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“Will not be going back.”
Review of On the Border - CLOSED

On the Border
Cuisines: Mexican
Restaurant details
Mission Viejo, California
1 review
“Will not be going back.”
Reviewed December 27, 2011

We had not been here for many months, and I do not know why we went back last night. "Fajitas" was a cold grilled chicken breast sliced on top of lukewarm onions and oil-soaked yet crunchy bell peppers. All of that on a serving dish that was supposed to be sizzling hot so that you could squeeze lime on it, but was so cool I could lay my hands on it.
We asked for water twice and was brought one glass (there were two of us).
They were out of the first beer we asked for from their menu.
We will not be going back, this time for sure. Way to pricey for awful food and slow service that doesn't care whether you're there or not.
When did eating out become this instead of something you actually want to spend your hard-earned money and free time on?

  • Visited December 2011
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OC
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice place”
Reviewed September 15, 2011

The food is good as for Californian Mexican, margaritas are great and service is friendly.

  • Visited July 2011
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South OC
1 review
“THE WORSE Mexican Food Ever!”
Reviewed April 14, 2009

This place stinks and I can not believe that is still open! Trust me, do not eat here. I mean Taco Bell has better food than this place! The Enchilada's stink and the taco's are made with a pre-made stale taco shells. The so called beef in the taco and enchiladas is more like mystery meat! I mean c'mon, how can you not know you serve very bad food? Sure serve a cold Margarita just about anywhere, and you can enjoy it, but don't eat the food! The service was just as bad. We walked in and there were three employees smoking in front of the resturaunt and when we walked in, waited for the hostess to finally show up and she was one of the girls smoking-tacky!!! Still with the bad service, the food was disgusting! Trust me, give it some more time and this place will be closed down!

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Orange County
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Gone way downhill.”
Reviewed August 29, 2008

OK atmosphere and service. The problem is the food. The chicken enchilada had about 4 bite sized pieces of chicken in it. Ditto the chicken tacos. Just seems the entire plate was full of cheap fillers (shredded lettuce, rice, crispy onion rings). Hard to find any protein here. Totally not worth the price. We won't go back.

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“The food is about okay, but the service is always very good.”
Reviewed January 7, 2008

The food is about okay, but the service is always very good.

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