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Border Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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21420 Novi Rd, Novi, MI 48375-4712
+1 248-347-7827
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Brighton, MI
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Enchiladas, fajitas, tacos, chimichangas, etc..it's all good! The complimentary chips and salsa are really good too! If eating on a budget, order ala carte and skip.the beans and rice.

Thank Linda J
Bell, Florida
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86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

When visiting with family last week, we were planning on another restaurant but didn't want to wait. So my brother chose Border Cantina as an alternate, and it was a good choice. My friends ordered the barritos and I ordered the Quesadillas both of which were excellent. The service was fast and the orders were spot on accurate. We would... More 

Thank Mark K
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Very good Mexican food. The staff is very friendly and knows the menu inside and out. Wide selection of beer and liquor. Eating outside or in. Parking lot is usually packed. You can take out, too. Reasonably priced - a good value!

Thank Joan G
Macomb, Michigan
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339 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

Great mexican food, inexpensive price, lots of food. Erica was our excellent waitress. Highly recommended.

Thank newadventure53
Detroit, Michigan
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

I love this place. Like I eat lunch or dinner here weekly love this place. The tacos and fajitas are delish. Good chips and salsa. Not a fan of their margaritas, they're too mixy for me. Went there last night and diverted from my usual. I decided to try their sampler appetizer since it was half off for happy hour.... More 

Thank lava415
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

I find border cantina very nice. I enjoy the food. The cost is very fair. The staff is friendly. The location is not ideal which is not their fault at all. I wish more people knew of this place. I believe it is incredibly underrated.

Thank ckreutzf
Livonia, Michigan
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant rates better than average, but not quite very good since there are some areas IMO needing improvement. But , if you like Americanized Tex- Mex you may rate it higher. The Mersedes Margarita is superb. You must have a designated driver. The house Margarita is pleasant with no aftertaste. David our server was delightfully helpful in meeting every... More 

Thank Casablanca_Queen
Novi, Michigan
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79 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2015

I enjoy different foods. When a friend asked where we should go for lunch I said, "I would like to have Mexican food". He suggested Border Cantina and since I've never eaten there I was "game". Created at the door by a very friendly person, my friend was already seated and the waitstaff was great. The food was very good,... More 

Thank GrandpaFrank43
Novi, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2015

Our family of 5 wanted to revisit this restaurant after seeing a coupon in Local Flavor, a circular placed in area neighborhood mail. The coupon was for a free lunch, equal or lesser value with the purchase of 2 beverages. The hours on the flyer state the hours for the day we wanted to visit 11 am. We arrived a... More 

Thank Angela H
Novi, Michigan
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

The best taco salad around! My family loves this place. We eat here often, dining in or carry out and it's always good. The kids love their different kids meal options.

Thank QueenTeetee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21420 Novi Rd, Novi, MI 48375-4712
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Novi
  • Phone Number: +1 248-347-7827

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