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On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

Mexican, Southwestern
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8230 Gateway Overlook, Elkridge, MD 21075-6455
11:00 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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Ellicott City, Maryland
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Havelock, North Carolina
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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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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164 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

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

Thank lisakF8677RL
Newark, Delaware
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

In town for a 1 day V-Ball tournament and decided to check this place out for an early dinner, about 4pm. There were 5 of us and lots of tables available when we got there, but were told it would be 15-20 minute wait. Kinda hard to believe, but hostess said they didn't have enough servers. We waited and did... More 

Thank Tiki-Bobby
Millstone, New Jersey
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Stopped by Friday afternoon about 3:10 Reduced drink prices for Happy Hour started at 3 & the lunch menu is still in effect till 4 so we caught the best value of all. The soft tacos meal was delicious and the food came out hot and fast . Services was excellent and the bar area was almost full of happy... More 

Thank MrMikeBasspro
Elkridge, Maryland
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

If you're looking for really good tex-mex, look no further. This place is great. It has the typical tex-mex menu, fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, burritos, and the like as well as full main-course dishes with chicken and steak. Unlike many mexican restaurants, the burritos and enchiladas are gooey and swimming in sauce. The ones here seems to have just the right... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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?