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On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Grill
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2829 S Interstate 35 E, Denton, TX 76210-5043
+1 940-312-7000
10:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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Katy, Texas
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219 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is too much competition in Texas for good Mexican and TexMex. On the Border in Denton was ok - but there are many other places that server better, more authentic food. We visited on a Friday evening. The restaurant was busy but we were seated straight away. Our server was good. The food and drinks all tasted good.

Thank GightRunner
Cypress, Texas
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95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

This is a typical chain restaurant with average food. The staff here however is well above average. They are friendly and attentive providing consistently great service. They did not waiver when faced with special orders and offered suggestions to help meet our dietary needs readily.

Thank Tawnya M
Sarasota, Florida
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I like On the Borders, but this is the best one I have found. Food was tastier than I have had at other Borders. Service was great. Prices are really reasonable. If you like mexican you can't go wrong.

Thank gteter1113
Little Elm, Texas
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77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Well I wanted to give this location a good review but it ain't gonna happen. We have gone to this location a few times and it's always the same. We wait and wait to even be recognized at our table. Service just doesn't cut it. Food is the usual for OTB.. thinking Mattitos might start getting our business instead:-/

Thank tillmanmel
Wylie, Texas
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Had dinner with my wife, son and his girlfriend before a concert at UNT. We had a limited amount of time but I guess Sunday nights are not very busy at OTB. The menu has changed and some popular items were removed. Had green enchilada's which we okay, but nothing special. I don't eat corn so asked if any of... More 

Thank 62Vetteman
San Antonio, Texas
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Was staying at the Courtyard and walked over to OTB for dinner around 9:00pm. Sat at bar and was not impressed with the overall service as too much drama among the wait staff as they corralled in the back and unfortunately their unhappiness of being there could be heard. Food was OK but just wanted to eat and leave. There... More 

Thank Marc C
Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The food here is pretty good Tex-Mex. The chicken chimichanga and their tacos are the bomb! The salsa is great and the queso is really good. As far as service goes, there's really nothing "wrong ". There was two of us dining and we ordered queso with tortillas. It should be a service standard to bring plates to the table... More 

Thank Casey S
Denton, Texas
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We have been to On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina about 3 times because it is close to our home. The food is fairly well presented, the taste is good, but I think they charge too much.

Thank BillGasch
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

The food is good and it comes out pretty quickly. But don't order any food that is deep fried in oil like the sopapillas. They don't change the oil and use it throughout the day so at dinner, the food tastes like chemicals. But other than that the place is good. We come here often, but not to this exact... More 

Thank Gridiron B
Mooresville, North Carolina
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Had an enjoyable meal here with friends and family. Plenty of choices, and all was delicious. Good atmosphere and service here.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2829 S Interstate 35 E, Denton, TX 76210-5043
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Denton
  • Phone Number: +1 940-312-7000
Phone Number 940-566-0399

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