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128 Middlesex Tpk., Burlington, MA 01803
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Ranked #10 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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
107 reviews 107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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396 reviews 396 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 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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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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