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Border Cantina

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Mexican, Southwestern
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21420 Novi Rd, Novi, MI 48375-4712
+1 248-347-7827
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Novi, Michigan
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner and were disappointed with food, starting with the chips. Seemed like they were out of a bag from Costco. Ordered queso dip to make it better, and that seemed heated up from a can. Then it took almost 40 minutes to get our food because of a "computer glitch". All our meals were bland and seemed like... More 

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Thank Kristen P
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I have lived in Novi for over 20 years and can count the times on one hand we have eaten at Border Cantinas . We went years ago when we first moved to the area and didn't care for the food......we always give a place a second shot so went back for another go at it......still mediocre. In the past... More 

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Thank Ava W
Novi, Michigan
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116 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is a hidden gem in Novi. Great selection of dishes, staff is friendly and fast, food is amazing! You may have to wait for a seat, but it's worth the wait. The bar area is small, but there is room to stand. God selection of drinks. Check it out...you won't regret it.

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Thank Joan G
Novi, Michigan
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have been to Border Cantina a few times now and have never been disappointed. The food is good, the service is friendly and we have never had to wait long for our order to come out even though the place usually has been quite busy anytime we have been there. When you first sit down they... More 

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Thank Funbun2000
Detroit, Michigan
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We kind of forgot about this spot even know it's in the area. Stopped in this weekend for dinner and the food is still excellent as always. Traditional Mexican dishes and many others. Highly recommend.

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Thank SkipperTW
Novi, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Oscar (a regular waiter over the past 20 years) has given us poor service for years. At our last visit, he tried to juggle several big groups and failed. He couldn't keep up with our requests, the food was cold, and got the bill wrong. We will no longer be going here.

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Thank lmcmaste
Brighton, MI
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Enchiladas, fajitas, tacos, chimichangas, etc..it's all good! The complimentary chips and salsa are really good too! If eating on a budget, order ala carte and skip.the beans and rice.

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Thank Linda J
Bell, Florida
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89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

When visiting with family last week, we were planning on another restaurant but didn't want to wait. So my brother chose Border Cantina as an alternate, and it was a good choice. My friends ordered the barritos and I ordered the Quesadillas both of which were excellent. The service was fast and the orders were spot on accurate. We would... More 

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Thank Mark K
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Very good Mexican food. The staff is very friendly and knows the menu inside and out. Wide selection of beer and liquor. Eating outside or in. Parking lot is usually packed. You can take out, too. Reasonably priced - a good value!

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Thank Joan G
Macomb, Michigan
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345 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Great mexican food, inexpensive price, lots of food. Erica was our excellent waitress. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
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: 21420 Novi Rd, Novi, MI 48375-4712
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Novi
  • Phone Number: +1 248-347-7827

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