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Border Cafe

Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
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128 Middlesex Tpke, Burlington, MA 01803-4417
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Strange menu....limited substitutions. Lousy chips. Noisy. Service was fine. It's next to Lowe's, so we went out of convenience,but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here (nor would I ever go again)

Thank BalletMamaSeattle
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very nice. Good food resonance prices. Sat at the bar and receive exceptional service from Irma! I eat lunch her frequently and will continue. I have never had a bad time here. The popcorn shrimp is really good !

Thank Justin R
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73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good basic Tex Mex. good drinks. A little loud. Can be crowded. Ample parking. Quick service. Very good overall. Don't hav eggplant royale. Crawfish Etouffe is great.

Thank Jim V
Newton, MA
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I used to enjoy this restaurant. Recently it has really gone downhill. The food is just not up to their original standard in Cambridge. Our server was very nice, but she obviously was new to the game. Food is way too salty and chips were stale.

Thank jwgndg
Dublin, Ireland
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On holidays from Ireland and heard of this great place. This place is great for Mexican food even with young children. Good menu selection. We waited 30 minutes for a table which is understandable, the place was so busy. Well worth the wait. Great Margaritas 👌🏼 staff were polite & friendly, food came out fast and was delicious. My steak... More 

Thank lanzarote75
Middleboro, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Corn and black bean empanadas were delish, had them twice and good each time. Love the hot fresh tortilla chips with salsa. Awesome Sangrias!

Thank Cheri B
Boston, Massachusetts
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194 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always fresh, delicious and conveniently located across from Burlington Mall. Generous portions at a great price. You cannot go wrong with Border Cafe.

Thank Bill H
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

In Minnesota, it's getting very hard to find a good Mexican restaurant. We were delighted to find this one in Burlington, MA. Best chips and salsa we've had in a long time. We ordered enchiladas and a burro so we could compare with other restaurants. The food was quite tasty and presented with care. Our server was quiet and hurried... More 

Thank Vicki P
Andover, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I work nearby to Border Cafe and this has been the go-to place for special occasion lunches at work. I always had excellent meals here, but this is the first time I decided write a review about my experience. My wife was in the area so she and I decided to go here on a Friday evening for dinner. Place... More 

Thank Ron R
Hyderabad, India
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Went with a small friend circle. Found interesting. Lots of options like Glaucomole etc. I tasted it for the first time and liked it very much. Always busy pice. That itself tells about its popularity.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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?