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On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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19 Commerce Way, Woburn, MA 01801-1005
+1 781-995-2314
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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Middlebury, Vermont
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253 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here on a Saturday evening about 7:30 recently. The wait was 20 minutes as we were told when we arrived. The waitress was very friendly, calling everyone "friends" or "sweetheart " and generous with refilling our chip basket. The food was generously portioned but my meal of chicken and shrimp had been under the warming lights a bit... More 

Thank Bikers_Mom
Saint Louis, Missouri
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Never a problem with the food at On The Border. It's not the best Mexican food I've ever had, but it's good for the price. Margaritas are AMAZING here! Service wasn't outstanding though. Not super fast and they did mess up my order (but at least I didn't get charged for what they forgot to bring).

Thank TigerEyes9
Peabody, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very poor experience, and not for the first time. The service is terrible, the servers never look happy, what is going on here for these people to look so miserable?? The portions are small, and the worst today, the ladies room was an absolute disaster, it's a Sunday, no one there really, so why doesn't management check out the facilities???... More 

Thank Lisa G
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Went there for lunch about 1pm, restaurant was 1/3 full and the host told us we had a 10 minute wait. If my daughter wasn't so set on mexican for lunch it would have been over then. Finally seated and we waited ten minutes for a waitress to ask for a drink order and then didn't even bring over chips.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Great food and service at reasonable price. They have bar and big dining area. If you are for Mexican food, this is the place to go while you are at Woburn, MA.

Thank jrobdin
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Execellent, very thoughtful. Presented food & drink, and each time came back to see if I liked it. Customer Friendly.

Thank Robert H
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181 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We were staying at a nearby hotel, within walking distance. The food was good. Good selection on the menu. We came when it wasn't crowded, so we didn't have to wait long. The amount of food was way too much, so we took some home!

Thank gab131vic
Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

I come here every once in a while when I crave Mexican food. Good prices for the amount of food you get. Large menu. Love the free chips and salsa.

Thank Foodie_TravelAir
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I come here alot. We came here while we were dating too..LOL..I would recommend it to anyone. Great food. Great service.

Thank Sharmela F
Boston, Massachusetts
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240 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

The chips, salsa and guac are great! The Margs are very good. The service is decent. The pricing is good but the food is just average. The Mexican is not fully Mexican it's a blend with Cajun. The mouse that ran under our table as we were getting ready to leave was a bit of a shock.

Thank pdxballard

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: +1 781-995-2314

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