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On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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102 Barlett Avenue, Exton, PA 19341
+1 484-870-3181
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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478 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful team lunch here to celebrate bdays. They joined multiple tables to accommodate us and gave us a wonderful table at the back. The lights on the chandeliers and the walls behind gave us a cantina feel. We got complimentary chips n salsa and u have got to try the three alarm spicy salsa. We got the... More 

1 Thank Arch L
Exton, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our group group of 12 (-1) had a great get together from 6PM till after 9PM. We ordered from all over the menu and it was all terrific and very nice portions. Several had to get boxes to take the extras home. We had a very cathartic time discussing the latest events in our lives, kids, grandkids, etc. Highly recommended... More 

Thank cpeterka
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have never had a bad meal at this On the Border. I've tried multiple entree's and a variety of appetizers and the food is always excellent. Their servers are always friendly and positive about their work but where I will not give On the Border a free pass is their service in general. I've never had a good experience... More 

1 Thank xXNotAllWhoWanderXx
Exton, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

This place is typical of a chain Mexican restaurant. The food is just so so to me and there is usually a line to get in.

Thank Getsmart12
Lexington, Kentucky
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

This is our go-to restaurant. We are there several times a month. It's got great food at typical chain prices. But you get free unlimited chips and salsa.

1 Thank Elaine F
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, United States
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We were a table of 7. My fav were the fresh, warm chips. The salsa was just a bit too spicy for my taste, but the rest of the adults enjoyed it. All lunches were served promptly. Service was good. We all enjoyed our meals. I had lunch size chicken fajita, which could have had more veggies cooked with the... More 

1 Thank MJAFish
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Our table of children enjoyed their food, especially the steak. The chicken fajitas were good. This is a good family restaurant chain.

Thank Yvonne H
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We chose to order the special, lunch sized fajitas with dessert. Server friendly & attentive, but not overly so. Food delicious, with larger portion than anticipated.

1 Thank Susan S
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and great food at reasonable prices. Can you really ask for more? The decor is like sitting in a plaza in the southwest facing Adobe structures. The food... Always good and always a lot of fun... Especially if you bring your kids. Tacos, chips, burritos.... All fun stuff. I had smelled Taco Bell years ago and swore never... More 

1 Thank Jedi-Travler
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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304 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

This place isn't bad for a chain. The server brings over complimentary chips and salsa when they arrive at the table. The salsa is delicious. I didn't care for the chips. Burritos, tacos, fajitas are good. Service can be hit or miss. Place is clean.

Thank Shopaholic_x0

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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
Average prices
$15 - $20
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Barlett Avenue, Exton, PA 19341
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Exton
  • Phone Number: +1 484-870-3181

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