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On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

Mexican Restaurant and Restaurant$$$$
Orlando International Airport, Orlando
  • Stephen F.
    "our delayed flight.......mmmm good chicken"(2 Tips)
    "Try the perfect's perrrfect 😸"(2 Tips)
    Matthew N.
    "Grande size the OTB House Margarita on the rocks."(3 Tips)
    Michael W.
    "Plastic silverware at a sit down place really."(2 Tips)
89 Tips and reviews
  • Mexican food
  • margaritas
  • delayed flights
  • perfect patron
  • good service
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  • Jeanne N.
    Jeanne NuaraOctober 23, 2012
    JC is an excellent waiter. Salsa is spicy and good. Chili con queso is not cheese at all but still really tasty. Kim Crawford Sav blanc in 9oz is the best and you can take your wine in a to-go cup!
  • Kelsey M.
    Kelsey MartinJanuary 24, 2013
    Great service, delicious fajitas (got chicken and steak for no additional charge with the Baha veggies. Yum!). Would stop here again if I'm back in Orlando!
  • Richard L.
    Richard LandeckJuly 15, 2012
    One of the only places that I've found that actually asks what time your flight leaves! I love places that will let me know I don't have time to eat at their establishment!!
  • Kelly E.
    Kelly EllisDecember 21, 2013
    Loved it. Drove from Tampa just to eat here, and found out that the place was inside the terminal. BUT, the manager Jeff Contrucci came out and took our order and brought us our food. AWESOME PLACE!!
  • Julia G.
    Julia GMarch 15, 2013
    Only two tables here with access to power outlets. One is straight back from the server stand. The other is to the far right wall. Ask the servers to be seated nearby; maybe the occupant is friendly
  • Kate B.
    Kate B.October 14, 2011
    We had great, fast service from Danny, & our food (Tex-Mex more than Mexican) was great. Try the Chicken Salsa Fresco (it's SPICY!), & don't waste your $5.49 on the guac.
  • Larry H.
    Larry HawesFebruary 2, 2016
    The Shaken Margarita is the way to go. Decent guacamole too.
    Upvoted Jun 25
  • Joanne S.
    Joanne SardiniAugust 8, 2011
    Breakfast burrito was good - love that everything is cooked to order - no microwaved rubbery eggs here!!
    Upvoted Jun 25
  • Larry H.
    Larry HawesApril 3, 2014
    Get the Milagro Agave Rita margarita. One of the best I've had. Anywhere.
    Upvoted Jun 25
  • Burt B.
    Burt BlanchardAugust 6, 2014
    Really decent and authentic for being at the airport. Great view. Get the empanadas appetizer...great!
  • Eboni
    EboniNovember 29, 2013
    House margarita is 10 bucks! Expensive and tastes like Chili's $6 house. Must be the airport. But, they do ask you about your flight times. That's a considerate gesture!
  • Eric A.
    The fajitas here are a filling meal…two plates worth!
  • Eric A.
    Don't miss the beer bottle chandelier by the bar
  • Carrie H.
    Carrie HelbertNovember 12, 2012
    Cesar salad (with steak rather than chicken) is delicious! Very satisfying before a long flight.
  • Donia
    DoniaMarch 21, 2016
    Breakfast burrito (egg potato) wasn't too bad but you definitely need to add guac or pico or something
  • Matthew N.
    Matthew NelsonJanuary 31, 2014
    I expected Pace salsa, I was pleasantly surprised with both taste and heat. My server (Andrew) was a rock star server.
  • Michel
    MichelMarch 5, 2011
    Sit at the bar and enjoy the draft selection and the tequila selection though I would stay away from the food if you are wanting real Mexican.
  • Emily J.
    Emily JenkinsAugust 24, 2016
    note:: kitchen closes early!! Got here at 8:20 and the kitchen and dining room was closed. Irritating as it is the only restaurant in the place
  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WoodOctober 4, 2012
    Food is delicious but caution, service is super slow at a table. If you have less than an hour until boarding try the bar.
  • Corey T.
    Corey ThrashJuly 27, 2011
    The fajitas are excellent! House margarita was damn good too. Two thumbs up!
  • papawow
    papawowMarch 2, 2012
    Eat cheap and vegetarian. Get the Guacamole and a side of beans.
