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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
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 144
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great food, great atmosphere... gotta go to EATS

Food is great with a nice mix of mexican,tex mex, and Louisiana spice. Shrimp and Crawfish salad is my wife's favorite. I'm a big fan of the fajitas. Blackened chicken fajitas with all the fixins, what could be better? How about a cold mexican beer or a the crown jewel of the frozen margarita... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Soverystout
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Newark, Delaware
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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256 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newark, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Food is great with a nice mix of mexican,tex mex, and Louisiana spice. Shrimp and Crawfish salad is my wife's favorite. I'm a big fan of the fajitas. Blackened chicken fajitas with all the fixins, what could be better? How about a cold mexican beer or a the crown jewel of the frozen margarita world. The locals know this place... More 

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Bear, Delaware
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130 reviews 130 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent. The food service was prompt and it seems very organized. It also is in an excellent location!

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West Chester
Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Sunday afternoon and there was a 10 minute wait. Hostess was charming and seated us earlier than 10. Our waitress was prompt and good. Food was even better. One of my pet peeves about dining is being bumped while I eat. I try to pick my seat carefully, either the strategic chair or a booth. No such luck at this... More 

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Newark seems to be filled with chain restaurants. If this is one, it sure doesn't seem like it. This restaurant is fun, the food and drink are decent and it is not crazy expensive.

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Newark, Delaware
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have eaten at the Border Cafe, affectionately known as "Jose's" or "Eats", many times over the past 10 years or so that they have been open. The menu and the quality of food and service have remained intact. They have cajun food that is very hard to find in Delaware mixed with some southwestern delights. Vegetarian options are also... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

With a name like Border Cafe, I really have to say they live up to the name! I expecially love the fajita's. Never dissopointed.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This place is one of my wife's favorite place to dine so I agreed to meet her there for a casual dinner for two. We were greeted by a server who was less than personal and not all that helpful because she didn't know the menu, but not uncommon with this kind of high volume establishment. We both ordered the... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Border Cafe is one of my favorites in Delaware. The food is Southwestern and Cajun and is usually prepared from top quality ingredients. It is consistently tasty. And the prices are amazing!! You can't get food this good at these low prices. You must check it out! The only criticism I have (and it could be considered a complement, depending... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is a great TexMex/Cajun place around great Patron Margaritas.Great service fast never a wait unless you want to have a drink before hand

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The minute you set foot into this restaurant you feel you've stepped back 20 years, music playing, people laughing, smiling, noisy chatter, super friendly hosts. I should have guessed this was going to be good because even though it was just before 5pm the parking lot was packed solid, and it was raining. Very relaxed, entertaining but attentive staff served... 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: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?