On the Border

8 ratings
$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Tacos

Warning

This is a chain, which typically means a high risk of cross-contact. It may not be possible to dine safely at this establishment.

Safety Rating
4 ratings

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535 N. Lakeview
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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Celiac

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I ordered the queso chicken and I got super sick.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Horrible menu and they are not trained to handle food allergies.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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They did have a gluten free menu with a decent selection. Our server was fairly knowledgable. I was bummed the chips weren't GF but enjoyed the chicken dish I ordered.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Gluten Intolerant

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Worst experience ever

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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contamination!!!!!!! I would avoid this restaurant at all cost I am NOT gluten free my husband and my daughter are they got very sick and I don't like the food either it used to be good a long time ago now it is just absolutely gross!!!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Was awful chips aren't even gluten free

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Sadly this food chain has reduced it's GF menu options when they made general menu changes. It's now very difficult to get a full meal here. If they would get a dedicated fryer, their menu would expand significantly! We use to get fajitas and now, you can only get the meat, not the veggies due to the new seasoning mix. It's a chain restaurant so they are subject to corporate policy and changes, but they seem to be going in the wrong direction here. Use to be a go to, now, I avoid.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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Their GF menu is very limited. And the knowledge of the staff and management at this location appeared limited too. It took forever for the manager to try to figure out if one of the sauces was safe, and I never even got a straight answer, so I had to forego it. I had fish tacos, which were dry (because of no sauce!) and not that great. My husband had a chimichanga (not GF), which he said was kind of mushy and not very good at all. And the biggest bummer is that the tortilla chips are *not* GF. We won't be going back to this place.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Gluten Intolerant

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Ordered tacos off the gluten free menu that were supposed to be served on corn tortillas. They were served on flour tortillas. This used to be a safe restaurant for me but lately they are making more and more mistakes. I personally will no longer trust the restaurant.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Gluten free menu. Had the chimchurri chicken and shrimp with rice and veggies. Have also had the queso chicken and veggies with rice, queso, and guac. No reactions. Very good. Chips not gluten free.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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I did not end up eating here because the person I spoke with when I called said that most of their meat is either cooked or reheated on the same flat top that is used to make their quesadillas and he had at some point seen people cook gluten in their dedicated gf fryers. He said they could definitely accommodate if I let them know it was severe, but it didn’t seem like a place I would trust not to contaminate.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Celiac

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This place is not celiac friendly and has very little to offer that is gluten free

Celiac

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Had fajitas. They were very good and the had a dedicated menu for celiac. Wait staff was knowledgeable. We brought our own chips for the salsa, which is pretty standard everywhere these days as the frier is shared.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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