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On the Border

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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5117 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78411-4207
+1 361-992-9662
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Hockley, Texas
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193 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was excited to eat here as the one where I live has closed. The food was as delicious as I expected and service was great. I don't know why there aren't more of these still around. I highly recommend eating here. Even though it's a chain, it has a nice home-town feel and food is always outstanding. Great chips... More 

Thank Stugatsa
Lake Jackson, Texas
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate at OTB because we had traveled all day and it was next to our hotel. Food was just average....did have very cold beer. My husband and I had a beer a piece and split an plate of food with guacamole and our bill was $45.00.Seemed high for what we got.

Corpus Christi, Texas
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We went there on a Friday night and only had to wait about 10 minutes. Very nice. The service was quick and friendly and the atmosphere was pleasant. We ordered and the food came fairly quickly and was very tasty. I had the steak street tacos and my wife had the carne asada (fried beef portions). Both meals included your... More 

Thank rayfromcorpus
Kingsville, Texas
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52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

It's nice place. No so many options in the menu if you're not so hungry. The taste is good tex-mex food. Nice environment, good TV shows and good service.

Thank 1969ViajeroFrecuente
Corpus Christi, Texas
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126 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is a chain restaurant so don't expect Mom & Pop Mexican food here. It is simple Americanized Tex Mex and while it's okay it isn't anything memorable. I live in south Texas, I know real Tex Mex. My coworker called this a fancy Taco Bell. Ding ding ding! She hit the nail right on the head. The menu choices... More 

Thank Cindi O
Corpus Christi
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234 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

We ate there last week and and the service was good.Food took a little while,but their chicken quesadillas are great.Love the flavor.Would recommend.

Thank jmdrmd2
Victoria, Texas
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

We have eaten here numerous times since OTB first came to Corpus Christi. Most of the time, the food and service were acceptable and often even exceptional. This time, however, my meal was a dismal disaster compounded by bad food. I ordered the Monterrey Ranch Chicken Fajitas. The pan arrived with, at the most, three strips of chicken on a... More 

1 Thank Terry S
San Antonio, Texas
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

If zero stars were an option, that's what this place would get. Decided to try OTB for the first time on our vacation after a Hooks game. It was almost 10PM on Sunday, 29 May (Memorial Day Weekend), very crowded. Took about 5 minutes to get seated. Another 5 or so minutes for our waitress, Melanie. Received chips & salsa.... More 

1 Thank Kim S
Corpus Christi, Texas
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207 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Average Tex-Mex food, but poor service. Shortly after we were seated our server got a table with at least 12 people. So he was distracted. I don't think management came to the rescue. It took almost 1 hour for the food to come out, and when it did, it wasn't hot. The bill was messed up, and initially included some... More 

1 Thank beachboywantabe
Stillwater Ok
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Placed an order to go- the fastest service ever. Barely had time to drink a beer at the bar while waiting! Friendly service snd great food, as usual! Thanks.

Thank Low49chevy

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5117 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78411-4207
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: +1 361-992-9662

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