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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
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed 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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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In my own opinion you can never go wrong with a salad. Anything that is sizzling is a must try. The service is always good. On the downside it can get pretty loud in there.

Thank mbruni611
Groton, Connecticut
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I like coming here for the Happy Hour! They usually have great deals, but you have to sit in the bar area. I don't mind, because I usually think the bar area service is better anyway!

Thank operatorerror
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We have always enjoyed food from On the Border. We often order it for take out even. However, the last time we ordered take out I must say I was disappointed when I arrived to pick up the food and the cashier informed me that the price she gave me on the phone was different since she forgot to inform... More 

Thank 5greatkids2015
Montgomery, New York
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I came here with my son and my niece, I wanted to take her out for her birthday and we had an enjoyable time.

Thank April818
Stratford, Connecticut, United States
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154 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I brought a student here (13 years old) and we enjoyed a delicious lunch. However, his meal was over $15! Because he is used to getting what he wants, I didn't tell him to keep it to $10 - my mistake! I enjoyed brisket tacos (2) served with rice and black beans - healthy portions for lunch and just over... More 

Thank Judith R
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

2nd time eating here. On our annual trip to Maine we stayed at Comfort Inn and had dinner at On the Border last year. We liked it so well we did the same this year. I usually get the fajitas which are very good. This time I went for the Bordritto. It is enough for 2 meals. My new favorite.

Thank EddieHast
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner at On the Border. We ordered the guacamole and sample platter for the table. We also ordered the southwestern chicken tacos, steak bowl and burrito. So much tasty food :-) it really was a treat. Our waitress Shannon was very friendly and attentive.

Thank Bernadette L
Northfield, Massachusetts
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96 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

After battling traffic on the Merrit, we were so hungry that we just gave in and stopped at this chain restaurant hoping for the best. Sorry, but it was just so average. And the Cobb Salad was small, and my enchiladas cold, and the chili con carne sauce was pretty flavorless.....The smoky pinto beans were good. But the waitstaff team... More 

Thank Northfielder2
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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173 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups
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?