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Border Cafe

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$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
32 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3768
+1 617-864-6100
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fajitas” (78 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (47 reviews)
“catfish” (26 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
32 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3768
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1 - 10 of 753 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for tacos (asking for extra guacamole & paying for it got me a tiny icecream-scoop of it, no more). Tacos were ok but nothing exceptional — to my mind, Chipotle is better and there is a location around the corner.

Thank phyll13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the finest Mexican food that I have ever eaten. Service was outstanding. Our server checked on us numerous times. The food came from the kitchen at lightning speed, even on an extremely busy night. Complimentary chips and salsa hit the table before we...More

Thank MLC4785
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were able to be seated very quickly. The food was very good and a surprising mix of Cajun and Mexican. The jambalaya was delicious!!

Thank Rene' S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to this restaurant many times and its always so good and satisfying. The location is great to walk around in, the food is delicious, the drinks are awesome, and its well priced! The trick is to make sure you have time to stand...More

1  Thank sivandana96
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

28 years since I came here and nothing has changed. Still the best chips and salsa in the world. The beef fajitas are exactly as I remember them to be. Missing is the cast iron bathtub full of ice and cold bottles of beer. It’s...More

Thank Jung112
Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

The place really looks robust and sturdy and has a massive seating capacity !! it is bustling with activity at most times !service and food both are nice

Thank Shalu2127
Reviewed June 6, 2018

Definitely worth a visit. Super fast service and solid options on the menu. It's a lively environment and then turn the tables pretty fast so even if it is busy, you'll get seated quickly. I would certainly eat here again!

Thank SMR_2
Reviewed June 5, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner, tasty beef fajitas, great frozen margaritas in a lavishly decorated restaurant with an inviting atmosphere. Our server, Sergio was fantastic and made us feel so welcomed and was very friendly.

Thank Sofia O
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Arrived at 9:30 on Friday night and were able to get a table in 15 minutes. I had the fajita salad and my friend had the empanadas- both tasty. Good for a quick meal

Thank Janine C
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Neat restaurant, busy, 2 floors, and large menu. The field of greens salad with blackened salmon was tasty for $9.95! Taco, Chicken Enchilada, and beans and rice for $7.95! The chips were great! The food came out of the kitchen in about 15 minutes. The...More

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Kelley D
December 16, 2015|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
Hi. All of the answers from previous reviewers I read regarding getting a gift certificate are the ones I would have suggested. They are very accommodating and I'm sure a quick phone call will get the result you want.
Kelley D
December 16, 2015|
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Response from Ellen M | Reviewed this property |
Have you tried calling the restaurant directly? Or looking online?
October 7, 2015|
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Response from Charles B | Reviewed this property |
As far as I can remember there is no Kid's menu but it never stopped us from bringing our daughter - from the time she was a baby up to now (she's 6). Border Café has plenty of dishes that can be shared with a kid... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3768
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-864-6100
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