  • Blanca
    BlancaOctober 27, 2012
    Breakfast burrito to wake up, place not crowded and good service
  • Kristin P.
    Kristin PJanuary 31
    Very good service at the bar area + free chips and salsa ☺️
  • Toni P.
    Toni PattonFebruary 9, 2014
    Super great service. Food was quick to get out and tasted divine.
  • Kayla K.
    Kayla KellyMay 19, 2013
    There's plastic silverware because of airport regulations - not by the restaurants choice so calm those horses.
  • Joshua C.
    Joshua ChaneyFebruary 22, 2015
    Good service! Nice little gym in the dark cave of an airport.
  • Stephen F.
    Stephen FaudemerJanuary 23, 2012
    Great beer!.....while waiting for our delayed flight.......mmmm good chicken and fries.... Salsa really spicy.
  • Chirl G.
    Chirl GirlMarch 15, 2013
    The martinis cost $15!! And that's with the house vodka!
  • Krystal H.
    Krystal H.February 2, 2015
    1/2 hostesses was nice, the other incredibly rude. Server was great, guac wasn't worth the $5.50. Can't really call it a Mexican place; they sell french fries.
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler MApril 20, 2014
    Even with a $15 margarita, chips and salsa were $6. At least they were salty though because the rim of my glass had maybe 3 licks worth. Painfully slow service. Ruby Tuesday in Terminal B is better
  • Frances L.
    Frances LamannaFebruary 9, 2014
    the enchiladas were delicious ! reasonably priced. service was really slow.
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MoriniDecember 3, 2014
    The chips and salsa at the bar are FREE!
  • Gillian D.
    Gillian DionneSeptember 18, 2011
    9 bucks for 6 oz of middling Chardonnay. Oh, the fruit flies all around the bar are a lovely treat...
  • Robyn
    RobynFebruary 24, 2014
    Not very attentive service. When neither the tables nor bar have been bussed and you aren't acknowledged in the first 5 min of sitting at the bar there's a problem.
  • Janie S.
    Janie SpectorNovember 28, 2011
    Chips are crispy and salty! Perfect for dipping.
  • Matthew N.
    Matthew NelsonJanuary 31, 2014
    Grande size the OTB House Margarita on the rocks. :-)
  • Hugo F.
    Hugo FinolApril 23, 2014
    Fast, courteous service and cold beers.
  • K F.
    K FNovember 26, 2012
    You can order vegan fajitas here.
  • Cristty O.
    Cristty OrtizFebruary 24, 2013
    Fish tacos are the best
  • Angela S.
    Angela SinniSeptember 16, 2012
    They do not carry the NFL football package this year. Boooo!!! Catch your game back at Fox Sports Bar.
  • Lyndsey C.
    Lyndsey CrandallAugust 9, 2012
    If you want breakfast .... They only serve it until 9:50am or earlier. They were "out of eggs" haaaa
  • Harry
    HarryJune 8, 2011
    Great tequila selection gr8 Rita's!
  • Michael W.
    Michael WeissAugust 31, 2012
    Fantastic staff unfortunately that is the best part. Food was mediocre and the portions terrible for the price. Plastic silverware at a sit down place really. In short don't eat here.
  • Daniela M.
    Daniela MadridJanuary 23, 2016
    Cheese and bean burritooooo
  • Maria H.
    Maria HOctober 17, 2011
    Queso has veggies you can use the spoon ;;)
  • Michael T.
    Michael TejadaNovember 25, 2011
    Horrible service at the bar by kara. Asked if I could change my order right after she came back from bringing it to the kitchen and said it was to late. Ha to ask for fork and knife.
  • Amy M.
    Amy MixaFebruary 11, 2013
    Good frozen strawberry margaritas!
  • Brian D.
    Brian DuncanJune 30, 2013
    Veggies BEWARE! The cheese enchiladas come with beef chili. NO warning. Awful!
  • Ms.QueensKitty
    Ms.QueensKittyMay 18, 2013
    Try the perfect's perrrfect 😸
  • Wing Y.
    Wing YuMarch 9, 2013
    The steak nachos are really good!
  • Eric O.
    Eric OAugust 5, 2013
    Just're probably about to get onto a plane. So don't overdo it on the Mexican food.
  • Juan Andrés
    Juan AndrésJanuary 13, 2013
    Beef Classic Burrito, the best option.
