On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina Menu Prices

On the Border

On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina is a casual dining restaurant. They are the largest casual Tex-Mex restaurant chain in the country. They are known for their sizzling fajitas and their selection of margaritas. Their passion is sharing their love of Mexican food, spirits and a great deal of fun.

The dishes are inspired by the cuisines of South Texas and Mexico. Their happy hour specials and patio dining have drawn people in for decades. They serve fresh-pressed tortillas and giant chips with salsa along with their mesquite-grilled meat and fresh ingredients. Their goal is to show their guests a great time.

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Appetizers.
Border Samplerchicken quesadillas, steak nachos and chicken flautas. served with guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo and original queso.$12.49
Guacamole Livemade fresh to order at your table with two whole avocados, plus your choice of tomatoes, jalapenos, cilantro, red onions and fresh lime juice.$7.99
Empanadasfive flaky handmade pastries stuffed with cheese and seasoned ground beef or slow-cooked pulled chicken. served with original queso.$7.79
Firecracker Stuffed Jalapenossix tempura-battered jalapenos stuffed with mixed cheeses and chicken. made fresh in our kitchen. served with original queso.$7.99
Chicken Flautashandmade daily! corn tortillas filled with slow-cooked pulled chicken, fried golden and topped with sour cream sauce and melted cheese. served with original queso.$7.99
Grande Fajita Nachoschoose from premium, tender fajita steak or chicken. served with pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole.$9.49 - $9.99
Fajita Quesadillasfajita steak or chicken, melted cheese, peppers and sauteed onions. served with pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole.$9.49 - $9.99
Otb Dip Triooriginal queso, zesty avocado ranch dip and a warm black bean dip.$4.79
Original Quesocreamy queso with fresh jalapenos, cilantro, and poblano peppers. (bowl - carne style with seasoned ground beef, add $1.00).$5.29 - $4.29
Ultimate Loaded Quesoloaded with jack cheese, seasoned ground beef, refried beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream and jalapenos.$7.49
Guacamolemade fresh, throughout the day, with 100% hass avocados.$5.69
Soup & Salads.
Choice of dressings: chipotle-honey mustard, ranch, smoked jalapeno vinaigrette, or fat free mango citrus vinaigrette. Or, substitute salsa for any salad dressing.
Sizzling Fajita Saladtopped tableside with sizzling mesquite-grilled steak or chicken, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo and cheese.$9.99 - $10.99
Grande Taco Saladseasoned ground beef or slow-cooked pulled chicken, with cheese, black bean & corn salsa, guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo in a crispy tortilla shell.$8.99
Citrus Chipotle Chicken Salada delicious border smart alternative. premium pulled chicken breast tossed in fat-free mango citrus vinaigrette with peppers, red onions, tomatoes, corn, queso fresco and crunchy jicama. served atop$9.79
House Saladserved with choice of dressing. with entree $3.49.$4.49
Chicken Tortilla Soupwith slow-cooked pulled chicken, rice and vegetables. topped with fresh avocado. cup with entree - $3.99.$5.29
Otb Taco Stand.
All tacos are handmade to order, and served with mexican rice and choice of beans.
Loaded Carne Asada Tacospremium carne asada steak with creamy red chile sauce, cheddar & jack cheeses and crispy-fried onion strings - all in two grilled flatbread tortillas.$10.99
Tacos Al Carbonseasoned grilled fajita steak or chicken, sliced thin and tucked into three freshly made flour tortillas. served with a side of red chile-tomatillo salsa, and grilled onions & peppers.$12.99 - $13.99
Taco Meltsseasoned ground beef or slow-cooked pulled chicken mixed with a unique blend of creamy queso, then topped with melted cheese. served with mini crispy taco shells or fresh-made flour tortillas, shredd$8.49
Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacosseasoned mahi mahi fillet in two soft white corn tortillas with creamy red chile sauce, shredded cabbage, cheese and pico de gallo.$9.99
Brisket Tacosthree fresh flour tortillas with smoked beef brisket, jack cheese, jalapeno-bbq sauce and crispy-fried onion strings.$10.99
