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On the Border

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103 Fletcher Pkwy, El Cajon, CA 92020-2510
+1 619-441-0200
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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El Cajon, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is the food excellent but the drinks and service are, too! This restaurant is kid friendly and they have outside seating, too. Large portions of food, mid priced, and reasonable waiting time for food. Try the beef empanadas with a dinner salad of avocado ranch dressing and you will be sold! Love going here! Enjoy!

Thank Melissa M
San Diego, California
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have recently developed some food allergies & our server was so helpful. We sat in the bar I wish I got his name, but he had a smile every time he checked on us. The fajita salad was good & filling. I also like getting the combination plate. Usually I don't get black beans when I'm out, but theirs... More 

Thank Renee L
El Cajon, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I love this Mexican restaurant! The food is always good and very fresh. I like the happy hour and appetizers best. The only thing I would change is that the chips are just too big, but you get a lot!

Thank wcdwnda75
El Cajon, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

love jumping across the street for taco tuesdays on my lunch break. Nice peaceful lunch quick and a great price! clean and very nice respectful employees

Thank Edyth T
San Diego, California
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81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We arrive relatively early and ask for Jillian or Janet. We have known them for years and they never disappoint. Service is always great and they make sure the food is great or get if fixed immediately. The food is great and the drinks well made. Other servers are very hit and miss and your results may vary.

Thank USNA70
Bakersfield, California
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We have eaten at many On The Border Restaurants thruout the states. This was the very worst one. We ordered the southwest chicken tacos, besides the fact we could barely find any chicken, cheese or sauce, when I asked the waitress about getting some sauce, she argued with me that they came without sauce and she has never served them... More 

Thank BarbaraCoroy
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

My wife, daughter, and I came in for lunch. The food was great, we were seated promptly and the food was really good. However, I felt the our waitress didn't really care if we were there or not. I am still giving it a higher rating since the food was excellent. I am not that upset because I know that... More 

Thank fadetoblack19
Level Contributor
30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We had a large group and our waiter did a great job taking care of us! Great variety of Mexican food including appetizers, combinations and plates. Hard to leave room for desserts!

Thank food3102
Seattle, Washington
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Great place to meet up for dinner, drinks or munchies!!! Come before or after the movies and enjoy!!

Thank Hot48cricket
La Mesa, California
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Honestly, this restaurant didn't impress us much. We went there for a late dinner with family. The first table we were seated at was still very dirty so we asked to be moved to a clean one. After being seated at a different table, we found that the floor was very sticky, like someone had spilled a soft drink there... More 

Thank danielandluci

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
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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: 103 Fletcher Pkwy, El Cajon, CA 92020-2510
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-441-0200

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