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Border Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
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483 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19713-2119
+1 302-633-6400
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Frankfort, Illinois
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge place. Lots of people. Very busy so not much repertoire between bartender and customers. Food wise I ordered, umm can't remember so guess not anything super delicious. Drinks were good but think they just may cater more to bigger parties. Not sure if I'd go back, think there may be less expensive better Mexican food establishments around. Just my... More 

Thank cc L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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349 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had heard excellent things about this place from numerous people, but never got around to trying it until recently. Border Cafe has delicious food. Definitely try the blackened chicken fajitas. This place was crazy busy when I went, but service was quick and effective.

Thank Shopaholic_x0
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not ideal if you're looking for quiet meal. It's a good spot for families with noisy kids. Also be sure to try the margaritas!

Thank Stacey C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome food, reasonable price. It's a bit loud for date night, but there is a reason it is always busy.

Thank Angelo Y
Newark, Delaware, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Large menu featuring Mexican food . Friendly atmosphere for families and couples. Large open space dining and separate bar area. Great Drinks and beer menu. Good portions of food for the money. The place is always busy. Get there early on Fri., Sat., and Sunday for dinner.

Thank Steve S
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to go and love their chips. My daughter and granddaughter go often on Fridays for dinner and it is quick service and good food. I wish they would expand the menu however ♡

Thank Lynda S
Elkton, Maryland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gets crowded so prefer to eat at Border Cafe mid-week or off-hours if it's the weekend. Food is usually good and the portions are generous. One of my all time favorites is their flank steak with chimichurri sauce (verde). The wait staff is fairly inexperienced but typical for this style eatery.

Thank newdog2017
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went out for an early dinner tonight at Border Cafe. As always, we weren't disappointed! The most difficult thing to do is CHOOSE! I had the Shrimp and Crawfish Quesadilla and he had the Tostada Grande. Both were excellent! I brought half of mine home!! The service is always friendly and the atmosphere relaxing and fun!... More 

Thank principal4K
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

food was OK, quantity was great, no place to walk between tables. price is fair. great locations. only mexican restuarant around

Thank Pradip S
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was rude and my food came and they brought the wrong order twice. I asked my waiter to put in an order for me to go. She then said that they don't do that , that i would have to leave and come back order the food to eat in the restaurant and pack it to take home.... More 

Thank Val M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Mexican, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 483 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19713-2119
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 302-633-6400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?