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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, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 198
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    Very good
  • 31
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  • 6
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  • 12
    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
Cool Margaritas - Nicely spiced food!

This place could fall into the category of "Formula Food," except they go out of their way with attentive service, moderate prices tasty drinks and an extensive menu. The real lime juice Margaritas are excellent and the cajun entrees expand the menu beyond just "Tex-Mex." The chips are always warm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Robert H
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Newark, Delaware, United States
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Newark, Delaware, United States
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place could fall into the category of "Formula Food," except they go out of their way with attentive service, moderate prices tasty drinks and an extensive menu. The real lime juice Margaritas are excellent and the cajun entrees expand the menu beyond just "Tex-Mex." The chips are always warm and the salsa is fresh. It is a good place.... More 

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Thank Robert H
Newark, Delaware
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A local fav. Warm chips and spicy salsa are always delicious. Met a friend here to catch up over lunch. The gaucho chicken was awesome...and didn't feel like I totally blew diet. Service was excellent....very attentive without hovering. We will continue to come here....did I mention that the margaritas are to die for....

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Thank Staecy A
Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Anyone I've ever been here has become addicted to this place. It's just so good and it's not like all the rest of the time a dozen chains around the area. First of all, it's big, but the lines can get really long, but it's worth the wait. You typically don't have to wait forever. Once you get a seat,... More 

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Thank JessicaDiamonds7
Newark, Delaware
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Large menu selection where you get hearty servings. The seafood enchiladas are one of my favorites. The house margarita is so so. Much better when you add an extra shot of tequila. You can't order to go but if you take a couple of bites and ask for a doggie bag, you, in essence, have a to go order. Wait... More 

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Thank Bonnie H
Newark, Delaware
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't go there for a quiet dinner for 2!! It is very noisy--so if you want to enjoy & have fun with a big group of people, no one will notice. Noise is the only complaint I have--their food is very good unless you don't like mesquite grilled food.

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Thank TikiDebbie
Mentor, United States
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So this place has half Mexican menu and half Louisiana - it is delicious and the ambiance is fun! Plenty of choices - and the jumbalaya is delicious!!

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Thank Ashley Q
West Orange, New Jersey
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We discovered this place on a road trip. We're very happy we did! I had the Chicken Guadalajara and my wife had the chopped salad. Both were fantastic. The portions are big and very tasty. My chicken was tender. My wife's salad had a little too much dressing, but it didn't detract from the experience. This place is packed for... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was excellent! Our food came out very quickly it was really good and we had everything we needed. The only thing I didn't like was that our server wasn't very friendly he did his job well but he didn't really smile he was always very serious. Wish they had a separate drink menu but the only suggested drinks they... More 

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Thank mandy4press
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I often dine here, as well as my sisters and their families. Lately it seems they have been lacking in customer service, drinks watered down, and tables (not just ours) not properly cleaned between patrons. Tonight we sat down at 6:20pm, ordered a cocktail, appetizer and fajitas for two, that two people could not really eat in... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we come here, it's packed. Great margaritas. Great text mex food. Hot chips and salsa while you wait. Tasty steak dishes, good seafood dishes.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?