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South of The Border Mexican

Mexican, Southwestern
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322 Second St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4528
(757) 565-4848
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Columbia, South Carolina
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292 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was greasy. My husband's steak dish was greasy and tough. He loves Mexican but was unable to eat his meal. I ordered a vegetable dish. I expected a variety of vegetables, but it was almost all onions and tomatoes. It was also greasy. We will avoid this chain in the future.

Thank mersmom2016
Kaltenbrunn, Bayern, Germany
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118 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant definitely feels like more of a family affair than a chain, which normally we like, but we had such a difficult time with the understaffed wait-staff that it distracted from the meal. Trying to get silverware, refills, a missing order, etc. consumed the evening. The food was good. The tacos were great, and I had Pollo Assada which... More 

Thank Eric S
boston, ma
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98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would give this restaurant 6 stars for value!!! The place looks very "hole in the wall" and my husband almost didn't want to go, except for the reviews giving it 5 stars. Needless to say he was THRILLED by the end of the meal. Once seated, they bring you warm chips, fresh salsa (not too spicy) and a bowl... More 

Thank lisalou216
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for dinner after a long day touring the town. We got so much food with each order and everything was delicious. I will definitely go back the next time I visit Williamsburg.

Thank HarleyGin
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

South of the Boarder off of Second Street is one of my favorite Mexican food eateries. The portions are plentiful and delicious. The service is always friendly and timely. Its a local favorite which speaks volumes. I highly recommend it.

Thank Robin B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We were only in Williamsburg for a week, and feeling in need of food that wasn't the standard American fayre, we plumped for this place. (We were staying very close to Colonial Williamsburg, and "South of the Border" seemed near enough (about a mile) that we could walk. What a great discovery, and as I said we went back for... More 

Thank Ewan1961
Yorktown, Virginia
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We just went to South of the Border for the first time and enjoyed it a lot! They provide beans with cheese with the chips and salsa, which was a nice surprise. The server was very attentive and answered all our questions. The portions were generous and tasted great. We will be back.

Thank joanneelainetanner
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Quick service and very friendly environment. Drunk specials were nice. The food arrived very quickly and was pretty good as far as portions and menu selection. Nice restaurant.

Thank Mike W
Williamsburg, Virginia
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Food is typical Mexican type fare. Nothing special. You are greeted with great fanfare one day or surly the next. Mood swings abound and service will vary accordingly which leaves you wondering how the dice were thrown before you walk into the place. Otherwise generally acceptable if you need to eat out.

Dover, Delaware
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Went to this restaurant after reading the reviews. They have amazing margaritas, and the complimentary chips were excellent. The food was okay, and the price was about average. Overall i would eat there again

Thank Jake S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, 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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 322 Second St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4528
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: (757) 565-4848

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