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On the Border Mexican Cafe

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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8340 NW Roanridge Rd, Kansas City, MO 64151-1364
+1 816-505-3667
10:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the Border is one of my favorite restaurants & this particular one is the closest to where I live so it's my "go to" spot. My friend & I ate there the evening of Feb 28 & I believe it was one of the worst experiences I've ever had with service in a restaurant. It was not that busy,... More 

Thank n2music
Bend, Oregon
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

It is your usual chain Mexican restaurant. Nothing special but decent food. Our complaint is it was so loud you couldn't hear yourself think.

Thank Tegge
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Nice lunch. Mimi chimichangas and house salad with black beans and rice....Delicious. Good margaritas as well.

Thank Gail R
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Food was not fresh and did not compare to food at similar restaurants (chimichanga was very tough and difficult to cut). Poor service (glasses left empty, food arrived at different times, items forgotten). Lack of attention to sanitation standards (dirty plate stacked on top of full bin of salsa that is served to restaurant guests).

Thank Angie P
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280 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Good food with good service but not so clean place. The menu has many great options and the kitchen does a consistent job. They need to improve their "deep" cleaning practices.

Thank Ole D
Lansing, Kansas
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156 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Met my niece here for lunch. We were seated right away and our order was taken within a reasonable time. We both ordered margaritas, which were excellent. My niece created her own platter and I ordered a chicken chimichanga. The food came out quickly and still hot. My only issues were the restaurant was freezing and there was a horrid... More 

Thank Laura H
Agency, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This was the first time my wife and I went to On The Border and we were amazed at the service we received. the food was amazing and filling and the server was terrific. I cannot remember his name, but he work Weds to Sundays and was always stopping by to ask how things were and if we needed anything... More 

Thank John S
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207 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Pulled in for a late lunch with OOT guests on the way back from the airport. Server was great, keeping the chips, salsa, and soft drinks coming. Menu has good variety, and everyone liked what they ordered, including brisket dilla combo, sizzling fajita chicken salad, grande taco salad, and spinach & mushroom quesadilla. Would go again!

Thank Runpicu
Kansas City, Missouri
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is one of our "go to" Mexican restaurants as we enjoy the consistency. It was Friday night and we did not have to wait. Had a server in training. Was anxious to try the Tableside Guacamole but somehow new server missed getting it on the order. Management made it right though and gave us a coupon for it for... More 

Thank Jennifer B
Kansas City, Missouri
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

I Love OTB. I have been going to OTBs for past 6 years (various locations). This location however, is getting worse and worse every time I have been there. Food quality is deteriorating, Service is poor, cleanliness.... don't even start there. If you look under the table (booth tables) there is all kinds of stuff there. Yes, I understand I... More 

Thank rick n

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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: 8340 NW Roanridge Rd, Kansas City, MO 64151-1364
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-505-3667

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