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On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Grill
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8555 S Quebec St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130-3604
+1 303-927-0720
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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Lone Tree, Colorado
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253 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is part of a national chain of Mexican restaurants, and it's one of the best. (I've been to four other locations.) The staff seems to turn over frequently, and that usually means a surly staff, but we've always found them friendly and efficient. The food is always good, and occasionally outstanding. They have daily and monthly specials, and... More 

Thank TBearden
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199 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Right now, if you've signed up via their app or Facebook etc, you can enjoy "Endless Enchiladas" all November long for $9.99 per person---not just on Mondays! :) They have specials often, & we enjoy the festive atmosphere & the good service. A 12 ounce House Margarita is only $3.00, too...perfect for dinner. If they make a mistake, the servers/management... More 

Thank Teresa L
Woodworth, Louisiana
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Son and daughter in law brought me to On the Border for my 60th birthday. Was sitted immediately, had great service and really good food. I had the beef chimichangas which were great! My son had his usual enchiladas and my daughter in law had the nachos supreme. That was enough food for all three of us! everything was fresh... More 

Thank tamara l
St. George, Utah
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270 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We were just passing through and wanted some Mexican. This was a chain that we've had mixed results with before. For us on this day it was very good. Food was good, service was also good. We probably hit it just before the rush hour so we had a very relaxing and enjoyable meal.

Thank davenmanja
Centennial, Colorado
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

This location used to be a go to. Sad to say that is no longer the case. The last visit equated to an episode of the Twilight Zone. The staff seemed hurried and stressed, not to mention our waitress was terribly clueless, rushed and robotic. It seemed everyone was doing 3-4 jobs and there was no management around. The place... More 

Thank DesertZenRay
Chicago, Illinois
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Chicken bowl was not good. Skinny margarita was awful. Chips tasted likes they were from Costco. Service was good. Hard to find.

Thank Mark B
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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242 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Good food, quick service is the standard. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the options. We really like the hips here, made on site, thin, crisp, and hot. We both had carnita burritos which we pretty tasty.

Thank Mary Ann E
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351 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

My husband and I recently decided to stop by "On the Border" for happy hour and dinner. Neither of us had ever been to this particular location previously. We won't likely return either. Although our server, Shelly, was great and the margaritas were terrific, our food was terrible. The chicken, peppers, and onion on my fajita skillet were not only... More 

Thank Maui2014NMR
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153 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Stopped for dinner and the waitress was amazing. Jessie had only been there a week, but truly understands customer service. Margarita and chips and salsa were tasty and plentiful.

Thank BKV11
Colorado Springs
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685 reviews
459 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

We selected this restaurant for a late lunch largely out of convenience: near c-470 with a small tree for shady parking for the dogs. Our service was top-notch, much better than expected at a restaurant of this class. The food was outstanding: served piping hot and very delicious. We loved the menu variety. Well done On The Border!

Thank COLadyRoadWarrior

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8555 S Quebec St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130-3604
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Highlands Ranch
  • Phone Number: +1 303-927-0720

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