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On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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8230 Gateway Overlook, Elkridge, MD 21075-6455
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch during the week before the lunch crowd really hit. Food was good/average. Service was lacking due to what? I'm not certain, our server was sitting with other employees.

Thank lostfloridian108
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch, with a bit of fear after reading some of the reviews. Well, the food was excellent, the service was very friendly and quick. I recommend this restaurant by all means !

Thank Avi R
Dunwoody, Georgia
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Had a great business lunch here. The healthy menu was great for me being on a calorie limitation. The Mexican chicken was delicious and the honey mustard even better.

Thank vanillagor1lla
Ellicott City, Maryland
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This visit was the BEST ever! We ordered carry out and the food was great!! It was much better than ever. We stopped going there for a while and decided to give them another chance and we are glad we did!

Thank MommaK9
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

On the Border has some of the best margaritas and happy hour food! It's a good place to meet customers and friends for a quick drink and meal on your way home from work or just to stop for a drink. Sometimes it can be quite busy and you have to wait for a table, but the service is usually... More 

Thank Lisa B
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

The place is clean and the service was great! Only issues were 1, their salsa is delicious but hot and they don't offer a mild, and 2, the strawberry daiquiri didn't taste like strawberry. It tasted like ORANGES! Very strange so visit and enjoy but avoid the strawberry daiquiri!! To be fair it could have just been the bartender on... More 

Thank Jim L
Woodbridge, Virginia
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95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Worst OTB experience ever. Let me start by saying this was NOT a busy day. There were five tables with patrons including us. Two of our guests only wanted water to drink. We asked for water no less than 3 times and still had cocktails and cheese dip (one extra we didn't want or ask for, just water please) before... More 

Thank Gabrielle71
Olney, Maryland
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166 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

I have gone here at least 20 times. I have been so forgiving because I used to live close by and hang out at the original one on Knox Street in Dallas. But I am done. Chips and Salsa are usually pretty good. Food is so inconsistent. It varies from trip to trip. I think since they are always changing... More 

Thank TEX2MD
Columbia, Maryland
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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

On the Border has a variety of Mexican food choices. They give you chips and salsa when you first arrive. The chips are warm and the salsa us very good. I've had taco's, empanadas, fajitas and more on the menu and every has always been really good. My kids really enjoy the food here too. I also went for a... More 

Thank Lori095
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Always really good food, pleasant staff & nice atmosphere. They text you when your table is ready, cute perk.

Thank lisakF8677RL

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, 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 - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8230 Gateway Overlook, Elkridge, MD 21075-6455
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Elkridge

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