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“taco bell is more authentic!!”

On the Border Mexican Cafe
Ranked #6 of 68 Restaurants in Rocky Hill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The spirit of sharing Border-Style food lives on today at On The Border.
Hartford, Connecticut
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75 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“taco bell is more authentic!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

Not only is the food terrible, this restaurant always looks dirty and smells funny. Ive given it a few chances, but im done, also the margaritas are a rip off. Theres hardly any liquor in them at all.

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Reading, PA
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Mexican Anyone”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

Great food and service. There was a line when we arrived but the wait was minimal. Prices are reasonable.

Visited June 2012
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Tampa, Florida
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218 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Mexican”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2012

This is a typical mexican chain restaurant. If you are in the mood for it then your craving will be satisfied. Nothing special here . Average mexican food. Queso cheese dip is tasty. I found the portions to be small.

Visited February 2012
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Thank susant771
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Portland, Maine
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Average On the Border”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

It wouldn't be my first choice of restaurants in the area, but it's good for a quick bite with little expectation. The fajitas are salty, but plenty to eat for two people, so the portions are decent. My husbands food came out hot, but mine did not the last time I visited. I am always hestitant with asking a server to warm up the food. I would prefer to get it hot and then I could enjoy it, rather than wait for another serving. The food is average, but that's about it.

Visited May 2012
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Thank ExplorerGals
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Newington, Connecticut
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“not very clean”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2012

unfortunate! the waiters were friendly, the food good, but we just could not get over the lack of cleaniness at this restaurant. we were seated at a table that needed to be cleaned off and when we looked around ALL the tables were just as the last diners left them. (the place was not very busy). a waiter was going to serve our food on the table when we requested it be cleaned off. what kind of establishment lets their employees serve on dirty tables? also, the servers were wearing white aprons that were filthy!! the floor was nasty and my arms stuck to the tablecloth!! .

management needs to do more coaching here at the rocky hill OTB!!

  • Visited May 2012
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