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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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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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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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  • 30
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  • 7
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  • 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
comfortable, easy going mexican with decent food

this is a reasonably priced mexican restaurant with good service. the food is good and it doesn't disappoint (in contrast the the 'Besito' restaurant in the mall which is overpriced and the food is about equivalent).

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
jferst
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Groton, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Groton, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

this is a reasonably priced mexican restaurant with good service. the food is good and it doesn't disappoint (in contrast the the 'Besito' restaurant in the mall which is overpriced and the food is about equivalent).

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Tasty but nothing innovative. It's your typical burritos, lots of beans and rice, It is very casual and can be fun if you are with a group since it is very noisy

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Falconer, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Wonderful food, love Mexican. Great quality, great staff. We ate outdoors, had to wait a little for a table, but worth the time.

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Saint John, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We had never eaten here before. The food was tasty and the portions were very generous. The prices seemed reasonable. We will return here on our next visit,

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Burlington ma
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Casual, affordable and always consistently good ! Many choices and always willing to please the customer ! Excellent customer service

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Seems like the food quality has gone down. Mexican specialties "swimming" in sauce and beans with tasteless rice. Tacos should be crispy and enchilada filling tastier. Beer is always good and the place is popular with the business crowd.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The Harvard Sq location is one of our usual dining spots. This location feels just a little bit of a notch below. The prices are still amazing, and portions are just as big. This location is also bigger so there's a good bit more breathing and elbow room. However, our usual orders (food and drinks), didn't seem to have the... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place is OK. Nothing fancy, the staff is friendly but It was busy when I visited and felt a bit rushed, perhaps because they seemed a little understaffed at the time.

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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a chain restaurant serving a mix of Tex-Mex and cajun, neither particularly well, but not bad. The drinks are mediocre. It's one big room and quite noisy. The staff are attentive, maybe too much so. I was getting together with a friend I hadn't seen in a long time, and we just wanted to talk, but we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?