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“Not impressed by any means”

On The Border Mexican Grill
Ranked #186 of 461 Restaurants in Allentown
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: The spirit of sharing Border-Style food lives on today at On The Border.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Not impressed by any means”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

I swear, all Mexican chains are the same. They all have the same decor, bring out the same chips and salsa-one you can eat and the other burns off the roof of your mouth. Then you get your entree which ends up all together on the plate. Here, there is an option to choose two, three or four different items off the menu to make your own entree plate but the problem is that I didn't know what the heck I was choosing from or the difference of each item presented. Very confusing, not impressed and I didn't even have left overs for a doggie bag. The chips that were served with the salsa were so big, they had to be broken to be able to dip and eat them and then you ended up with a bunch of crumbs in the bottom of the basket. Won't be back no matter how many coupons they throw at me. Jack Creek, please come back!!! Oh, and if you decide to eat outside, you get a great view of Rt. 22!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank 1976RN
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English first
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Mexican Food, Great Service, Great People”
Reviewed 3 March 2014

OTB has really great Mexican food, chips, Sopapillas, burritos, queso, etc. We enjoy eating there and the staff is great, especially Matt, he remembers what we eat each time we go there!! They are always offering specials and free queso emails. Great place to enjoy a meal!!

  • Visited March 2014
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“Go there so much, we get treated like family :)”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

We frequent this restaurant a lil more than monthly. I have to say we have had maybe one or two nights that wasn't the greatest, but it can happen. The food is awesome, my picky children like the food as well, and it's a great well run restaurant!!!!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank mlrbsn7
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Martins Creek, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Best Mexican Food in the Valley”
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Super good Mexican food. Always has specials. Call ahead seating is great. We try to go at least 2-3 times a week.

  • Visited February 2014
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North East, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Very nice, as expected food/chips, but great employees!”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

We were greeted by Saul from maintenance who was keeping the sidewalks clear of snow. He was friendly, and had a short conversation with us. It set the tone for a fun restaurant visit. Kelly our waitress was attentive, and very friendly. We reported to the Mgr. *Can't remember his name) that we caught Saul doing a good job. He also was nice and recommended we try the house margarita. Which we did. We noticed a chip of glass missing on the rim of the glass and worried it might be mixed in with the drink. "Kelly" apologized, and quickly brought us a new one.. We were surprised that she comped us for the price of the margarita when the bill came without us even asking. I thought that was nice. We'll be returning next time we go to Allentown. However our stay at the Scottish Inn Allentown wasn't so nice which prompted us to wright a not so friendly review of that dump. Just my two cents.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Getmegoodfood
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