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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 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
Good Mexican food

My food was very good but it was average. My husband was disappointed with his and my son only ate half of his dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
cinderella5252
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Astatula, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Boston
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Of course you can get any of the usual tex mex offerings here, and the salsa and guacamole are pretty good. But what I love about this place is the Eggplant Royale - lightly fried eggplant smothered in a creamy sauce with big chunks of crab meat. And a side of jambalaya that is so good I always order an... More 

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Astatula, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My food was very good but it was average. My husband was disappointed with his and my son only ate half of his dinner.

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Boston
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This restaurant offers both Mexican and Cajun meals. The food is generally excellent and the prices reasonable. I've eaten there at least 10 - 12 times over the last several years. Service has generally been good, though the last two times the Gumbo (very good, BTW) was brought out with the meal, rather than first. I complained about this, and... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Some time ago I saw this place and having lived in several places in God blessed Texas, I feel I have a feeling for Tex-Mex. The chips were warm and the salsa fresh. The waitress whose name I dont remember because of the not great service, came to take our drink order. I was incredibly suprised that there was no... More 

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Burlington, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have 4 teenage children and we can only afford to go to places that offer a large meal and are very reasonable. I believe that Border Café is one of the best restaurants in town, especially for a family. Food, service and price are all excellent. My favorite dish is the blackened salmon salad. Delicious!!

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Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is just a fun place to be in. Atmosphere is very happy. Not an intimate date nite place. Food is very good and reasonable

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch with small group. Service was fast. Food was great. Can't wait to go back and eat more fajitas!!

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I’ve eaten at the Burlington location many times, with family and friends, and was never disappointed until the last visit. The restaurant wasn’t as busy as usual when we arrived at around 2 p.m. on a recent Saturday afternoon, so we were seated immediately. Our request for extra dinner napkins was filled with brown paper towels. Three of the four... More 

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Food is always good here. Love the fajitas. Good kids menu as well. Definitely worth the short drive.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have been to this location several times, casual, a little noisy, fun Mexican atmosphere. Sometimes a wait at rush hour, but usually not long as they have a lot of tables. The food is always good, prices are very reasonable. Drinks are good. Friendly staff, This is my go to place for a Mexican, and what I compare other... 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, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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?