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Border Cafe

128 Middlesex Tpk., Burlington, MA 01803
781-505-2500
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Ranked #10 of 104 Restaurants in Burlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Harrison, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This large and popular restaurant is reasonably priced. Menu includes Tex Mex and Cajun food. Many items are spicy, which I like, but others may not. Large drinks.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Went here with some friends. The chips and salsa were good, not spicy really if that is what you like. I had the taco salad which here they call a tostada, but it's a taco salad. The shell was very good. Overall I thought the food was good quality. The service was a bit slow, but they were quite busy.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Good place to meet with family members for lunch. They won't seat us until our entire party is present, but really good Patron Margaritas at the bar while we wait make that manageable and put us in a great mood! Late arrival during the weekday - 1pm - means that all the people who left their desks to eat out... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I ate here twice on a recent business trip, it is with walking distance of the Candlewood Suites. The food is good, drinks are good and staff is friendly and attentive. They have an outdoor seating area that was nice. I would recommend this place.

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Falconer, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Staff was very friendly and attentive. Food was great, large portions, and reasonably priced. Would go again.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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86 reviews 86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Great service, seated promptly, and quick to receive food when it was very crowded for lunch. Had three different meals and they were all delicious. Swordfish tacos with mango were some of the best that I had. The Caesar salad with chicken was really bog and fresh while the enchilada was great. Would go again and recommend to anyone

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Arlington, MA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been to the Border Cafe multiple times and it is never bad, but it is never great. I asked what was in the Jambalaya (because I don't eat red meat) and was told chicken. When I received my order, my first bite of rice had sausage (not chicken sausage). They exchanged it, but every time I'm there, something like... More

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salzburg
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Liked the atmosphere (outside, parking lot but surrounded by trees and plants), friendly and efficient staff, very good food. A nice extra: As mosquitoes got too aggressive, waiter suggested to use a (comfortable) designated indoor seating area.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

The service at the border cafe is very good. All the staff is willing to help you act like they really care. The food is good although it is not authentic Mexican food. The atmosphere is okay. They have lots of different colored lights and light fixtures with wall murals and different paint colors. The atmosphere isn't quite my taste... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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81 reviews 81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I went her for lunch with a couple co-workers the other day. The Border Cafe continues to be one of my favorites. I got the chicken quesadilla and really enjoyed it. Their chips are always out of this world. The swordfish tacos are also really really good. Nice buy too for the amount of seafood and a half an avocado... More

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