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Border Cafe

Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
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128 Middlesex Tpke, Burlington, MA 01803-4417
781-505-2500
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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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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there with a party of eight so much food and the price was right.drinks also good sizzling fahitas and hot enchiladas.yum yum.recomend this place.

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Thank santa38
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I did enjoy my meal, a swordfish taco, but had trouble hearing my group over the crowd noise. It was difficult to get to our table as there was not much room made for people to pass through. Profit for the restaurant over customer comfort was the clear choice made here.

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Thank rkahn61
Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot for lunch during work with colleagues. Food is quick and decent Mexican. Unfortunately, it tends to get really busy and they don't seat you unless your whole party is there, so it's sometimes difficult...but overall, a great place!

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Thank Bethberrie
Philadelphia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for Tex-Mex. Growing up in Texas and having great Tex-Mex was very difficult for me to find here in the northeast. The fajitas are good, but I would recommend the chicken. The beef is not bad, but has more of a cajun flavor. Guacamole could be better. The food is really good for the value.

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Thank Michael A
Watertown, Connecticut
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75 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a mid-afternoon lunch with my wife on a Saturday. Although very busy, we were seated immediately by a friendly hostess and the wait staff immediately tended to us. The place is big, open but nicely decorated with that warehouse artsy folk feel of Mexico and Texas with a touch of Cajun for funsies. A bit noisy but... More 

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Thank Durge
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I frequent Jose Tejas in New Jersey, so when I found out there was a Border Cafe nearby I jumped for joy! I love their food, and the margaritas are excellent! Definitely have dinner here if you're nearby and want some consistent, quality food.

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Thank InfraRed1161
Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 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 !

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Thank Justin R
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75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 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.

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Thank Jim V
Newton, MA
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
Meals
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
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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?