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On the Border Mexican Cafe

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1519 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1303
860-899-1670
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Lunch

Met friends for lunch and really enjoyed it. The food was great it arrived hot. Everyone had good things to say about their meals. The service could have been a little better though, it wasn't very crowded but we still had to wait whenever we needed a server

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
Jaguar002
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East Hartford, Connecticut
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Berlin, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoy going to OTB. The food is excellent. One favorite is the chicken fajita salad ,but all items on menu very good. If you can handle desert the brownie sunday is a real treat.There is very low turnover in wait staff and they are all very attentive

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Thank Jan B
Lebanon
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Visited on a Monday night for appetizers and drinks. The service was horrible. Had to ask for everything even the bill at the end. Sat at the bar and felt like we had to beg to be served. The manager spent some time talking to other patrons but not to us. Never had this type of a bad experience before... More 

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Thank Familyof5inCt
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The food is great. If you don't care to much for Mexican food, you will love the food here. All of the food tastes fresh and the chips and salsa keep coming as much as you like. It is all home made and very flavorful. The drinks are also great. Eat here a lot.

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Thank ElectricalDan1
East Hartford, Connecticut
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185 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Met friends for lunch and really enjoyed it. The food was great it arrived hot. Everyone had good things to say about their meals. The service could have been a little better though, it wasn't very crowded but we still had to wait whenever we needed a server

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Thank Jaguar002
Wilton, CT
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I went for lunch on a Saturday last week. Our waitress was fabulous! (I wish I remembered her name!) I had the fish tacos' (Yum!) and my friend has enchiladas which she loved. They give you warm chips and salsa when you sit down. I highly recommend. The food is fresh and delicious and I'm picky.

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Thank Connor4Wilton_CT
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

They had a lot to choose from on the menu, they even had a separate vegetarian menu (cool). I loved all of the variety of appetizers.

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Thank wildone555
Rocky Hill
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

good food good prices servers are friendly and restaurant is stylish and comfortable and they don't rush you and offer suggestions

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Thank Janice G
Solon, Ohio
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

This place was packed for good reason. The food was fresh and delicious. The tortilla chips were thin crispy and nicely salted. The salsa sauce was fresh and spicy. I had the house special brisket tacos which probably was a bad choice, way too heavy, but that was my mistake there were plenty of lighter options on the menu. Take... More 

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Thank brushjl
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Over all a good experience, staff was friendly and service was quick. The salmon was good although was not as spicy as my wife would have liked it I got the chicken tacos which were very good only negative I would have is I think the guacamole was over priced for the serving you received

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Weekend soccer tournament and went to Dakotas and on the border. OTB was great for value for money and service and offered exactly the menu you for food and drinks you would expect. If you like the Connecticut version of TexMex then it works just fine. Great for kids.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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