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On the Border

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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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5117 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78411-4207
+1 361-992-9662
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Waco, Texas
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for a mid afternoon lunch. We planned that as to miss the lunch crowd. We sat out on the patio. Service was super slow, the place was not crowed, we were 1 of 6 tables occupied. It took a long time to get our drinks, then to order, and then to get our food. We came, we saw,... More 

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Thank Saprtbum
Canyon Lake, Texas
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Was there 10 minutes before we were acknowledged, 15 before we got in a drink order, 30 before we could beg someone for drinks and put in a food order, an hour before we could track down a manager. She said she'd find out where our food was, and let us know. Waited another 15, never saw her or the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Our visit to OTB was a Saturday evening. It was not busy at all. Our waitress took our order and the food arrived unbelievably fast. The order was correct and very quick. The food was good. During our meal our waitress never came by to ask how the food was or to check if we needed anything else. Really surprising.... More 

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Hockley, Texas
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198 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I was excited to eat here as the one where I live has closed. The food was as delicious as I expected and service was great. I don't know why there aren't more of these still around. I highly recommend eating here. Even though it's a chain, it has a nice home-town feel and food is always outstanding. Great chips... More 

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Ate at OTB because we had traveled all day and it was next to our hotel. Food was just average....did have very cold beer. My husband and I had a beer a piece and split an plate of food with guacamole and our bill was $45.00.Seemed high for what we got.

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Thank JOYCE D
Corpus Christi, Texas
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We went there on a Friday night and only had to wait about 10 minutes. Very nice. The service was quick and friendly and the atmosphere was pleasant. We ordered and the food came fairly quickly and was very tasty. I had the steak street tacos and my wife had the carne asada (fried beef portions). Both meals included your... More 

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Thank rayfromcorpus
Kingsville, Texas
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

It's nice place. No so many options in the menu if you're not so hungry. The taste is good tex-mex food. Nice environment, good TV shows and good service.

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Thank 1969ViajeroFrecuente
Corpus Christi, Texas
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127 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is a chain restaurant so don't expect Mom & Pop Mexican food here. It is simple Americanized Tex Mex and while it's okay it isn't anything memorable. I live in south Texas, I know real Tex Mex. My coworker called this a fancy Taco Bell. Ding ding ding! She hit the nail right on the head. The menu choices... More 

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Corpus Christi
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240 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

We ate there last week and and the service was good.Food took a little while,but their chicken quesadillas are great.Love the flavor.Would recommend.

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Victoria, Texas
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

We have eaten here numerous times since OTB first came to Corpus Christi. Most of the time, the food and service were acceptable and often even exceptional. This time, however, my meal was a dismal disaster compounded by bad food. I ordered the Monterrey Ranch Chicken Fajitas. The pan arrived with, at the most, three strips of chicken on a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5117 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78411-4207
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: +1 361-992-9662

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