chips and food are served quickly.

Thank jrsamples
Southbridge, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

The wall décor of bicycle seats mounted to look like horned heads ( technological taxidermy), the arrangement of guitars and the photos of the old Mexico / southwest are great. The wait staff are flawless. We were told there was only one version of salsa - it was painfully hot. The tortillas appear to be made on site and were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, 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: 1519 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1303
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Rocky Hill
  • Phone Number: 860-899-1670

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