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Break for the Border

2 Johnstons Place, Lr Stephens Street, D2, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
+353 1 4780 300
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Ranked #1,482 of 1,865 Restaurants in Dublin
Price range: $19 - $31
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar
Neighborhood: South City Centre
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We went here the other night with some friends for a few beers. The location is actually quite nice and cozy, with a lot of wood, sofas etc. It's not too loud neither so you can talk without screaming at each other. However the service staff was so unfriendly, they seemed like they hated having us there, and do not... More

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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Ate here with friends. I had bruchetta as a starter-friends had potato skins-all first class. Sirloin steak mains to die for beautifully cooked to order excellent quality-melt in the mouth. I ordered bottle of Rioja and it was the nicest I have had in a long while. No room for desert. Excellent food very good value.

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I was here last night ( 22nd march) for a hens night. There was about 24 of us. My starter was chicken wings they were ok nothing to complain about but nothing to compliment either. My main course arrived which was a Cajun chicken breast with mash, pesto and a tomato. I was disgusted. The chicken breast was incredibly dry... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Firstly, the service was abysmal! I was served my drink on a passport that said that I was 18, a drink which was very overpriced. Upon returning to my table I was later asked for ID again. The bar tender then took my drink, saying that I had to be 21 to drink in the bar. He then refused to... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The match was on today, the place wasn't busy at all. Nevertheless the food was awful, cold and we have been waiting 40 minutes for a portion of nachos and chicken wings!!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Booked a table for 19 after the Dublin Women's Mini Marathon for 5pm. Five of us ordered as a group and our order was taken first after quite a wait for service. The rest of the table ordered after us. Another long wait took place and we saw the food arriving but we noticed that the rest of the party... More

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I celebrated a family birthday meal at Break for the Border recently with several children in tow. The food was fine - most of us stuck to the Fajita's and you can't really go wrong there. The Nacho's were delicious. It was earlyish on a Friday night and the place was very quiet so lacking in atmostphere. It was also... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Great mexican food in Dublin! Weird...but delicious. The nachos were outstanding and the restaurant is very nice and welcoming.

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

My 40th birthday was great for many reasons. Apart from my lovely family and friends being there, our every need was met. The staff were very helpful, the food was plentiful and hot, music great and our area for the party was ideal! We were neatly sectioned off in the centre of the venue. All in all, perfect. Thoroughly recommend... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Great place to watch a match, plenty of TV's and a large screen but drinks are very very expensive. I'm a Guinness drinker and have been server pints that looked more like milk shakes. I would often to there for the game and leave straight after to a more affordable pub, Dublin has plenty.

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Additional Information about Break for the Border

Address: 2 Johnstons Place, Lr Stephens Street, D2, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 4780 300
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
Average Prices: USD 19 - 31
Cuisine: Mexican, Bar

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