On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina in Seoul Korea

On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina in Seoul KoreaIn our attempt to help our readers find places to eat here come the restaurant reviews. It’s a little incomplete, but we’ll get better as we go along.

On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina has come to South Korea. It’s located in Seoul in Sinchon. On the Border has a wide selection of fajitas and margaritas for your appetite. It has an family restaurant feel and it is neat that the Korean staff is well versed in English. They also try to implement some Spanish. It’s nice to have another Mexican restaurant in Seoul.

Opening Date: 2008 (?)
Address: Seoul, Shinchon, Take Exit 4 and go about 200meters on your left
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Budget: 15,000 – 25,000 per person plus 10% VAT
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Rating: 4/5 Kimchis

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  • Paul Nelson

    On the Border restaurant in Sinchon was the best Mexican food I’ve had anywhere in Korea. Really, it was the best food I’ve had period. I am from Texas, and the food at On the Border in Sinchon tasted EXACTLY as it does back in Texas. Also, the staff were outstanding, the atmosphere was perfect, and the drinks were very well made. All of this makes On the Border in Sinchon and excellent place to eat.

  • Bobby Hill

    The re-fried beans tasted processed. Worst I’ve ever had. The guacamole was flavorless. The chicken tasted like it was that thawed pre-cooked frozen.crap. There is nothing authentic tasting about On the Border. If someone thinks that this is what Mexican food is supposed to taste like, then they must rarely venture far from the lackluster cuisine of the family chain restaurant. On the Border is no different than its mediocre compadres, Bennigans and T.G.I.Fridays.

  • Jacobo

    I’m Mexican and definitely is just a cheap copy that what should be the real one.Avocados from South Africa or Chile, chili from local market and of course cuervo tequila. If you have good imagination and you never tried the real thing, this restaurant if for you.

    Es una simple copia del verdadero restaurant mexicano. Los ingredientes no son importados del pais, los aguacates horribles, sin sabor y ya pasados. Claro que el que no sabe cree que asi debe ser. Una copia barata para los gringos o coreanos que tiene ilusion de conocer lo verdadero.

  • Amber

    Come on now, it’s pretty close to what the food tastes like at the On The Borders in Texas. They don’t claim to be a mom and pop style cantina. We are in Korea people, get over yourself. They make margaritas from the machines, just like in the states. And they make decent guacamole if you get the one that they make at your table. If you want authentic Mexican food then go to Mexico and stop feeling sorry for yourself.

  • Ivan Frias

    omg!!!! when i first walked in and was greated with a “hola” i stopped to look around to make sure i was in korea.lol.it was a nice place.when i ordered my food and ate…and omg..when i was done i felt like i was back home. im mexican so i was impressed with the food. the salsa!!!! omg just right!! the the beer.. corona and modelo negro was great!!! im taking my soldiers here tomorrow!! i recomend this. this is coming from a mexican from texas lol

  • Andrew C

    Amber, you win! 😛 I totally agree with what you said. This is Korea! People need to take what they can get and stop whining like a bunch of children. YOU decided to come here, so accept the fact that things will be different. Yes, ‘On the Border’ would be mediocre (but still passable) in the states, but in Korea it’s top-tier Mexican food. MUCH better than the other “Mexican” restaurants I’ve been to in Seoul where they stuff cabbage (instead of lettuce) and mayo (instead of sour cream) into the tacos. Now THAT was foul!

  • Melva

    Are there any mexican food stores in Korea?

  • Elizabeth

    I’m just craving mexican food…I’ve been here 6 months and I want a big fat juicy burrito. LOL. I’ll give this place a try.

    @ Amber WERRRRRRRRRD! I’m not expecting it to be authentic..I just need something to really satisfy my cravings right now.. and yes, I agree… I’m in Korea..I can’t expect it to be ‘authentic’.

  • Enrique

    Obnoxious “Amber” and “Andrew C” should get married and move to a remote, unpopulated island.

    Either the restaurant maintains the chain’s standards, or it doesn’t, and each visitor is welcome to his opinion, free of take-it-or-leave-it jerks like “Andrew C” and his fellow nag.