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On the Border Mexican Cafe

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Mexican, Southwestern
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1519 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1303
860-899-1670
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank EddieHast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Bernadette L
Northfield, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Northfielder2
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Larry M
Marco Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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.

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Thank Riley J
Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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 

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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 

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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

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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 

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Thank Dan H
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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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
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, Large groups
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
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?