We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
19 Commerce Way, Woburn, MA 01801-1005
+1 781-995-2314
10:00 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

177 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 168: English reviews
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
397 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Went here Friday night and sat outside. The table was dirty and no utensils. Waitress came by and took order. We ordered 2 of the same and a beer and house margarita. After 25 minutes waitress returned with menus and we told her we already ordered. She then left. Our meals arrived wrong, missing items. Then our drinks arrived. Coors... More 

Thank Paul B
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The food is good and the prices are very affordable. I gave this review three stars because the service is slow. The waiters and waitresses are not very attentive. This restaurant only offers hot salsa, so if you like mild or medium you're out of luck. I suggest that you ask for extra water and napkins when you order your... More 

Thank _rdavidian72
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Comedy of Errors!! We went for a family lunch on a Saturday. Chose to sit on the outside/ supposedly porch like area. The service was awful, we waited for someone to take our orders. She took our order but then came back 15 minutes later to say she lost the slip and took our orders again. Meanwhile no drinks yet....... More 

Thank IlaJoshi
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I always loved this restaurant. I went one afternoon for lunch and left very upset. The food was terrible nothing what it was in the past. The service was awful. I really thought it was a bad day for the place. Three weeks later decided to get take out. That was even worse. We put in five orders and extras... More 

Thank peanut1233
Hod Hasharon, Israel
Level Contributor
22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We come to Boston every 3-4 months and every time we come, at least once, to this restaurant for lunch. Today we visited again the place. We got very good tacos with tomato a good spicy salsa as appetizers . We ordered chicken fajitas and we're really disappointed when they arrived. Some pieces of the chicken were completely burned, and... More 

Thank Vellama
Bow, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
211 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We tend to go here in large family groups, with plenty of kids, and the atmosphere here works well for that! Menu is huge and they have plenty of options for little ones. Love, love, love their margaritas!!

Thank ElauNH
Winchester, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Years ago I used to go to this restaurant for beer and Mexican appetizers in the evenings with friends. It seemed fun and a bit exotic. So recebtly when I found myself in the area and needing lunch we stopped by at about 1:30pm. There were maybe five tables occupied in a big area. Nobody was at the entrance desk.... More 

Thank John S
Wymondham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
174 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Greeted very poorly by 2 female hosts. We asked if a booth could be cleared for us. Very begrudgingly this was done. Our server was very attentive and assisted in questions we had regarding portion sizes. As customers arrived they were ignored and not welcomed. The rest rooms were filthy and many tables not cleared after customers had left. No... More 

Thank bigrpc13
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Food is good and the prices are very reasonable! Got the fish tacos and they were very good. I would recommend if you like Mexican food!!

Thank Janet G
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
167 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We came here for lunch last Saturday as we were in the area. I liked that there were big TVs around that showed the Olympics as we were engrossed by that. We ordered 3 different entrees and 2 of them looked so similar that the waitress was confused for a moment when she was bringing them out. Fortunately, the food... More 

Thank Leo F

Travellers who viewed On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina also viewed


Been to On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Average prices
USD 20
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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: 19 Commerce Way, Woburn, MA 01801-1005
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Woburn
  • Phone Number: +1 781-995-2314

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?