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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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Brooksville, Florida
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very happy with the dining experience. .. The food was very good and the service was quite attentive. .. We even asked for the A/C to be turned warmer and they addressed the temp immediately. ... I had the steak burrito (meat had been nicely marinated ) my wife had enchalidas Verdes. ... We are from out west and were... More 

Thank russ3950
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62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the food here. A gem of a find. Really reasonable prices. Great guacamole. The waiting staff lacked charm. Not particularly unfriendly, smiled if you smiled at them but food was just put in front of you. Missing tortillas for my fajitas? No apology just went and got them and handed me them without saying a word. Same when... More 

Thank Darbo1969
Winston Salem
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was very good and the prices were of what you would expect at a Mexican restaurant averaging 8 to $9 a plate

Thank mplumley
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came down to visit Williamsburg this restaurant was recommended to us the food was okay but the service was terrible I don't understand why people at these establishments act like they're doing you a favor I by waiting on you we are the customers paying their salaries I guess they don't understand that definitely would not recommend this book and... More 

Thank thome1957
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible food, terrible service! I told the manager that the food and service was not good. His response ... I'm not to worried about it. Won't come back again, food was simply nasty, inedible!

Thank Kevin D
Columbia, South Carolina
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294 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

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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136 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

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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101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

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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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 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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39 reviews
22 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

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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, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
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?