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On the Border

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Mexican, Southwestern
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190 Pakis St, Hot Springs, AR 71913-6507
+1 501-520-5045
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Saturday night during racing season, you gotta expect a wait in Hot Springs, but this one was absurd. When we arrived, we were told 25-35 minutes which was acceptable, but after sitting on a bench to await our table, we quickly noticed 8 empty tables throughout the restaurant (6 had been cleared and 2 hadn't been cleared). During our... More 

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Sheridan, Arkansas
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was the usual On The Border fare. Very quick, attentive servers and clean areas. Would go again.

Thank jojoarkie
Royal, Arkansas
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

this restaurant can sometimes be good, but more often than not,I wish that I had gone down the street to the little family run Taco Pronto. Most of the times, the chips are cold and stale. And I do not like the hamburger meat used in the tacos and beef enchiladas, so I would suggest the vegetarian i.e. refried bean... More 

Thank moosekebear
Van Buren, Arkansas
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

A group of four went here on a business trip. Everything was very good!! The chips and salsa and cheese dip is great. We all enjoyed our food. We ordered tacos and enchiladas The chicken enchilada with sour cream sauce was delicious!! I would recommend it.

Thank Summer M
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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137 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Ran in for a fresh salad (that I was NOT inspired to prepare for myself) and WOW !! I was so glad! Lived here for 7 years and I had never eaten here - even though I pass it weekly. I found the Mexican Cobb salad just wonderful. I asked for the chipotle dressing as well as the jalapeño on... More 

Thank Violetaster
bismarck, ar
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Tex-mex restaurant with ok prices. I love the salsa but my husband hates it. After a yummy grande watermelon margarita who cares!

Thank rose g
Jonesboro, Arkansas
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242 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

There's this "thing" I like to do when I got to this type of restaurant. I have a favorite dish at my favorite synonymous restaurant, so I order the same dish at these places as a method of comparison. I walked in, glanced over the menu, and to my dismay, did NOT see what I traditionally would order. The manager... More 

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New Edinburg, Arkansas
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Never been to an On the Border before. Our order was messed up but the waitress that took our order made the mistake and fixed it. But the food. I have never eaten anywhere where everything tastes the same. Bland and tasteless. Glad we ordered cheese dip for the intro chips. We spent so long on a bowl on queso... More 

Thank j h
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We have always had great service and food here. In my opinion this place makes the best margaritas in hot springs.

Thank Donnie D
Lonboat key
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

For anyone wanting a guaranteed nice meal and service you need to try it. You won't be disappointed. Mary is an amazingly kind, knowledgeable and attentive server. Chris was working alongside as he monitored the dining room and served guests from the management perspective. Very, very nice experience. Try the southwest chicken tacos or the three sauce steak fajita burrito... More 

Thank Dougandstacey1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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: 190 Pakis St, Hot Springs, AR 71913-6507
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 501-520-5045

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