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On the Border Mexican Cafe

$$ - $$$
Walnut Grove - Shelby Farms PD
Mexican, Southwestern
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8101 Giacosa Pl, Memphis, TN 38133-5305
+1 901-372-8883
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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Memphis, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I absolutely LOVE this On the Border location! I get a to-go order once a week! The staff is always very friendly and helpful. If I ever have a wait, they always offer me something to drink. My order is always perfect! I have had to hold for awhile to place my order, but I could order online. I just... More 

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Thank Tamika Y
Level Contributor
48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner with a group of friends. There were 10 of us we called ahead,they were able to sit us in two booths right by each other. Our server was ok. The food? Cold & tastless.I don't know what has happened since our last visit but at least 4 of us had cold food. We did tell our... More 

Thank BinkTam
Reagan, Tennessee
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Our experience was absolutely terrible!! Took 20 minutes to get our drinks, got the salads after the meal and had to ask for the manager 3 times!! Worst experience at a restaurant I've ever had!!

Thank kirbypw
Memphis, Tennessee
Level Contributor
96 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We were there to celebrate a birthday. Not very happy with the food. The margarita, we ordered seemed to have ordinary salt. Kids didn't like their orders either. Service was also poor, they kept forgetting our drink orders, one platter was served with one item missing. Had to remind them that it says so in the menu. Not going back... More 

Thank srgl0betr0tter
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I have been to this restaurant before and was given good service and good food. I don' t know what changed, but if this last visit was my first, I would never go back. We were shown to a table where we were given drinks and a menu. 20 minutes, I asked the hostess if there was more than one... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Great restaurant, attentive & polite wait staff, the ambiance inside was warm & inviting, very clean & the food was AMAZING! The Guacamole is to die for!

Thank puttergirl
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

It's a national chain so you know the food tastes pretty good. The service at this location was very nice and friendly. The lamps hang low over the booths but they have never fixed that and it's not too big of a deal. Inadvertently tried the southwest chicken tacos for the first time and they may be my new favorite!

Thank MetalTravel
Cordova, Tennessee
Level Contributor
117 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Celebrated National Taco Day here on Tuesday, October 4. It was very busy, but there was allot of empty tables in the dining room area and apparently not enough wait staff. We were told it would be about 15 minute wait. After about 10 minutes, we decided to set at a high table in the bar area for quicker service.... More 

Thank southavenchick
Level Contributor
226 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch during a Saturday of errands. Seems like there was much less on the new menu... Could not get the little lunch portion of fajitas since it was not a Mon-Friday... Appetizer list seemed pretty brief too... Was looking for a lighter portion since we were planning to go to a movie later. Interrupted by three different... More 

Thank tnanna
Lakeland, TN
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177 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Love On The Border Mexican Cafe. Food is always hot and delicious. Service with a smile. I got the Border Sampler and enjoyed every bite of it. Good location, close to a lot of shopping.


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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
Average prices
USD 20
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?