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On the Border Mexican Cafe

1519 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1303
+1 860-899-1670
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (18 reviews)
“fajitas” (14 reviews)
“black beans” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1519 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1303
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

my first time here. yes,i would definetly be back. the chips and salsa were awesome. the meals we had were awesome,even enough to take home. the meals,price and service were excellant!!! if your in the area,and in the mood for mexican,this is the place to...More

Thank scrupper
Reviewed 25 May 2013

The chips and salsa were the highlight. I don't think a lot of folks really know what mexican should taste like. It doesn't taste like mush.

Thank marie j
Reviewed 12 May 2013

The food, drink, and staff were excellent! There always seem to be customers here. So, we tried it out. Now I know why!

Thank Michele B
Reviewed 12 April 2013

I brought my family for dinner and the food was outstanding. My wife and I had the Superior Platter, which was like a Mexican sampler. It was delicious and there was enough to bring home for another meal. Their chips and salsa are the best...More

Thank Little_PC
Reviewed 26 March 2013

One of two restaurants within walking distance of the Hampton Inn of Rocky Hill. Typical chain Mexican, certainly reasonably priced and service was friendly but spotty. The first night I was there was very noisy, with numerous kids running around. The second night there was...More

Thank 30-StateTraveler
Reviewed 12 March 2013

We ate ate at this restaurant during our recent visit to the area. The restaurant was right next to our hotel the Hampton and within walking distance!! The food was great and the bar was hopping!! Our group really enjoyed the service and atmosphere. Typical...More

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 22 February 2013

You pretty much know what you are going to get at On The Border. Fajitas, chips and salsa decent service reasonable prices. It typically draws a good crowd as it is right off the highway but many of the locals come here too as it...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 30 December 2012 via mobile

Went there for dinner and it was a nice experience. There was hardly anyone there when we went, had an early dinner around 3:30 since we went all day without eating. Was considering getting an alcoholic beverage, but since the prices weren't listed and judging...More

Thank allycat31315
Reviewed 20 December 2012

On the Border is pretty much your average Mexican Restaurant,however the Chips and the Queso Dip are great!! Also enjoyed the Margarita's in a Shaker.

Thank Lquin493
Reviewed 2 December 2012

Ate here in the aftermath of the hurricane while we were staying in a motel nearby. The food was actually tasty and not typical New England/gringo-style bland Mexican food. The service was excellent. And the pitcher of margaritas was perfect. We upgraded to Patron, added...More

Thank v0yageur22
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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
The spirit of sharing Border-Style food lives on today at On The Border.
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