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128 Middlesex Tpk., Burlington, MA 01803
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Ranked #9 of 106 Restaurants in Burlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Stoneham, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
2 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The name should change to something spanish after Border. The food was great along with the homemade tortilla chips. You feel like you are in Mexico for all the decorations around and the way they lit up the place with dim lights.

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Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Stopped on the recommendation of a client in Burlington. First off, the place is big, open and pretty noisy - a great place for a party, but not terribly relaxing. My colleagues and I went with the cajun menu. The gumbo was actually pretty good. The crawfish etouffee was OK, certainly not anything you'd get in Louisiana, but what can... More 

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Went to Border for lunch with my wife, was surprised to see that it was so busy on a Monday. We both got fajitas which we've had plenty of times in the past. The quality was fantastic as usual, the waitress even handled a small special request that I had made. Free chips and salsa were great, they did seem... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The prices are great, the food is good, the margaritas are great and there is outdoor seating. What's not to love?

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Middletown, NJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

That's about it.. Tex Mex / Cajin style food. Good beer, nice service, good food. Don't pass it up. From the tortilla chips that hit the table as we were sitting down, to the jumbalaya, fajitas, and, well, basically whatever we chose from the menu,, there were no complaints. Including the price.

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This restaurant was recommended for Cajun food, not usually available in the Northeast. Chips and salsa were good but very salty, Margaritas just o.k. The people who ordered Mexican food were very pleased and the étouffée and jambalaya were spicy and very good. The only real complaint was this restaurant was very noisy. We sat, party of seven, at a... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Probably the best fajitas ever! I had the regular chicken but someone else had the spicy chicken and both were delicious. It is a little noisy because it's busy and nothing to cut the noise. Margaritas are good. Mexican beer choices.

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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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