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On the Border

££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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190 Pakis Street, Hot Springs, AR 71913
+1 501-520-5045
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We have always had great service and food here. In my opinion this place makes the best margaritas in hot springs.

Thank Donnie D
Lonboat key
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

For anyone wanting a guaranteed nice meal and service you need to try it. You won't be disappointed. Mary is an amazingly kind, knowledgeable and attentive server. Chris was working alongside as he monitored the dining room and served guests from the management perspective. Very, very nice experience. Try the southwest chicken tacos or the three sauce steak fajita burrito... More 

Thank Dougandstacey1
Russellville, Arkansas
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114 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is a good consistent Mexican resturaunt. It is fun and feastive and very colorful. It will brighten your day if you will. Their carne astada is flame grilled and has a great taste.

Thank randyc186
Bossier City, Louisiana
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78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Always welcoming staff. Service was prompt. 3rd time at this location and always upto expectations. Good selection of food for all pallets.

Thank Alan R
Orlando, Florida
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134 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Our servers were prompt and attentive, the food was generous and good, I had the brisket tacos, wife had enchiladas. We both agreed that the salsa was above average. I am glad we picked On the Border.

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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We showed up on Thurs. about 7pm. Not very busy at least 6 tables per section open. Told wait would be 15 min.! We waited a bit and changed our minds, service looked slow and there were only 2 wait staff! Bar wasn't even full either. No reason to wait! Floors were sticky too. We went to la Hacienda instead.... More 

Thank ThankfulElf
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Horrible!!! We did a late lunch and decided to give it a try....Don't waste your time and money. Horrible customer service, nasty floors and tables. It wasn't even full a total of about 8 tables with customers and it was 3 o'clock in the afternoon. We got up and walked out the staff just ignores you. The only reason for... More 

Thank Sandra W
Waldo, Arkansas
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The service was average. They brought the appetizer after our dinner was served. The taco meat was terrible! The Mahi was tough and fishy tasting. The restaurant didn't seem clean! Jose's hwy 7 is much better.

Thank NevathegroovyMagnoli
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Cheese dip and salsa was very good. My food was awful cold and looked like it was made yesterday. Waiters were great. Hostess in friendly

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Minden, Louisiana
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163 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

On the Border as a whole has declined! It seems to be more franchised. Some of my old favorites are no longer on the menu! The quality is good but it's just not what it used to be!

Thank jww002

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 190 Pakis Street, Hot Springs, AR 71913
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 501-520-5045

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