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On The Border Mexican Grill

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1102 Walnut St, Cary, NC 27511-4735
+1 919-439-5030
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Cary, NC
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155 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2015

This location is right down the block from us, and would really like to frequent them more. When they first opened they were great; however, our last few visits had MUCH to be desired. Cold, reheated food and drinks made by bartenders who clearly did not have any training, and low quality customer service; much to desired. Would love to... More 

Thank HotMessNC
1 review
Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Worst visit to any restaurant we have ever been to.we arrived at 9.15 I asked for some recommendation s on the menu and I got told with a sarcastic tone everything is good .we got are food very quickly and before I could even finish I had my plate taken away.just before 10pm we were given the bill I asked... More 

Thank Sandra C
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

I understand that my mother and I arrived a little close to the closing time. We got there at 9:30 and they close at 11. But it was a little too messy. There was food on the floor, and the menu had some sauce on it. The food that we ordered was actually very good, and was served in large... More 

Thank Olena S
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350 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

Fun, Americanized Mexican food. Bright, fun atmosphere. Drink specials. Great appetizers. Tasty salsa. Brisket tacos that rock. Yeah, it's a chain. Big deal. Yum!

Thank EdRockster
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393 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

We ate here on a Monday night and were seated right away even though the place was busy. I enjoyed the Border Bowl! The margaritas were really good! We will definitely eat here again!

Thank Travelgirlslife
Raleigh, North Carolina
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you don't know about Taco Tuesdays, now's the time to find out! You can get a great meal at reasonable price. Nachos are always fresh and free. Salsa has some kick usually. The fish tacos are very good and are actually pretty good for ya! OTB usually has a special dinner on special several times a year... they are... More 

Thank Ray W
Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, USA
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2015

I worked in a restaurant for several years, and we were trained to do our job professionally. Great, professional service in restaurants is nearly a lost art. It was a great please to visit this restaurant and to have hot fresh chips delivered to my table almost as I sat down. The waiter took my drink order very quickly afterwards,... More 

Thank John M
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Eating out regularly with a group of old friends (seniors) with varied tastes & sensitivities can present challenges. Dinner here recently provided us with 5/6 positive reactions, so we will most likely be back. Our server was bubbly, informative, attentive, & responsive to our many questions. The food was delicious -- from my mini-steak tacos to the "superior dinner" (the... More 

Thank DaddysMarbleyes
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262 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2015

The food was really good! This was my first time at a On The Boarder, will not be my last! Shawn our server, was very good and prompt! We really enjoyed our food and the service that was given! This restaurant is also in a very good spot to shop before you eat!

Thank DavisFamilyBayboro
New Bern, North Carolina
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129 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2015

The title says it all. Great chips and salsa started the meal. Splurge for the queso to go with the chips. The ultimate fajita is unbeatable and the sweet tea was perfect.

Thank R_Seagle
SocialOTB, Manager at On The Border Mexican Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed our endless chips & salsa, queso and fajitas. Thank you for choosing On The Border and we look forward to serving you again. Please come back soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 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: 1102 Walnut St, Cary, NC 27511-4735
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cary
  • Phone Number: +1 919-439-5030
The spirit of sharing Border-Style food lives on today at On The Border.

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