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Border Cafe

483 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19713-2119
302-633-6400
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Ranked #2 of 280 restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The quality of the food I dependent on how many people are in the restaurant. If they are close to or have a full house, the food quality will go down, as will the service. On multiple Friday night dinners, we have received our entrees almost immediately after the appetisers were put on the table. But on a late lunch,... More

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Newark, Delaware
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

The food they serve here is fresh and crisp as if it's been made just for you. That's what I love about this place. I love d guacamole that they make here. Also the grilled fish and the quesadillas!

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Delaware, USA
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

On my last visit, the service was slow and they brought the wrong dish to one of my dining mates. fajitas are just average. The restaurant does not do take-out...weird!

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Newark, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Very good food with decent service. Large portions, good prices make for a very good time with a little to take home due to the size of the meals !!!

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Newark
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have been to this restaurant several times and have enjoyed each meal. I like that it's not just the "same old stuff" you find elsewhere.

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Newark, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you want good margueritas and great mexican food, this is the place. Service is good and the prices are reasonable. You won't leave hungry so bring the appetite! If you go for lunch, go early and beat the crowd before noon!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The crab nachos and the fish tacos are my favorites. The husband loves the meat dishes too. Not too hot, and great flavors.

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PA
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188 reviews 188 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Very nice relaxed atmosphere. Fun, noisy, busy most of the time so you may have to wait and they don't take reservations. Great for kids. Food is of large amount and good. Reasonably priced. I would go back often but it is so busy you really have to be ready to just sit and chill out there. If you have... More

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Newark, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We go to Border Cafe frequently because the food is always good and the price is right. You can't beat this popular spot for Mexcian, Cajun, Tex-Mex food at reasonable prices. If there is a wait for a table, try to find a spot at the bar. The bartenders are friendly and provide great service.

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Newark, Delaware
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Every meal I've eaten here is really good. The mix of Cajun and Mexican and seafood is delicious. Service can be iffy depending on who you get, but not bad enough to stop me from going!

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