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15 June 2017

A Foodie Friend Date Night at On The Border

I was asked to participate in the #PatioVida campaign, sponsored by On The Border. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.

On The Border is easily one of my favorite Mexican restaurants out there. They are all over the country and have all of your favorites like nachos, guacamole, enchiladas, tacos and fajitas! I knew they had a killer Happy Hour so I called CB and a couple of girlfriends to see if they wanted to meet me for dinner and drinks this past Thursday!

That was an easy sell, I got 3, very quick, "ABSOLUTELY" texts back saying they'd love to join me. I told them we should grab a spot on the patio, because I've heard that a bunch of the locations even have live music on Thursdays for their current promotion, #PatioVida! Plus, I saw on their website, their happy hour specials are valid on the patio and in the bar area!

But for real, how good is this happy hour??


Select Grande Domestic Drafts

House Margarita (Regular Size)


Grande Dos XX® Draft

Grande House Margarita



Grande Strawbrrrita

Grande Mango Tango


$10 Select Domestic Drafts

$12 Dos XX® Draft

$12 House Margarita

There's also food on their happy hour, all of these are each just $3! $3 Cup of Queso Make it a Duo - add guacamole for just $1 more Guacamole Appetizer Cheese Quesadilla 2 Mini Chimichangas Ground Beef or Chicken Tinga

Although I started with a $3 Grande Dos XX® Draft, I saw a drink that someone at a nearby table had that gave me drink envy. On The Border has a seasonal special called the Watermelon Margarita which someone at a nearby table ordered and I knew I had to have one! It is only 4 bucks on Thursdays! Not bad at all.

We hit the location out in Lewisville, and it was a completely enclosed patio which was nice because there was a bit of rain in the forecast. There were a few fans going which created a nice breeze, seeing as it's already in the 90s here in Dallas now! They also had a variety of different music genres playing in the background. They change the music playlist each week based on a survey they ask their fans to take! There were also a ton of TVs. This of course excited me because I wanted to cheer on the Predators in game 5.

*editors note to Preds fans: I'm sorry I bandwagoned. I'm a jinx and I'm pretty sure I am the reason you guys lost. My sincere apologies, but you hooked me in when you played Rocky Top during game 4.

The patio started to fill up as the sun began to set. Our server took our order after we had the chance to look over the menu. My friend Larissa ordered the grande fajita nachos, which was tostada chips topped with refried beans, fajita steak or chicken - she got steak- and melted mixed cheese, plus guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo and pickled jalapeños on the side. My friend Heather ordered the taco salad, which I was immediately jealous over. I'm not a big fan of taco salads that come in a taco shell, mostly because they make me feel like a barbarian as I tear my BOWL apart and eat it. This one came served as a normal salad, but with taco shell pieces on the side, instead of a taco bowl. It was a much more civilized way of eating a taco salad, if you ask me! I ordered the classic burrito which came topped with signature queso and it was DELISH! CB got the street style steak tacos which came with plenty of avocado on the side! I also got the guac/queso duo for the table because why the heck not, it was on happy hour!

Check out an On The Border in your neighborhood, and be sure to sit on their patio! Be sure to tag your Instagram photos using #PatioVida while you're there, Plus, take this quiz to find out which food and cocktail pairing is right for your next visit! I got the watermelon marg - clearly it was meant to be!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of On The Border . The opinions and text are all mine.

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