On the Border

3.0 stars 3.0 out of 5 2 ratings
$Gluten Free Menu, Mexican, Lunch, Restaurant

1710 S. Power Road, Mesa, AZ 85206 Directions

(602) 247-7510
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    5 ratingSeptember 26, 2016

    Had dinner at On the Border last night. Was not to impressed with the gluten free menu. But as I was browsing the main menu, I asked our waiter about the Border Smart Chicken Fajita. He went back and got some answers for me. It came with onions, bell peppers and chicken. My concern was the corn tortillas. He also found out that the corn tortillas were made of only corn and lime. But did state that on the bag they came out of a manufacture company that does work with wheat. I went ahead and ordered the dish. Oh my that was so good and I had no issues with it at all. It also came with a side of black beans with nothing added to them, not even a thickening substance. So thumbs👍 to On the Border. I will be coming back for sure.

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    1 ratingFebruary 04, 2016

    got sick - not recommended

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    5 ratingApril 22, 2017

    1220 Galleria Blvd, Roseville, CA 95678

    Gluten Free menu is great! Burrito Bowl was great as well as the corn chips!

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    5 ratingApril 12, 2017

    10710 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC 28277

    I have been able to eat the chips they serve without being sick! Yay! I always get the street style mini tacos with chicken and they are so good!

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    1 ratingMarch 19, 2017

    2347 N. Maize Road, Wichita, KS 67205

    Small menu and items were fried in the same oil as items containing gluten. Potential for cross contamination is great.

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    2 ratingMarch 16, 2017

    2651 Prince William Pkwy, Woodbridge, VA 22192

    Overall not very knowledgeable, servers don't seem to care. Have had reactions, even after talking to manager.

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    5 ratingMarch 13, 2017

    6369 S. Southlands Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80016

    I went for lunch and the chef's wife has Celiac. My meal was so fresh and completely GF!! Corn tortillas were microwaved on a clean plate, gloves changed, clean utensils used and fresh sides not contaminated with gluten utensils or hands. Best part was no eye rolls or exaggerated exhalations when I said I needed gluten precautions.

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    5 ratingFebruary 27, 2017

    3310 Fairlane Dr,, Allen Park, MI 48101

    The staff was super helpful and gave me the gluten free menu. Although it stinks that the chips aren't, I had the fajitas with corn tortillas and no itching after or nausea!

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    5 ratingFebruary 18, 2017

    2275 Pleasant Hill Drive, Duluth, GA 30136

    Great food and manager took the time to make sure everything was gluten-free an OK from the kitchen side. Yummmm

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    5 ratingFebruary 17, 2017

    2829 S. Interstate 35E, Denton, TX 76210

    Though the gf menu is a sheet of paper in a plastic cover, the gf selections are varied. The server was so helpful, even with my additional food sensitivities, and took extra care with my order. The food was good. Thanks, On The Border!

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    1 ratingFebruary 17, 2017

    6250 North Freeway, Ft. Worth, TX 76137

    My answer is no. Have celiacs, and should of went to the hospital after eating there.

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    1 ratingFebruary 12, 2017

    6000 Warden Rd., Sherwood, AR 72120

    I just ate at On the Border in Conway and got glutened. :(

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    1 ratingJanuary 26, 2017

    2401 Soncy Road, Amarillo, TX 79124

    Not at all impressed with this place. When I was unintentionally glutened by the chips (not GF!), the waitress was completely unapologetic. Even after that, she didn't offer a GF menu and told me that most of their menu is not gluten free due to cross contamination. So, cool. I won't be eating there again.

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    5 ratingJanuary 08, 2017

    114 Interstate 20 East, Weatherford, TX 76087

    I had no issues when i went to OTB. They were very understanding and helpful. They also provided a Gluten Free menu. I was able to enjoy Chicken Fajitas with all the veggies i wanted.

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    5 ratingDecember 31, 2016

    190 Pakis Street, Hot Springs, AR 71913

    Always have an easy time ordering and the staff are very nice.

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    1 ratingDecember 24, 2016

    7695 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80920

    idk who took over OTB, but I don't recommend eating there. it is definitely not gluten free. And even for those who can eat gluten, the food is bland. My suggestion, starve. It's much more pleasant than eating here

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    3 ratingDecember 18, 2016

    220 Indian River Road, Orange, CT 06477

    excellent food I would recommend it

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    5 ratingDecember 10, 2016

    5200 W 119th St, Leawood, KS 66209

    ask for the manager. very helpful and CD friendly. onions on fajitas are cooked in soy which is why they remove on the GF menu. they will accommodate and make certain things in a separate pan. grill used by all.

