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On the Border Mexican Cafe

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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21091 Haggerty Rd, Novi, MI 48375-5304
(248) 449-6114
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoy coming here because they make their own chips and salsa- the chips always taste so fresh!! This is a great place to eat if staying at the Sheraton novi because it you can walk over. I have had great service both times I have visited. Food has been good, will definitely come back.

Thank Leslie D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for my husbands birthday, with a few close friends. The experience was really great. The food was consistent as always and the service was dynamite! Benjamin did everything under the sun to make us feel comfortable and happy.It was Monday so endless enchiladas it was! I would recommend this location to anyone, the atmosphere was cozy, the staff... More 

Thank Robbie R
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Nothing remarkable. Salads were large and ok. Nachos were quite good. Service was fine. Probably wouldn't go back - it was convenient to a nearby hotel.

Thank cgny1fwd
Dunedin, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Pretty standard chain mex restaurant - decent food, friendly service, a little pricier than I like to pay - but we all enjoyed it! Love that they have healthy options - we tried the healthy chicken fajitas and really happy. Not the hugest portion but also didn't do major damage with it so all good. Black beans were really good.... More 

Thank M H
Detroit, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

I often dine at On The Border, but recently they revised their menu from a 6 page selection to a single folded cardboard menu. So disappointing! When I looked over the menu, I immediately noticed that all the grilled items and made from scratch items were gone. These were the BEST. They have now gone to a selection of fast... More 

Thank E46482
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Went here with my family total of 3 of us. Chips and salsa arrived quick that was the only thing. The service was awful. Our server Austin paid no attention to us. We were left with empty drinks our entire visit. Ordered a beer that never arrived. Food arrived and was under cooked and ice cold. The rice was awful.... More 

1 Thank awesomereviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

This was a terrible experience! I ordered a lemonade and never got it but still got charged. The food was decent but the service was terrible. Also 1 waitress for 23 people!!! Bad overall

1 Thank michael h
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

I had dinner here, not realizing that it was a chain Tex-Mex place instead of true Mexican. The shaken margarita had good flavor, but too much water to appreciate the taste of the tequila and fresh fruit. Chicken fajitas were overcooked, with dry chicken and mushy peppers. The "salsa verde" was red and not very spicy. Tortilla "soup" had good... More 

1 Thank Traveldoc524
Parma, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Nor great...not bad....just average at best. Waiter was attentive and helpful and the food wasn't bad....just the decor and vibe of the place wasn't the greatest, but after a few margaritas, who cares?? Haha Don't expect much and you'll be fine

1 Thank Criz66
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

Chips and salsa arrived as soon as we sat down. Margaritas are only $4 on the happy hour menu and are delicious! We ordered the chicken fajitas special. It was a very generous portion and very tasty. Our waiter, Dominic, was attentive and efficient. Love this place!

Thank mary m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21091 Haggerty Rd, Novi, MI 48375-5304
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Novi
  • Phone Number: (248) 449-6114

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