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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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Port Deposit, Maryland, Usa
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and the wife have eaten here 3 times and it is the best Mexican Restaurant in the area. The staff are always polite and curtious. Seems no matter what time of the day it is there is a line and a small time to wait. Believe me it's worth the wait. My wife has gotten a different meal every... More 

Thank Albert S
Middletown, Delaware
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Delicious texmex food with nice portion sizes for a great price. You will not want to miss out on the margaritas!!! So delish. Great place for families.

Thank michellewhitaker812
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This always popular eatery gets crowded, and therefore loud. Don't go for an intimate conversation, but do go for excellent, very reasonably priced food. Delicious Jim Bowie Steak, fajitas, and more. Zesty, flavorful, and generous portions.

Thank gobowens
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here many times. Food is always good. Waiters know what's on the menu and service is fast no matter how crowded it is. One downer is the amount or noisef inside. If want conversation, go outside. No real insulation to absorb the noise. Hats off to a great bargain.

Thank maril35
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had came here for lunch, and the food was delicious! It's probably some of the best food that I've had in a long time! You had a great service and the food was really cheap and you got a lot of food for what you paid! Definitely will be back again and again

Thank Michael C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very good place no matter what time of the day or year. Very comfortable for families. Quick service and good food.

Thank Shridhar D
Wilmington, Delaware
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88 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an enjoyable lunch at this family friendly, loud and welcoming place. Very busy and popular. You would do well to avoid high traffic times as waits for a table will be long. Food is good with many Tex-Mex and Louisiana influenced choices. Portions are large and prices very modest. Service is fast as they seek to get turnover for... More 

Thank 1146Steve614
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place, great drinks, food, service... need more tables for the crowds! One of the best places in Northern Delaware for Mexican/Tex-Mex cuisine! Delicious!

Thank 4atravelnurse
Milford, Delaware
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113 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I had an early dinner.. Food was excellent, service was excellent, cost was very reasonable.. Well worth the stop.

Thank Sakimas
Essex, Maryland
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134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great, and the service was the best! We all got the fajitas, the blackened chicken was terrific. The drink glasses are enormous, no need for refills. A very professional staff. I will be back next time I'm in town.

Thank Markoshannon

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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
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
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?