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    4 ratingDecember 06, 2016

    1414 Gross Road, Mesquite, TX 75149

    Friendly service. Good tortilla soup. Enchiladas made with corn tortillas but be sure to ask about the sauces for then. Knowledgeable servers

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    5 ratingNovember 25, 2016

    3930 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

    WONDERFUL SERVICE!! Staff very knowledgeable! I get sick everywhere, but have never felt ill after dining here!

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    1 ratingNovember 16, 2016

    747 IH 30 Center East, Rockwall, TX 75087

    We went in aware we couldn't eat the chips. The waitress said she actually thought they had changed the chips and asked management who agreed they were fine. 20 mins later after we ate the chips someone was sent to let us know the chips had gluten in them. My kids were sick the next day. Don't trust the staff. Trust what you researched before arriving.

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    1 ratingNovember 11, 2016

    115 Glensford Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28314

    they have a dedicated fryer for their corn chips, but when they are busy it gets used for everything. the heat they GF tortillas on the same flattop as the wheat tortillas.

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    1 ratingNovember 01, 2016

    10299 East US 36, Avon, IN 46123

    My daughter got very sick after eating here. The waitress didn't know what Celiacs was and even though they offer a gluten free menu the cross contamination is bad.

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    1 ratingNovember 01, 2016

    3310 Fairlane Dr,, Allen Park, MI 48101

    Gluten free menu -but NOT celiac friendly! No separate fryer, menu clearly states beware of cross contamination.

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    3 ratingOctober 11, 2016

    1915 Glacier Park Ave., Naperville, IL 60540

    Great options on a dedicated gluten free menu. Staff needs to be more knowledgeable as I've had issues with my meal each time.

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    5 ratingOctober 02, 2016

    1128 Military Cutoff Rd, Wimington, NC 28405

    Absolutely wonderful experience. It was our first time ever at an On the Border, we received great service! The manager came out and spoke with us and went over my list of intolerances and made a dish perfect for me!

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    3 ratingOctober 02, 2016

    6015 Sky Pond Drive, Loveland, CO 80538

    The menu/list really sucks. It's got a heading then a list of food. Everything is separated by a comma and not even listed properly so it was very confusing. Most foods weren't really for celiacs but good for those whose bodies can tolerate a little gluten. I'm GF but because of an ingredient that is removed when gluten is removed, so I could eat a lot on their menu.

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    1 ratingSeptember 03, 2016

    420 Main Mall Road, Portland, ME 04106

    No longer has a gluten free fryer!

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    4 ratingAugust 21, 2016

    33 Border Way, W. Springfield, MA 01089

    No dedicated fryer so beware the chips. Decent GF menu, Border Bowls are excellent.

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    1 ratingAugust 07, 2016

    114 Interstate 20 East, Weatherford, TX 76087

    My daughter became violently ill after ordering off the gf menu. Of course there was a warning of cross contamination since it is not a dedicated celiac friendly kitchen. However this is the 1st time, ever that we have gone anywhere and had a problem after we let them know she has severe food allergies. I would use extreme caution before eating here.

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    1 ratingJuly 28, 2016

    102 Bartlett Avenue, Exton, PA 19341

    NO GLUTEN FREE MENU. It's pretty gross.

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    2 ratingJuly 28, 2016

    21091 Haggerty Rd., Novi, MI 48375

    staff not knowledgeable food stale not fresh

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    4 ratingJuly 28, 2016

    3310 Fairlane Dr,, Allen Park, MI 48101

    really enjoyed eating here and gf tortilla chips.

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    1 ratingJuly 24, 2016

    901 Neshaminy Mall, Bensalem, PA 19020

    Ordered off the gluten free menu. Server was very uninformed. Got glutened and was sick for days. Sad because I've always loved this place. Not any longer.

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    5 ratingJuly 22, 2016

    796 Woodland Road, Wyomissing, PA 19610

    I ordered tacos and didn't have an issue. The complimentary chips were delicious as well

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    1 ratingJuly 17, 2016

    140 S. Jordan Creek Pkwy., W. Des Moines, IA 50266

    got sick.ordered off wheat free menu, no gluten free menu available, waiter not knowledgeable, didn't know where the menu was til manager got it, didn't write our order down. now I paying for not being more assertive in ordering

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    3 ratingJuly 10, 2016

    901 Neshaminy Mall, Bensalem, PA 19020

    I didn't get sick but the food was not very good and service was slow. I would eat here again if I had to. If you want "Mexican" food you are better off at the nearby Chipotle as the food tastes much better.

