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Border Cafe

483 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19713-2119
302-633-6400
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Ranked #5 of 288 restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
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
Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

My family stopped here while traveling on 4th of July weekend. The food was decent and affordable. It is rare that my family of 7 can have a sit down meal for under $100. The seafood enchiladas were very good . Margaritas were excellent. We were seated quickly and the service was great. If your traveling on I95 this is... More

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Manchester, NH
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The food that we had was really good, which included beef fajitas, quesadillas, and a salad. In addition, they have some of the best tasting tortilla chips and salsa to start the meal I've tasted. The service was not overly friendly (at least with our waitress), and the atmosphere is loud and crowded (there's so little room that the waitstaff... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I love the speedy service and delicious chips/salsa provided when you are waiting for your food. My favorite dish to order here is the blackened chicken. It is absolutely delicious! I have never had such tasty blackened chicken anywhere else. The decor, atmosphere, and value for your money is awesome at Border Cafe.

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Newark, Delaware
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My family frequents this restaurant as we can always count on good food at a great price. Portions are just about always too big but make for a great lunch the next day. My favorite reason for going is the margaritas; regardless of what kind you get. We go as a couple and with our children. The only negative, depending... More

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Victor, Idaho, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife and I would go here to meet up with friends and family as well as casual dinners. The atmosphere is perfect and always tends to have a good family atmosphere. The food is good and the only downside is that when I did go there they had no beers on draft.

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Newark, DE
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We frequently go to border cafe as it is my 5 year old son's favorite restaurant. The food is always good. You can't beat the price is. It's a very family friendly restaurant. The staff is always very nice.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Nice fun atmosphered place with good all round food dishes and drinks for everyone, really down to earth. We waited about 45 mins to get seated but we did request outside and the outside seating area is not huge. Well worth wait, tex mix selection was enjoyed by our party with a few beers and margaritas. Not to forget the... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I use to get the blackened salmon on caesar salad a few years ago and the salmon was a fresh cut of "real salmon". I ordered it last night and the salmon was a square, thin cut out like you buy at pathmark in the freezer section. The salad wasn't fresh and not cold. Actually all our food came out... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I've ate here a few times in the last year. I had the etouffee and the blackened catfish. The etouffee seems more like jambalaya to me, but it is tasty and a decent portion for the price. The chips are a bit saltier than I would like, but the salsa is very good, so yeah, I ate the chips anyway.

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Middletown, Delaware
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Very nice selection of tex mex food. Great place to bring the kids. Very noisey though so not good choice for a date or large groups. Very good margharitas. Prices very reasonable. Salads are large and tastey. Try the mexican burger. Guacamole da bomb.

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