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Border Cafe

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Mexican, Cajun & Creole
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483 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19713-2119
302-633-6400
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 169
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  • 26
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  • 5
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good, as usual

It never fails, this restaurant is always crowded, with the wait staff always running around, and the food is great. If you are in this area, it is well worth the trip, and the wait for a table.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
WolfWings
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Newark, Delaware
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Newark, Delaware
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It never fails, this restaurant is always crowded, with the wait staff always running around, and the food is great. If you are in this area, it is well worth the trip, and the wait for a table.

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Delaware
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225 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very good Mexican food and drinks and very affordable.Complimentary chips and salsa to start. Friendly, attentive service. The enchiladas and fajitas were very good with too much to eat at one meal-had to get doggie bags. Sangria was addicting. Be careful though, some dishes are really hot and spicy. Soft drinks are huge with free refills - you will need... More 

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Christiana, Delaware
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We have visited many times. The parking lot can look full BUT this building is big. Never had to wait more then 5 minutes. WHen you are seated, the server arrives with hot chips and fresh salsa. The menu is loaded with choices so enjoy. The prices are fair, the food is great and you will be filled. Love this... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We celebrated my daughters 30th birthday at the border café. We were shocked that the parking lot was full on a Monday evening! We were seated right away and were offered drinks. Our server brought chips and salsa that were very fresh and good. The menu had too many items that looked great. A very good selection on Mexican and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant!!!! They definitely have a Pleasant staff & always do their best to seat you quickly. I go hear EVERY chance i get!!!! I would recommend everyone to give it a try. Trust me you WON'T regret it!!!

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Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The ambient feels very friendly, personnel treated us very good. The food!! Wow, got the chicken guadalajara with their rice, loved it. My wife is vegetarian and the menu offers a great variety of options for her. Excellent flavors and prices. Definitively recommended!!! Almost forgot! Great margaritas and mexican beers. Try Victoria it is preety good

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Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

While you won't be blown away by the food at Border Cafe, you will be by the speed. You sit and get some great chips (w/salsa) and then your order is taken. You're only a few sips into your first drink and then the food is being served. Impressive stuff and a great place for families or lunch.

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Columbus, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I love this place! Fun atmosphere, large, helpful staff, great food. Huge variety of food & drink. This time I had the Eggplant Royale and it was not only very tasty but very economical at under $10.

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Newark, Delaware
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

The food at Border Cafe is consistently delicious. The warm tortilla chips are always a favorite. The environment is fun and great for a dinner with friends or a family night out. I highly recommend the blackened salmon but you can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

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Wilmington, DE, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

MY favorite Mexican restaurant of all time! GREAT food, great atmosphere, and a tremendous value! If you want conversation, ask to be seated in the back, the main dining area is VERY loud. If you are looking for relaxed dining you might want to pick a time when there is not a wait, which is almost NEVER! They will get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 483 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19713-2119
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: 302-633-6400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?