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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
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 164
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  • 95
    Very good
  • 26
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  • 5
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  • 10
    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
Great meal, great prices!

We love this restaurant! Great prices and quick service. Gets crowded so make sure you are prepared to wait (bar service is available in the mean time!!) the later you arrive. Pretty loud in the front but if you ask for a table in the back it is a little better - great and affordable place to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
mer163
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Newark, Delaware
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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English first
Newark, Delaware
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We love this restaurant! Great prices and quick service. Gets crowded so make sure you are prepared to wait (bar service is available in the mean time!!) the later you arrive. Pretty loud in the front but if you ask for a table in the back it is a little better - great and affordable place to take the family!

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Philadelphia, New York
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I have probably eaten here 10 times or so. The food is always great and the prices are very reasonable. I have never had a disappointing meal. However, the margaritas are a bit sweet and very watered down. I say save your money unless you want to stick with cerveza! They also have long waits sometimes. You can eat at... More 

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Hartly, Delaware, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I've driven by it a hundred times and when I finally ate here I was thrilled! It really was some of the best tex-mex food I've ever had. And the margaritas were to die for. AND the wait staff was phenomenal! So fantastic. I'll be back.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My family and I used to love stopping in this restaurant when we are in the area, but we had the WORST experience tonight. We checked in as a party of 8 and waited for our name to be called. We saw families checking in and being seated way after us. When the hostess was questioned she said "oh we... More 

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BEAR ,DE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Each visit I make to Border Café is a great experience , best of all it has a : Friendly Wait staff Great Food Nice Variety of Dishes

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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I like the food here, they have a friendly staff. The food comes out fast so you can get in and out within an hour for lunch if you need to. Lots of menu items.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I would like the chicken bandera please....make sure the mango salsa is ripe. This is probably the closest anyone from Louisiana can get for home cooking. That is saying a lot. The food is good. Take the kids....they blend in with the hustle and bustle. Did you just burp...its OK no one can hear it. The food again is delicious... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My daughters and granddaughter recently took me to Borders for a birthday lunch. I hadn't been there in years and really enjoyed it. Service was prompt and attentive. The servings were generous and delicious. I especially liked the jambalaya which I had never had before. The complimentary salsa and chips before the meal were fresh and tasty. My only complaint... More 

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Wood River
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My boyfriend lives in the area and has taken me here twice and it was excellent both times. Neither the food nor the margarita's disappointed.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

It's been a few years since I was at this restaurant. Two of is set at the bar The servers very professional and greedily. We had some appetizers and cocktails. The food was very good. The atmosphere in this place reminds me of a traditional Latin American restaurant.

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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: Mexican, Cajun & Creole

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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, Families with children, Bar scene
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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