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On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

12383 James St, Holland, MI 49424-7611
+1 616-266-1001
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good29%
  • Average25%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“fajitas” (6 reviews)
“steak” (4 reviews)
“great service” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
12383 James St, Holland, MI 49424-7611
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

We arrived quite late, around 10:30 PM, for dinner at On the Border. Often when dining late (and close to closing), service and food are both lacking. This was definitely not the case here. We each chose the Create Your Own Combo, with three choices...More

Thank FurtherOnDownTheRoad
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Ate here on Labor Day weekend. Poor service, mediocre food, and inattentive management. Too busy gossipy and whining about staffing. We should have suspected something was wrong when we noted the parking lot was not full on a Saturday night in an area with lots...More

Thank Relaxedtravels57
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Nice Mexican place with freshly made dishes. The menu offers veggie options that are very good. I had a live guacamole and quesadilla style something. I’ll come back!

Thank The-Veggie-Gourmet
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Our service here was good. We got chips and salsa immediately after being seated as well as water. However we ordered the chicken and steak fajitas and they were not good at all. All the meat seemed to taste like fish and it was not...More

Thank BriannaNic
Reviewed August 11, 2018

The food was outstanding, and the service above average. Our entire family enjoys this place due to the wide variety of selections available.

Thank David P
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

When this location first opened it had the worst service. It was always so slow and inaccurate that, after about 4-5 times, we gave up even though we loved the menu. After about a year we had a gift card, so we decided to try...More

Thank Crazy4Pack
Reviewed July 9, 2018

The service here is great but he fare is just OK. I had a Chimichanga and it was soooo hot (temperature) that it singed my tongue. I let it cool some more (10 minutes) and it was still way too hot to eat. It was...More

Thank Willam D
Reviewed July 3, 2018

I took a friend from Florida to On the Border. We were seated promptly and the service was fine. My friend order the taco salad while I had the brisket tacos. We did not notice on the menu that the taco salad was on a...More

Thank barry p
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Pretty much a generic Mexican restaurant, nothing jumped out at me. Not bad either. Service was a little slow for being one of only 3 tables. Wife liked it for what that's worth

Thank Rick M
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

There were people flowing out the door waiting to get a seat, I asked how long is the wait and she said, “25-30minutes” and she was right. We were in and seated in less than 30minutes. The food was great, my wife and I shared...More

Thank MarkK783
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
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
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12383 James St, Holland, MI 49424-7611
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Holland
  • Phone Number: +1 616-266-1001
Every day at 8 a.m., we start chopping veggies, soaking beans, and prepping our mesquite-fired grill. Not because we have to, but because we believe in delicious flavors made-to-order, from hand-rolled enchiladas to our sizzling fajitas to guacamole made right at your table. Everything pairs nicely with a grande margarita, and of course, enjoy the always endless chips and salsa.
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