  • Cindy H.
    Cindy HillMarch 2, 2013
    Queso is the best.
  • Isabela S.
    Isabela SchlupFebruary 18, 2015
    Best restaurant in the airport
  • Samuel-F P.
    Samuel-F ParentFebruary 29, 2012
    Perfect Patron Margarita!
  • BW
    BWSeptember 30, 2012
    I would eat anywhere else in the airport before I would eat here again. This includes food I found in the restroom. Bad food and service.
  • March 1
    Worse service ever. If I were the owner of this company I would fire all management. Your hostess Mickey was the most unfriendly person I have ever met. Never once did she smile.
  • Omar C.
    Omar CarrionApril 27, 2012
    The only mexican thing in here is just the name. Dont expect real mexican food. Somebody could explain me what the hell is a "ranchilada". No mames!!!!
  • Mohammad A.
    Mohammad A.November 8, 2013
    Queso chicken is goOd
  • Breanna W.
    Breanna WhiteleySeptember 30, 2012
    Delicious chips & salsa!
  • Alec S.
    Alec SaundersJuly 19, 2013
    Huge helpings, but bland food. Where's the zip in the tacos?
  • Yolard E.
    Yolard EveillardMarch 16, 2012
    They have a kick ass bloody mary
  • Caity P.
    Caity PrunkaJuly 30, 2012
    Layover central. Double for only $3 extra
  • Cory K.
    Cory K.July 7, 2015
    Only real sit down food in this terminal
  • David S.
    David SomheilApril 9, 2011
    The chips and salsa are super salty.
  • Marie C.
    Marie CrouchDecember 22, 2012
    To-Go alcoholic beverages! it's wonderful for delayed flights
  • Billy D.
    Billy DuBoisJune 13, 2013
    Not bad for airport Mexican!
  • Ro S.
    Ro Sinha CApril 10, 2015
    Finally salsaaa!!!!
  • Hunter O.
    Hunter OlsonNovember 21, 2013
    This is the slowest airport restaurant I've been to.
  • Stephen T.
    Stephen TaylorApril 1, 2011
    Beautiful view of the Tarmac. Get drunk here and sleep on the plane.
  • Gregg C.
    Gregg CaldwellNovember 11, 2011
    Great dinner and quick
  • Grant H.
    Grant HalseyDecember 22, 2013
    Bad by most standards. This salad is mostly cheese.
  • Danny M.
    Danny MochMarch 2, 2012
    Need some wings? Get 'em here! #redbull
  • Breonna R.
    Breonna RodriguezSeptember 3, 2012
    Skip the guac. It's not real
  • Amador C.
    Amador CastroJuly 24, 2012
    Horrible place. Food is gross. Taco Bell does a better imitation of Mexican food than this place. Not worth the money.
  • Gillian D.
    Gillian DionneSeptember 18, 2011
    And a glass of club soda is 2.67.
  • Trace J.
    Trace JenningsOctober 6, 2013
    The service sucks today. No interest in refilling my ice tea glass....
  • Melissa
    MelissaMarch 6, 2014
    Service is pretty terrible here. Slow, even at the bar
  • Jodi G.
    Jodi GrundigMarch 20, 2011
    Food takes a looooong time - 30 mins and still waiting.
  • Anna :.
    Anna :)July 26, 2011
    The wait and waitress were horrible. My mom & I felt sick after eating it.
  • Dana W.
    Dana WilliamsOctober 2, 2011
    Not healthy eating friendly.
  • Neal R.
    Neal RapoportMarch 16, 2013
    The food sucks almost as bad as the service.
  • Frank
    FrankMay 21, 2014
    Run before you order. This place blows
  • Carlos Eduardo L.
    Porções grandes e gostosas. Ótimo atendimento
  • Ivan A.
    Ivan ArgoteOctober 27, 2013
    Las flautas de pollo están muy buenas
  • Sigal M.
    Sigal MarkApril 11, 2013
    Excelente la comida y el servicio!!!
  • Memo G.
    Memo GomezSeptember 8, 2014
    Lo mejor las tostadas iniciales.
  • Aluysio G.
    Aluysio GuimarãesJanuary 13, 2016
    Excelente lugar para esperar o próximo vôo em Orlando.
  • Billy D.
    Billy DuBoisJune 13, 2013
    Mas cerveza por favor
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