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Border Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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21420 Novi Rd, Novi, MI 48375-4712
+1 248-347-7827
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Novi, Michigan
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109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem in Novi. Great selection of dishes, staff is friendly and fast, food is amazing! You may have to wait for a seat, but it's worth the wait. The bar area is small, but there is room to stand. God selection of drinks. Check it out...you won't regret it.

Thank Joan G
Novi, Michigan
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have been to Border Cantina a few times now and have never been disappointed. The food is good, the service is friendly and we have never had to wait long for our order to come out even though the place usually has been quite busy anytime we have been there. When you first sit down they... More 

Thank Funbun2000
Detroit, Michigan
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We kind of forgot about this spot even know it's in the area. Stopped in this weekend for dinner and the food is still excellent as always. Traditional Mexican dishes and many others. Highly recommend.

Thank SkipperTW
Novi, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Oscar (a regular waiter over the past 20 years) has given us poor service for years. At our last visit, he tried to juggle several big groups and failed. He couldn't keep up with our requests, the food was cold, and got the bill wrong. We will no longer be going here.

Thank lmcmaste
Brighton, MI
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 27 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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338 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 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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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 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?