Southwest Chicken Tacosthree fresh flour tortillas with mesquite-grilled chicken, cheddar cheese, creamy red chile sauce and crispy-fried onion strings.$10.49
Dos Xx Fish Tacosthree fresh flour tortillas with dos xx beer-battered, golden fried fish, creamy red chile sauce, shredded cabbage, cheese and pico de gallo.$9.99
Street-Style Mini Tacosthree mini corn tortillas served open-faced with seasoned fajita steak or chicken, or roasted pork, grilled onion and jack cheese. served with fresh avocado, pico de gallo and red-chile tomatillo sal$10.49
Fajita Grill - Create Your Favorite Fajita.
All fajitas are served sizzling with tortillas, mexican rice, choice of beans, sour cream, pico de gallo, and choice of cheese or guacamole. Extra cheese or guacamole available for an additional charge.
Grilled Vegetableswith portobello mushrooms.$12.99
Mesquite-Grilled Chicken$12.99
Mesquite-Grilled Steak$13.99
Pick Twochicken, pulled pork or grilled vegetables.$12.99
Pick Twomix one with steak.$13.99
Pick Twomix one with shrimp.$14.49
Pulled Pork (Carnitas)$12.99
Seasoned, Sauteed Shrimp$15.49
Fajita Grill - Otb Signature Fajitas.
All fajitas are served sizzling with tortillas, mexican rice, choice of beans, sour cream, pico de gallo, and choice of cheese or guacamole. Extra cheese or guacamole available for an additional charge.
Monterey Ranch Chickentopped with crispy bacon crumbles, pepper jack cheese and creamy ranch dressing.$13.49
The Ultimate Fajitamesquite-grilled steak and chicken, sauteed shrimp and pulled pork (carnitas).$15.99
Chorizo Chicken Fajitasmesquite-grilled chicken served sizzling over sauteed onions & bell peppers. topped with crumbled chorizo sausage, and melted mixed cheeses. limited time only.$13.49
Enchiladas - Grilled Enchiladas.
Mouthwatering ingredients wrapped in a pasilla chile-seasoned flour tortilla, and grilled to perfection.
Avocado With Red Chile Pestofresh sliced avocado, sauteed bell peppers & red onions, zesty chipotle sauce, and cheddar & pepper jack cheeses.$9.99
Pepper Jack Chickengrilled fajita chicken, sauteed bell peppers & red onions, zesty chipotle sauce, and cheddar & pepper jack cheeses.$9.99
Smoky Beef Briskettender, slow-roasted beef brisket, cheddar & pepper jack cheeses, and fresh pico de gallo.$10.49
Enchiladas - Classic Hand-Rolled Enchiladas.
Enchiladas Suizasthree enchiladas filled with slow-cooked pulled chicken and cheese. with freshly made tomatillo cream sauce and melted jack cheese.$9.99
Ranchiladasgrilled premium skirt steak topped with ranchero sauce and jack cheese, plus two cheese & onion enchiladas smothered with chile con carne. served with mexican rice and choice of beans.$13.99
Tres Enchiladasthree of the same enchiladas. choose from: cheese & onion with chile con carne, seasoned ground beef with chile con carne, slow-cooked pulled chicken with sour cream sauce.$8.99
Fresh Grill.
Chicken Salsa Frescaa delicious border smart alternative. mesquite-grilled chicken topped with a spicy salsa fresca. served with mexican rice and grilled vegetables.$10.49
Jalapeno-Bbq Salmona delicious border smart alternative. salmon fillet mesquite-grilled with a jalapeno-bbq glaze. served with black beans and grilled vegetables.$13.99
Carne Asadapremium grilled skirt steak on a bed of grilled onions, topped with a guajillo steak sauce and grilled corn. served with sauteed vegetables and cilantro lime rice.$13.99
Tomatillo Chickengrilled chicken breast topped with our freshly made tomatillo sauce, pico de gallo and queso fresco. served with sauteed vegetables and cilantro lime rice.$10.49
Queso Chickentender grilled chicken breast topped with creamy chile con queso sauce and fresh sliced avocado. served with sauteed vegetables and cilantro lime rice.$10.49
Create Your Own Combo.
Get all your mexican favorites just the way you like them. Served with mexican rice and choice refried or black beans.
Create Your Own Combochoose from: chicken tortilla soup, house salad, soft or crispy tacos (beef or chicken), tostadas, enchiladas (beef, chicken or cheese & onion) empanadas (beef or chicken), chicken flauta, cheese stu$8.99 - $7.49
Burritos & Chimi's.
All burritos & chimi's are handmade to order, and served with mexican rice and choice of beans unless otherwise noted.
Classic Burritoyour choice of meat, pico de gallo and cheese topped with choice of chile con carne, fresh sour cream sauce, queso, or ranchero sauce. shredded beef or slow-cooked pulled chicken.$9.49
