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Border Cafe

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Cajun & Creole, Mexican
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483 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19713-2119
302-633-6400
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
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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, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Dining on a budget
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 141
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 4
    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 Place/Great Prices!!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
billschec
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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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248 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newark, Delaware
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We ordered the guacamole, veggie burrito, and chicken fajitas. Good sized portions, fresh food and very tasty. The chips and salsa provided had great flavor. Their lemonade is delicious! Can't wait to return!!

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Salisbury, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food here is awesome! I stopped in one night after work with friends and we just loved it. I had the Eggplant Royale (off of the Cajun menu) and it was excellent. The selection of food is incredible without the menu being overwhelming. Yes...it's a bit loud, but this place is hopping because the food is great and the... More 

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Newark, DE
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is consistently excellent. There is usually a wait time, so don't go during peak hours if you are really hungry. Desserts are not served, so turnover of the tables is faster than most places. The food is piping how and served fast. Nachos are made fresh and are delicious. Frozen margaritas are so good here. I have never... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I really enjoyed dinner at Border Cafe. Food was well priced and tasty. It's a bit noisy so its good for the family.

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Newark, Delaware
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Have been going here over 15 years and unlike some establishments, it keeps getting better. Last night we happened to stop by after a movie. Service was impeccable and our table of six adults all enjoyed their meals. The chips and salsa are the best, always fresh. Only challenge is that it's always loud here, therefore difficult to have conversations,... More 

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Newark, Delaware, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I try any Mexican restaurant that I encounter and no restaurant has been able to even come close to comparing. Most dishes are on the spicy side, but I really like that.

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Newark, Delaware
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Have eaten at Borders several times in the past. Th food is very good and you receive generous portions. The warm chips on each table is a nice touch. The only problem is the noise level. You can barely hear who is speaking to you at the table let alone what they are saying without asking them to repeat it.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

They are always crowded and for good reason. As chains go, this one is really good. Very inventive "new age" Mexican food.

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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: Cajun & Creole, Mexican

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?