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On the Border

) #121 of 297 Restaurants in Escondido ££ - £££ Mexican, ,
298 E Via Rancho Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025-8005
+1 760-233-9777
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
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“tacos” (3 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Southwestern, Pub
££ - £££
298 E Via Rancho Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025-8005
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Great happy hour specials here, good choice of food and drink at great prices. Really like their 3 pork taco special. The beer on tap is fantastic, Sculpin for Happy hour prices, unheard of anywhere else. They also have a Blood Orange IPA that is...More

Thank chrisbF6396BX
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We had a reservation, but one member of our group was late-no problem for the staff. They held the table for us. Staff members were friendly and professional. Food was served in a very reasonable amount of time, and hot.

Thank thomasbones52
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Had heard mixed reviews from friends, but were at our grandson's basketball game just down the street, so decided to give it a try. The service was excellent and the food was very good. I had the Tostada Salad and it was probably the best...More

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Admittedly, I hate chain restaurants. But On The Border has decent food and good prices for lunch and daily specials. And it is quick. Yeah, I wouldn't call this authentic Mexican, but it passes for what we Americans consider Mexican and it tastes good too.

Thank Phoenixroby
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We met some friends here for Taco Tuesday. Our experience with these types of deals have been hit and miss, but this hit the mark! We were surprised at the quality of the tacos. My wife ordered a Chicken Tica and a Fish Taco, I...More

Thank SparkydogEscondidoCA
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Average happy hour, empanadas were good, oddly all other servers were better than ours was. She kept asking if we wanted to close out, wasn't end of her shift, made us feel like she wanted us to leave.

Thank R A
Reviewed 10 August 2016

My husband and I enjoy this place for a casual dinner. We've eaten inside in the bar area, the restaurant area and outside on the patio. Each area is great and has it's own charm. It can be noisy, so plan on that. Not really...More

Thank Mtn2Lake
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We were very hungry and frequent their El Cajon restaurant weekly. We enjoy their food and service in El Cajon. This place, not so much. Service was mediocre and the food was terrible. They have dropped flautas from their menu which is a huge disappointment...More

Thank USNA70
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Bartender was Omid. He made our night. Great guy and so much fun. Food was good also. Make sure you get the watermelon martinis

Thank Dannowill
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Waited & waited Excuses; short staffed, new staff, etc Finally took things to go. They do not list anything a-la-carte.

Thank kristakallen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Bar, Southwestern, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 298 E Via Rancho Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025-8005
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: +1 760-233-9777
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