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“Just not the same”

On The Border Mexican Grill
Ranked #75 of 112 Restaurants in Algonquin
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: The spirit of sharing Border-Style food lives on today at On The Border.
Restaurant details
Description: The spirit of sharing Border-Style food lives on today at On The Border.
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Just not the same”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

The chips and dip are fine. The entrees are fine. The service is Ok. I can't put my finger on what the issue is, but even my tolerant 15 year old daughter said this should be our last time going to On The Border.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Rob C
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English first
Algonquin, Illinois
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Love it”
Reviewed February 7, 2014

Bartenders are great! Lots of fun, food and drinks to be had by all. The regulars there love new people and encourage a good time

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Rgo6
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Chicagoland
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368 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“GREAT SALMON DINNER”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

For a very healthy option, On the Border has a really good Salmon in Jalapeno BBQ sauce. This is a VERY healthy plate of grilled vegetables, beans and the Salmon with a great Jalapeno Barbeque sauce.

Might as well get the $3 Margarita while you're ordering.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank PROF_CONSULTANT
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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Yum!”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

When we are in the mood for Mexican food - we go to On The Border. Love the margaritas, fresh guac, and fajitas. Great outdoor seating during the summer.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Amanda G
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Lake in the Hills, IL
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Steady results”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

While not the best ever Mexican food, this place produces steady results every time. The spinach quesadillas and buffalo chicken tacos are great. Tableside guacamole prep is pretty cool to watch and tasty. Service very friendly and efficient.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank kek
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