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On the Border Mexican Cafe

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Mexican, Southwestern
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8340 NW Roanridge Rd, Kansas City, MO 64151-1364
+1 816-505-3667
11:00 - 23:00
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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Leavenworth, Kansas
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On The Border use to be my favorite mexican restaurant until I ate at this one. Our first batch of chips were under cooked and stale, how could you let food go out like that? Just by looking at it you could tell they weren't fully cooked. The drinks are okay, but I can make them better at home. Neither,... More 

Thank Jaylean E
Princeton, Missouri
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We visited for lunch and of course looked immediately at the lunch menu. But we were told the lunch menu is not available on the weekend when we went to order. Vegetarian options were oddly limited for a Mexican restaurant. I ordered Spinach-Mushroom Enchiladas and my husband got the Chicken Enchiladas. The table salsa was definitely a strong medium spice... More 

Thank smgpwheeler
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I love on the border and I have yet to have a bad visit. This visit was for lunch and everything went quick and tasted great. The staff was very friendly and willing to help. Clean restaurant with clean utinciles great place to visit

Thank Alex E
Overland Park, Kansas
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Consistent with the chain in quality, cleanliness and style. Called in a large order four hours early and arrived to pick it up to discover order was lost. However management immediately apologized, gave me free extra food, and they had my food ready in 10 minutes. Great service by manager.

Thank frogbob453
Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

On the Border is one of my favorite restaurants & this particular one is the closest to where I live so it's my "go to" spot. My friend & I ate there the evening of Feb 28 & I believe it was one of the worst experiences I've ever had with service in a restaurant. It was not that busy,... More 

Thank n2music
Bend, Oregon
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

It is your usual chain Mexican restaurant. Nothing special but decent food. Our complaint is it was so loud you couldn't hear yourself think.

Thank Tegge
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Nice lunch. Mimi chimichangas and house salad with black beans and rice....Delicious. Good margaritas as well.

Thank Gail R
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Food was not fresh and did not compare to food at similar restaurants (chimichanga was very tough and difficult to cut). Poor service (glasses left empty, food arrived at different times, items forgotten). Lack of attention to sanitation standards (dirty plate stacked on top of full bin of salsa that is served to restaurant guests).

Thank Angie P
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296 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Good food with good service but not so clean place. The menu has many great options and the kitchen does a consistent job. They need to improve their "deep" cleaning practices.

Thank Ole D
Lansing, Kansas
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160 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Met my niece here for lunch. We were seated right away and our order was taken within a reasonable time. We both ordered margaritas, which were excellent. My niece created her own platter and I ordered a chicken chimichanga. The food came out quickly and still hot. My only issues were the restaurant was freezing and there was a horrid... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
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: 8340 NW Roanridge Rd, Kansas City, MO 64151-1364
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-505-3667

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