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On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Grill
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5205 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711-3702
+1 520-441-7440
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Wichita, Kansas
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I used to live in Tucson and visited this location often. Sadly, it has gone down since I left the area. I visited on a recent evening and found the service decent, maybe even good, but the food was not good. I ordered the Brisket Taco plate with Charo beans. Prior to getting my meal, I had ordered a cup... More 

Thank F9727MRmikep
Cottonwood, Arizona
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149 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived at 7:35, took 20 minutes to drinks, another 20 minutes to get a portion of our meal. They ran out of rice, and made us miss our movie with the very slow service. Food wasn't very good. Got a bill for everything we ordered, even though we didn't get it all. Had to chase down the waiter to take... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Good On the Border fare. Service was efficient and food was flavorful and hot. You get what you expect - the typical On the Border menu done well.

Thank James P
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

At a walking distance from the 3 Marriott hotels at Williams center. Atmosphere is very pleasant, not noisy. Staff is nice and efficient. General manager came to greet us at some point. Food is as good as it gets for Mexican. And iys not even expensive. Do not forget to have Sopaipillas for dessert.

Thank OlivierAZ
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived shortly after they opened, the staff was friendly. Service was good but the good left us all expecting more. It was just average Mexican food and in Tucson there are so many places to get great Mexican food, this however is not one of those places.

Thank deyos
Tucson, Arizona
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75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

I LOVE their food, but there is inevitably a sewer smell upon entering and especially if you use the restrooms. This is a major downer for me and makes me lose my appetite. Always good service, though!

Thank ddbrown2075
Naples, Florida
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480 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

I stopped in for lunch and quite frankly I was hesitant to eat at a Tex Mex Chain. To my surprise the food was pretty good and the margarita tasty. The service was prompt and efficient along with a fair price point for the food served. All in all it was pretty decent and a good experience.

Thank BlueMarlinDave
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117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

We were in town for an event and had a team dinner here. I can not say enough about the good service, and food. The waiters took individual orders and gave separate tickets. And did not add in the gratuity. I am sure the waiters got much more money this way. I would definitely go here again..

Thank Charlie196
Phoenix, Arizona
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326 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

I am a fan of On The Border. Any time I want some great Tex-Mex, I'll try to find an OTB. Their tortilla chips are the best, followed closely by their fresh salsa. For a meal, I always get the Dos Equis Fish Tacos- SO DELICIOUS! The service at every OTB that I have visited has been second to none.... More 

Thank JT_Turner3
Tucson, Arizona, USA
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120 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

I live in Tucson and have a wide selection of authentic Mexican restaurants that are not chains. But we were near the restaurant during lunch and decided to stop in. It was very good. The fajita quesadilla was delicious and comes with sour cream and guacamole. My husband had the combo of empanadas and tortilla soup. Both were good. Salsa... More 

Thank CarlK56

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5205 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711-3702
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-441-7440

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