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On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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8230 Gateway Overlook, Elkridge, MD 21075-6455
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10:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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Beltsville, Maryland
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177 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They were busy, the place was noisy, the people were happy, and our server was prompt with chips, salsa and water (as requested). Then things got even better. It was happy hour and margaritas were $4 for a large. The drinks came and were tasty, but didn't have much tequila. We ordered the "Ultimate Fajitas." The food was served, hot... More 

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Thank John O
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Lunch during the week before the lunch crowd really hit. Food was good/average. Service was lacking due to what? I'm not certain, our server was sitting with other employees.

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Thank lostfloridian108
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Had lunch, with a bit of fear after reading some of the reviews. Well, the food was excellent, the service was very friendly and quick. I recommend this restaurant by all means !

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Thank Avi R
Dunwoody, Georgia
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great business lunch here. The healthy menu was great for me being on a calorie limitation. The Mexican chicken was delicious and the honey mustard even better.

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Thank vanillagor1lla
Ellicott City, Maryland
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This visit was the BEST ever! We ordered carry out and the food was great!! It was much better than ever. We stopped going there for a while and decided to give them another chance and we are glad we did!

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Thank MommaK9
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

On the Border has some of the best margaritas and happy hour food! It's a good place to meet customers and friends for a quick drink and meal on your way home from work or just to stop for a drink. Sometimes it can be quite busy and you have to wait for a table, but the service is usually... More 

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Thank Lisa B
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

The place is clean and the service was great! Only issues were 1, their salsa is delicious but hot and they don't offer a mild, and 2, the strawberry daiquiri didn't taste like strawberry. It tasted like ORANGES! Very strange so visit and enjoy but avoid the strawberry daiquiri!! To be fair it could have just been the bartender on... More 

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Thank Jim L
Woodbridge, Virginia
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Worst OTB experience ever. Let me start by saying this was NOT a busy day. There were five tables with patrons including us. Two of our guests only wanted water to drink. We asked for water no less than 3 times and still had cocktails and cheese dip (one extra we didn't want or ask for, just water please) before... More 

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Thank Gabrielle71
Olney, Maryland
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167 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

I have gone here at least 20 times. I have been so forgiving because I used to live close by and hang out at the original one on Knox Street in Dallas. But I am done. Chips and Salsa are usually pretty good. Food is so inconsistent. It varies from trip to trip. I think since they are always changing... More 

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Thank TEX2MD
Columbia, Maryland
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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

On the Border has a variety of Mexican food choices. They give you chips and salsa when you first arrive. The chips are warm and the salsa us very good. I've had taco's, empanadas, fajitas and more on the menu and every has always been really good. My kids really enjoy the food here too. I also went for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8230 Gateway Overlook, Elkridge, MD 21075-6455
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Elkridge

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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?