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On the Border

££ - £££Mexican, ,
5117 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78411-4207
+1 361-992-9662
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good31%
  • Average25%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (6 reviews)
“charro beans” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
5117 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78411-4207
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1 - 10 of 88 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wasn't too thrilled with the food. Been spoiled with authentic homemade Mexican food. There are also small venues in town that have good food. Miss my horchata.

Thank nkrupa2017
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We often go to On the Border for Friday dinner. They have recently renovated the restaurant which is nice. Food was excellent but service was very slow. Not what we have received previously. Hope this is temporary because it is sad to see an otherwise...More

Thank Kenneth K
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This visit to OTB was a last chance as they had failed miserably twice previously, but I will no dwell on the negative here as this time, they redeemed themselves. From service to food quality, all was quite exceptional. My wife's order of enchiladas was...More

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Our entrees were good, but the chips tasted stale and dry. The OTB I buy from the grocery are way better, which was a major disappointment.Lunch portions are reasonable but service was slow after our food came out.

Thank lec1727
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We had a call in order for quesadillas and when i got there they were ready on the counter. The food was good with all the trimmings.

Thank Gilbert P
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We ordered fajitas for two. We had to send some of the beef back to be cooked better. We ordered it well done, but some of the beef was really red. The cook blamed it on the waitress because she hurried him up. The food...More

Thank danielgkendall
Reviewed 25 May 2017

If you eat here, ask for Aaron (may not be spelled right) to be your server. He is great, service was great. The drinks were wonderful and I had a burrito that was fantastic.

Thank Marisa E
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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...More

Thank Saprtbum
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...More

Thank 17rbward
Reviewed 31 December 2016

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...More

Thank 2014psr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, 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: 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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