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On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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45 Middle Ave, Holtsville, NY 11742-1438
+1 631-317-2657
10:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food at a good price. The beer is cold, the salsa spicy and the chips hot. All before we even get to the main course. The serving are generous. Be ready to have a to go bag when you leave.

Thank Charles Z
Patchogue, New York
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch with my two boys (8&13) and they loved it. Both are big taco / burrito fans and they found the choices perfect in quantity and quality. I found it appropriate in price with nothing unseasonably high. The food was very good but the salsa and chips they start you off with is the shining star! My youngest was... More 

Thank superbee361
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I never ate at a Mexican restaurant before but desired to try on the border.it has a very friendly atmosphere and the service is outstanding.we ordered drinks before dinner and they were quite good.the server suggested a few things which we went along with,everything was really very tastey and we will definitely be back soon.

Thank Renee P
New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We enjoyed the food was great . Server recommended appetizers which we tried and enjoyed .The service was quick and food was hot when served. I would recommend this place and will return soon !!

Thank Paul H
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Friendly wait-staff, great food, and good cocktails. Overall a great place. I went 3 times during the 3 weeks I was in town.

Thank Joey R
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I stopped here with a buddy for lunch after a movie. We like Mexican food and often check out restaurants around the area when we have the opportunity, so this was our first opportunity for On The Border. I had the sampler to get a sense of the variety and he had a chimichanga. The Margarita was good, although a... More 

Thank Steven O
Shirley, New York
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

The food here is so fresh and delicious. Service is friendly and attentive. I don't understand the bad reviews, have been here multiple times and always liked it. The last visit I had fajita salad with chicken. It was a large salad with delicious sizzling chicken on the side. We had watermelon margaritas which were really good too.

Thank Angela-1151
Winter Haven, FL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

First visit - at prime time, and not busy - a clue? Service was OK - no waiting for refills - spot on, but later in the meal, couldn't get the server's attention. Food was bland, but salty too? Usually salt perks up the flavors. The black beans could have just came out of a can, they were so tasteless.... More 

Thank Day_Tripper_2008
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately my husband and I tried to like this place but it's not happening. Food is not good..luke warm...sticky tables...even the alcohol could not make this food good. Our last visit there, our waitress just gave us the check without asking us if we wanted anything else...maybe she knew the food wasn't that good. Tried our best to give this... More 

Thank Sellyna D
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Not too exciting....bar was out of what I wanted to drink....restaurant was dirty (it was 9pm on a Tuesday night. Wasn't impressed enough for another trip back.

Thank Jules18587

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
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Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Middle Ave, Holtsville, NY 11742-1438
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Holtsville
  • Phone Number: +1 631-317-2657

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