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On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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11880 Spectrum Ce, Spectrum Center, Reston, VA 20598-0001
+1 571-485-7929
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Arlington, Virginia
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174 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not a fancy eater and so I don't care for restaurants that add a lot of unecessary complication to foods. On the Border was exactly my style. My family and I went here for an early lunch (shortly after they opened for the day) and had a great experience in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. I loved the salsa... More 

Thank HappyExplorer7752014
Sellersville, Pennsylvania
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309 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate dinner here tonight after work. There were 5 of us and everyone said their meals were good. I have the ultimate fajitas which was giant and soooo good. It came within steak, chicken, pulled pork and shrimp all on a sizzling skillet with peppers and onions. It was one of the best meals I had in a long time.

Thank heaterguy100
Hoschton, Georgia
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was fairly close to our hotel, and easy to find. We had a delicious dinner here and even had leftovers to take back to the hotel. Decent prices, and left with full bellies!

Thank A. R
Reston, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Lived in San Diego, Cal many years so appreciate good Mexican food. Always good, lots of choices. Big enough for large groups, parking right in front. Dinners are super as are the deserts afterward. Definitely worth a weekly visit if you like Mexican.

Thank CyndiRick
1 review
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Service was excellent and very friendly. We did go at a non-peak time as this was our choice. Food was very good and served hot. We had two different types of food and both were done very well. The drinks selection was adequate, but the high level Margaritas are very pricey even during off hours. All in all a very... More 

Thank Ted L
Reston, Virginia
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148 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017

My new "go to" place in Reston - at the door parking, no fuss, easy seating, decent food, nice margaritas, pleasant staff. Great happy hour.

Thank krasihenkel
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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561 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

On the positive side, the staff were very accommodating for our party of 5 adults and 2 children as there were no suitable tables available when we arrived, so they put 2 round tables together which worked fine for us. Our server was very friendly and efficient and our food arrived very quickly after we ordered it which is essential... More 

Thank Stucolco
Fairfax, Virginia
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488 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2016

We used to go here regularly. Over the past year, the food has become almost inedible. The Southwest Chicken taco has an incredibly hot sauce. I tried to scrape it off the chicken, and it didn't help. I ended up just eating the rice. Everything at this place tastes the same because it all contains a hot ingredient. Spend the... More 

Thank eaglesclaw121
Reston, Virginia
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2016

This is one of my favorite, local Mexican Restaurants. I seldom have to wait long for a table and by the time I enjoy some chips and salsa, my meal is normally served. The staff is very efficient and helpful. My favorite Chicken Tortilla soup is now available in small and larger servings.

Thank NALT63
Herndon, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 15, 2016

I love this restaurant and the Reston, VA location is my favorite. They always have friendly staff, good food, and prompt service. The menu offers a wide variety of choices and I have yet to be disappointed.

Thank B796DXlisal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $35
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, 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: 11880 Spectrum Ce, Spectrum Center, Reston, VA 20598-0001
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
  • Phone Number: +1 571-485-7929
The spirit of sharing Border-Style food lives on today at On The Border.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?