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On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Grill
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1003 N 135 E, DeSoto, TX 75201
+1 214-462-7750
09:00 - 17:00
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Tampa, Florida
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563 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't knock a good restaurant just because it is a chain - this one is worth the stop! On The Border is a Tex-Mex chain or perhaps its better to say a Mex-Tex restaurant since they have the best salsa ever!! and definitely lean more toward the Mexican menu items with a bit of Texas flavor thrown in. All of... More 

Thank TampaTrips
DeSoto, Texas
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was ok food. Service when we went was a bit slow. It wasn't packed that night and it took well over 45 minutes to get our simple meals. Service was lacking big time and was reflected in the tip. It took almost 20 minutes after being seated to get something to drink.

Thank Robert C
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74 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was cold and the rice was wrong. The only thing that came out right with the drinks I keep trying this place off and on but never had a good experience

Thank Scott S
Huntsville, Texas
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

the food was good but the server mess up our order. She did not bring us what we order the first time. She got the order mix up on what we had order. But other than that every thing was good. it was a clear place.

Thank sophiaw3212016
DeSoto, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This restaurant has a great atmosphere and fantastic food. It didn't take too long to get our meals but you don't mind waiting for freshly prepared meals. Our waitress was very friendly and checked on us often if we needed anything and to top up our drinks.

Thank megan74manders
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I have tried the others and I found that On The Border has the best out of them all! When I use the take-out the food has the same great taste that I really like. They can get really buzzy at times and the service suffers greatly, but because on the distance that I drive to get there I wait.... More 

Thank davidgA4321VK
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I love this restaurant as a whole. But this one has the freshest sala and warm tortillas for us to eat on while we waited for our entrees. I ordered the Create Your combo - house salad, chicken tortilla soup and beef taco. The chicken tortilla soup was very tasty. The chicken tinga was seasoned very well and the rice... More 

Thank Cynthia B
Atlanta, Georgia
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154 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by on the way to Red Oak, and grabbed lunch with a co-worker. The server was great, attentive to our needs, and the food came out pretty quick. The food is typical OTB corporate food, not horrible, not life changing.

Thank MisterOXAtl
Springfield, Virginia
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91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I ordered take out and found the food to be typical (good/high) quality of this chain. I'd eat here again as it's one of the best Tex-Mex chains around.

Thank j p
DeSoto, Texas
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The food was good for a chain. The soup was off but a issue came up and management handled it perfect. We might be back.

Thank Judd K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Grill
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1003 N 135 E, DeSoto, TX 75201
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  DeSoto
  • Phone Number: +1 214-462-7750

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