Classic Chimichangahand-rolled, fried golden brown, with your choice of meat, cheese and pico de gallo, then topped with melted cheese. served with choice of chile con carne, fresh sour cream sauce, queso, or ranchero$9.49
Three-Sauce Fajita Burritogrilled fajita steak or chicken, cheese, pico de gallo and sauteed onions & peppers. topped with ranchero, sour cream and queso sauces.$9.99 - $10.99
The Big Bordurritofajita steak or chicken, mexican rice, cheese, black beans, caramelized onions & red peppers, and sour cream sauce. served with a side salad.$10.79 - $11.49
Border Lunch.
Perfect lunch portions.
Create Your Own Comboserved with mexican rice and choice of beans. choose from: chicken tortilla soup, house salad, soft or crispy tacos (beef or chicken), tostadas, enchiladas (beef, chicken or cheese & onion), empanada$8.99 - $7.49
Original Quesocreamy queso with fresh jalapenos, cilantro, and poblano peppers. carne style with seasoned ground beef add $1.00.$5.29
Guacamole Appetizermade fresh, throughout the day, with 100% hass avocados.$5.69
House Saladserved with choice of dressing.$4.49
Quesadilla Combocombine a lunch portion fajita steak or chicken quesadilla with your choice of a cup of tortilla soup or house salad.$7.99
Chicken Tortilla Soupwith slow-cooked pulled chicken, rice and vegetables. topped with fresh avocado.$5.29
Lunch Taco Saladyour choice of meat with cheese, black bean & corn salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo in a crispy tortilla shell. seasoned ground beef or slow-cooked pulled chicken.$7.29
Lunch Fajita Nachosserved with pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole. chicken or steak.$7.79
Lunch Burritoyour choice of meat, pico de gallo and cheese topped with choice of chile con carne, fresh sour cream sauce, queso, or ranchero sauce. served with mexican rice and choice of beans. shredded beef or s$7.99
Lunch Chimichangahand-rolled, fried golden brown, with your choice of meat, cheese and pico de gallo, then topped with melted cheese. served with choice of chile con carne, fresh sour cream sauce, queso, or ranchero$7.99
Border's Best Lunch Fajitassteak or chicken with sauteed peppers. served with all the fixings, mexican rice and choice of beans.$10.49 - $10.99
Lunch Dos Xx Fish Tacostwo fresh flour tortillas with dos xx beer-battered, golden fried fish, creamy red chile sauce, shredded cabbage, cheese and pico de gallo. served with mexican rice and choice of beans.$8.49
Lunch Brisket Tacostwo fresh flour tortillas with smoked beef brisket, jack cheese, jalapeno-bbq sauce and crispy-fried onion strings. served with mexican rice and choice of beans.$9.29
The Little Bordurritofajita steak or chicken, mexican rice, cheese, black beans, caramelized onions & red peppers, and sour cream sauce. served with a side salad.$8.49 - $8.99
Kid's Menu.
For kids 12 years and younger.
Hamburger Or Cheeseburgerserved with choice of one side item and kiddie sundae.$4.99
Chicken Tendersserved with choice of one side item and kiddie sundae.$4.99
Cheese Quesadillaserved with choice of one side item and kiddie sundae.$4.99
Mexican Platechoose a soft or crispy taco or a cheese enchilada with rice and choice of beans. served with kiddie sundae.$4.99
Nachoschoose cheese or bean & cheese. served with kiddie sundae.$4.99
Corn Dogserved with choice of one side item and kiddie sundae.$4.99
Grilled Chickenserved with choice of two side items and kiddie sundae.$4.99
Grilled Chicken Sandwichserved with choice of one side item and kiddie sundae.$4.99
Side Choices
Kids Drinks
Kiddie Sundae
Desserts.
Border Brownie Sundaea decadent chocolate & walnut brownie topped with vanilla ice cream and pecan praline sauce.$5.99
Chocolate Turtle Empanadasflaky pastries filled with chocolate, caramel & pecans, rolled in cinnamon-sugar. served warm with vanilla ice cream.$6.29
Kahlua Ice Cream Pierich chocolate crust with coffee ice cream, chocolate pieces and a layer of dark chocolate, topped with kahlúa cream.$5.99
Sizzling Apple Crisptender apples with a rich crumb & nut topping served simmering with vanilla ice cream.$5.99
Sopapillasa plate of five warm, fluffy mexican pastries, sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar. served with honey and chocolate sauce for dipping.$4.99
Two Sopapillaslooking for a smaller portion? enjoy two fluffy sopapillas, with your choice of honey or chocolate sauce.$1.99
Beverages.
Soft Drinks

