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On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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4320 W Waco Dr, Waco, TX 76710-7043
+1 254-227-5040
11:00 - 23:00
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111 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious Mexican food lunch here. The music could have been a bit lower for our liking, however.

Thank lilela
Tampa, Florida
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589 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reliable chain with consistently good and fresh entrees, appetizers and drinks. This is a little bit older location so the patio is a little beat up and the street noise is loud. The service is great though - friendly and helpful. My fajita taco was very fresh and the sides filling. Prices are fairly standard and consistent. A good lunch... More 

Thank TampaTrips
West Melbourne, Florida
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The server was slow to get to our table. probably because like most restaurants today they are trying to save a buck by making the waiters bus tables. The food did come quickly once we ordered. I had the Frehitas and the steak came to the table already well done and got more done by the second. I also had... More 

Thank JackLosey L
Rockport, Texas
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

My husband and I enjoy eating out with our kids when we visit them in Waco. We decided to try On the Border as we hadn't eaten at one in a very long time. It turned out to be decent Mexican food and the drinks were #awesome.

Thank Jeana R
Dallas, Texas
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Been to many OTBs all over the country - so knew what to expect. Larger group that the hostess said was an hour wait...I looked outside on patio to find two large, empty tables and asked if we could have them put together...so they agreed and it took forever to set the two tables up (not sure why). Finally got... More 

Thank texmex2
Coleman, Texas
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My friend and I ate dinner here on New Year's Day. We were seated promptly and greeted immediately by our server. We each chose options from the "build your own" menu. I chose the chicken tortilla soup and house salad, which were delicious! My friend had the enchilada and taco selections with rice and beans, and he said they were... More 

Thank MindiSue
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was an unplanned lunch stop. The inside & decor are fun. We were seated fairly quickly even though it was quite busy. Our drinks took a little longer than they should have to arrive (water and a draft beer). Our waitress was very nice... just very busy. The chips and salsa were tasty. When our meals arrived, they were... More 

Thank Mary C
Waco, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The food was delicious and the service was great! The waiter was very attentive to us and always made sure we had drinks or anything we needed.

Thank ashleyjtorres
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Great On the Border location. Good service, good food (I recommend the carnitas tacos!). I will be back next time I am in the area.

Thank lgtx1014
Copperas Cove, Texas
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250 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We went here for lunch. I had the green chili chimichanga. I really liked the green chili sauce. It was plenty to eat. The service was prompt and efficient.

Thank raydon46

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4320 W Waco Dr, Waco, TX 76710-7043
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-227-5040
The spirit of sharing Border-Style food lives on today at On The Border.

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