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On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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4301 S Broadway Ave, Tyler, TX 75703-1302
+1 903-266-1650
11:00 - 23:00
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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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Longview, Texas
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243 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Average On The Border. We have been going here off and on for many years. We have never had any problems with service or food. I recomend it. And we will keep going back. Get the Margaritas and Fajitas!

Thank Mur018
Mount Pleasant, Texas
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We can rely on On the Border to be consistently good. We do not live in Tyler so only go a couple of times a year. Service, as anywhere, varies as the turnover at these places is pretty high.Chips & salsa are good.

Thank Mainland-Tutu
Spring, Tx
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I got to Tyler and wanted Mexican food and a margarita for dinner. I came across "On the Border" while driving around. Decided to give it a try. Very good food and super margaritas.

Thank Lovharvey
Hemet, California, United States
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Underheated food, crappy mixed drinks; service leaves a lot to be desired and apparently appearance isn't high on priority with the staff

Thank JenniferLempka
Paris, Texas
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172 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We went late and it wasn't crowded and were immediately seated. Chairs tables and all the decor is done up in a Mexico style (bright colors, sun & moon decor, etc) but for some inexplicable reason they were playing loud American dance music. Our waiter was prompt. When I inquired about their late night happy hour I got a blank... More 

Thank Thetravelingtoads
1 review
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We were seated right away which was nice, but after that it was all down hill. First of all we were given salsa but no chips then the waitress came to take her order and said she would get us some chips. About five minutes later we received the chips. About 15 minutes later we received our food my husbands... More 

Thank Adrienne P
Tyler, Texas, United States
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I stopped by OTB on my way home yesterday for lunch. Kelly is my preferred server. She is friendly and very attentive. I had the lunch beef fajitas and they were excellent as well as the salsa. OTB is my favorite place for Mexican food. They are good about substituting some things. I don't like sour cream so I get... More 

Thank Jane P
Jasper, Texas
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped her to eat after a trip to the zoo with our grandchildren. Tara was our server and she was delightful. She was friendly and helpful and very patient. I was going to order the grilled mahi mahi and suggested the mahi tacos with a red creamy sauce and they were excellent. My husband had beef enchiladas and the... More 

Thank Lisagtankersley
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

While i do enjoy the changes On the Boarder has made to their menu, the food is nothing special. The staff is great and I had some of the best service i have got in a long time. To me the food basically bland and they try to spice it up using overabundance of jalapenos. Everything we had had chopped... More 

Thank Lavender_101
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Took the family out on a quick getaway and the traffic flow was easy on us, food came out quick, & our waiter looked like Tony Stark My first dish didn't look to appealing so I asked to exchange it and with no questions or issue they took care of it I recommend it to you guys & we will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
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 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4301 S Broadway Ave, Tyler, TX 75703-1302
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Tyler
  • Phone Number: +1 903-266-1650
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?