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On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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8230 Gateway Overlook, Elkridge, MD 21075-6455
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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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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Service, food, salsa, and cuisine were all terrible. The entres taste like frozen dinners because they were hot on the outside but cold on the inside. The meals were not cooked fresh that day. I realize a lot of chain restaurants are doing this now. Did not taste like true Mexican fare at all. Prices were too high for the... More 

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Thank dluri
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't want to get anybody fired so I will avoid referencing any one person specifically - but here is what I witnessed today at lunch. You know the sealed cover on a new container of sour cream or peanut butter, stretched tight and hard to grab the little tab on the edge.. you know what I mean? The large... More 

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Thank User146
Beltsville, Maryland
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177 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

They were busy, the place was noisy, the people were happy, and our server was prompt with chips, salsa and water (as requested). Then things got even better. It was happy hour and margaritas were $4 for a large. The drinks came and were tasty, but didn't have much tequila. We ordered the "Ultimate Fajitas." The food was served, hot... More 

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Thank John O
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 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.

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Thank lostfloridian108
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 !

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Thank Avi R
Dunwoody, Georgia
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

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Thank vanillagor1lla
Ellicott City, Maryland
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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!

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Thank MommaK9
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Lisa B
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Jim L
Woodbridge, Virginia
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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?