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Border Cafe

128 Middlesex Tpk., Burlington, MA 01803
781-505-2500
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Ranked #12 of 104 restaurants in Burlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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Salem
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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We stopped in for dinner and I immediately liked this place. I'd driven by several times, but never stopped. The atmosphere is excellent, and the menu extensive, with many choices. I ordered a shrimp & crawfish caesar Salad, and asked for it to be done in the shell they use for the taco salad - totally accommodating. Unfortunately they forgot... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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128 reviews 128 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I've here a few times and I have always had a great meal here. This place does get very busy and even with people waiting, you never feel rushed by the servers to finish your meal. Food quality has always been very good and they're also willing to make it right when the food isn't cooked to your liking. After... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The food is delicious and the price is right especially for the Boston area. The menu offers a lot of choices.

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Ashland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Good food but slow and not so friendly service. And finally there is no desert on the menu which was shocking.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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57 reviews 57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The hubby and I had lunch here in May. The menu is very large with lots to choose from, the service was very good and attentive. The prices were fair for the type of restaurant. I don't recall exactly what we had, all I do remember is how SALTY everything we had was. We left feeling like we needed to... More

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Orem, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The wide ranging menu was so varied that our party of four tried three different items, two chicken dishes and one seafood. While waiting for our main course we were treated to terrific home made chips and great homemade salsa dip. Since my daughter had been here previously she opted for a side dish of fresh made guacamole and were... More

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central, ma.
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66 reviews 66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Stopped in here by chance just passing by. Went in during the lunch rush on a Thursday. The smells walking in the door told the story. Great food and even better Margaritas. My wife got a taco salad which was very good. I got a chicken burritto and no complaints. Very loud place to eat so if you don't like... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Service is great but in these healthy times we are living in, the food is extremely salty. Of course the beautiful margaritas dilute what we are missing in the food.

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Kula, Hawaii
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I used to love coming here for the atmosphere and of course the food. My last visit left me a little disappointed. The Cajun Popcorn is always my favorite. This time however it was way over cooked and so salty I almost couldn't eat it! Such a shame since I recommend this place to everyone. The other people who were... More

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MA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Border Cafe has excellent Tex-Mex food and very festive decor. I really enjoy coming here... every once in a while. I tend to prefer a leisurely meal - this is definitely not that. The atmosphere is very fast-paced and the tables turn over quickly. The servers are friendly, but I sometimes feel rushed. The restaurant seating area is a huge... More

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