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Border Cafe

32 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3768
617-864-6100
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Ranked #14 of 541 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Southwestern, Cajun & Creole, Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Glenview
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the popcorn shrimp, guacamole, chicken fajitas, eggplant royale (must have) with jamabalya and corn bread. YUM!! We also had chicken and cheese enchiladas which were just ok... A little too cheesy for us. We also had yummy sangrias and margariteas. Overall great food and the price is great.

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Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Yes it is loud, but the food and service are terrific. Huge portions. Everything comes out hot, even the tortilla chips. Steak and blue cheese salad is a personal favorite.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great cheap margaritas. The atmosphere is usually pretty lively. The menu is pretty good, but some of the ingredients they use are more American mexican rather than authentic, but its fine. Cant really go wrong.

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Dracut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Is the spot loud? Yup. Is it usually crowded? Yup. However, with some of the best margarita's in the city - including Boston proper AND outlier communities like Cambridge, Somerville, etc. - you cannot beat the awesome combo of Mexican & Cajun. Blackened, mesquite, grilled deliciousness. With fresh ingredients, and a proletariat soul - most entreés top out at $15,... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

This is probably the loudest restaurant I have ever eaten in. We had to yell to be heard over the din and music, but the food is good. And the service was fast and attentive. I had the eggplant with crab meat which was delicious. My husband had chicken fajitas which he said were good. Don't go here if you... More

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coopersburg
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Ok, not sure where to begin. I was really hungry for some Tex-Mex after a long day of hiking around Boston and Cambridge. Of course iI looked on TA to get some info regarding a solid local establishment. I should have been tipped off the minute I walked in the door. The music was REALLY loud which added to the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I laugh when I read someone say that you'll leave "stinking". That is DEAD on. But you know what - its good. Best Beef fajitas I have had.....yes its salty, oniony, etc.....but its good.

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11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Had a good lunch here, only comments are fries could do with a little less salt, and lemonade was a little sweet, but great burgers ! Otherwise would recommend for a quick lunch, with great service and nice atmosphere.

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Basel, Switzerland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

There's not much else to add. Was astonished by the quality of the food, especially the low prices they charge for it. I go there, every time I'm in Boston, never disappointed so far. Atmosphere is great, especially in the evenings.

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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

This ia my first time in boston, and my sister and i were looking for a good lunch spot. We are havinf pizza for dinner, so we were looking to find something different for lunch. This place was perfect! The service was so friendly and efficient, we got to sit outside on their patio (the inside looks cool as well),... More

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