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On the Border Mexican Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican,
8101 Giacosa Pl, Memphis, TN 38133-5305
+1 901-372-8883
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good27%
  • Average19%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible19%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (4 reviews)
“guacamole” (3 reviews)
“margaritas” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
8101 Giacosa Pl, Memphis, TN 38133-5305
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1 - 10 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This location obviously can’t keep enough wait staff. The food was all warm and very good but it took quite a while to get waited on and get food. We also had to wait 5 minutes to get seated when their were several tables open.

Thank SmurfySmurfette80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Considering the paltry base wage that Restaurants pay Servers these days, it might behoove OTB to add (1) to the Bar Area. There is an opportunity to earn Tips. The (1) Bartender Himself ran back & forth doing his best to serve (9) People @...More

Thank ChanEvan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious but my goodness....our poor waitress was slow! Took 10 minutes before we were greeted at our seats. Another 30 before she took our order. They were not overly busy and at times we felt she just didn’t care.

Thank Tammy T
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Dinner with the family was great tonight! Attentive server, manager came by twice to check on us! Awesome experience, food was delicious too! 1/17/2018

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We got several different entrees. Nothing stood out as spectacular. The salsa was good. Queso tasted similar to Alfredo sauce. Beer choices were good. I'd say it's a good place to get appetizers & hang out. Many other places close to get better tasting dinner.

Thank M W
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We stayed at a hotel nearby and had dinner there. It was our first time at an On The Border restaurant and I must say it was decadent. From the food to the desert. It's not authentic Mexican food if you're looking for a homemade...More

Thank Wynee R
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Ran out of chips. Ran out of salsa. Waiter would pass our table and not glance at us. Ordered extra salsa and did not get it. Drinks came without straws. No silverware when order came. Had to ask for silverware. Etc., Etc., Etc. Many good...More

Thank Coolcatbert
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for happy hour and decided to have dinner. That's when things went wrong. The server didn't get the drinks right the quesos came three-quarters of the way through the chips and salsa and the dinner was nothing to write home about we ordered...More

Thank jerome s
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a good place to eat that was close to our hotel and we decided to give this place a try. It took a long time to place our order even though it was not busy. The food was not good and...More

Thank jtroylong
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

The food was ok however the service was lacking. It was just average over all. It's close to the interstate and the mall so location is excellent.

Thank JT T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 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
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8101 Giacosa Pl, Memphis, TN 38133-5305
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Walnut Grove - Shelby Farms PD
  • Neighbourhood: Walnut Grove - Shelby Farms PD
  • Phone Number: +1 901-372-8883
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