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Border Cafe

128 Middlesex Tpk., Burlington, MA 01803
781-505-2500
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Ranked #10 of 104 restaurants in Burlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I ate here twice on a recent business trip, it is with walking distance of the Candlewood Suites. The food is good, drinks are good and staff is friendly and attentive. They have an outdoor seating area that was nice. I would recommend this place.

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Falconer, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Staff was very friendly and attentive. Food was great, large portions, and reasonably priced. Would go again.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Great service, seated promptly, and quick to receive food when it was very crowded for lunch. Had three different meals and they were all delicious. Swordfish tacos with mango were some of the best that I had. The Caesar salad with chicken was really bog and fresh while the enchilada was great. Would go again and recommend to anyone

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Arlington, MA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been to the Border Cafe multiple times and it is never bad, but it is never great. I asked what was in the Jambalaya (because I don't eat red meat) and was told chicken. When I received my order, my first bite of rice had sausage (not chicken sausage). They exchanged it, but every time I'm there, something like... More

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salzburg
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Liked the atmosphere (outside, parking lot but surrounded by trees and plants), friendly and efficient staff, very good food. A nice extra: As mosquitoes got too aggressive, waiter suggested to use a (comfortable) designated indoor seating area.

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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
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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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164 reviews 164 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 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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