My family have visited On The Border quite a few times over the years. The best part is the prices. They’re very cheap for a sit down restaurant. Staff is always very nice and service is always very quick and efficient. The food is always good as well. My only little issue is cleanliness. On our last visit, the floors were very sticky. I also noticed the booster seat my daughter was in felt sticky and dirty as well.
We went before the dinner rush and there were hardly any staff. If you are a chip person, that was tasty as they were HUGE and not oily and the cheese dip was not bad either. I have had better fajitas as mine was not sizzling when it came out, but the service was excellent. The scenario was my kids wanted French fries I think it was they told us they didn't have any but they had sent someone out to get them and delivered just in time to arrive with dinner. Not only that the manager put on The Masters near our table per our request. Overall, good place even if not my favorite.
Overall the restaurant was good and worth going to once or twice. My server was great and was friendly and personable with my 3 year old. My food was hot and Wonderful. I did order a blue moon but for some reason the bare tender put it in a margarita glass. Not sure why they did that, but it's definitely not meant to be in that type of glass. I only took a star away due to bad bartending. If they get better bartenders when I go back I will rate 5 stars.
This past Sunday, we decided to use some gift cards we received over the holidays. We decided to have a dunch (late lunch/early dinner) at On the Border in Vernon Hills, IL. As we walked into the restaurant, we took notice of the decor. Chandeliers are handcrafted and unique. The dining area appeared to be clean and tidy, providing an appetizing aroma that got the taste buds revved up. Once we were seated, the fun began. Opening the menu, it was to our surprise the menu was quite large. If you enjoy variations of margaritas, this is a great place to try out tasty flavors of all sorts. The food menu had a plethora of different variations of tacos. At this visit, I chose to try something different, selecting the fish tacos for my meal. Their tacos are served with beans and rice. As a beverage, I chose to attempt the Sangria margarita. It all sounded good. When we first sat down we received chips and salsa. Each person at the table receives their own cup of salsa. The chips were ginormous and fresh. It was quite tasty and delicious. When the sangria margarita arrived, I was quite surprised to see this beautifully large purple masterpiece. It was exquisite and satisfying. Paired with the chips and salsa, we were off to a great start. Once the fish tacos arrived, I didn’t hesitate to dive into the dish. This bread fish, carefully placed in the center of this flour taco was scrumptious. With cheese, lettuce and diced tomatoes, this was a good choice for my first visit. The staff was very friendly, pleasant to talk to, and accommodating. Overall, I’d say this was a wonderful experience.
Look forward to coming here and wow what a difference. Chips are not the same, they were tough almost stale. The steak came out well done even said twice med rare. They did make a new one and it came out cooked correctly but no seasoning other than black pepper. Chimichanga was good, beans no real flavor either. Come on On the Border, you can so better.
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