On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

★★★☆☆
  • 10789 Westview Pkwy.

    San Diego, CA 92126

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  • 858-530-1130

About On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

Categories
  • Mexican Restaurants
  • Restaurants
Details
  • Carry Out
Hours
M-Th 11am-11pm, F-Sa 11am-midnight, Su 11am-11pm
Year Established
  • 1982
Products
  • Enchiladas
  • Tacos
  • Fajitas
  • Margaritas
  • Meltdowns
  • Queso
  • Guacamole
  • Burritos
  • Chimichangas
  • Soup
  • Salads
  • Flautas
  • Quesadillas
  • Nachos
  • Empanadas
  • Tamales
  • Tostadas
  • Chile Rellenos
  • Carne Asada
  • Border Smart
  • Tortas
  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Flan
  • Sopapillas
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Enchilada Mondays
  • Taco Fix Tuesday
  • Fajita & Rita Wednesdays
  • Brunch
Specialties
  • Free Chips & Salsa
  • Sizzling Fajitas
  • Margaritas
  • Tacos
  • Meltdowns
  • Queso
  • Friendly Service
  • Enchiladas
  • Happy Hour
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Services
  • Dine-in
  • To Go
  • Catering
  • Delivery
  • Happy Hour

Food

Food
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Arrived at 11:30 a.m. just before lunch with computer and notebook in hand. Told the host that I wanted to get some work done during lunch. There were two other booths seated in the area in which I was seated. ordered and had just started my lunch when the table for 13 (11 adults, two small children) NEXT TO MY BOOTH arrived for a birthday party. The noise level was of course high, and I finally gave up and asked my server for the check. She apologized (I failed to get her name), offered to seat me elsewhere, but I frankly didn't want to move papers, computer and lunch parafernalia at this point.
When I went to the desk to pay my bill, she had called the manager and explained what she obviously felt was an unfortunate oversight on the part of the host in seating me next to a large party. The manager looked at the bill ($16 +), nodded, and walked away.
The level of indifference was quite a surprise ("I am so sorry" would have been only polite), but it does explain the unthinking action of the host who seated me.
Would I recommend the restaurant? No.

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★☆☆☆☆

Arrived at 11:30 a.m. just before lunch with computer and notebook in hand. Told the host that I wanted to get some work done during lunch. There were two other booths seated in the area in which I was seated. ordered and had just started my lunch when the table for 13 (11 adults, two small children) NEXT TO MY BOOTH arrived for a birthday party. The noise level was of course high, and I finally gave up and asked my server for the check. She apologized (I failed to get her name), offered to seat me elsewhere, but I frankly didn't want to move papers, computer and lunch parafernalia at this point.
When I went to the desk to pay my bill, she had called the manager and explained what she obviously felt was an unfortunate oversight on the part of the host in seating me next to a large party. The manager looked at the bill ($16 +), nodded, and walked away.
The level of indifference was quite a surprise ("I am so sorry" would have been only polite), but it does explain the unthinking action of the host who seated me.
Would I recommend the restaurant? No.

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Visually attractive food presentation, all dishes our family ordered. If only you could "eat with your eyes ..."

Tortilla soup was made with precooked frozen mesquite-grilled chicken breasts sliced, plenty of corn and rice, canned broth, and a few pieces of fresh squash; very salty. Brisket tacos flavored with Southern style barbecue sauce on flour tortillas, rather than Mexican spices. Large double stacked quesadilla stuffed with sauteed onions and red bell peppers; tiny portion sour cream/pico de gallo and no guacamole. Chipotle chicken fajitas were topped with fried onion rings, chicken in this dish was from fresh and flavorful; adding the sauteed veggies from the quesadilla, it was the best dish at the table, in spite of the fried rings.

Service prompt and courteous, in contrast to the quality of the food itself. Prices were relatively high, at chicken fajitas for $14.95 and quesadilla for $12.95.

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★★☆☆☆

Visually attractive food presentation, all dishes our family ordered. If only you could "eat with your eyes ..."

Tortilla soup was made with precooked frozen mesquite-grilled chicken breasts sliced, plenty of corn and rice, canned broth, and a few pieces of fresh squash; very salty. Brisket tacos flavored with Southern style barbecue sauce on flour tortillas, rather than Mexican spices. Large double stacked quesadilla stuffed with sauteed onions and red bell peppers; tiny portion sour cream/pico de gallo and no guacamole. Chipotle chicken fajitas were topped with fried onion rings, chicken in this dish was from fresh and flavorful; adding the sauteed veggies from the quesadilla, it was the best dish at the table, in spite of the fried rings.

