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Border Cafe

128 Middlesex Tpk., Burlington, MA 01803
781-505-2500
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Ranked #11 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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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

The service at the border cafe is very good. All the staff is willing to help you act like they really care. The food is good although it is not authentic Mexican food. The atmosphere is okay. They have lots of different colored lights and light fixtures with wall murals and different paint colors. The atmosphere isn't quite my taste... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I went her for lunch with a couple co-workers the other day. The Border Cafe continues to be one of my favorites. I got the chicken quesadilla and really enjoyed it. Their chips are always out of this world. The swordfish tacos are also really really good. Nice buy too for the amount of seafood and a half an avocado... More

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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

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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142 reviews 142 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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58 reviews 58 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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.
Top Contributor
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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