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Border Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
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32 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3768
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were party of three. We usually don't eat Mexican food, but we were hungry and a friend recommend it so we walked in. We found great things to eat and we even wanted more. The food was delicious and generous portions, the service was kind and fast. And it didn't cost much. Very fair price. Very recommended.

Thank Hadas L
Somerville, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our go to fun restaurant in Cambridge. Food is always good, as are the margaritas. We have been coming here since our kids were babies and one of them is now old enough to have a margarita with me. Only down side is it is usually loud and can be hard to hear at times.

Thank Agouti
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a great food option while in Cambridge. Right in the center of a great shopping area. Good food, good service, nice restaurant.

Thank CoopdieSue
New York City, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I really love this restaurant. Attached is a photo. I ordered salmon. Actually I also love the chips. They were fresh and hot!

Thank crystal-sushi
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was excellent. Atmosphere very vibrant and obviously very popular... It is a very large space so wait times should be a minimum .... The kids meal was good - but it was spicy - so be warned . The main meals for adults was very good and authentic - blackened chicken and jambalaya.... Again, just be sure you like... More 

Thank FeedbackISGOOD
Forest Hills, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone in my party likes spicy food but me. I had the caesar salad. Also, I had Sangria. The Sangria was perfect. It is very noisy.

Thank le5691
Cedarville, Ohio
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family went here while on vacation and exploring Cambridge. We were all very pleasantly surprised by the great service and food at this restaurant.

Thank Brandon W
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a nice dinner in this large restaurant. Excellent service. A bit noisy but a good atmosphere.

Thank R B
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had not been to The Border in many years, still the Best Margarita's, homemade chips and salsa and Guacamole around! I need to go back more often!

Thank AG27_W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can begin by saying we have travelled the world over, eaten at many fine establishments, sampled many diverse ethnic cuisines... blah blah blah - all of which are true but who cares! Just three words for you "French Quarter Chicken"! Best chicken we ever had - tender, melts in your mouth, succulent, juicy - simply amazing. Fun place to... More 

Thank war1today

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, 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: 617-864-6100

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