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On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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6369 S Southlands Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80016-5319
+1 720-583-7660
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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49 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Nice place. Great atmosphere. But the food was poor. My poblano pepper in my chili relleno was cold and raw. The beans as well as the rice were hard and unpalatable. Good ingredients, poor preparation. Not on my list of places I will return to.

Thank Mike D
Winnipeg, Canada
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I am happy to say that this restaurant had it all. GREAT service, GREAT food, GREAT ambiance and a GREAT location. The service: Our server was so quick. We barely sat down and she was asking what we wanted to drink. She brought fresh chips and salsa and after hearing we had never been to one of the franchises before,... More 

Thank followmearound
Aurora, Colorado
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have been to this On the Boarder before, but discovered the Firecracker jalapenos Poppers on the menu. Wow were they good! They are not as hot as I thought they might, and I love hot spiced food. You get 6 large poppers, well worth the money.

Thank Hebgolfer
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138 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

This seem to be a very popular watering hole for all ages. Food and drink served quickly and waiter was very handy.

Thank fastfamily
Aurora, Colorado
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Always great service and the food is always very good. Fast service with a smile. Great live guacamole done at your table is a must.

Thank Richard R
Thornton, Colorado
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

I loved this restaurant chain when we lived in Michigan, and was excited to find one in Colorado! LOVE, LOVE the salsa!!

Thank fourseastravelco1954
Omaha, Nebraska
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427 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Our party of 5 dined here and had an enjoyable time. Our female server was pleasant and attentive. Portions were quite large and we thought the pricing was set right in proportion to the portion sizes. The chips and salsa were plentiful and very tasty. Our entrees were delightful too. We will return for another visit when in the Aurora... More 

Thank RDEshadow
Denver, Colorado
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

Way overpriced. But my little boys love the queso. Cheaper day to go is Tuesday's for $2 taco's . Wait staff takes forever too.

3 Thank L B
Yukon, Oklahoma
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179 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

The staff makes this location. Always fast and friendly, they know us by name and treat us like family. Always enjoy the tauitos, enchiladas, and burritos. Many drink specials and a good size bar with lots of tv's is also nice.

Thank JohnnyReb007
Parker, Colorado
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123 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

This is a fairly generic chain restaurant. We found ourselves wishing for more spice. Our local non or smaller chain places are hard to compete with, not only for flavor but for value, and On The Border just doesn't offer enough of either.

Thank TruthBTold00

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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: 6369 S Southlands Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80016-5319
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aurora
  • Phone Number: +1 720-583-7660
The spirit of sharing Border-Style food lives on today at On The Border.

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