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On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

Mexican, Southwestern
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102 Bartlett Ave, Exton, PA 19341-2701
(484) 870-3181
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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251 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Level Contributor
58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

I would recommend you try on the border Mexican grill in Exton. There were many food options. The food was okay and they forgot to warn me about the warmth of sizzling plate and I was burned.

Thank Will M
Palmyra, PA
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151 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Was in Exton for the weekend for a high school competition and decided to try On the Border for the very first time. Found it a bit disappointing from what I expected. The food was fresh and good (queso superb!), but not the Mexican food I am used to (call me a Chi Chi's lover). The burrito was shredded beef... More 

Thank The4Ts
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283 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Was on route 30 heading west and saw On The Border and had to get off, backtrack to stop. Like OTB but none near us. We each ordered the special fajitas for Wednesday. Chicken, lunch size was the right size for a light dinner. Everything was great and even had room for dessert. Love the chips and salsa. Chips are... More 

Thank guvhuney
Etters, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

My daughter selected On the Border as the place for her birthday dinner. Our group involved 4 senior citizens, 2 middlers, a three-year old and an infant. The menu had a wide selection of Mexican meals. The waiter was helpful to me in adjusting my selection to a less spicy option. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meals. My Taco salad... More 

Thank Nikki1232014
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

My wife, another couple and I went to On The Border for dinner on Sunday and we had a great time. The atmosphere in the restaurant was very nice and our server was very prompt. I had an order of the chicken fajitas and it was quite good. We all had the strawberry margaritas that were absolutely delicious. My wife... More 

Thank MattGlick
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88 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This On The Border has great drinks, good service and very good food. Very enjoyable patio dining with very personable servers.

Thank retired42
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I don't like to write a bad review but would warn anyone looking for a good meal to simply look somewhere else. I am not sure where to begin. The enchiladas covered in a sauce that was basically ketchup with a few dots of cheese. The guacamole was flavorless as were the rice and beans. The floor looked dirty. Wow....

Thank CA108
SocialOTB, Manager at On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are disappointed to hear that you didn’t enjoy your meal with us. It is always our goal to provide great food and we apologize that this is not what you received. Please contact our Guest Relations Manager so we can get more information about your visit and how we can make things right with... More 

Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We went for an early dinner during happy hour and were pleasantly surprised. The service was very quick and attentive. Our meals were very good and the portions sizable. We especially enjoyed our happy hour margaritas. I will definitely return.

Thank 680hankt
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Service was great and fajitas were fraT! Also the enchiladas my husband had were perfectly seasoned. Food came quickly which we appreciated. The chef even stopped by to see how the food was.

Thank Ann D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Bartlett Ave, Exton, PA 19341-2701
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Exton
  • Phone Number: (484) 870-3181

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