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Border Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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CAJUN APPETIZERS
$6.48
Cajun Popcorn
shrimp fried, spiced with cajun seasonings and served golden brown with our own bayou sauce.
$5.96
Blackened Chicken Fingers
using a time-honored cajun technique, boneless chicken tenders are marinated, spiced, seared on a cast-iron skillet and served with a cajun marmalade sauce.
$7.87
Camptown Shrimp
shrimp steeped in a hearty new orleans style sauce and accented with negra modelo beer. reduced to a spicy, rich, brown sauce, it is then placed atop grilled french bread with an extra piece to dunk with.
$6.85
Crawfish Ettouffee
crawfish tails sauteed with fresh vegetables, herbs, and seasoning combined to form a rich brown gravy over white rice.
By The Cup $2.47
By The Bowl $3.95
Louisiana Gumbo
MEXICAN APPETIZERS
$3.95
Guacamole
our own guacamole made from scratch with whole avocados, tomato, onion, cilantro, and seasoned as in old mexico.
$6.88
Pastelitos
flaky pastries filled with a chicken-cilantro mix. made in-house and served with a chimi verde sauce.
$6.83
Chorizo Mexicana
authentic mexican chorizo, tomatoes, onions, and mushrooms baked with bubbling poblano jack cheese. served with fresh, warm flour tortillas.
$6.94
Chorizo Flambado
homemade cajun sausage baked with green chilis, tomatoes, and monterey jack cheese. served with fresh, warm flour tortillas.
$5.98
Chili Con Queso
dip our crisp, fresh-made corn tortilla chips in this hot, spicy cheese dip and you're hooked.
$5.96
Tejas Chicken
chicken tenderloins lightly fried and dipped in our secret tejas sauce accompanied by bleu cheese dressing & celery sticks.
$4.97
Border Chili
a hot and spicy bowl of texas chili topped with cheese and sour cream. chopped onions available on request.
VEGETARIAN APPETIZERS
$8.48
Vegetable Quesadilla
lightly grilled fresh vegetables medley in a steaming cheese quesadilla.
$3.95
Guacamole
our own guacamole made from scratch with whole avocados, tomato, onion, cilantro, and seasoned as in old mexico.
SALADS
$8.98
Mesquite Grilled Salmon Salad
mesquite wood fired, lime-soy glazed, fresh salmon fillet, over field greens with a citrus vinaigrette. jose recommends, "try the salmon blackened."
$7.85
Shrimp And Crawfish Caesar Salad
the traditional caesar salad with a cajun twist! we top our caesar with sauteed gulf shrimp and louisiana crawfish.
$5.75
With Blackened Chicken $7.46
With Grilled Chicken $7.46
Caesar Salad
the traditional caesar salad. crisp romaine tossed with caesar dressing, croutons, and parmesan cheese.
$8.98
Blackened Salmon Caesar
fresh salmon fillet seared with traditional cajun spices. served over our classic caesar salad.
$7.97
Mesquite Grilled Chicken Fajita Salad
marinated chicken or beef, mesquite grilled and placed on top of crisp lettuce with vine ripened tomatoes, shredded cheese and sauteed onions.
$7.96
Route 66 Chop Salad
mesquite grilled chicken tossed with iceberg lettuce, red onion, a corn and black bean relish, fresh red peppers, monterey jack cheese, diced avocado, crispy tortilla strips, and our kickin' chipotle lime sauce.
$8.88
Steak And Bleu Cheese Salad
we toss our greens with crumbled bleu cheese, mushrooms, red onions, tomatoes, and red peppers, then top it off with mesquite grilled steak. a texas taste combination.
$3.98
House Salad
fresh lettuce mix with tomato wedges, smoky bacon, and two cheeses.
$7.88
Tostada Grande
our special chicken or pulled beef with black beans, cheeses, lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, red onions, mushrooms, and peppers piled into a crispy tortilla shell.
VEGETARIAN SALADS
$6.88
Black Bean Tostada Grande
we fill a crisp, flour tortilla shell with lettuce, black beans, cheeses, and vine-ripened tomatoes. garnished with mushrooms, peppers, red onions and guacamole. a meal in itself.
