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Border Cafe

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Mexican
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128 Middlesex Tpk., Burlington, MA 01803
781-505-2500
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 26
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  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great spot for a quick meal

Good, varying menu; served quickly at reasonable prices. What more can you want for lunch or casual dinner?

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
chuckclowdis
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My coworkers and I came here for a goodbye lunch. It is a spacious, clean and well-themed restaurant. We were greeted by a friendly host and seated immediately. Our waitress Melissa greeted us warmly soon after we were seated and got us settled with nachos, chips and drinks. I ordered the grilled salmon salad. The salmon, while a little bit... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good, varying menu; served quickly at reasonable prices. What more can you want for lunch or casual dinner?

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Burlington, Massachusetts, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Not impressed with either the quality of the food or the level of tequila in the drinks. We updraded to patron , we are serious tequila enthusiasts and there was so little in the drink all we could taste with the margarita mix.

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Loved it all! A little loud but the food is amazing! This place is great if you like spicy food and I am not a huge fan of spicy but this place I still talk about the meal I had when I was here last year!

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Now I'm not an expert on Mexican food, so I can't speak to that. However, first 4, the 5, then 6 of us met for dinner on a rainy Monday. We were there before 6 so changing tables was not a problem. (After 6:30 there was a wait for a table.) we all ordered something different and everyone was happy... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I have eaten here many times and did not think it would even be possible to get in here on Cinco de Mayo, but after an hour and a half wait (with a pager) we got a table. I expected the food and service to be slow, but it was not--instead it was amazing, as usual. The food quality is... More 

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a great place for drinks and just to hang out with your friends. The waitress was great always checking on us to see if we needed anything.

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Saratoga Springs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Constant Companion and I visited this outlet of the Border Cafe for the first time. Being very familiar with the chain's restaurants in Cambridge and Saugus the food here was consistent with the others but the service was not up to Border's par. CC ordered the Chicken Tostada-- which was a tortilla shell filled with with black beans, cheese, lettuce,... More 

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Divinopolis, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Never had eaten Mexican food before and I confess was a great experience. Good food, spicy as I think Mexican food has to be. Good service and nice decoration. recommended.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Enjoyed it enough to make a trip to it for dinner 2 nights in a row. The first time was for the Chicken Guadalajara and then back for the Blackened Catfish. Enjoyed both dishes, though I wouldn't say the best Mexican or Cajun I've ever had but it was very good. The portions were very filling. The service was prompt... More 

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Additional Information about Border Cafe

Address: 128 Middlesex Tpk., Burlington, MA 01803
Phone Number: 781-505-2500
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Burlington
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 128 Middlesex Tpk., Burlington, MA 01803
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: 781-505-2500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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