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    1 ratingJuly 09, 2016

    4970 N. George Bush Frwy, Garland, TX 75040

    Tried to eat here in July 2016. The chips are fried in the same fryer with wheat foods. The server and whoever he spoke with were very confused about what is and what is not safe for celiac customers. I want to like On The Border but they haven't earned it yet. Instead try Matts Rancho Martinez just on the south side of the turnpike (190). Matts is very celiac friendly.

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    3 ratingJune 27, 2016

    10575 Davis Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30004

    This is a restaurant that I have been to at least once on each of my trips to Atlanta over the past several years, when I visited my mother. I've not had any issues from my meals eaten there on any of these occasions. Their GF menu does warn against cross contamination, but I've yet had any issues. The GF menu doesn't appear to be updated with the New items that appear on their menu and it is a bit difficult to understand what you are looking at (as far as category on the menu). There are some good options. I've had the Queso Chicken Grill with cilantro rice and vegies. I'd enjoy more of the Queso sauce on the chicken and I think the flavors might be enhanced with some lime wedges. My BID disappointment is that the chips are NOT GF, so while others get to enjoy munching on them as we wait for our meal, I have to sit there and pass up one of the things I've always enjoyed about having Mexican food before learning I had Celiac. That's one reason for just three stars...they make no effort to provide any chips that we GF'ers need, and they don't have, or didn't offer, any other sauces that might be added to the food to enhance flavors. I'm not a big fan of cilantro, but the serving portion of the cilantro rice was meager at best, regardless of it being on a GF plate or not. This isn't one of my first choices when I'm in Atlanta, but it has been a safe choice so far.

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    5 ratingJune 22, 2016

    4970 N. George Bush Frwy, Garland, TX 75040

    We ate at the one in Garland, TX and they do have a dedicated fryer for the chips and they are one of the best ones I've had at a restaurant. Very thin and crispy.

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    5 ratingJune 09, 2016

    6000 Warden Rd., Sherwood, AR 72120

    excellent. service, knowledgeable staff

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    5 ratingJune 05, 2016

    5832 Barnes Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80922

    This is my location of choice because the staff and management are very careful with my food. The gf menu is one of the largest I've seen, and I really enjoy eating here.

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    5 ratingMay 22, 2016

    2011 Copeland Road, Arlington, TX 76011

    I usually bring my own chips to On the Border but didn't have any this time. We asked the waiter if the chips were fried in a dedicated frier or if they were in the same oil as other things. He said they have two separate lines at this location, with the chips being fried by themselves in the back line. He confirmed with the manager that they were gluten free. I ate a few and waited a few minutes (usually I get a headache pretty quick if there is a problem). I didn't have a reaction. Really nice to not have to worry about bringing my own chips! Note: I am gluten intolerant, not celiac, so still might not be safe for some people.

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    1 ratingMay 04, 2016

    3233 S. Broadway, Edmond, OK 73013

    Horrible menu choices! Uneducated staff and uninterested manager.

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    5 ratingApril 26, 2016

    3111 Midwestern Pkwy., Wichita Falls, TX 76308

    The waitress brought me a gluten free menu and the food was awesome. They were all very nice and accommodating.

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    1 ratingApril 21, 2016

    1350 Northwest Hwy, Garland, TX 75041

    This is NOT gluten free, according to their menu. Their products are cross-contaminated.

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    4 ratingApril 09, 2016

    3310 Fairlane Dr,, Allen Park, MI 48101

    I looked up the menu before going on my phone then used it to compare to regular menu to make my selection. I had tacos. Very good. As it says, do not eat the chips.

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    3 ratingMarch 26, 2016

    3567 US Route One, Princeton, NJ 08540

    They have a few gluten free options including salad. Chips are not gf because they are in a communal fryer.

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    4 ratingMarch 23, 2016

    6001 E. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46250

    My wife has Celiac Disease, and this location has always done right by us. The only knock on them is that the service is sometimes s bit slow, but we've always had a server who treated us respectfully.

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    1 ratingMarch 20, 2016

    6001 E. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46250

    Clueless to gf needs.

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    4 ratingFebruary 27, 2016

    8230 Gateway Overlook Dr., Elkridge, MD 21075

    Very knowledgeable waitstaff and even told me that the chips are cooked in a shared fryer. Good to know and very helpful. Good food.

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    4 ratingJanuary 29, 2016

    5005 E. Ray Road, Phoenix, AZ 85044

    Seth, the manager, is beyond helpful and supportive. His own daughter is Celiac, so he made special tortillas by hand for me! All the margaritas are safe-gotta try it out!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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