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On the Border Mexican Cafe

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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21091 Haggerty Rd, Novi, MI 48375
+1 248-449-6114
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent, and the service was nice! We ordered one entree and a few ala carte items. Perfect!

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Thank chicklittle68
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I met a few of my friends here for dinner when I was in town. The service was good and the food was OK. No complaints. Just not anything you would see out! If you are a chain food person, you will like it!

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Thank Teri C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I enjoy coming here because they make their own chips and salsa- the chips always taste so fresh!! This is a great place to eat if staying at the Sheraton novi because it you can walk over. I have had great service both times I have visited. Food has been good, will definitely come back.

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Thank Leslie D
Detroit, Michigan
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We went for my husbands birthday, with a few close friends. The experience was really great. The food was consistent as always and the service was dynamite! Benjamin did everything under the sun to make us feel comfortable and happy.It was Monday so endless enchiladas it was! I would recommend this location to anyone, the atmosphere was cozy, the staff... More 

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Thank Robbie R
Houston, Texas
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373 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Nothing remarkable. Salads were large and ok. Nachos were quite good. Service was fine. Probably wouldn't go back - it was convenient to a nearby hotel.

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Thank cgny1fwd
Dunedin, Florida
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160 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Pretty standard chain mex restaurant - decent food, friendly service, a little pricier than I like to pay - but we all enjoyed it! Love that they have healthy options - we tried the healthy chicken fajitas and really happy. Not the hugest portion but also didn't do major damage with it so all good. Black beans were really good.... More 

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Thank M H
Detroit, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I often dine at On The Border, but recently they revised their menu from a 6 page selection to a single folded cardboard menu. So disappointing! When I looked over the menu, I immediately noticed that all the grilled items and made from scratch items were gone. These were the BEST. They have now gone to a selection of fast... More 

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Thank E46482
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Went here with my family total of 3 of us. Chips and salsa arrived quick that was the only thing. The service was awful. Our server Austin paid no attention to us. We were left with empty drinks our entire visit. Ordered a beer that never arrived. Food arrived and was under cooked and ice cold. The rice was awful.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

This was a terrible experience! I ordered a lemonade and never got it but still got charged. The food was decent but the service was terrible. Also 1 waitress for 23 people!!! Bad overall

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1 Thank michael h
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

I had dinner here, not realizing that it was a chain Tex-Mex place instead of true Mexican. The shaken margarita had good flavor, but too much water to appreciate the taste of the tequila and fresh fruit. Chicken fajitas were overcooked, with dry chicken and mushy peppers. The "salsa verde" was red and not very spicy. Tortilla "soup" had good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21091 Haggerty Rd, Novi, MI 48375
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Novi
  • Phone Number: +1 248-449-6114

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