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On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

$$ - $$$Mexican,
2409 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054
+1 704-918-1420
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good25%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (4 reviews)
“our waiter” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
2409 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

Decent food. Predictable. Necessary after a long drive. Servers were fun, friendly and professional. Enjoyed it.

Thank tsotsi2
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Our first visit to the Gastonia location. When we arrived, there was no one at the reception desk. We waited, as did the people behind us, for about five minutes until a greeter showed up. We waited a couple of minutes more until a table...More

Thank santapatta
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Service was so-so and same goes for the food. Now i am a Mexican food snob, so with that said I rated average rather than poor. Food appears heavily processed here, which is typical of most chain restaurants. I enjoyed the chips and salsa the...More

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We come to On the Border every Wed for their special and split the meal. Great food and friendly service

Thank GastoniaRonnie
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We would come to this place often as hubby likes Tex-Mex. Food is good but service is hit and miss. Came to dine here last Saturday at around 6:30PM on our way home from a day trip up the mountains. Understandably, we were all hungry....More

1  Thank Ann N
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Was headed to the EWF concert in Charlotte and wanted to have a sit down meal with drinks beforehand. Glad we stopped here. Pros: just off I-85 in Gastonia so close to CLT but also not as hectic; standard Americanized Mexican fare but surprisingly delicious;...More

Thank reniii
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We had never been here before. Nice decor, food was good, fresh and was visually appealing as well. We ordered the enchiladas. They were good, rice and beans served in a bowl were very tasty as well. Chips nice and fresh two kinds of salsa...More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We beat the lunch crowd and were promptly seated. We both had the Wednesday lunch special- nicely flavored chicken fajitas. Our server, Keonia, did a good job of checking on us and made sure that we had enough to drink.

Thank Maelrarny
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We went on a Friday night they wasn't busy.It took our waiter awhile to get there.Thenbwe order chips queso,cheese wasn't melted in it good not very hot. They husband ordered a burrito he said u t was okay .I ordered chicken fiesta they were awful...More

Thank Randey84
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I have eaten at several restaurants of this chain throughout FL and even another in NC. I was looking forward to eating at this one, but my daughter had her therapy dog with her. We realized this location has an outside seating area with an...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2409 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: +1 704-918-1420
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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