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On the Border Mexican Cafe

$$ - $$$
Walnut Grove - Shelby Farms PD
Mexican, Southwestern
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8101 Giacosa Pl, Memphis, TN 38133-5305
+1 901-372-8883
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was ok however the service was lacking. It was just average over all. It's close to the interstate and the mall so location is excellent.

Thank JT T
Memphis, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I absolutely LOVE this On the Border location! I get a to-go order once a week! The staff is always very friendly and helpful. If I ever have a wait, they always offer me something to drink. My order is always perfect! I have had to hold for awhile to place my order, but I could order online. I just... More 

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Thank Tamika Y
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner with a group of friends. There were 10 of us we called ahead,they were able to sit us in two booths right by each other. Our server was ok. The food? Cold & tastless.I don't know what has happened since our last visit but at least 4 of us had cold food. We did tell our... More 

Thank BinkTam
Reagan, Tennessee
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Our experience was absolutely terrible!! Took 20 minutes to get our drinks, got the salads after the meal and had to ask for the manager 3 times!! Worst experience at a restaurant I've ever had!!

Thank kirbypw
Memphis, Tennessee
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96 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We were there to celebrate a birthday. Not very happy with the food. The margarita, we ordered seemed to have ordinary salt. Kids didn't like their orders either. Service was also poor, they kept forgetting our drink orders, one platter was served with one item missing. Had to remind them that it says so in the menu. Not going back... More 

Thank srgl0betr0tter
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I have been to this restaurant before and was given good service and good food. I don' t know what changed, but if this last visit was my first, I would never go back. We were shown to a table where we were given drinks and a menu. 20 minutes, I asked the hostess if there was more than one... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Great restaurant, attentive & polite wait staff, the ambiance inside was warm & inviting, very clean & the food was AMAZING! The Guacamole is to die for!

Thank puttergirl
Las Vegas, Nevada
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

It's a national chain so you know the food tastes pretty good. The service at this location was very nice and friendly. The lamps hang low over the booths but they have never fixed that and it's not too big of a deal. Inadvertently tried the southwest chicken tacos for the first time and they may be my new favorite!

Thank MetalTravel
Cordova, Tennessee
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129 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Celebrated National Taco Day here on Tuesday, October 4. It was very busy, but there was allot of empty tables in the dining room area and apparently not enough wait staff. We were told it would be about 15 minute wait. After about 10 minutes, we decided to set at a high table in the bar area for quicker service.... More 

Thank southavenchick
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226 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch during a Saturday of errands. Seems like there was much less on the new menu... Could not get the little lunch portion of fajitas since it was not a Mon-Friday... Appetizer list seemed pretty brief too... Was looking for a lighter portion since we were planning to go to a movie later. Interrupted by three different... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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: 8101 Giacosa Pl, Memphis, TN 38133-5305
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Walnut Grove - Shelby Farms PD
  • Neighbourhood: Walnut Grove - Shelby Farms PD
  • Phone Number: +1 901-372-8883

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