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On The Border Mexican Grill

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1512 S Randall Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102-5920
+1 847-960-3915
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Today
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Orland Park, Illinois
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

i think they would do better to focus on their food than other things or just be a bar then - the street tacos had a few crumbs of meat.. the bowl.... minimal meat.... my mom couldn't eat her tacos and we asked for some sour cream to tame the spice and they charged for it =without advising price so... More 

Algonquin, Illinois
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

This is a great place to eat with your family, as a couple, or with friends. We love their chips and salsa. My favorite thing to order is the shrimp tacos.

Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

We arrived just before the mad rush at 5:00pm on Saturday. We were quickly seated at the back of the restaurant by the 'To Go' doors. Patrons used this door as an exit from the restaurant and cold wind kept blowing on us during our meal. Our waiter was very polite but disappeared for quite a while after we placed... More 

Huntley, Illinois
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

My husband and I stopped specifically for the Tuesday Taco Night and we were not disappointed. We received excellent service and the food was delicious. We went early so there was no wait and our food came quickly. We look forward to another Tuesday night for some good Tacos.

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41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We going to "On The Border Mexican Grill" with my family almost every week, very good food, good service, nice place

Crystal Lake, Illinois
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193 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

What happened here? We used to love going to On The Border but this last time was really kind of gross. The men's bathroom looked like it hadn't been cleaned in days and that's always a bad sign because you start to think - "how clean is the kitchen?". The table was sticky and the menu was dirty and stained.... More 

Marengo, Illinois
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

Used to love this place, but over the last year or so it has gone completely down hill. It is sticky every where. The menus need to be cleaned as well as the tables and floors. The food is very hit or miss, some times it's ok, but when it is bad it is very, very bad. The service is... More 

Marengo, Illinois
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154 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

My wife and I stopped in for lunch while we were out running errands. We were greeted, seated and drink orders were taken almost immediately. I flip open my menu and what do I find? A piece of shredded cheddar cheese. I shake it off on to the floor and flip the page and now I see a dried up... More 

Main street USA
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

You can't go wrong coming here for lunch or dinner you won't be disappointed. The food is predictable and always spot on. The drinks always ice cold. The service sometimes hot sometimes not, however overall a good time. No matter what you order you won't be disappointed. Not spicy HOT but always delivered hot to the table. You will come... More 

Elgin, Illinois
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

This is a chain restaurant and every location is the same pseudo Spanish style exterior and bar seating on one side of the interior and restaurant seating on the other side. Partner ordered tacos and I ordered enchiladas. My dish was served cold and had to be returned. If I had not already know it this was my clue that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1512 S Randall Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102-5920
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Algonquin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-960-3915

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