$5.75
Caesar Salad
the traditional caesar salad. crisp romaine lettuce tossed with caesar dressing, croutons and parmesan cheese.
BURGERS
all burgers are made with angus beef.
$5.96
Crisp Bacon $0.75
Cheese $0.47
Hamburger
made from fresh ground chuck. served with a slice of red onion and a heaping portion of crisp fries. jalapenos free.
$6.87
Cajun Burger
our mesquite broiled hamburger rubbed in cajun spices and covered with poblano jack cheese. served with fries.
$6.88
Mexican Burger
our mesquite broiled hamburger topped with guacamole. served with pico de gallo and fries.
CAJUN FAVORITES
$9.49
Chicken And Chorizo Etouffee
sauteed chicken and spicy chorizo in a classic cajun ettouffee sauce with sweet onions, red peppers, ripe tomatoes, and fresh mushrooms. served over white rice.
$14.78
Blackened Salmon
cajun spiced salmon fillet, blackened on a cast iron skillet. served with our own seasoned corn and black beans and jose's rice. perfection on a plate.
$15.95
Blackened Swordfish
a fresh 10 oz. swordfish steak dipped in lip searing cajun spices and cooked on a blackening skillet. served with our own seasoned corn and black beans, jose's rice and mango salsa.
$14.95
Filet Mignon Jim Bowie Style
jim bowie loved exquisite food and fine wine. jose proudly presents jim's personal new orleans favorite. seared medallions of beef tenderloin, cooked medium, covered with a secret cream sauce with shrimp and fresh herbs.
$10.84
Crawfish Etouffee
crawfish tails sauteed with fresh vegetables, herbs, and seasoning simmered in a rich brown sauce over white rice.
$9.96
French Quarter Chicken
a sauteed breast of fresh chicken embraced by a tangy lemon pepper sauce.
$9.86
Eggplant Royale
a bubbling-hot blend of cheeses, lump crabmeat and cajun spices, served over a delicately fried eggplant. this is a creole family tradition as served on royale street in new orleans' french quarter.
$11.88
Catfish New Orleans
a large fresh fillet of catfish, royally seasoned, deep fried with a shrimp and basil cream sauce.
$8.97
Blackened Chicken
our tender marinated breast of chicken, blackened on the outside, spicy and juicy on the inside and served with a cajun marmalade sauce.
$10.88
Blackened Catfish
a fresh catfish fillet dipped in blackening seasoning and seared on a cast-iron skillet.
FAJITAS
$11.48
Blackened Chicken $11.48
For Two $21.96
Beef Or Chicken
first we marinate the beef or chicken in a secret blend of spices, then we grill it over mesquite wood and serve it sizzling hot.
$11.98
Blackened Catfish
our fresh blackened catfish served line dancing under a fresh mango salsa.
$10.48
Vegetable Fajitas
a medley of vegetables tossed with seasonings, sauteed and served fajita style with black beans and white rice.
$17.96
Rio Grande
boneless breast of blackened chicken and your choice of tender marinated beef or chicken fajitas grilled over mesquite logs.
$17.96
El Pueblo
succulent louisiana gulf shrimp and your choice of marinated beef or chicken fajitas slowly grilled over mesquite logs to celebrate the big boss' favorite taste combination.
MESQUITE GRILLED
$15.95
Mesquite Swordfish
a fresh 10 oz. swordfish steak grilled over a mesquite fire, glazed with jalapeno butter. served with our own seasoned corn and black beans, jose's rice and mango salsa.
$9.88
Chicken Bandera
a mesquite grilled chicken breast seared with a kicked -up chipotle lime glaze. served with grilled avocado, mango salsa and crispy shoestring fries.
MEXICAN SPECIALTIES
$8.99
Gaucho Chicken
tender, marinated chicken breast, grilled over a mesquite wood fire with blackened vine-ripe tomato, and a chimi verde sauce with fresh herbs. served with crispy shoestring fries.
$11.98
Chimichurri Steak
an authentic argentinean style flank steak grilled over mesquite wood, cooked medium, sliced and served with a choice of our fresh herb chimi verde sauce or a robust chimichurra sauce.
