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On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

Mexican, Southwestern
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19 Commerce Way, Woburn, MA 01801-1005
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Richmond, Virginia
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sat at the bar for a weekday lunch, and even though I was the only one at the bar, service was pretty slow. Food was also slow to come out (but it was very hot when it arrived, so I know it came out as soon as it was ready, but it took a LONG time considering almost no one... More 

Thank cj6767
Chesapeake, Virginia
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went because it was the fourth of July and very little open. The service was slow, the sauce awful, my fried appetizer super greasy, and our drinks super sour and super sweet. We'd been to an On the Border outside Philadelphia that was a good experience, but this one was not. It renewed our feeling of not eating at... More 

Thank turtleprz
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As the heading says, this place used to be so good until a year or so ago. Since then the meal portions have been magically getting smaller and the service is getting worse and worse! We used to go there at least 2 times a month but now we try to avoid it.

Thank DivyaSharma777
Bedford, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We come here when visiting home. It's always been a good place to eat. Food is good and we have never had a problem with service. My kids love the fresh chips and salsa.

Thank BellaNLLC
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

As Mexican Resturants go this is one of the better one's , they have an great selection of dishes and which ever one you pick ,will probably as good as the one I had.

Thank Joseph T
Topsham, Maine
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Food was really good, drinks were great! Our waiter was busy but did a great job! We had about 20 adults and kids and they worked us all in and gave us separate bills! It was a great place to just sit and relax and hang out, Gucci walk from our hotel!

Thank 18basketball15
Boston, Massachusetts
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141 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Revisited this place and was not disappointed. Still good chips and salsa but really liked the skinny menu choices listed with the caloric counts in case you are dieting. Only negative was the bathrooms. Bad odors and lack of paper towels just before a busy evening shows poor upkeep.

Thank gypsywomen2
Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

It's tough giving this three stars when I want to simply call them "On the Salt" or at least "Hold The Sodium Border". But if you can look past that and possibly order some of the healthier options for you, it's a fun place that is almost always packed, even on weeknights. One of my first complaints is going to... More 

Wilmington, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

If you want free chips go buy a bag. The Food was the worst I have ever had, when you finally got it. A taco shell with a 1/4 inch of mush on the bottom with nothing else in it. The waitress died 2 years ago and no one told her. The worst service ever. The Food did not come... More 

Thank 1BigSwede71
Syracuse, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

I love Mexican food. Love it. And I stay at a nearby hotel often enough that I'd been able to visit this place a few times. Always left full and somewhat satisfied. That was, until Mickey Mouse ran across the dining room floor after I had finished my meal. Except it wasn't Mickey. It most certainly was a mouse. This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
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: 19 Commerce Way, Woburn, MA 01801-1005
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Woburn
  • Phone Number: 781-995-2314

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