History

Over thirty years ago, three guys, with the help of some tequila, came up with the idea to share Border-style food with the world. In October of 1982, the first restaurant opened on the corner of Knox and Travis in Dallas, Texas. They remained a wholly owned subsidiary until 2009 when they merged with Brinker International.

The next year, they were sold to Golden Gate Capital. Four years after that, Golden Gate Capital sold them to Border Holdings, an affiliate of the Argonne Capital Group. They admired the brand’s unique menu and atmosphere and wanted to expand the chain nationwide. They worked with the existing management to do just that.

In 2014, Ward Whitman was named CEO of the company. He has vast experience in the industry. Whitman knows the value of brand recognition, operations discipline, and he has a clear vision for success. He is known for his dedication and being an excellent team leader. He is always willing to take on a challenge.

Today, there are over 160 locations. They span over the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea. They are still headquartered in Dallas, Texas. They are looking to experienced multi-unit restaurant owners and operators to help in their mission of bringing Border-style food to as many neighborhoods as they can.

Review

Appetizers start at about $5 and stay under $13. The Border Sampler with chicken quesadillas, steak nachos, chicken flautas, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, and queso is a great way to get a few different tastes at once. Soups and salads start at around $4 and remain under $12. The Sizzling Fajita Salad, with either chicken or steak makes a great meal.

Enchiladas and tacos range between around $10 to $12. They also offer burritos and chimichangas. The fajita grill allows the customer to create their own combinations. Border Bowls are served over cilantro lime rice with steak, chick, Portobello mushroom, or shrimp – all for under $11. There are so many delicious items to choose from.

For those who cannot decide, there is the Border Combo portion of the menu or the Create Your Own Combo. Both offer popular Tex-Mex favorites on one dish for less than $15. For those watching calories, there is a Border Smart portion that offers items containing 590 calories or less. Each item has a calorie count.

There is a separate lunch menu and kid’s menu, and they offer sides, add-ons, and desserts. The drink selection is full of beers, wine, margaritas, and specialty drinks. On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina is a great place to relax with friends or family and enjoy a great Tex-Mex meal. For extra fun, be sure to the order the Guacamole Live and have guacamole made fresh right at the table.

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