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“So Disappointed”

On the Border Mexican Cafe
Ranked #237 of 899 Restaurants in Greenville
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Southwestern
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The spirit of sharing Border-Style food lives on today at On The Border.
North Carolina
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241 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“So Disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

Love to have Sangria Swirl Margarita's at On the Border whenever near one; so on the way to Atlanta, stopped in for drinks & dinner. Have eaten at this particular one several years ago but feel its gone downhill. It is dark and not real clean; just feels dirty. Service was slow and food was warm not hot. Appeared manager walked thru but didn't stop and ask how things were going. Seated and waited for server for what seemed like ages, then drinks took forever then a different server came to take dinner order. Don't recomend this particular On the Border restaurant.

  • Visited May 2012
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  • Arabic first
  • English first
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English first
Greer, South Carolina, United States
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“NOT for Margarita's!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I came here because we wanted to sit outside ( yes, outside on I85) and have drinks and chips. Had the Perfect Patron with a splash of Cointreau. $12, I think I was ripped off. Would rate it a 0 out of 5. Bland and watery is all I can say. Decided to try the house Margarita - $7.00 less but still poor. Chips had no flavor. My husband did enjoy the salsa, at least it gave the chips flavor. If you are looking for a good Margarita DO NOT stop here. Can't say anything about the food as we did not have!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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94 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Meh Mexican”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

If you want great Mexican food in Greenville, you should probably go across the interstate to Corona's or down Pelham Rd to El Mochajete. The food at On the Border is acceptable, not great.

The server brought chips and salsa when we were seated. That starter was the best thing about our meal. Everyone enjoyed the Queso Blanco served with soft tortillas. My chicken fajitas ($10) had a good flavor.

The remainder of the food was disappointing. The guy at our table who ordered the chicken burrito ($9) didn't like it enough to finish it. The Chicken Flautas ($7.69) were the worst. They were swimming in grease, and they tasted as if shredded paper had been cooked into the filling. Everyone at the table tasted the flautas. Our opinion was unanimous--they were disgusting. When we told the server about the flautas, they did remove the charge from our bill.

You can find something to eat at On the Border, but there are better options for Mexican food in Greenville.

  • Visited June 2012
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Conroe
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“mucho bueno margaritas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

stop during happy hour and order the LIVE guacamole

Visited June 2012
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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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“Great forzen Margaritta's”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

Love going there with friends from work for an ice cold Margaritta.

Visited May 2012
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