On the Border…Yummy Mexican Food in Korea!

Coming from So Cal a question I get asked quite frequently is if there is any decent Mexican food to be found in Korea. Last year I tried a few options and decided I like Tomatillo’s (locations in Itaewon and Gangnam) the best.

However, I hadn’t yet tried On the Border, having written it off as being super overpriced. On Christmas this year, Josh and I went to On the Border as our Christmas lunch. On the Border is a chain of restaurants in the States, it’s a sit down restaurant similar to El Torito or Don Jose’s with more of a Tex Mex kind of style. When I had looked at the menu last year I was struck by how fajitas were about ₩30,000 (less than $30) which in my opinion is crazy overpriced. However, there are other items on the menu that I found to be similar in pricing to what I’m used to paying at a sit down restaurant in California.

For two people to get two plates of food and a few beers it cost about ₩55,000 (less than $55). For what you get and considering you’re in Korea I found this to be a reasonable price. The meal starts off with the customary chips and salsa, which to me is kind of a big deal.

Free chips and salsa!!! And no raisins on the chips, hooray!

Free chips and salsa!!! And no raisins on the chips, hooray!

I ordered a taco plate with a fish taco and a shrimp taco, both tasted great. Only complaint about the food would be that the beans were a little runny, but they still tasted good. Josh ordered a two item combination plate with one enchilada and taquito. We both enjoyed our meals although we probably ordered too much food.

On the left is the shrimp taco on the right is the fish taco. Both were quite tasty.

On the left is the shrimp taco on the right is the fish taco. Both were quite tasty.

Two item combo plate with a chicken enchilada and taquito...it also came with some sort of cheese sauce.

Two item combo plate with a chicken enchilada and taquito…it also came with some sort of cheese sauce.

All in all it was a good meal for a reasonable price….decent Mexican food in Korea is not the easiest to come by.

Hope everyone had a great holiday season....!!

Hope everyone had a great holiday season….!!

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