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On the Border

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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3195 28th St SE, Ste R101, Kentwood, MI 49512-7808
+1 616-466-7810
12:00 - 20:30
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Sun 12:00 - 20:30
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 21:45
Sat 12:00 - 21:45
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,119 reviews
541 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

On The Border is a decent mexican chain and this can be a good place to eat. The one problem is they seem to have problems busing their tables. As several reviews reveal, they often let dirty tables stand for some time and can be really bad at getting things put away. That said, the food is usually pretty decent... More 

Thank RickMIusa
Ellicott City, Maryland
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We were on vacation with our two young children. The service was very slow and it took a long time for our food to make it to the table, but once it got there it was good. Ordered a Margarita, which wasn't great.

Thank Jillly66964
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This restaurant has the best bartender in the city. We go there just because of that. Caleb knows his job and has the best service of any place we have gone.

Thank dannaroot
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

My sons and I visited this location for lunch. They must've been understaffed, because we waited 15 minutes to be seated while there were entire sections that were empty. A booth in our section that was vacated shortly after we were seated still had not been bussed and cleaned before we left. Makes you wonder about cleanliness elsewhere in the... More 

Thank Melissa C
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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123 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Conveniently located if you are shopping at Woodland Mall. I especially like the tortilla chips they serve with salsa before the meal. I expected them to be like the ones they sell at Sam's Club under the same name, but they tasted a lot better than those. The chips at the restaurant are very thin and very large with a... More 

Thank Jim C
Midland Park, New Jersey
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

We were in the mood for Mexican but had never been to an On the Border before, so we decided to give it a try. Our server asked if we had been there before, and upon learning that we hadn't, he was especially helpful with our choosing menu items and making sure we were pleased with our food. Drinks were... More 

Thank JackieDS5
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399 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Chips and salsa are very good. I like how they have low calorie and vegetarian options. I had the pick two with a side of grilled vegetables. The spinach and mushroom enchilada was OK. The guacamole tostada was good.

Thank Glen_Arbor_Blues
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Hannah is good server. Good experience with food. Guacamole and drinks were awesome. I will surely come again. Great ambience.

Thank DrHarpySingh
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

party of 4. Kitchen did not get the food out at the same time. The worst fish taco I have had anywhere, wife's tacos was not good either. The table next to us was being stacked with dirty dishes. Then when it was started to be cleaned it all came crashing down, splashed my wife and all at our feet.... More 

Thank kcool2013
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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108 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Ate on the patio as it was a beautiful afternoon for eating outside. My friend and I tried the salads (Tex-Mex Cobb & Fajita) since it was a warmish type day and were quite pleased with them. My only real complaint is that the avocado-ranch dressing needed a lot more avocado in it as it was really a ranch dressing,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 21:45
16:00 - 21:45
16:00 - 21:45
16:00 - 21:45
16:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3195 28th St SE, Ste R101, Kentwood, MI 49512-7808
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Kentwood
  • Phone Number: +1 616-466-7810

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