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“Yummy food, friendly staff”

South of The Border
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
New Milford, CT
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Yummy food, friendly staff”
Reviewed 23 December 2013

This was a good find after a long hike in Joshua Tree, Food was really good and the beans are not made with lard! Staff was fabulous. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited November 2013
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Princeton
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“basic Mexican dishes”
Reviewed 4 December 2013

based on a couple of dinners, the food is tasty, freshly made and atmosphere akin to a neighborhood restaurant which it is. very reasonable prices [by NYC standards].

Visited November 2013
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Thank MeropsOrnatus
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Orange County, California
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“So-so mexi-american food, come for the margaritas and drinks”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

I have eaten here several times over the past 10 years. I have to say, at least they are consistent in their food. It is typical low-end mexican fare. Nothing fancy, but filling. Their chips and salsa are good and they keep it coming. Blended margaritas are what I've boiled it down to. Atmosphere is campy but nice, and service is attentive.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Michelle P
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Bragg Creek, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Dropped in for lunch!”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

I thought I'd test previous reviews.... the place is great!... Funky tired old mexican-esque interior. Clean. Very friendly staff. Margaritas with power. HOT plates, which is important. Cold drinks, which is important! People came in groups of 8 on Sunday. Great food. loved the tacos and enchiladas!... Really good rice and beans sides. Great Chips/ salsa up front. Waiter said the sauteed shrimp in garlic and butter is a best bet! I believe him. Owner visited us to do a quality check,... older Mexican guy with a twinkle! Will definitely go back. Jer and Barb from Alberta

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Jerry W
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Athens, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good Food and Good Folks”
Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

Dinner was excellent, especially the Carnitas (roasted pork).
Staff was extremely friendly and not shy about suggesting things to try.
If you've got a sweet tooth, try the "cheesecake chimichanga". We substituted chocolate topping for the normal strawberries, and it was excellent.
I will definitely be back to this place...

Visited November 2013
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Thank Jim K
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