Service prompt and courteous, in contrast to the quality of the food itself. Prices were relatively high, at chicken fajitas for $14.95 and quesadilla for $12.95.

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More of a Tex-Mex chain than anything, On The Border features some interesting menu items, such as their shrimp scampi, which I liked. I didn't care for their sour cream covering alot of their dishes. The chips and salsa were good. A bit pricey for what it was.

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★★★★☆

More of a Tex-Mex chain than anything, On The Border features some interesting menu items, such as their shrimp scampi, which I liked. I didn't care for their sour cream covering alot of their dishes. The chips and salsa were good. A bit pricey for what it was.

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On the Border does not have very good food and almost everyone who goes there will give it a bad recomendation. If you are looking for a good quality Mexican meal, I would go elsewhere.

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★★☆☆☆

On the Border does not have very good food and almost everyone who goes there will give it a bad recomendation. If you are looking for a good quality Mexican meal, I would go elsewhere.

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The food here is horrible and I would not recommend it to anyone that enjoys Mexican Food. The service is slow and everything is way too pricey for the quality of the food.

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★☆☆☆☆

The food here is horrible and I would not recommend it to anyone that enjoys Mexican Food. The service is slow and everything is way too pricey for the quality of the food.

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One time I went here on a saturday night at 8:45 thinking that it wouldn't be crowded. The place was packed and I didn't eat until 9:30. the food was good but they got my friends order wrong.

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★★★☆☆

One time I went here on a saturday night at 8:45 thinking that it wouldn't be crowded. The place was packed and I didn't eat until 9:30. the food was good but they got my friends order wrong.

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I love mexican food, it rocks. especially this place, it is sooo good. the only problem is the service, it takes forever. in the end it depends on your patience.

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★★★★☆

I love mexican food, it rocks. especially this place, it is sooo good. the only problem is the service, it takes forever. in the end it depends on your patience.

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There are many other good mexican restaurants in San Diego but this one is not one of them. Its alright but for some reason i did not like the food. There are many other better mexican restaurants to choose from.

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★★★☆☆

There are many other good mexican restaurants in San Diego but this one is not one of them. Its alright but for some reason i did not like the food. There are many other better mexican restaurants to choose from.

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The portions size here is ridiculous. I love the friendly waiters becuase they always bring out more chips and salsa when ever you ask. So theoretically, you can fill yourself up for around 5 bucks, if you share some platter with a buddy or something. Everything is pretty expensive however. A burrito will set you back around 10 bucks but it looks mighty tasty. I wanted a virgin daiquiri when i went a week ago but it was 6 bucks. What a rip. other than that. I would reccomend it for a family.

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★★★★☆

The portions size here is ridiculous. I love the friendly waiters becuase they always bring out more chips and salsa when ever you ask. So theoretically, you can fill yourself up for around 5 bucks, if you share some platter with a buddy or something. Everything is pretty expensive however. A burrito will set you back around 10 bucks but it looks mighty tasty. I wanted a virgin daiquiri when i went a week ago but it was 6 bucks. What a rip. other than that. I would reccomend it for a family.

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On the Border is great Tex-Mex variety food, but a little pricey. They specialize mainly in fajitas, nachos, and margaritas. The service is fast and the place is huge, so the wait is usually short.

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★★★★☆

On the Border is great Tex-Mex variety food, but a little pricey. They specialize mainly in fajitas, nachos, and margaritas. The service is fast and the place is huge, so the wait is usually short.

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On The Border is a very friendly and reasonably priced mexican restaurant for the entire family. The portions are absolutely huge, and I couldn't even finish my meal that I had purchased for 11 dollars. The service is also decent. Definitely recommended.

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★★★★☆

On The Border is a very friendly and reasonably priced mexican restaurant for the entire family. The portions are absolutely huge, and I couldn't even finish my meal that I had purchased for 11 dollars. The service is also decent. Definitely recommended.

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Message from On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

Every day at 8 a.m., we start chopping veggies, soaking beans, and prepping our mesquite-fired grill. Not because we have to, but because we believe in delicious flavors made-to-order, from hand-rolled enchiladas to our sizzling fajitas to guacamole made right at your table. Everything pairs nicely with a grande margarita, and of course, enjoy the always endless chips and salsa.

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