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On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando Airport Airside 1 Main Concourse, Orlando, FL 32827-4392
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner here so much, our party of 8 was treated like royalty, right down to my 10 yr old! Our waitress was friendly & accommodating. Food came out quickly, and was very good. (And the chips & salsa just kept coming!)

Thank Maryse K
Ithaca, New York
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143 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I discovered On the Border on one of our many family visits to Orlando. We had some time before our Jet Blue flight and we didn't want to eat at the food court, where choices are mediocre at best. The only other choice was On The Border so my husband reluctantly followed me in. He is not... More 

Thank Florimond
South Portland, Maine
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76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to work near an "on the border" and as such it was one of the places to go for a work lunch. This was an interesting twist to find one at the airport. We had time and it was nice that the host when seating us asked when our flight was to be sure we were on time.... More 

Thank James L
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were pretty hopeful about dining here while we waited for our delayed flight, but things didn't turn out very well. The best parts of our dining experience were the free chips and the ice cold water refilled by our friendly server. But the food we ordered was all so salty, it was inedible.

Thank GraceMarieGMC
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived early for a flight home. Disappointing choices in airport, ended up here. Had a draught beer and chicken fajitas. Not bad, not great. Bartenders were very nice as were those at the bar.

Thank AndyRinPA
Erie, Colorado
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236 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got a tortilla soup loaded with chips so too many. Not a balanced meal, sauteed veggies tasteless. It filled my tummy but left a lot behind.

Thank HeatherColoradogirl
North Bend, Oregon
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our waitress (Uniqua) was amazing. Our mixed group is sometimes fussy and she was patient, funny, kind, and ever attentive. She is a gem! The food was very good. The chicken enchiladas were appreciated by one of our meat eaters and the smoky chipotle mushrooms were delicious. Even the vegans were happy!

Thank Claudia A
Leixlip, Ireland
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place to visit while waiting to board your flight. Our server Sylvia was extremely friendly and helpful. Definitely try the Border Sampler.

Thank SBarry7
Dayton, Ohio, United States
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rude staff and slow. We Waited 20 minutes for a table. They asked when our flight boarded and said no problem, we had 45 minutes. Thank goodness we lied it took 50 minutes to get microwaved food bad food and service

Thank nathan c
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This place is great to get something to eat before your flight. I wish I had a place like this at the airport back home. Some things to note; there will most likely be a wait to seat and obviously you'll wait to get your food, so keep that in mind how much time you'll have waiting for your flight.... More 

Thank Keith S

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando Airport Airside 1 Main Concourse, Orlando, FL 32827-4392
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: 972-499-3000
  • This restaurant is at Orlando Intl Airport (after security)
These are mostly Jet-Blue Gates at the Orlando International Airport

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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?