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Border Cafe

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
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128 Middlesex Tpke, Burlington, MA 01803-4417
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for Mexican food and drinks. Very reasonable prices and good service. We arrived to town at 11pm and there were not many places serving dinner. We had the chicken breast with the vegetables and it was delicious.

Thank jambord
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Service was fast. Food was excellent. Had Blackened Salmon, mixed greens and a cajun rice. Server had me in and out quickly.

Thank Jason M
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the corn and bean empanadas with a side of mixed vegetables. The empanadas were salty and well fried. The dough was perfectly puffy and crispy. The mixed veggies were well seasoned. My daughter had a kids meal with fries. They were shoestring fries and were over cooked. They were so crispy they were more like crisps.

Thank Laura H
Reinach, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge: Packed full of middle America enjoying a feast. Great value. Good selection of Mexican food. No bookings just turn up & queue. I was lucky even at 7:30 on Saturday I only waited 10 minutes. It’s all about throwing the food out as quickly a possible. Main came when I was half way through my starter. Not impressed with... More 

Thank Frank M
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this particular restaurant several times, and each time has been a good experience. The server was very friendly and the manager checked on us a few times throughout the meal. This is perfect for families as I think the prices are very reasonable. Our bill was under a $100, which included 4 alcoholic drinks, 2 apps, and... More 

Thank tryan5
Framingham, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First they do not take reservations so we had an hours wait. Very crowded and noisy. Had the beef fajitas which consisted of more onions than beef. Came with rice and beans which were just OK. The service was good and they gave plenty of chips to eat wile you wait.

Thank bsk_10
Reading, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With a party of 10 made up of all ages, it's often difficult to find a restaurant that offers a delicious meal at an affordable price. However, Border Cafe does just that. We started with complimentary, freshly made chips and salsa. So good! Some of the favorites for dinner were the Cajun popcorn shrimp, Seafood enchiladas and the shredded beef... More 

Thank Laura M
Tel aviv
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited there for dinner. Sitting wasn't fast even though o was alone and there were several empty tables. Service was OK, took s bit long to get my order and the chicken fajita o ordered was tasty and it was a large portion. All at all nice Mexican place with good atmosphere, not for business meeting but nice for friends... More 

Thank Nis62
Bangor, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here twice now and I'm not very impressed. The half & half fajitas are $14 and they come with a pile of onions, a few pieces of meat, cheese & sour cream. They also give you only 4 small pieces of bread and if you need more you have to pay extra $. Other Mexican places I've... More 

Thank Ana K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

A good place to grab a quick bite and be on your way. Margarita's are premixed, so they are generic as you can get. Food is boiler plate Mex-american so the entire family can order and be satisfied.

Thank John V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, 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 - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Middlesex Tpke, Burlington, MA 01803-4417
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: 781-505-2500

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