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On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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19 Commerce Way, Woburn, MA 01801-1005
+1 781-995-2314
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11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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Windham, New York
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

And now I have. I took my kid to dinner in this dive and they never failed to disappoint in almost every way. The place itself wasn't very clean and the bathroom? Gas stations laugh at this place's "facilities". And then it got worse. Overcooked and sparse beans (rice & beans), my kids Chimichanga was understuffed and overcooked. My steak... More 

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Reading, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

The food was pretty good which saved this from being a one star but the last 2 times we've been the service has flat out sucked. Sloooow, unfriendly, they seem miserable. It wasn't even busy.

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Thank Nicole W
Maine
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72 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Flavorful food with a Mexican feel. Carnitas was moist and flavorful but did not have the crispiness on the meat it should have from being fried in Lard. The chimichanga was served with a "green chili sauce", Did not have the tang or flavor that salsa verde should have. On a good note the tortillas were excellent! The have a... More 

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Thank Lee G
Daytona,Florida
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Eat here the first night of visit, and it was everything I could hope for. Love Mexican food and I love tacos. Very good. My aunt had the taco salad and said it was good as well.

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Thank quadratus35
1 review
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Great service, great waitstaff, food I have never had a bad meal, and I go at least 4 times a month Great when patio is open in summer, really enjoy then.

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Thank Jasper1750
Maine
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

They knew we were staying at the hotel across the way. No napkins, no flatware, no sour cream (we asked for it when ordered). Food was ok. But I would have liked sour cream with my greasy quesadilla. Maybe you get better service if you eat there.

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Thank mfern4
Woburn, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Food is always consistently deliciuos, I have never had a bad meal here. Drinks are also well made not over poured. On a weekend if you don't mind waiting a bit and it may be tough finding parking since it's a very popular dining place,it's worth the wait. Staff is always friendly and accomodating.

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Thank Franca D
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118 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

I ordered the skirt steak with black beans and enchiladas. The food was outstanding but the service was as bad as it can get. The food was outstanding but the service was terrible. The front door was left open and we were eating with cold blast of air hitting our food. Many young people with zero supervision. A shame the... More 

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Thank Oscar S
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

What a great little place! And the food is delicious!!! Hubby and I split the tres enchiladas and it was a perfect portion. Staff is super friendly as well.

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Thank Heather N
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015

prices good, service friendly, parking free, easy to reach from Residence Inn, 10 minutes , straight line.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?