Smyrna >Food & Dining > Border Mexican Restaurant
2569 Cobb Pkwy SE, Smyrna, GA | Directions 30080-300933.890117 -84.475101
Mon-Thu 11am-10pm ; Fri 11am-11pm ; Sat Noon-11pm ; Sun Noon-10pm
The food here is always very good. The service can be a little lacking at times but I have figured out that you just order everything when the server first comes to the table, drinks, cheese dip, and entree. Then they just have to fill up your drink one more time and give you the check and you are out of there. The good food makes up for the service. Also, this is not a good place for drinking and gathering with a group of friends. Go here with your spouse or a couple friends at most and just go to eat the good food.
I suggest dropping by during a casual lunch. Not a working lunch, mind you- a lunch where you can drink and beer and sit for a while. The lunch specials consist of a ton of food, and are usually under 5 dollars.
This is your standard locally owned Mexican joint that has that little restaurant feel. It is right down the street from my place and I am absolutely i love with the salsa. It has a certain little fire to it and has a sort of smoky flavor. I think it is some of my favorite salsa anywhere. They also have fajita nachos and fajita quesadillas that you must try. I would recommend getting the cheese on the top of the quesadilla. Overall I would recommend this place to anyone that wanted to know about good Mexican food and I have to many of my coworkers.
I'm not a huge fan of most Americanized mexican food because I feel chain eateries just dress up Taco Bell's "grade E" meat with some heavy sauces, and offer fancy margaritas to wash down the grease. Border completely eschews this plan in favor of great quality, low fat cuts of beef and chicken, hot corn chips, incredible salsa, and rice cooked to perfection.
I went here and expected the worst. I went with a co-worker that had never been before. We arrived at 5:15pm on a Saturday and the place was dead. I have to say we got a pitcher of margaritas that were great but not strong enough for my taste. The food was great. We both ate everything. The waiter was friendly and returned often to make sure we had what we needed. There were a lot of kids in the restaurant and I was surprised to see that. After we were there 2 hours the parking lot was full and people were lined up waiting for parking. I will definitely return.
There are two things I order when I eat Mexican food: chicken soft taco and cheese dip. That is all I want. Border is the best in the area based on my complex menu.
People that put this restaurant down or 1 star it let me just say to each their own. I can tell you from my experience tonight I got what I expected; reasonably priced combos for around 8 bucks and a full stomach. Service was average, the place was about 3/4 full. I will say that the guacamole you order from the kitchen is not the same as the table side. In hindsight I would have gotten the table side guacamole for 8ish bucks instead of the kitchen guacamole. #26 combo was very filling and the salsa that came with the thick chips was pretty good; though I added a little salt to the chips. As long as you know going in that your getting decent service and food at a good price you will enjoy yourself.
This place has to be one of my FAVS! Great salsa and even better... Very authentic traditional Mexican dishes that you can't get enough of. Very fulfilling and great for any crowd. Also, if you're a fan... the Queso dip is perfection.
It's a bit of a hole in the wall, but it's quite good. The locals go here and I can understand why. Most combinations/specials are $5-$7, and the food is of excellent quality.
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