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On the Border

1301 E North St., Rapid City, SD 57701
+1 605-791-5791
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good30%
  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (16 reviews)
“mexican food” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
$$ - $$$
1301 E North St., Rapid City, SD 57701
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Reviewed 2 days ago

On the Border in Rapid City has an impressive decor with high ceilings and interesting wall decorations. The chips and salsa were delicious. The chips were the biggest I have ever seen and were warm and crispy. We ordered the fajitas for two - steak...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

I should have asked how much cilantro they put in their food--I get reactions if excessive and sure enough, I could see a lot in the taco salad I ordered. My spouse had the luch fajitas and said they were OK, steak was flavorful but...More

Thank AZsnowbird1975
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met here with some friends who had been here before and recommended it. We found the staff really friendly and helpful as not too familiar with Mexican food, popping back to the table regularly to top up drinks, the food was very nice, took quite...More

Thank camaronz
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We've been to On the Border in other locations, and we had a craving for Mexican food, so we went to this restaurant, just off I-90, in Rapid City. I ordered a taco salad, and when it arrived the guacamole on top was brown, and...More

Thank mrliterature
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Going through Rapid City just at lunch we found a very convenient On The Border. We had many good meals at the one in Baton Rouge but moved 10yrs ago to city without one. Joy, quick lunch right at opening. Chips were great even though...More

Thank 37sidneym
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

After dining at two other Mexican restaurants in the area in the past couple of months, I was compelled to give this review a very good. The readers of this need to be aware that I normally don't dine out on Mexican fare, as being...More

Thank eileen1218
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Went for lunch, food was very good and good portions size. Wait service was very good and attentive. We sat in a booth in the cantina, very pleasant.

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We had heard mixed reviews on this place so we decided to give it a try. Should have listened to the "nay" sayers. Seemed like the flies were enjoying themselves. The shrimp on the shrimp tacos must have been taken out of someone else's shrimp...More

Thank Kirk B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Rapid City has a dearth of good Mexican Restaurants. On the Border doesn't really help. It is an open, friendly environment but I have to say that the food just isn't all that great. Nothing wrong and it is part of a chain but just...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Usually go to on the border for margaritas and appetizers! Normally have a good visit but last night our server sucked! She Told us our appetizers were half off for happy hour then when we got our bill they were full price and instead of...More

Thank tricia_brown254
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301 E North St., Rapid City, SD 57701
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Rapid City
  • Phone Number: +1 605-791-5791
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