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128 Middlesex Tpk., Burlington, MA 01803
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Ranked #12 of 105 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
Boston, Massachusetts
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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
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97 reviews 97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Falmouth, MA
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394 reviews 394 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Busy, large portions, and relatively inexpensive. The service was good and the atmosphere typical for a tex-mex chain. I'd be wary of any restaurant that combines a Mexican menu with a Cajun menu. The food ranged from OK to mediocre. Everything is over-salted (which is why they probably give you very large drinks) and poorly seasoned. The chili had ground... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The service was good. As soon as we sat down, they delivered warm chips and salsa and took our drink order. We were able to enjoy some chips and begin to look over the large menu. The chicken quesadillas caught my eye. It is a very generous portion. It comes with guacamole, fresh salsa, sour cream and lettuce on the... More

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Border Cafe is always my go to for Mexican food. The chips are delicious and addicting always served warm and salty. I usually like to get the tajas chicken for an app and then go with the steak and chicken fajita for dinner. Their margaritas are a great addition to their yummy food! Also, it is very affordable!

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

They have Great Mexican food love the burritos, the service is friendly and attentive never have to ask for mor drinks or chips and salsa. Prices are affordable. Can be a little loud at times.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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167 reviews 167 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The restaurant is located right on Middlesex Turnpike in the Burlington. It is decorated nicely - I especially liked the gas lit lanterns. The wait staff was very friendly; our waitress was very courteous and accommodating. The chips and salsa were fresh and salty. For main course, I had the Chicken Bandera - a mesquite grilled chicken breast seared with... More

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Saint Jacob, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Went here while out visiting family. The food was very good and plentiful. Service was quick and efficient. The atmosphere was nice and kid-friendly. Wish we had one in our town.

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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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