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On the Border

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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535 Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1827
+1 224-433-5450
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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156 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food. Really great service. Marco is one of the best servers ever! Busy Friday night and no wait, food came fast and hot. I'm a Mexican food snob, and I'm impressed.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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300 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was staying at nearby hotel and walked over here. The bar is open until 11 on Saturdays, which was nice. The two bartenders there were both friendly and efficient. Their large beers are reasonably priced compared with many other places, at least the beer I got was! The enchiladas I got tasted good too.

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Thank tedkirby
Libertyville, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I went to this restaurant las night to review it for a writing project I was very displeased it took me half an hour to be seated and 20 minutes to get my food. The food itself was average for a higher price, I would not recommend coming here.

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Thank grantbossler
Lincoln, Nebraska
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397 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The service was great, but the food was just average. The drinks were large though, so that made up for the food! We probably would not come back, since there are many other places to eat in this area.

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Thank Stefanie H
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This place has it alll it is an upscale TACO BELL i supremely say you all give this nice place a warm welcome! ❤ you will not be sad.

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Thank Bobby B
North Suburbs, IL
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182 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant! Good food, good service and the best margaritas in all of Chicago. Go - you will not be disappointed!

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Thank Patti2
Chicago, United States
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

The food here is always consistent, and we have never had a bad service/server experience. It's loud - as are most Mexican restaurants - and it can accommodate some fairly big parties. We use this as one of our go-to restaurants for going-away parties, and a happy-hour spot.

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Thank karenkB6811UK
Wauconda, Illinois
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154 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Plenty of seating for the noon lunch crowd. Fast and friendly service here. I made the mistake in ordering...😣 but the waiter corrected my meal with a smile and served me what I wanted. YES... that is customer service! 😀 Plenty of parking available. I recommend this place for your enjoyment.....😉😉

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Thank Rex M
San Jose, Costa Rica
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90 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I really like on the border, since they serve abundant food for the price you pay, red mex and Mexican food is great ,

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Thank jochava
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Food was great! My husband had the pick three - soup, beef empanadas with rice and black beans. I had the chimichuri chicken and shrimp - both were delish! Chips and salsa on point as usual. Service great and the manager outstanding. He always makes us feel special and remembers our name. He's a special guy! We look forward to... More 

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Thank Alesa R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1827
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Vernon Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 224-433-5450
Description
The spirit of sharing Border-Style food lives on today at On The Border.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?