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On the Border - CLOSED

4552 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38117-7502
+1 901-881-0799
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good8%
  • Average21%
  • Poor32%
  • Terrible26%
31 Jan 2016
“Almost as good as Taco Bell but without the drive thru”
10 Jan 2016
“Inconsistent Food, Drinks, and Service”
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Mexican, American, Southwestern
4552 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38117-7502
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Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

I was passing through town and had never tried this chain before. Hopefully, their other stores are better. I had the mini tacoes with 'steak' that still had marks where the jockey had beaten it. Next time I make a run for the border, I'll...More

Thank Beaker18
Reviewed 10 January 2016

One week this place can be very good, and then the next very poor. We like to come here after bowling on Tuesday for Taco Tuesday. Service in the dining room is hit or miss, whereas service in the bar can sometimes be better.

Thank cordovachick
Reviewed 23 October 2015

I like going to On The Border for their Taco Tuesday promotion. The last couple of times we have been to this location for lunch, the service and food were very poor. It seems that they do not have enough staff to handle the lunch...More

1  Thank cordovachick
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Consistent food. Great newer lower calorie alternatives. Choose two or three for a great price. Skinny margarita was just ok but for 10 calories what do you expect? The cheese dip- blanco was great and had some zip. Great chips. Waitress was awesome and took...More

Thank Roitz
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

When we arrived there were only four other tables occupied. Waitress was as slow as syrup and was almost non attentive to us. We sat there thru the entire meal without a refill of water. Not sure if it was a racial thing because she...More

Thank dtrail6203
Reviewed 26 March 2015

I used to love the On the Border chain, but after going to the Poplar Ave. location in Memphis, I don't care to ever eat there again. I have been three times over the past year or so because my companions wanted to eat there....More

Thank shamrockkelley
SocialOTB, Manager at On the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2015

Thank you for your review. We are disappointed to hear about your recent negative visits in our restaurant. It is always our goal to provide friendly service at just the right speed and we apologize that this is not what you’ve experienced recently. Your feedback...More

Reviewed 21 December 2014

I went with a group of 20 and the manager refused to serve us. He said it was too many of us and that he may end of paying for our tab

Thank pallen7
Reviewed 8 December 2014

Background: Monday's are Enchilada Mondays at On The Border - 2 enchiladas for $5.99. So my dinner companion and I went to this location to try the enchiladas. Arrived at 5:30 pm. The place is 20% occupied. We are escorted to a table. 5 minutes...More

Thank MapBoi
SocialOTB, Manager at On the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2014

Thank you for your review. Your experience is important to us and your opinion helps us improve operations. Please contact our Guest Relations Manager so that we can make things right with you. 888-682-6882 Monday – Friday 9am-5pm Central Time or online at http://www.ontheborder.com/contact-us.aspx Thank...More

Reviewed 19 September 2014 via mobile

On The Border, in years past, was my favorite Mexican Restaurants. Went to this restaurant because it was close to appt & for old times sake. Was 12:15 pm & there was no hostess. My husband ordered lunch enchilada plate & he enjoyed. I order...More

1  Thank chgreen
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

Really good food. If you like it spicy you'll love it. Spicy but not burning which is just the way I like it. Portions are huge; might want to consider splitting an entree if you don't have a big appetite. Good service.

Thank Mike1456
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Restaurant Details

Mexican, American, Southwestern
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4552 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38117-7502
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-881-0799
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