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Border Cafe

483 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19713-2119
302-633-6400
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Ranked #3 of 292 Restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Border Cafe is visible from I-95 by it's big neon EAT sign. For the longest time i didn't know the actual name of this wonderful Mexican-Cajun eatery. But when we finally explored the off ramp and found the place it was a great surprise. The restaurant has a real pulse, terrific Margaritas and delicious TexMex and Louisiana-type cajun entrees. I... More

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PA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We had lunch here on a rainy Thursday and were surprised to see the restaurant packed and it's a big restaurant! Service was great, quick and friendly. chips and salsa were quickly brought out and tasty. Refills were also provided. We had margaritas, good but seemed a little weak to us. I had the chicken taco and enchilada and my... More

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Oakville, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We were looking for some Mexican while passing through the area. This place is loud, fun and well patronized. 25 minute lineup on a Saturday night. We chose to eat in the bar area and got seated right away. The food is hearty and spicy. Can't say it's authentic, but it is tasty. The jambalaya is terrific and the rice... More

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Avon, CT
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132 reviews 132 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is an odd place with an identity crisis....is it Nawlins, is it Mexican? It does neither exceedingly well, but it is still a fun spot to go. Margaritas were pretty good, some beers you don't see every day. The menu is a mix of Cajun and Mexican. Frankly, neither style is terribly authentic. A bit industrial, frankly, but it... More

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Delaware
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I must start by saying that text mex is not one of my favorites but when ever I eat it, this is where we go. It's always good with much to choose from. It gets crowded fast but they move the crowd in and out quickly. The atmosphere is loud but since the food is good we deal with it.

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Greensboro, Maryland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was my first visit to Border Cafe for a business lunch today. The lunch crowd was huge. The service was great, place is a little loud but the food is worth it. I'll be back!!!

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delaware
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Spicy shrimp appetizer is to die for. Warm chips with salsa complimentary.Can't go wrong with any meal or appetizer. I usually don't eat fries but these are the best I've ever had... and they're only 1.99!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Restaurant well rated so stopped by for dinner on the way through the area. I ordered the seafood quesadilla and my husband ordered a taco and beef enchilada. Neither were good. The shrimp in the enchilada were small and obviously recently frozen since the sauce was watery. The tortillas were very thick. I prefer more authentic mexican and this was... More

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West Grove, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

After visiting this establishment with the unique garage sale meets junkyard decor, that is how I feel. the music plays just a little to loud- complicating matters is the hardwood floors and non-acoustic celing tiles and brick walls. Even without the music, the place would be loud. but never fear- there is no need to converse at high volume, just... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Potent margaritas and hot fresh food! Don't be afraid of a little wait...moves fast. Atmosphere was active and the staff knows their stuff! Have to say, the cornbread was one of the best I have had!!

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Additional Information about Border Cafe

Address: 483 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19713-2119
Phone Number: 302-633-6400
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Mexican

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