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On the Border

1770 Camino de La Reina, San Diego, CA 92108-1526
+1 619-209-3700
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good31%
  • Average26%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (12 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1770 Camino de La Reina, San Diego, CA 92108-1526
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

We had gift cards and I didn't want to cook. Food was really bland- unless you count the extra salted tortilla chips they bring you. The fish tacos were decent...

Thank staceyp87
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Across the street from the mall. Clean inside with friendly staff. Quick service. Foodd was good. 5 tv's in bar area. Chips and salsa were fresh and warm. What I expect when I come to an OTB.

Thank I245FWmikeb
Reviewed 28 May 2018

I don't have an On the Border restaurant in my home town, but I wish we did. They have all the normal "Tex-Mex" food choices and I have the mixed fajitas and it was very good. Service was okay (it was a busy Saturday night),...More

Thank scotttevans
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Food was good. Staff was friendly. Would defiantly recommend splitting a meal if your not a bag eater...portions are huge. We would eat here again.

Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Back to visit an old favorite when we lived in San Diego. Chelsea, the Manager, was kind enough to bring back the chicken stuffed rellano for me. FANTASTIC! Tableside guacamole, endless enchiladas, 18oz margaritas and a great staff. What more could you ask for. One...More

Thank taipan2016
Reviewed 22 February 2018

First time here and the service and food was great. All three of us had different dishes for dinner and everyone liked what they have and bring an appetite as the portions are not small.

Thank louisk89
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

My family loves authentic Mexican but On The Border is more American than Mexican. I had a Taco Salad with Chicken and it wasn’t even like a true Taco Salad more like a Green Salad with a touch of a few Mexican items. Their chips...More

Thank 345marshaa
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Really attentive service even tho our waitress Tianna had a back injury...the food was really nice,,,,orders of Chicken Fajitas,,,hot, fresh and filling. But the cake-taker that night was watching the Manager, Gavin (I took the time to get his name as we left)..roll up his...More

Thank slh600
OTBSD, Manager at On the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thank you so much for your positive words, we will be sure to pass on the praise to Tianna!

Reviewed 13 December 2017

the first time and the last time i will ever come here. although i really did not expect much, i was extremely surprised what a dump this place really is. i was there on 12/11/2017 at 3:00 pm with my wife. ordered two margaritas, which...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The grilled fish tacos were very good, very big and very fairly priced. Quesadilla was also good. We also like their over sized chips that came with their somewhat spicy salsa.

Thank TravelinAlan
OTBSD, Manager at On the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Hi Alan, thanks for stopping by and for the positive feedback! Glad you liked our chips & dip :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 15
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1770 Camino de La Reina, San Diego, CA 92108-1526
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 619-209-3700
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