On the Border was founded in 1982 by three friends conspiring over a few shots of Tequila. It has since spread to more than 25 states and dozens of cities. They stress real border-style Mexican cuisine, with items like Mesquite-fired meats, hand-pressed tortillas, and fresh, made-to-order table-side guacamole.
South of the Border is on a mission to offer border-style Mexican food to people and places far removed from the Rio Grande. Weekly specials include Enchilada Mondays with enchilada combination plates for $5.99, Taco Fix Tuesdays where you'll feast on $2 tacos, and Fajita & Rita Wednesdays with $7.99 fajita plates and $3 house margaritas (deal does not apply toward alcohol purchases). Saturday & Sunday brunch will satisfy mid-morning eaters. Regular Happy Hour runs 5 to 7pm Monday through Friday and at night from 9 to 11pm Friday and Saturday, when you can get discounted drink specials and $2 appetizers. For lighter fare, check out their Border Smart menu for low-calorie favorites like Chicken Salsa Fresca.