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On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

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Mexican, Southwestern, Grill
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5205 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711-3702
+1 520-441-7440
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great Mexican Cantinalocated on Broadway Blvd in Tucson. The food is delicious and the beers and margaritas are fabulous. We had great service also. Well worth a visit.

Thank William H
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious food, affordably priced and great service! Dined in with a small party this evening. The management and staff are very conscientious of the quality of the food and service. An all around enjoyable experience!

Thank Tracy B
Rockledge, Florida
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

My wife and I had a nice evening dining with some family we were visiting. Despite being taco Tuesday, we were seated, and got some chips and tasty salsa, fairly quickly. We ordered some avocado dip which was also pretty tasty. Among the various tacos and burritos we all ordered, I had the chicken Big Bordurrito with cilantro rice. That... More 

Thank Cecilio L
El Paso, Texas
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714 reviews
432 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This was our first visit to On the Border. we are from El Paso and have wonderful Mexican food here, so the bar is always quite high when we visit a Mexican restaurant. I ordered a Chicken Burrito with the green sauce and it was fabulous, the portion was huge, I ended up sharing with my husband. My husband had... More 

Thank Rose H
Miles City
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149 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Service was very slow. We did have a new waitress. She messed up on my drink and my meal. Gave both to another member of our party. The food was mediocre. We have been here in the past and the food was good. The place was not very busy - now we know why.

Thank Christi B
Sierra Vista, United States
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

to this chain restaurant and did enjoy the food. Chips were hot and plentiful and the salsa was just right. Had the carne asada mesquite-grilled steak and draft Dos Equis Amber to compliment the entree. I'll try this place again.

Thank John B
New York City, New York
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Extensive Tex-Mex menu with all the usual features. Margaritas are a specialty and there are many to choose from. Child friendly with ample parking on the premises. Staff is helpful and informative.

Thank jimbo004
Tucson, Arizona
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115 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Our family gathered here on a Friday evening for a birthday celebration. We picked OTB because of the con queso, it is the best! We had a variety of entrees. I chose the enchiladas with rice and black beans. I like the ranchero sauce because it has a smokey flavor.

Thank Jrntucson
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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113 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We just moved from Albuquerque where we had a favorite Mexican restaurant, and it took us three tries in Tucson to find On the Border. The food was good, the prices reasonable and the service excellent. The place as an very nice atmosphere, not too noisy.

Thank 641bix
Nathalie, Virginia
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122 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I had eaten here about two years ago and I wasn't really impressed but my wife and I decided to give them a second chance and we are very glad that we did. Our waitress was perfect and the food was outstanding. I ordered the ranchadillas, flank steak and two enchiladas with black beans on the side. My steak was... More 

Thank Mike S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, 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: 5205 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711-3702
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-441-7440
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?