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On the Border

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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3195 28th St SE, Ste R101, Kentwood, MI 49512-7808
+1 616-466-7810
16:00 - 21:45
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Sun 12:00 - 20:30
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 21:45
Sat 12:00 - 21:45
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Traverse City, MI
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273 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

There was a line when we arrived on a Wed. evening. As we were waiting 2 seats opened up at the bar, we choose to sit and have a beer until a table was ready. Our bartender was quick and informative. Our table was ready quite quickly. The stuffed jalapenos as an appetizer were amazing! Too spicy for everyone else,... More 

Thank MInone4
Adrian, Michigan
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We love Mexican and have loved On the Border over the years. The menu has changed and although the fajitas were great the beans and rice were not. The Guacamole was fresh and very tasty.

Thank lovebeingagrand
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,299 reviews
613 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

On The Border is a decent mexican chain and this can be a good place to eat. The one problem is they seem to have problems busing their tables. As several reviews reveal, they often let dirty tables stand for some time and can be really bad at getting things put away. That said, the food is usually pretty decent... More 

Thank RickMIusa
Ellicott City, Maryland
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We were on vacation with our two young children. The service was very slow and it took a long time for our food to make it to the table, but once it got there it was good. Ordered a Margarita, which wasn't great.

Thank Jillly66964
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This restaurant has the best bartender in the city. We go there just because of that. Caleb knows his job and has the best service of any place we have gone.

Thank dannaroot
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

My sons and I visited this location for lunch. They must've been understaffed, because we waited 15 minutes to be seated while there were entire sections that were empty. A booth in our section that was vacated shortly after we were seated still had not been bussed and cleaned before we left. Makes you wonder about cleanliness elsewhere in the... More 

Thank Melissa C
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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123 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Conveniently located if you are shopping at Woodland Mall. I especially like the tortilla chips they serve with salsa before the meal. I expected them to be like the ones they sell at Sam's Club under the same name, but they tasted a lot better than those. The chips at the restaurant are very thin and very large with a... More 

Thank Jim C
Midland Park, New Jersey
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84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

We were in the mood for Mexican but had never been to an On the Border before, so we decided to give it a try. Our server asked if we had been there before, and upon learning that we hadn't, he was especially helpful with our choosing menu items and making sure we were pleased with our food. Drinks were... More 

Thank JackieDS5
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417 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Chips and salsa are very good. I like how they have low calorie and vegetarian options. I had the pick two with a side of grilled vegetables. The spinach and mushroom enchilada was OK. The guacamole tostada was good.

Thank Glen_Arbor_Blues
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Hannah is good server. Good experience with food. Guacamole and drinks were awesome. I will surely come again. Great ambience.

Thank DrHarpySingh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 21:45
16:00 - 21:45
16:00 - 21:45
16:00 - 21:45
16:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3195 28th St SE, Ste R101, Kentwood, MI 49512-7808
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Kentwood
  • Phone Number: +1 616-466-7810

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