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On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Grill
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7873 W Bell Rd, Peoria, AZ 85382-3803
+1 602-247-7606
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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293 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is the closest to Tex-Mex we can find in AZ. The norm here is Sonoran Mexican. Their menu has changed since we were here last. They have added a daily special Monday through Thursday plus unlimited rice and beans all the time. The menu also includes calorie counts now - but I don't think it includes the chips... More 

Thank Sandy817
Peoria, Arizona
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent and our server was awesome. However the manager was wearing too much cologne and every time he walked by it was sickening you could smell him across the room my advice don't wear so much cologne when you work in a food service industry

Thank jsj43
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420 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Our group recently visited for dinner. There is an out door patio. Décor is tired and old. Our waitress was competent attentive. We ordered the Appetizer Sampler. Food was served lukewarm. Heavily fried options with no distinct, fresh flavors. If you idea of good Mexican food is bland, chain creations you will not be disappointed.

Thank GiseppeGord
Westerville, Ohio
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Great Mexican food and always great service. Nice outdoor seating for warm days/evenings. Family that was with me seemed to be fine with the restaurant and food as they have never been to this one. I have been multiple time and never disappointed.

Thank Becky B
Los Angeles
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296 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Having moved to Peoria recently, we have been trying to find good restaurants - especially Mexican food. This is not the place. We went there on a Saturday afternoon and it was quite slow so the service was excellent. The drinks were good, chips good and atmosphere very nice. The food was absolutely horrible and I would go out on... More 

Thank PatrickLongBeach
Rolla, Missouri
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere prices compared to most other great restaurants of this type. Friendly staff quick service and good tasting.

Thank Twostory
Toronto, Canada
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445 reviews
420 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

When you're 3 hours away from the actual Mexican border, "On the Border" is probably not the best choice for Mexican food. The all-you-can-eat enchilada Monday special drew us in, but it wasn't really about all you COULD eat but rather all you actually wanted to - which wasn't much. The chicken was tasteless. From the white sauce to the... More 

Thank Anthony_Nalli
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Cheese crisp, tortilla soup, enchiladas were great. So was the margaritas we ordered. Waiter and bartender were great with explaining the specials when their happy hour started and what the happy hour drink specials were

Thank Loren F
Glendale, Arizona
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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I really can't recommend this place. The food is fair and I ordered a bloody mary. It was just tomato juice????? The bartender came over and apologized he said that is how they tell them to make it. WHAT????????? He made me a doctored up one but it was still bad. Pass on this.

Thank robaby424
1 review
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

My Fajitas were barely warm - as the plate easy not sizzling when it came. Onions and peppers were undercooked (not carmelized). Service was mediocre. Not going back again!!!!

Thank Monte C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7873 W Bell Rd, Peoria, AZ 85382-3803
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: +1 602-247-7606
The spirit of sharing Border-Style food lives on today at On The Border.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?