$9.88
Chicken Guadalajara
a boneless marinated chicken breast filled with authentic chorizo, red peppers and spinach, roasted with poblano jack cheese.
$14.97
Salmon San Sebastian
mesquite grilled, 10 ounce salmon fillet, mixed field greens, seasoned corn & black beans and chimi verde sauce with fresh herbs.
$7.47
Corn And Black Bean Empanadas
our flaky handmade pastries stuffed with seasoned corn, black beans, peppers, fresh cilantro, and monterey jack cheese. served with roasted red pepper sauce.
$7.96
Burros
you choose from our seasoned pulled beef or tender marinated chicken and we'll stuff it into a large, fresh flour tortilla, add plenty of cheese and bake it in homemade enchilada sauce.
$6.85
Soft Tacos
two fresh flour tortillas stuffed with your choice of pulled beef or marinated chicken and pico de gallo. we delicately fry fresh catfish then stuff it into two flour tortillas along with monterey jack cheese, pico de gallo and red pepper sauce.
$6.59
With Marinated Chicken $6.95
With Pulled Beef $6.95
Enchiladas
stuffed corn tortillas baked in cheese & homemade enchilada sauce. stuffed with cheese and diced green chilis.
$6.89
Taco And Enchilada
combine any of our pulled beef, marinated chicken or cheese enchiladas with a pulled beef or marinated chicken taco.
$10.88
Swordfish Tacos Veracruz
fresh swordfish blackened on a cast iron skillet, served in fresh flour tortillas with chipotle cole slaw, pico de gallo and mango salsa. accompanied with fresh field greens and a mesquite grilled avocado.
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews fajitas chips and salsa catfish eggplant rice beef salad burger tex mex cajun food jim bowie the noise level love this place fun atmosphere awesome food worth the wait portions are large
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We started coming to Jose's when we moved to DE about 14 years ago. We have probably been here at least 40 times. We have never had bad food or service. Prices are very reasonable. Line to be seated can get long on nights/weekends, but...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank BigGinDE
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very good food, authentic in tast and look. The staff are fast, pleasant and accurate. All our drinks where tasty.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Irol22
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We’ve been coming to this restaurant off and on for years because we enjoy their Mexican and Cajun dishes. Each time we vow not to come back again because it is so loud that you cannot speak to the person sitting next to you without...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank loosv05
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very good dinner, the four of us had different meals. All of them very good . The French frys were cut very thin. They were good when hot, but when they cool off, the fry's become more like potato chips. The server James was spot...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank R8246EEdavidn
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite places to eat! Food is fresh and delish, service is great! My only complaint is that it is sooo busy all of the time, which attests to how good it actually is :) I wish they would get rid of the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Kathi G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The blackened faijitas are sooo good! Great margaritas! Awesome atmosphere and good service. Great experience would definitely go back.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Abrown8383
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Management seems to have a problem with anyone who wants to stay at their table for over an hour. Very poor management not worth the wait, spare yourself!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 35Bobb5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is very popular, had about an hour wait time only because we had 8 people. Waitress great, food outstanding, prices very affordable. No dessert menu and when you go home shower and wash your clothes, the smell of food absorbs on you. Great...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank sam_i_am4410
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend enjoyed every bit of his food and I’m glad since it was his first time. For some reason every time I go there ALL the windows are nasty with kid’s fingerprints. There are 10 servers just standing off to the side doing NOTHING...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Burgundy915
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eggplant and Catfish entrees are so DELICIOUS and NEVER disappointing. Atmosphere is PERFECT. Service is OUTSTANDING. Restrooms are C-L-E-A-N. Management and Staff are PROFESSIONAL and ACCOMMODATING. Patrons since 2002> SEE YOU SOON :)

Date of visit: February 2019
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buzz_wendy
March 10, 2017|
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Response from shanonj302 | Reviewed this property |
They don't do reservations. This place is too busy all the time. Unless you talk to a manager and go before or after a select time.
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Lisa J
February 6, 2015|
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Response from luc17 | Reviewed this property |
The kids menu is great and they are good variety. All the kids meals come with a candy dessert and I don't think any are more than $5. Most times my boys have left overs for next day lunch.
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