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On the Border

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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3310 Fairlane Dr, Allen Park, MI 48101-2872
+1 313-908-5938
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Boyne City, Michigan
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299 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Monday's are terrific, love the enchiladas and salsa. Beef and cheese enchiladas are my favorites, you cannot go wrong on these. I prefer the sour cream sauce over the ranchero.

Thank David C
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

What a great visit we had! Our server was awesome! He was on the ball and very attentive! The manager stopped by several times too! Try the Sangria Margarita! It's wonderful!!!

Thank Michella M
Pemberville, Ohio
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Lunch was fast and great. The guacamole was great as was the queso dip. Lots of food at a reasonable price!!

Thank Lynette O
Allen Park, Michigan
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153 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

My dinner was so salty I couldn't even eat it. I am not sure why there is a wait here, this place is hardly what I would consider authentic Mexican. Over rated and over priced. Local private restaurants are a much better quality and certainly more authentic.

Thank Jeffrey M
Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is a nice way to get away from it all. Went hear during lunch and the staff was very nice, even while she was serving other tables as well. She handled her business and I gave her a nice tip to express my thanks.

Thank GDyson31
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Accurate ordering and fast service! We appreciated the chips and salsa right away. Our group was big, and they were able to sit us at two booths side by side.

Thank Kim B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I often eat here and usually love it. This time I had terrible service and the restaurant was filthy despite many people were working. The wait staff dropped many items throughout the evening some were never even picked up off the floor and others tripped over cups etc. the whole time we were there. One server had her hand on... More 

Thank shv03
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch, both my wife and I had the street tacos, the waitress was great. My wife has been put on a dairy and gluten free diet, our waitress was very helpful in choosing something that would meet my wife's dietary limitation and be something that she would enjoy. Great service and grate food.

Thank VSH1972
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303 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We drive nearly 1/2 hour to come here (and pass a lot of other Mexican restaurants on the way...) because we like the food here. We usually come at least three times a month and often meet three friends here. The service often leaves a lot to be desired. They also need to fix or replace some chairs because many... More 

Thank Kona-ray
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Best mexican place in Dearborn vicinity from my perspective and fairly cheap. I took small portion of guacamole and chicken burrito. It tasted fairly good, but the size of the portion was typical for US. I had difficulty finishing it. The staff is very client oriented and helpfull. Proper Margarita on rocks.

Thank ingvar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3310 Fairlane Dr, Allen Park, MI 48101-2872
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allen Park
  • Phone Number: +1 313-908-5938
The spirit of sharing Border-Style food lives on today at On The Border.

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