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Lunch Date: On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina

The last week I was in Virginia before retreating home for the summer was spent soaking up every last second I could with Scott. Though I was already on summer vacation from school, he still had to trek into Falls Church every day for work. So naturally, I found a few excuses to steal him away for lunch to squeeze out that extra bit of time.  It was the perfect opportunity to extend my guacamole hunt a little farther, and try out On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina in Tysons Corner.

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Though we are typically more inclined to try local spots than a chain, I have to give credit where credit is due when I talk about On the Border. It’s open, comfortable, and not your run-of-the-mill Mexican chain. The food was great and the service was equally so. And when I read “Guacamole LIVE!” on the menu, that was all I needed to be sold on this lunch date.

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Honestly, the guacamole made to order table-side was wonderful. The chips weren’t overly salty and I like that our server allowed us to salt to taste – far too many restaurants, even the best, over-salt their guacamole and pair with much-too-greasy chips. Thankfully, this wasn’t the case and we got a whole lot of bang for our buck. If you are looking for a quality bowl of guacamole on your trip into Tysons, this is the place.

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Little did we know but On the Border just released their new Border Bowls which we were encouraged to try. Filled with fresh ingredients, there are 4 options from which to choose: chicken, steak, shrimp, and my choice – the Portobello mushroom. Scott chose the shrimp, which was Mesquite-grilled and brushed with an incredible cilantro lime chimichurri sauce. All of the options are gluten free and perfect for a light lunch without leaving too stuffed. I always know lunch is a win when Scott can function the rest of the day at work.

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And because of Scott’s insane sweet tooth, there was no leaving before we enjoyed dessert- we ordered the traditional flan and a few sopapillas. Can you blame us?  Look at em.

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Next time you are in Tysons Corner for the day or see a neighboring On the Border, definitely give in to the guacamole Live! and a new Border Bowl. Totally worth the trip.

Cheers!

Al

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    1. There’s one of these in the Philly suburbs where I’m from/ my family still lives.. My mom and I went here a with my grandmother a few years ago because she just loves it! LOL

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