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On the Border

££ - £££
Mexican, American, Southwestern
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260 Ranch Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035-5107
+1 408-935-6070
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Wylie, Texas
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Out server was very nice and did a great job. Quick with our order and drink refills without having to ask. Parking seems different at this location as the door faces the street even though you park behind. Restaurant was not busy and we were seated quickly. Order came out quick and temperature was perfect. Meal was as expected for... More 

Thank 62Vetteman
Maryville, Tennessee
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Typical chain with mediocre tasting food and service. Fills the need for food but nothing impressive. Other choices nearby.

Thank baefog
San Jose, California
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Last week my friend and I decided to have some Mexican food at "On the Border" in Milpitas. I ordered the Chicken Fajita special for lunch and so did my friend. However we were very disappointed with the portions of chicken and the rice & beans. It seemed more like portions for a child under 12 or kids meal. Anyways... More 

Thank Hank5830
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I ate here twice several months apart. One visit was really average in terms of service and stodgy pseudo Mexican food. The second visit was really bad - 10 minute wait to be seated despite the reataurant being empty, avverage service and average food. I won't be going back.

Thank lgmd2005
San Jose, California
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Chile Relleno is lightly battered and crisp , not the usual heavy egg batter. The price for lunch or dinner is reasonable . Took home leftovers however the lid on the queso came off and it made a huge mess in the bag. Servers were friendly and service was fast. Chips were fresh and not greasy.

Thank shermansj
Fremont, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

this is a second time I had a chance to visit "on the border" at Milpitas area, and it was fun and enjoyable. the food was good and staffs were friendly, but the atmosphere was the main reason we stopped and had lunch. I liked Mexican food - burrito... but I would recommend and come back again for lunch at... More 

Thank Kendrick D
Land O Lakes, Florida
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439 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We met friends for dinner and had a delightful time. We enjoyed just talking and did not feel rushed. The service was good. Everyone liked their food but I was disappointed in my taco salad. I felt that it was soggy.

Thank 13betty
Potomac, Maryland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Picked up food from here as takeout, it was pretty good!! I would get something different though, the taco salad is kinda crazy.

Thank NinaM9253
Fremont, California
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625 reviews
419 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The staff were friendly but there were a few problems. Nobody was up front to greet or seat us until I found someone 5 minutes later. Also, we found the guacamole live and the cheese and vegetarian enchiladas to be bland. The cheese on my enchiladas was not even totally melted. The food is missing some flavor.

Thank MihirMeghani
Fremont, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

As soon as we were met by the greeter my daughter and I felt uncomfortable. The greeter was smiling but did not greet us were we are in front of him. 2 greeters did not say anything until after one of them stared at us from head to toe. All the man had to say is follow me. Not very... More 

Thank Irene T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 260 Ranch Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035-5107
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Milpitas
  • Phone Number: +1 408-935-6070

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