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On the Border Mexican Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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1519 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1303
+1 860-899-1670
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Today
10:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went to On the Border Mexican Café with her college age children. We'd been running around and we're all hungry and tired. We decided to stop to grab a bite to eat and were quite pleased with our choice. There was A wide variety of food to choose from. We all chose to super salad, and... More 

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Thank Bonnie S
Rocky Hill, CT
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If your hungry for a good Tex-Mex dinner or lunch this is a good consistent restaurant. We've been going there since it opened 18 years ago at least three times a week.

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Thank Stephanief
Guilford, Connecticut
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104 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I was not impressed by this restaurant at all. It is better than Taco Bell I'll give them that. However I must have caught them on a bad day. The food just really wasn't all that great. It was very average. I really had to wonder whether or not all of the food was taken out of a premade box... More 

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Thank nbend1
New Fairfield, ct
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went expecting a Chili's-like experience and thats what we got. Excellent casual mexican food, very good service. Good experience overall. Would go again.

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Thank CT_MikeB
Washington, DC
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Pros: * Affordable * Food is abundant and fresh * Mostly for friends.. * Friendly staff Cons: * Waiting time could be less.

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Thank XYZ n
Alexandria
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Visiting from out of town, this place was by our hotel. We appreciated the opportunity to create our own combination, but the fish tacos were very disappointing. I try these everywhere I can, but never before have I been served factory fish. These were basically fish sticks in a tortilla, not a small piece of cod battered and fried or... More 

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Thank Arthur D
East Haddam, Connecticut
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice lady who attends and I ate there. She is friendly and welcoming. The mango margarita was divine. The lunch with soup and chicken enchilada was fresh and enough lunch for me. They serve these chips and salsa that are great too.

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Thank Deborah C
Hartford, CT
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We ate here tonight. My companion ordered three tacos. I ordered my favorite - a taco salad. Well, one would think that a taco salad would involve some semblance of a taco - like maybe a taco shell containing the salad. Nope - not here - not anymore. Their taco salad comes like any other salad - on a plate... More 

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Thank jrubicon
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The food is super cheesy, definitely "tex mex" like chilis, but better than other chains like it. The happy hour is great, late night is my favorite.

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Thank CTDB
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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72 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

In my own opinion you can never go wrong with a salad. Anything that is sizzling is a must try. The service is always good. On the downside it can get pretty loud in there.

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Thank mbruni611

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1519 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1303
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Rocky Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 860-899-1670

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